Kyle Korver will certainly come off the bench, so that leaves just acquired Dwyane Wade and J.R. Smith, who started 35 of the 41 games he played in last season. Some players have their egos hung up on starting, but not Smith, who had an interesting way of describing how he was good coming off the bench. Via Dave McMenamin of ESPN:
“I’ll come off the bench. I’m not going to sit here and get into a blank-measuring contest with Dwyane Wade. I’m not going to win that. I’m not going to do that. I’m going to continue to work hard for our team and however they choose to do it, that’s who it’s going to be.”
Also, Smith is still wearing Kyrie’s line of Nikes, and that’s not changing either.