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LeBron James | Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: None
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The Cavaliers are reportedly confident that LeBron James will remain in Cleveland, even if they are unable to retain Tristan Thompson.
"I’m told that, privately, the Cavaliers are convinced that LeBron cannot afford to break Cleveland’s hearts a second time and leave and therefore does not have the leverage that everybody supposes he has," said Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher. LeBron has stated on multiple occasions that he feels Tristan is a key piece to what the Cavs need in order to win a championship, but it's tough to justify giving a max-contract to a roll player. Bucher does have a point, in that it would be a very bad look for LeBron to again leave Cleveland after his triumphant return last offseason, but nothing is ever guaranteed. It'll be very interesting to watch this situation play out. Sep 2 - 11:12 AM

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LeBron James may not sign a long-term deal with the Cavs until the summer of 2017.

James is one of the unique talents around the league that can safely sign short-term deal after short-term deal until he feels the timing is right to lockup a long-term contract. The salary cap is expected to reach well over $100 million by 2017, meaning James could potentially sign a max-contract that would pay him roughly $35 million a season. James has a player option for next season, but he will almost assuredly opt out next summer, in order to maximize his potential earnings. He'll be a top-8 selection on draft day.
Sep 1 - 3:20 PM

The Cavaliers plan on reducing LeBron James and Kyrie Irving's minutes this season.

James played 36.1 minutes per game during the regular season and that number climbed to 42.2 minutes in the playoffs. The Cavaliers expected James to do way too much down the stretch, so it makes a lot of sense to keep him fresh in the early going. The Cavaliers added Richard Jefferson in free agency and it also helps that Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith will be back. James is still a fantasy stud and this could even help him avoid potential injuries, so he is still an easy first round pick.
Aug 22 - 12:16 PM

LeBron James' Twitter account has been valued to be worth $140 thousand per tweet.

James' Twitter account (@KingJames) and its 23.2 million followers has the highest value of and U.S. athlete, according to social media company, Opendorse. "We're basically saying that the value of one LeBron tweet is worth $140,000," said Opendorse CEO Blake Lawrence. "And with that, you will reach 23 million people. It would cost you five times more to reach that many people with a TV ad." While James has the highest-rated social media account, he's likely to slip to the middle of the first round of fantasy drafts this year.
Source: ESPN
Aug 20 - 11:53 AM

LeBron James said that he could take Michael Jordan in a game of 1-on-1.

"Oh, I take myself," James said. "For sure. I mean, I'm gonna take myself versus anybody. I'll tell you one thing — they're gonna have to have a few wheelchairs and a couple ambulances there to get us off the floor." Jordan recently said that there was "no question" that he could beat James in a 1-on-1 game when he was in his prime, but the debate lives on. James clearly isn't lacking any confidence heading into the season, and he will be an easy top-5 selection as he looks to lead the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals.
Source: Today.com
Aug 14 - 1:13 PM

LeBron James will not participate in Team USA's showcase game on Thursday.

Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant (foot) will all join James on the sidelines for Thursday's meaningless scrimmage amongst the Team USA participants in Las Vegas.
Aug 13 - 6:19 PM

Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski said he expects LeBron James to play in the 2016 Olympics.

While Coach K might be confident in James participation in the Rio de Janeiro games, James doesn't sound so sure. "I’m not penciling in right now for next summer," James said. "This is the start of the process for all of us. If I’m fortunate enough and healthy enough, and if my family is willing to allow me be a part of it, it would be great. We’ll see where I’m at after the season." We'll keep an eye on James' Team USA participation, but for now, fantasy owners should keep targeting him in the first round of fantasy drafts.
Aug 13 - 10:07 AM

LeBron James went through some parts of Team USA practice on Wednesday.

He is not likely going to do all of the drills and he probably won't be playing in the showcase game. James was excused from practice on Tuesday, but he's still likely going to be on the roster for the Olympics.
Aug 12 - 2:54 PM

LeBron James is reportedly considering participating in parts of Wednesday's non-contact practice session with Team USA.

James was initially expected to sit out all of August's minicamp for Team USA, but now he is reportedly "seriously contemplating" joining Wednesday's practice. Director and Chairmen of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo has already said that James has a roster spot waiting for him, so he will not need to audition if he would like to compete in the 2016 Olympic games for USAB. That being said, James has already participated in three Olympics, so it'll be interesting to see if he's willing to give it another run after the 2015-16 season.
Aug 12 - 10:08 AM

LeBron James and five other players were excused from Tuesday's Team USA practice.

The other players that will not participate in Tuesday's practice are Stephen Curry, Paul George (calf), Kyrie Irving (knee), Kevin Love (shoulder), Chandler Parsons (knee) and John Wall. Not participating in Tuesday's practice won't have any affect on whether or not they end up making the official roster for the 2016 Olympics, so not much should be read into this. James likely won't make an official decision on his participation in 2016 Olympics until after this upcoming season, and he will not participate in any of Team USA's practices; but if he wants to play, you can bet he has a roster spot waiting for him.

USA Basketball announced the 34-man roster for the 2015 minicamp in Vegas this August.

The roster is absolutely stacked, and the only notable absentees are Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose. Lillard reportedly declined an invite after failing to make the team last summer, while Rose is simply just getting some extra rest. Superstars such as Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Paul George, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving will all be in attendance, so it's probably safe to acknowledge that Team USA will be the heavy favorites to take Gold in the Rio Olympics. Click on the link below to see the full list.
Aug 6 - 3:09 PM

Team USA executive director Jerry Colangelo said he is unsure of whether LeBron James will play in the 2016 Olympics.

James expected attendance at the upcoming Team USA minicamp would seem to indicate that he's planning on playing in the 2016 Olympics, but there are also concerns that he may not be interested in pursuing another gold medal. While we'll keep an eye on King James' Team USA status, fantasy owners can feel free to safely draft him in the middle of the first round.
Aug 6 - 1:02 PM

LeBron James will attend Team USA minicamp on Monday, but will not attend workouts.

He is expected to play for Team USA in Brazil for the 2016 Olympics. James has been more cautious about his total minutes and he's likely going to get some rest this upcoming season. Although, the league shifting away from back-to-back sets could help keep his rest days down slightly. He's a solid pick in the middle of the first round of fantasy drafts.
Aug 3 - 6:02 PM

Jerry Colangelo said he is expecting LeBron James to play for Team USA in the Rio Olympics in 2016.

"He is one of the greatest players of all time," Colangelo said of James. "If he wants to be on the team, how is he not going to be on the team? It’s really not my call. It’s really his call. If that is still important to him and what he wants to do, I truly believe that’s what he wants, than he will be there." Colangelo added that he thinks James in intent on participating, so this is obviously exciting news for USA Basketball.
Jul 30 - 3:30 PM

LeBron James and Kevin Love have had conversations about how to better use Love next season.

Additionally, Love has talked to Coach David Blatt about this as well. After his first season on LeBron's team was spent as a glorified stretch 4, the Cavs will work to take advantage of more than Love's shooting next season. "Obviously the (poolside) meeting he had with LeBron was critical. Their relationship has really improved," Cavs GM David Griffin said. Expect to see an improved version of LeBron's new superteam in Year 2.
Jul 13 - 9:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Mo Williams
3Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Joe Harris
4Jared Cunningham
5James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3Cedi Osman
4Sir'Dominic Pointer
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Sasha Kaun