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LeBron James | Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
College: None
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David Blatt said that he'd like LeBron James to play fewer minutes than the 39.5 he's averaged during his career.
"I don't have a number but I am cognizant of the fact and we are conscious of the fact that, certainly early on 39 minutes a game is a lot," Blatt said. "We gotta keep our wits about us in terms of thinking long term with LeBron." It's a valid concern, but one that we're not worried about. Coaches often say things like this before the games matter, and LeBron will have no strict minutes limit at any point while healthy. Oct 27 - 11:55 AM

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An unnamed teammate told the Akron Beacon-Journal that LeBron James has the ability to decide who he wants to have a big game.

"He can decide who he wants to get going and who he wants to have a big game," an unnamed teammate said. "You saw it a couple weeks ago with Kevin [Love] and the other night with Andy [Varejao]." James' ability as a floor general is well-supported by his career average of 6.9 assists per game, but he had previously said that the Cavaliers are Kyrie Irving's team so it will be interesting to see how that plays out. Fantasy owners who draft Irving and Kevin Love may be in for some unpredictable nights, but each of the Cavs' "Big 3" are still one of the better fantasy options at their respective position.
Oct 23 - 9:22 AM

Cavs coach David Blatt plans to rest LeBron James vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

LBJ has played in five preseason games despite a minor back injury that bothered him during training camp, and it's not surprising to see him get a night off. His absence should open up more minutes for veterans James Jones, Shawn Marion and Mike Miller.
Oct 21 - 3:44 PM

LeBron James was voted the NBA's most popular player in a recent poll conducted by ESPN.

18.4 percent of surveyed fans named James their favorite NBA player, which almost doubled the 9.4 percent vote he received in 2010-11 due to The Decision. While the years have likely softened some voters, a return to his hometown Cavaliers likely accounted for a jump among voters aged 35-54. The popularity vote won't help his fantasy value, but James should still be the first player selected in fantasy drafts with Kevin Durant injured.
Source: ESPN
Oct 21 - 9:57 AM

LeBron James scored 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in the Cavs' 107-98 preseason win over the Bulls.

James said after the game that he will not play on Wednesday against the Grizzlies (rest). He's worthy of a No. 1 pick now that Kevin Durant is hurt but owners have also been selecting Anthony Davis and/or Stephen Curry ahead of him, too.
Oct 20 - 11:06 PM

LeBron James hit 9-of-12 shots, two 3-pointers and 6-of-7 free throws, finishing with 26 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal on Wednesday.

Despite the awful playoff schedule in head-to-head leagues, LeBron is still worthy of the No. 1 pick now that Kevin Durant (broken toe) will sit for at least a couple months.
Oct 15 - 11:40 PM

LeBron James has "no physical problems at all," according to coach David Blatt, and he's expected to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

LeBron's minor back pain has subsided and he should be fine on opening night. "There’s no reason he won’t play [against Indiana]," Blatt said. "We’re just trying to manage the preseason and [find] the best possible way to get him ready." With Kevin Durant (foot) expected to miss 6-8 weeks, LBJ and Anthony Davis are now vying to be the No. 1 pick in most fantasy formats.
Source: News-Herald
Oct 15 - 10:23 AM

LeBron James (rest) will not play in Tuesday's exhibition against the Milwaukee Bucks.

King James had previously said he expected to rest for one of the Cavs' preseason games this week, so it looks like that mystery is solved. Now that Kevin Durant is set to miss at least six weeks with a broken foot, James is set to reclaim his spot as the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts. While Anthony Davis offers a higher ceiling for owners who are throwing caution to the wind, LeBron represents a much safer option for risk-averse owners.
Oct 14 - 11:36 AM

LeBron James said he expects to rest for one of the upcoming preseason games this week.

Presumably it will be one of the games of the upcoming back-to-back set, so either Tuesday vs. Milwaukee, or Wednesday vs. Indiana. With news of the Kevin Durant (foot) injury, LeBron James looks like a solid No. 1 overall selection in fantasy leagues. Just beware that the Cavs have a very unfavorable fantasy playoff schedule, and depending on the Cavs record, James could take some time off during the final stretch of the regular season.
Oct 13 - 3:30 PM

LeBron James shot just 2-of-8 from the field on Saturday in a win against his former team, the Miami Heat.

He had to be the main facilitator tonight with eight assists due to Kyrie Irving's absence, so the scoring will come. He is easily a top 3 pick in standard leagues, even though his fantasy schedule does not look encouraging.
Oct 11 - 8:56 PM

LeBron James said he's been "surprised" by some of the comments made by his former Heat teammates.

"I know a lot of words have been coming out of their camp as of late and some of it is surprising," said LeBron. "I've talked to [Dwyane] Wade. Obviously I haven't talked to Chris [Bosh]. But I haven't seen them." James also stated that he's made no plans to see any of his former teammates while the two teams are in Brazil. When Bosh was asked if he'll see LeBron in Rio, he responded: "We'll see each other on the court. That's plenty of time to catch up."
Source: ESPN
Oct 10 - 4:15 PM

Brian Windhorst of ESPN is reporting that with the new mega-TV deal in place, players may push for an increase or removal of max contracts in 2017 CBA.

LeBron James is pushing for this proposal, so it'll be interesting to see how things shake out in 2017. Many are expecting the new TV deal to result in an increase in cap space teams are allotted, which is why LeBron James only signed a two-year deal upon his return to Cleveland. This increase in salary cap would lead to a bigger pay day for players around the league, and may effect how guys approach signing extensions in these next couple years.
Oct 6 - 2:51 PM

LeBron James notched 12 points, four rebounds and four assists in 19 minutes during Sunday's preseason opener vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv, before sitting out the second half as a precaution.

LBJ had a wrap on his back until just before pregame warmups. His back has given him trouble in the past and is worth watching closely, but it rarely costs him games and isn't a reason to alter his fantasy outlook. The Cavs are still adjusting to a new head coach and the arrival of two All-Stars, and it showed throughout Sunday's sloppy exhibition, but they're still Las Vegas' odds-on favorite to win the NBA championship.
Oct 5 - 8:29 PM

LeBron James (back) is expected to play in Sunday's preseason opener vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv.

A sore back has bothered James, but with him expected to play Sunday, it appears this will be a non-issue moving forward. LeBron is a safe No. 2 overall selection in any format, but know that the Cavs have one of the worst fantasy playoff schedules this year.
Oct 5 - 1:08 PM

LeBron James' decision to return to Cleveland was not dependent upon who was going to be coaching the team.

"I'm coachable," James said. "I'm very coachable, so it never really mattered to me. I don't go into it saying I know it all. Every coach and every guy has his own system, has what he believes in. So, I'm a very coachable guy. I believe I can help as well. I have a high basketball IQ, as well, I think. But as far as picking a team or going somewhere because of a coach, it's never been my thing." LeBron is an obvious selection with the No. 2 overall pick in standard leagues.
Source: ESPN
Oct 5 - 9:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3A.J. Price
SG1Dion Waiters
2James Jones
3Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood
3Louis Amundson
4Alex Kirk