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LeBron James | Forward | #23

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
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LeBron James scored 32 points with 11 assists and nine rebounds in Friday's 112-105 win over the Hornets, but he was poked in the right eye and is dealing with some swelling.
LeBron also took a hard fall tonight and landed on his back, but he did finish the game. Cavs reporter Jason Lloyd said James can barely open his right eye and that he is going to have his eyes/vision checked by a specialist. We'll look for more updates, but he should be considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Wizards. James finished 9-of-14 from the field and 14-of-16 from the line with two blocks, one steal and four turnovers in 40 minutes. Mar 24 - 9:46 PM

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As expected, LeBron James confirmed he will play Wednesday vs. the Nuggets.

With all the controversy surrounding teams resting their stars, LeBron will likely get asked to confirm that he is playing prior to each game the remainder of the season.
Mar 22 - 1:58 PM

LeBron James (rest) posted 34 points (13-of-22 FGs, 5-of-8 FTs) with seven assists, six rebounds, three 3-pointers and one steal in 38 minutes during his return on Sunday.

LBJ came up clutch, as always, guiding the Cavs past the Lakers in L.A., 125-120. He's likely to get a few more rest games down the stretch, but it helps that Boston is keeping up the pressure -- they're just 2.5 games behind Cleveland, which is the same separation between the Spurs and Warriors in the Western Conference.
Mar 20 - 12:42 AM

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will not play against the Clippers on Saturday.

Another Saturday night national TV game, another night of heavy rest. James and the Cavs start the front end of their back-to-back set and will play again on Sunday. It's possible the Cavs do rest guys for that one because they're rested Kyrie in both games of a back-to-back set earlier this season. LeBron's fantasy owners can expect multiple nights off to close out the regular season. J.R. Smith and Deron Williams should do most of the scoring tonight.
Mar 18 - 7:08 PM

LeBron James didn't have a triple-double on Thursday, but still went off for 33 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes of a 91-83 win over the Jazz.

It's almost disappointing when Bron, Russell Westbrook and James Harden don't triple-double this season, but LeBron has racked up 10 of them on the season put up a great stat line tonight, which included 13-of-20 shooting. The Cavs still have five sets of back-to-backs left this season and we saw Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert suffer what appear to be minor injuries tonight. Don't be surprised if LeBron gets more rest than his fantasy owners will care for the rest of the way.
Mar 16 - 9:55 PM

LeBron James hit 6-of-12 shots in just 28 minutes and had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists for his 10th triple-double of the season in a 128-96 blowout win over the Pistons.

LeBron didn't need to do much more, as this game was basically over at the end of the first quarter. LeBron's not going to win the MVP Award this season, but he'll certainly get some votes. And things might be different if Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard didn't decide to all blow up during the same season.
Mar 14 - 10:10 PM

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will both start vs. the Rockets on Sunday.

It's the second half of a back-to-back set for Cleveland, but coach Ty Lue said his stars will start as normal tonight. Deploy them as usual in what should be a high-scoring affair vs. Houston.
Mar 12 - 7:39 PM

LeBron James triple-doubled with 24 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in Saturday's 116-104 win over the Magic.

It seems like Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard are getting all the love for the MVP Award, but LeBron is firmly in the mix as well. He shot 8-of-14 from the field and 6-of-10 from the line with two treys and one block, and this was his ninth triple-double of the season and 51st of his career. The Cavs are on the road for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets on the second night of a back-to-back set, but his fantasy owners know the drill by now -- double check the injury report to make sure he's not being rested.
Mar 11 - 9:30 PM

LeBron James racked up 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals for his career-high eighth triple-double of the season, but the Cavaliers fell at Detroit 106-101 on Thursday night.

LeBron, Kyrie Irving and Channing Frye all played well in this one but the rest of their teammates were nearly invisible. No one is talking about LeBron in the MVP race chatter and that's not likely to change with the Cavs losing four of their last five games and three straight. He's now triple-doubled in three of his last six games, but the only one that came in a win was against the lowly Knicks in Cleveland. LeBron's going to get more rest days over the final few weeks of the season, so monitor him closely when the Cavs visit the Magic on Saturday and the Rockets on Sunday this weekend. On a side note, this was LeBron's 50th triple-double of his career, a feat matched by just six other players.
Mar 9 - 10:08 PM

LeBron James finished with 30 points, 17 rebounds and six assists in Monday's home loss against the Heat.

James was well rested after sitting out the front end of the home-and-home over the weekend in Miami. He certainly did his part, but it was obviously not enough. The Cavaliers and LeBron will look to rebound Thursday after the quick flight over Lake Erie. James is averaging 32.0 points, 14.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game in three March outings.
Mar 6 - 9:59 PM

LeBron James will play on Monday vs. the Heat.

James will be returning from a day of rest along with Kyrie Irving after sitting out on Saturday vs. the Heat, meaning he should see his normal allotment of minutes. Make sure he's activated in all lineups.
Mar 6 - 5:36 PM

LeBron James (rest) and Kyrie Irving (rest) will not play against Miami on Saturday.

Coach Ty Lue said "we'll see" about resting his stars after a close game on Friday, so this isn't a total surprise. LeBron played 39 minutes in the close win on Friday, and there will certainly be days off going forward. With James and Irving out, Deron Williams, Derrick Williams, Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert and Kyle Korver should pick up the scoring slack. Deron is obviously the preferred DFS play of the bunch.
Mar 4 - 6:33 PM

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving played extended minutes on Friday in a close win over the Hawks, which may lead to coach Ty Lue limiting their playing time Saturday in Miami.

LeBron played 39 minutes on Friday night and is averaging 37.6 minutes per game this season, second-most in the league. Last month, Lue stated he would make limiting LeBron's playing time a priority, but he hasn't accomplished that task. With Saturday being the second game of a back-to-back, Lue will likely try to keep LeBron at or below 35 minutes and may play Deron Williams a bit more to give Irving some additional rest.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Miami has an implied total 5.3 points above their season average (107.3), in part due to James’ expected limitations. Targeting Heat players and avoiding Cavs may be the way to go. Goran Dragic is definitely in play and considering Cleveland is weakest defending centers (19th in DvP), Hassan Whiteside is a solid GPP target with low projected ownership.
Mar 4 - 9:30 AM

LeBron James scored 38 points with 13 rebounds, eight assists and six 3-pointers in a win over the Hawks on Friday.

It's the most points he's scored in 2017 and second most he's had on the entire season. There's been talk of LeBron seeing a drop in playing time, but it just isn't happening in reality. James is coming off an absurd 63.7 percent from the field in February and also averaged a whopping 10.6 assists per game. He probably isn't getting enough MVP consideration.
Mar 3 - 10:40 PM

LeBron James racked up his seventh triple-double of the season on Wednesday, scoring 28 points with 13 rebounds, 10 assists, three 3-pointers, one steal and one block.

LeBron fell just short of his career scoring average vs. the Celtics, 29.5 points, which is his highest vs. any team in the league. The 32-year-old is posting his best ever offensive rating (113.6), defensive rating (105.5), and assist ratio (26.2), but his heroic efforts weren't enough tonight. Cleveland will look to avoid a losing streak vs. the Hawks on Friday.
Mar 2 - 12:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2DeAndre Liggins
3Deron Williams
4Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson