Report: Cavs announce starting lineup for Wednesday’s game vs. Grizzlies

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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced the starting lineup for their regular-season opener on Wednesday night, with two offseason newcomers part of that quintet.

Lauri Markkanen was part of the deal that sent Larry Nance Jr. to the Portland Trail Blazers, while Evan Mobley will make his NBA debut after being chosen third overall by the Cavs this past July.

Mobley, Darius Garland and Collin Sexton have all been top picks of the Cavaliers in recent years, while Jarrett Allen was acquired in a multi-team deal in January.

Those high picks have yet to translate into success for the Cavaliers, who have only won 60 games total over the past three seasons. The hope is that this unit will lay the groundwork for the future, including a potential playoff push this season.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.