New Cavs practice for first time as Ty Lue rolls out starting lineup

ATLANTA — By trading away Isaiah Thomas as part of three deadline-day deals, the Cleveland Cavaliers officially abandoned the “Big Three” structure it rode to three straight NBA Finals appearances.

What became clear after George Hill, Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.?participated in their first practice with the Cavs on Saturday is that the pecking order has been shifted in Cleveland. Everything will flow through LeBron James — even more so than before — and then everyone else will fill in around the four-time MVP and three-time champion.