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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
Contract: view contract details

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Cavs coach Tyronn Lue dismissed criticism about his decision to play LeBron James 43.8 minutes per game during Cleveland's first-round sweep of the Pacers.
"I don’t understand why people make a big deal out of his minutes," Lue said. "He had a week off before the series started. We won four straight games and then he had a week off again. So next [game] he might play 48 minutes." Lue also said that giving LeBron heavy minutes during the regular season "has helped him in the playoffs ... Now he is able to play those 42, 43 minutes." It's music to the ears of anyone relying on LBJ for fantasy purposes in the postseason. Apr 27 - 12:38 AM
Source: AP

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LeBron James helped the Cavs complete their first-round sweep of the Pacers on Sunday with 33 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, four steals, two blocks, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 45 minutes.

James has now won 21-straight first-round games, which is the longest streak by any player since 1984, and this was also his 10th sweep in a Best-of-7 playoff series which amounts to the most sweeps by any player in NBA history. He basically got whatever he wanted all game long, had an incredible chase-down block during the third quarter, and hit a dagger 3-pointer during the closing minutes; so, par for the course for King James.
Apr 23 - 4:30 PM

LeBron James had one of his signature moments during a 119-114 win over the Pacers in Game 3 on Thursday, scoring 41 points with 13 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, two blocks and six 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

Despite the Cavs giving up 74 points in the first half and trailing by 26 points at one point, LeBron led an incredible comeback with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving both on the bench for the entire fourth quarter. He played the entire fourth quarter to help him get just the seventh 40-point triple-double in NBA playoff history -- it was the 17th triple-double of LeBron's playoff career. The King also has a 20-game winning streak in the first round of the playoffs, so he'll look to make it 21 and sweep the Pacers on Sunday. Sure, there are some major defensive concerns, but is it really that big of a problem when LeBron is locked in?
Apr 20 - 10:45 PM

LeBron James had a monster night in a 117-112 Game 2 win over Indiana, racking up 25 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four blocks and four steals in 42 minutes.

LeBron is coming off the worst free throw percentage of his career during the regular season (67.4 percent), and he's even changed up his stance at the line with the help of Kyle Korver. However, it's still a work in progress as he hit just 3-of-6 freebies tonight. "Myself and Kyle, we kind have been brainstorming about it, how to get it to be more efficient," James said before the game. James also turned the ball over eight times tonight, but his DFS owners can't complain about a near triple-double with four steals and four blocks.
Apr 17 - 10:34 PM

LeBron James scored 32 points during a 109-108 Game 1 win over the Pacers on Saturday, adding six rebounds, 13 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

He was not looking for his shot early and didn't take his first attempt from the field until 2:32 left in the first quarter. After that miss, James went off with eight straight makes and just carried his team to victory. James has now won 18 consecutive games in the first round, and he's also won 12 straight postseason openers to tie him with Shaquille O'Neal for the longest streak in NBA history. This was his 12th 30-plus scoring, 10-plus assist postseason game, but you can expect several more in the next month. Playoff LeBron has arrived.
Source: ESPN Stats
Apr 15 - 6:35 PM

LeBron James will also be rested on Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

This is a clear indication that the Cavaliers couldn't care less about the No. 1 seed in the East. On the bright side, a well-rested LeBron is much more important than home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference Finals. Iman Shumpert, Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith and Richard Jefferson will also see a bump with LeBron out, but it's still unclear if Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love will play.
Apr 10 - 11:19 PM

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will rest on Monday vs. the Heat.

While the Cavaliers have the same record as Boston, it seems like they would rather be fresh for the postseason instead of the No. 1 seed. LeBron played 47 minutes on Sunday and was spotted partying at a Miami Beach nightclub for most of the night, so it's not a surprise that Cleveland will hold him out. The Miami Heat obviously won't mind. Iman Shumpert, Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith and Richard Jefferson should see a bump in value in Monday.
Apr 10 - 1:38 PM

LeBron James triple-doubled during Sunday's narrow 126-125 loss to the Hawks, tallying 32 points, 16 boards, 10 assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and three turnovers before fouling out in 47 minutes.

This was LBJ’s 13th triple-double of the season, and the 55th of his career, and this was also his second time fouling out this year; which marks the first time in his career that he's fouled out twice in the same season. Putting silly fouls aside, he had some truly beautiful passes in the game (one of the highlight-reel plays in the link below), and he should continue to log heavy minutes for Cavs over the final two games of the 2016-17 season with Cleveland still fighting for the No. 1 spot out East.
Apr 9 - 6:34 PM

LeBron James made 12-of-15 from the field for 27 points during a 114-100 loss to the Hawks on Friday, adding eighth rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

Due to the Hawks being so shorthanded, the Cavs had this game on a silver platter and couldn't get the win at home. Their defense was their undoing late, allowing 62 points in the second half with numerous easy shots allowed. Coach Ty Lue said he doesn't want to rest players until the Cavs have locked up the No. 1 seed, so LeBron will likely be suiting up until at least Monday.
Apr 7 - 10:07 PM

LeBron James scored 36 points during a 114-91 win in Boston on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

He was in playoff LeBron mode and took over in the second quarter. At one point, LeBron outscored the Celtics 12-4 to start the second quarter, and it led to some interesting comments from Avery Bradley. "LeBron picked us apart," Bradley said. "They ran the same play at least 10 times in a row and he either scored or made a play for a teammate." The Celtics will have to go back to the drawing board against LeBron and coach Brad Stevens said they need to provide more resistance. The Cavs have a one-game lead and the tiebreaker, so their odds to earn the top spot look pretty good. All is well in The Land again.
Apr 5 - 11:42 PM

LeBron James had 18 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and a block in Tuesday's 122-102 win over the Magic, giving him back-to-back triple-doubles and 12 on the season. The win also lifted the Cavs into a first-place tie with the Celtics in the East, with the two set to meet in Boston on Wednesday.

After not posting a triple-double since March 14, LeBron has now put up two straight. The Cavs have a back-to-back scenario on Wednesday, but because it's likely to be one of the biggest games of the regular season and should all but determine the winner of the East. all the Cavs regulars should be ready to roll. Which is great news if you own Bron and are still trying to win a fantasy championship.
Apr 4 - 10:02 PM

LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will play Tuesday vs. Orlando.

LeBron played 52 minutes in the Cavs double-overtime victory over the Pacers on Sunday, and the Cavs also play Wednesday night in Boston, so there was some thought that Cleveland might choose to rest James on Tuesday. However, LeBron is ready to roll. Also, Lue said that he would "see how the guys feel," but the plan is to play everyone on Wednesday as well.
Apr 4 - 5:23 PM

LeBron James carried the Cavs to a double-overtime win vs. the Pacers on Sunday with 41 points, 16 rebounds, 11 assists, three 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and just one turnover.

LeBron and Paul George had an epic duel tonight and LBJ got the last laugh, as his team walked away with a 135-130 victory. It came at a steep price, though, as he logged a whopping 52 minutes tonight. Cleveland plays back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the latter matchup vs. the No. 1 seed Celtics. It's possible we'll see some DNP-CDs vs. Orlando on Tuesday, so owners should keep a close eye on LeBron and the Cavs' other key players.
Apr 2 - 10:47 PM

LeBron James scored 34 points during a 122-105 win over the 76ers on Friday, adding nine rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

While beating a banged-up 76ers team is hardly anything to write home about, the Cavs needed this one. Their defense still wasn't very good overall and this game wouldn't have been such a blowout if the 76ers weren't so sloppy with the basketball all the time. Whatever the case, LeBron has been vocal about not wanting to rest too much, and the Cavs not playing their best ball right now makes for a strong argument.
Mar 31 - 11:05 PM

LeBron James scored 26 points during a 99-93 loss to the Bulls on Thursday, adding 10 rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 39 minutes.

It's not pretty in The Land right now. In their previous 15 games, the Cavs were dead last in defensive rating, which explains why they've gone just 6-10 in March. "We're in a bad spot right now," James said after the game. He also didn't have his usual postgame icing sessions, so keep an eye out to make sure he's a go for Friday against the 76ers. Regarding milestones, LeBron passed Shaquille O'Neal for seventh on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
Mar 30 - 11:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Deron Williams
3Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Kyle Korver
4Dahntay Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
3James Jones
PF1Kevin Love
2Channing Frye
3Derrick Williams
C1Tristan Thompson
2Walter Tavares