Here me out here : but I think JR Smith is the best player on the team right now.
He can shoot the long ball, beat defenders on the dribble, he passes when he is doubled, and he knows how to play defense and take a charge.
I know JR likes to play second shift without Melo, but imagine if he and Melo figured out how to play together (like they have in some of the regular season games). Most of the gelling between the two has been because JR has been willing to pass the ball to Melo (more than vice versa).
I think the starting lineup should be:
And Smith - bringing up the ball
Smith can make the alley-oop passes to Tyson and Landry as well as Baron can.
We need to be playing on all cylinders with our best players out there.
Not starting Smith is a mistake. He is debatably our best all-around player.