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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 will play on Friday vs. the Bucks according to coach Ty Lue.
His ankle is understandably a little sore after playing 41 minutes in the season opener on Tuesday, but he has another 24 hours to recover. He probably won't be playing 40 minutes Friday, but you're obviously starting him in every format. Oct 19 - 12:46 PM

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LeBron James (ankle) looked terrific in Tuesday's 102-99 win over Boston, scoring 29 points (12-of-19 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with 16 rebounds, nine assists, two blocks, one triple and four turnovers in 41 minutes.

All the concerns about his ankle went out the window in the opening minute when LeBron swatted Jayson Tatum's first shot attempt. He'll be 33 in December, but LeBron hasn't lost a step and carried his team down the stretch, scoring 13 of his 29 points in the final quarter. His fantasy owners may have to worry about some maintenance days later on, but he'll be a top-10 fantasy option every time he's active.
Oct 17 - 10:38 PM

LeBron James (ankle) will play in Tuesday's season opener against the Celtics.

Head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed that King James won't be dealing with any sort of minutes restrictions tonight, so owners can feel free to fire him up for what should be an intense matchup against his former teammate, Kyrie Irving. Get your popcorn ready, the season is finally here.
Oct 17 - 6:26 PM

LeBron James (ankle) participated in shootaround but will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's season opener vs. the Celtics.

LeBron obviously wants to suit up for the much-anticipated matchup with Kyrie Irving and the Celtics; however, the Cavs also understand this is just one of 82 games. Still, the fact that LeBron was able to practice on Monday and shoot around with the team Tuesday morning are encouraging signs. We should have confirmation, one way or the other, about 90 minutes before tip-off.
Oct 17 - 11:22 AM

Cavaliers coach Ty Lue said he "really doesn't know" if LeBron James (ankle) will play in the season opener vs. Boston on Tuesday.

Lue added that he's preparing as if he will play, and it's a good sign that LeBron participated in Monday's light practice. He was getting up some extra shots after practice and was reportedly moving well, so his fantasy owners should expect to have him in their lineups. For what it's worth, J.R. Smith said we can expect to see LBJ out there on opening night.
Oct 16 - 12:46 PM

LeBron James (ankle) went through about a quarter of Sunday's practice and remains uncertain for Cleveland's season opener against the Celtics on Tuesday.

James tweaked his ankle during a preseason game on October 9, and it does seem like him missing opening night is a very real possibility at this point. We should have more than a few updates on King James leading up to Tuesday's tip, but if he is forced to miss the first game of the season, that would open up some minutes for guys like Jae Crowder, J.R. Smith and Jeff Green, while Kevin Love and Dwyane Wade would be tasked with the heavy lifting on offense. Stay tuned.

Coach Ty Lue expressed optimism that LeBron James (ankle) would play in the Cavs' season opener on Tuesday.

LeBron did not go through shootaround Friday in Orlando, after he re-tweaked his ankle Tuesday vs. Chicago. However, Lue sounded a bit more hopeful on Friday than he had earlier in the week. "Wait and see," Lue said. "I think he’ll be OK, though. That would be a tough one for him personally to miss. There’s a lot of hype behind the game but like I told him, we got to be smart about it. It’s just one game, but I think he’ll be OK." We may have to wait until Tuesday morning before we get the definitive word on LeBron's status for opening night.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 13 - 11:25 AM

Tyronn Lue doesn't know whether LeBron James (ankle) will be available for the Cavs' season opener on Tuesday.

"Not sure," Lue said. "[LeBron] got treatment all day [Wednesday], so I'm not sure if we should be concerned or not. But it's pretty sore today so we'll just see what happens." James aggravated his injury during his preseason debut on Tuesday and Cleveland will play it very safe, but he does have nearly a week to recuperate. If LeBron can't suit up, guys like Jae Crowder, Richard Jefferson and Jeff Green will help fill the void.
Source: AP
Oct 11 - 7:27 PM

LeBron James (left ankle) will not play against the Magic on Friday.

He tweaked his ankle again on Tuesday and is not going to practice on Thursday either. James played 30 minutes against the Bulls on Tuesday with 17 points, five boards, three assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer. That's likely all the preseason action he's going to see before he takes on the Celtics on Tuesday.
Oct 11 - 3:12 PM

LeBron James (left ankle) will make his preseason debut Tuesday vs. Chicago.

James has been sitting out these early preseason games with a minor ankle issue, but he was a full participant during Monday's practice and the fact that he'll be getting out there for an exhibition game is a good indication that he's put the ankle sprain behind him. He'll be suiting up for Friday's preseason finale against the Magic as well, but expect his minutes to be monitored.
Source: ESPN
Oct 9 - 5:21 PM

LeBron James (ankle) said he expects to play in the Cavaliers final two preseason games.

He's sitting out again on Sunday and has been sidelined for over a week, but the injury was never considered serious. He'll play against the Bulls on Tuesday and the Magic on Friday, but his workload could be limited as a precaution (and because it's preseason).
Oct 8 - 2:00 PM

LeBron James (ankle) will not play Sunday vs. the Wizards.

James initially sprained his ankle back on September 27th and has not yet played in a preseason contest. Coach Ty Lue said that the ankle was still sore, but James did practice on Thursday. This is more likely the Cavs simply being cautious with their superstar and giving him as much rest as possible before the start of the regular season, especially with the rules now in place aimed at limiting the number of DNP-rest games.
Oct 7 - 9:16 AM

LeBron James (ankle) will not play Friday vs. the Pacers.

James is dealing with a mild ankle sprain, and the Cavs are merely being cautious by holding him out of meaningless preseason games. LeBron is expected to be fully healthy by the start of the regular season and not have any restrictions in place. In their annual survey, NBA GM's selected James as the odds-on favorite to win the 2017-18 MVP award.
Oct 6 - 11:22 AM

LeBron James (ankle) practiced on Thursday.

His status for Friday's preseason game is up in the air, but there's really no reason to put him out there at anything less than 100 percent. James rolled his ankle last week and missed Wednesday's preseason game, but there was never any serious concern. He is likely to start next to Jae Crowder at the forward spots, which could actually help out his output in steals and blocks.
Oct 5 - 2:33 PM

LeBron James (ankle) won't play in Wednesday's preseason opener.

The ankle issue is still considered minor and coach Tyronn Lue believes he will play at some point in the preseason. There's no reason to move LeBron up or down on your draft boards as he's fully expected to be 100 percent for opening night.
Oct 2 - 7:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Derrick Rose
3Jose Calderon
SG1Dwyane Wade
2J.R. Smith
3Kyle Korver
4Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Cedi Osman
PF1Jae Crowder
2Jeff Green
C1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Channing Frye
4Ante Zizic