Cavaliers' J.R. Smith: In the starting lineup Tuesday

Smith is in the starting lineup for his preseason debut against the Wizards on Tuesday, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.

Smith is only expected to play around 12-to-13 minutes Tuesday, but considering he's already back in the starting lineup during his preseason debut, Smith should open the the regular season as the team's starting shooting guard. With that said, it shouldn't take long for Smith to shake off the rust and he's expected to play a similar role this season as he did during the Cavaliers' championship run a season ago.

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