Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers will attempt to show off versatility with Sam Dekker and ...

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The Cleveland Cavaliers entered this season with just two power forwards on the roster: Kevin Love and Sam Dekker.

So how could the Cavs possibly have Dekker as the lone backup, especially when the full mid-level exception was sitting in their pocket all summer?

That should work against Oklahoma City, which starts a frontcourt of Steven Adams, Jerami Grant and Paul George.

Head coach Larry Drew started experimenting with Cedi Osman at the 4 ahead of the Charlotte game on Saturday night.

Or maybe Drew will call on little-used David Nwaba, one of the summer additions who perplexingly continues to sit at the end of the bench.

Context matters here and it’s quite a small sample size, but Nance’s concerns about the offense and floor spacing with him and Thompson together have been well-founded.

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