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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 (illness) missed shootaround this morning and is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.
This is the first we've heard of LeBron being under the weather this week. He certainly looked healthy on Thursday, when he tallied 18 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists in a win over the Knicks. If LeBron does not play, Richard Jefferson would draw the start. However, Jefferson is not a reliable fantasy option even as a starter. If LeBron is sidelined, Kyrie Irving would be asked to carry the offensive load and see a major spike in his usage rate. Kyle Korver would also likely see more minutes and scoring opportunities. Feb 25 - 10:59 AM

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LeBron James turned in his sixth triple-double of the season during a 119-104 win over the Knicks on Thursday, scoring 18 points with 13 rebounds, 15 assists, three blocks and six turnovers in 37 minutes.

That's the 48th triple-double of his career with those 15 dimes matching his career best for assists in a triple-double line. Plus, he is now only one triple-double shy of matching his career best for the most he's had in a season. James and the Cavs will be active in the buyout market, which could help LeBron get a little rest here and there.
Source: ESPN
Feb 24 - 12:32 AM

LeBron James scored 23 points during the East's All-Star game loss on Sunday, making 10-of-17 shots with three rebounds in just 19 minutes of action.

In the process, LeBron became the first player to score at least 300 points in All-Star games during their career. LBJ also passed Kobe Bryant for the most made field goals in All-Star history, and the 32-year-old is sure to pad his totals before his career ends. The East and West combined to score 374 points tonight, a new record, as nobody on the court even attempted to play defense.
Feb 19 - 11:15 PM

LeBron James racked up 31 points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal during Wednesday's home win, making 12-of-17 shots with four 3-pointers.

LeBron recently lamented how "top heavy" the Cavs' roster is, but he had a different message when addressing Kevin Love's knee surgery. "As long as I’m in the lineup, we’ve got a chance," he said. "We good. Kev is out for an extended period of time. J.R. [Smith] has been out, but I’m in the lineup." He's never lacked for confidence, and his play tonight once again backed it up.
Source: AP
Feb 15 - 10:33 PM

LeBron James hit 10-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 25 points, eight rebounds, 14 assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 40 minutes of Tuesday's 116-108 win over the Wolves.

LeBron was great tonight and saw his usage rate take a spike with Kevin Love out due to knee surgery. There's going to be more where that came from, but one concern is the minutes he's going to play. The Cavaliers would love to monitor Bron's playing time in preparation for the playoffs, but without Love, he's going to have to play heavy minutes. The Wolves didn't go down without a fight tonight and that's likely going to be the case for the Cavs every time they play, as even marginal teams get up for them. Luckily LeBron's big and strong enough to fight through it, but don't be surprised if he gets an extra night or two off once the playoff picture is a little more clear.
Feb 14 - 10:54 PM

LeBron James needed just 33 minutes to score 27 points during a 125-109 win over the Nuggets on Saturday, adding five rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, six turnovers and one 3-pointer.

He was able to keep his minutes down, which has been a hot topic for the player who was tied for the lead in minutes per game before tonight -- Kyle Lowry is alone at the top now. Before the game, coach Ty Lue said James "feels great" and he will look to get him some rest going forward. When the Cavs are on a road back-to-back game, his owners will have to watch out for a night off. LeBron also passed Brad Daugherty for second on the all-time franchise list for rebounds.
Feb 11 - 10:42 PM

LeBron James hit 8-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks in Thursday's 118-109 loss to the Thunder.

Coach Ty Lue was talking about sitting LeBron and a couple of his star teammates tonight and probably wishes he did now. LeBron didn't score in the fourth quarter and took only two shots when the Thunder put the Cavs away, and Cleveland is off until Saturday when they play the Nuggets. We'll have to wait and see if it's all hands on deck for that one.
Feb 9 - 10:47 PM

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are listed in the starting lineup against the Thunder on Thursday.

Well, that was fun. Coach Ty Lue said he would "probably" rest his guys today, but changed his mind because he wanted his team to get on a roll after a good Wednesday. We'll see how many minutes LeBron gets in the second half of a back-to-back set.
Feb 9 - 7:54 PM

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are all expected to play against the Thunder on Thursday.

There is a chance this could change, so we could be in for a wild ride on waiting for this news. For now, expect James, Irving and Love to be out there. Stay tuned.
Feb 9 - 6:38 PM

LeBron James filled up the boxscore on Wednesday with 25 points, six rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes of action.

The bad news is that LeBron, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will all "probably" rest against the Thunder on Thursday. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said LeBron would likely get a DNP-CD if his minutes were in the high 30s or low 40s on Wednesday, and he wound up playing 38 minutes tonight. If he does sit out, expect Richard Jefferson to soak up most of his playing time, with help from Kyle Korver, James Jones and Jordan McRae.

LeBron James said getting rest is up to coach Ty Lue.

"Coach is going to do a good job of looking at my numbers and trying to get me rest throughout the game, but I don't see me having slowed down," James said. "My numbers are up, but we've been in a good groove, and if I get rest here, couple minutes here throughout the game, couple minutes there, off days, things of that nature, [I will be OK]." In case you missed it, James will be playing on Wednesday, but is expected to rest on Thursday.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 8 - 2:23 PM

LeBron James said that he'll play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

The Cavs are on the first leg of a back-to-back set tonight, but James has absolutely no intention of taking a rest day today, "I ain't sitting out tonight," said James. Tyronn Lue did warn that if LBJ plays a lot of minutes vs. Indiana, he may elect to rest him for Thursday's game in OKC, but owners shouldn't hesitate to get James active for tonight's game.
Feb 8 - 10:57 AM

Speaking with reporters on Monday night, LeBron James adamantly denied the report that he would be willing to trade Kevin Love in exchange for Carmelo Anthony.

When asked about Frank Isola's story in the New York Daily News, which stated LeBron is in favor of trading Kevin Love if it means obtaining Carmelo Anthony, James replied: "It’s trash. And the guy who wrote it is trash, too." Coach Ty Lue also dismissed the rumor. "Kevin should be happy that teams want him. But he’s not going anywhere," said Lue. This likely won't be the last we hear of rumors involving Love, but the Cavs certainly did their best to forcefully squash any potential future distractions on Monday night.
Feb 7 - 9:27 AM

LeBron James had an epic game before fouling out in overtime against the Wizards on Monday, handing out a career-high 17 assists with 32 points, seven rebounds, two steals, two blocks and six 3-pointers.

He hit one of the most ridiculous shots of the year with a fadeaway trey off glass to get this game to overtime. This is the fourth time in his career he's had a game-tying or go-ahead trey in the final five seconds, making just 3-of-32 on those previous attempts (via ESPN Stats). James also passed Lenny Wilkins for 13th on the all-time assist list. He is just 0.1 minutes per game behind Kyle Lowry for the lead in that department, so Bron is still going strong at age 32.
Source: ESPN Stats
Feb 6 - 11:37 PM

LeBron James scored 32 points with five rebounds, 10 assists and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes during a 111-104 win at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

Chalk up another record for LeBron. In the second quarter, he became the youngest player in NBA history to score 28,000 points in his career. The Cavs look like they're back in control with four wins in their last five, but they will be tested with two tough games in Washington and Indiana to kick off the week on Monday and Wednesday. Plus, if Kyrie Irving (quad) is out, there will be even more pressure on LeBron -- he also gets a 5.2 usage rate bump when he's not next to Kyrie.
Feb 5 - 12:10 AM

Depth Charts

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