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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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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

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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

General manager David Griffin said he is looking into adding a backup small forward to give LeBron James some rest.

This was the plan last year at times and it may be a bigger factor next year. LeBron was asked to do way too much in the playoffs, so maybe a few more minutes off could help him in the long run.
Jul 11 - 11:41 PM

LeBron James officially re-signed with the Cavaliers on Friday morning.

James will make $47 million over the next two years, but he does have a player option for the second year. He is widely expected to opt out again next season in order to take advantage of the rising cap, so Cavaliers fans should not be too concerned. James will once again be a safe top-five pick in drafts next season.
Jul 10 - 1:13 PM

LeBron James has officially re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James' $47 million deal with be a two-year deal with a player option for the second year and he's widely expected to opt-out again next summer in order to reap the benefits of the NBA's TV deal. If he opts out again next summer, LeBron will be in line to make over $30 million per year due to the salary cap bump. After averaging 25.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 1.7 three-pointers with Cleveland during the 2014-15 season, James will be an easy selection as a top-5 fantasy pick for 2015-16.
Jul 9 - 1:46 PM

LeBron James doesn't plan on working on a deal with the Cavs until Tristan Thompson's deal is set.

This has been the story all along and it hasn't changed. The Cavs are likely going to throw $80 million at Tristan and give LeBron a max. They are spending money like it has an expiration date this summer.
Jul 4 - 4:39 PM

The 2015-16 salary cap may be as much as $2 million higher than originally projected, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

The NBA had robust revenue this season and the cap is expected to be at least $68.1 million, or possibly higher. The official figure will be determined on July 8 and a higher salary cap would be welcome news for teams attempting to clear space for free agents in the coming weeks.
Jun 30 - 11:09 PM

LeBron James, who is an unrestricted free agent after opting out of his contract, intends to re-sign with the Cavaliers.

This is expected, but it's still going to be treated as headline news. LeBron will use whatever leverage he needs, real or fake, and then he'll remain in Cleveland. Let's not make it something it isn't this time around. The Cavs will offer him a long-term max deal, but LeBron is far more likely to opt for another short term deal to a) keep his leverage and b) take advantage of the rising salary cap moving forward.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 8:49 AM

LeBron James has informed the Cavs that he will opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, according to sources of Brian Windhorst.

It was expected all along that James would opt out, so this news shouldn't be surprising to anyone. While there's sure to be no shortage of teams that will attempt to pry away James from Cleveland during free agency, he reportedly will not visit with any of them, so it's basically a certainty he returns a Cavalier next season. He could sign another short-term deal with a player option in 2016 in order to again hit the open market when the salary cap is expected to skyrocket, and he could take his time in signing that deal, to wait-and-see what other assets the Cavs can acquire during free agency.
Jun 28 - 3:48 PM

LeBron James will reportedly wait-and-see how the contract situations of Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert play out in Cleveland before signing as a free agent this offseason.

James reportedly would like to see how the Cleveland front office goes about retaining and accumulating assets to keep the team competitive at a championship level before signing his name, but most signs point towards him returning to Cleveland. Having James on the roster is a pretty good free agency pitch, as you can essentially get a free trip to the Finals by joining LeBron in the Eastern Conference. Interestingly, James is not going to give his input on head coach David Blatt, as he'd like the front office to do what they believe is best for the team, and he'll show up to work regardless of who the head coach is.
Jun 26 - 10:19 AM

LeBron James has been "very much engaged" in Cleveland's offseason plans, according to general manager David Griffin.

It would be a total shock to see LeBron not return to the Cavs next season. The Cavs traded out of the first round, so not having that first-round guaranteed money gives them a small advantage to sign free agents.
Jun 26 - 3:09 AM

Phil Jackson said he isn't a fan of how offense is currently played in the NBA and used LeBron James as his main example.

While Phil covered numerous topics with reporters on Tuesday, we'll let his comments on LeBron speak for themselves. "I watch LeBron James, for example," Jackson said. "He might [travel] every other time he catches the basketball if he's off the ball. He catches the ball, moves both his feet. You see it happen all the time. There's no structure, there's no discipline."
Source: ESPN NY
Jun 23 - 12:56 PM

LeBron James said he's "still in a little funk right now," after losing to the Warriors in the Finals.

"It hurt to lose, and I'm still in a little funk right now, but I'm trying to work my way out of it," said James. "Being back home is everything that I dreamed of, everything that I thought about... Hopefully I can put our team in position once again to try to compete for a championship next year and year in and year out." James is likely to opt out of his deal this summer, but he's speaking like a guy that is committed to Cleveland. His next contract will likely also be another short-term deal, in order to hit free agency when the salary cap explodes in 2016.
Source: ESPN
Jun 21 - 3:17 PM

Cavs' GM David Griffin said during Thursday's press conference that he believes both LeBron James and Kevin Love to opt out this offseason, but he expects both players to return to Cleveland.

LeBron will likely opt out and sign another short-term deal that would allow him again to hit free agency in 2016 when the salary cap is expected to skyrocket. James seems committed to Cleveland, so it would be extremely shocking to see him sign elsewhere after making such a dramatic return home during last year's offseason. Kevin Love, however, is a bit more of a mystery, and it'll be interesting to see if he's willing to sacrifice individual accolades for the opportunity to compete for championships next to James.
Jun 18 - 5:05 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Mo Williams
3Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Iman Shumpert
2Joe Harris
3James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3Cedi Osman
4Sir'Dominic Pointer
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao