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LeBron James | Forward

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 250
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LeBron James and Chris Bosh will both be rested for Wednesday's game.
There's no word yet on Dwyane Wade's availability, but Greg Oden (illness, back) has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Miami's final game of the regular season. The Heat will face either the Bobcats or the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs. Apr 16 - 10:53 AM

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LeBron James and Chris Bosh will not play against the Wizards due to rest.

He could be looking at another rest day in the finale on Wednesday. James continues to be almost indestructible, but he's played through a handful of injuries this season and also sat due to back, groin and nose issues. He likely won't be named MVP this season despite putting up some gaudy efficiency numbers. Michael Beasley is expected to get the start.
Apr 14 - 5:37 PM

Updating previous reports, LeBron James and Chris Bosh are both likely to be rested for Monday's game vs. the Wizards.

This comes as no surprise given Miami's dwindling odds of earning the East's top seed, and the need to keep LBJ and Bosh in prime condition for a long playoff march. At the moment it seems as though Mario Chalmers and Dwyane Wade will both be active, leaving a starting lineup of Chalmers, Wade, Michael Beasley, Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra "is expected to shift some primary rotation players into rest mode" for Miami's final two games, according to ESPN's Michael Wallace.

Miami's odds of earning the East's top seed have been diminished by recent events, as the Pacers can lock up home court advantage with a win vs. Orlando on Wednesday or a Heat loss. LeBron James and Chris Bosh are the most obvious targets to get some rest, whereas Dwyane Wade (hamstring) is eager to keep playing and find his rhythm. LeBron said that even his teammates are suggesting that he "may need to get a couple of games [off]," so owners should be alert for DNP-CDs.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 14 - 10:33 AM

LeBron James hit 10-of-22 shots for 27 points, eight rebounds, five assists, a block and three 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Hawks.

James played well, but has to be running out of gas and looked pretty tired at times tonight. Whether the Heat rest him at some point over the last two games remains to be seen, as the Heat and Pacers are now tied for the best record in the East.
Apr 12 - 9:53 PM

LeBron James scored 36 points on 11-of-20 shooting (2-of-4 from deep, 12-of-13 from the line) with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in the Heat's 98-86 win over the Pacers on Friday.

The score wasn't indicative of the strangle-hold LeBron and the Heat had over the Pacers, and Miami takes over control of the No. 1 seed in the East with the win. Mario Chalmers added 13 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and a three in the win.
Apr 12 - 12:40 AM

LeBron James hit 9-of-16 shots and 11-of-14 free throws for 29 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals, but had his shot (controversially) blocked by Mason Plumlee as the Heat fell to the Nets 88-87 on Tuesday.

Props to LeBron for finishing out the season so far, but it would be somewhat surprising to see him play in all four games this week with a pair of back-to-backs on the schedule. Keep him in your lineup, but watch for news on a daily basis in case he takes a night off. The Heat are at Memphis on Wednesday, host the Pacers on Friday and visit Atlanta on Saturday. We're guessing he's iffy for that ATL game, at best.
Apr 8 - 11:24 PM

LeBron James was a one-man wrecking crew during Sunday's 102-91 win over the Knicks, scoring 38 points with five boards, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

He's owned the Knicks all season and put up his fourth 30-point game against them, but it hasn't been just the points. On top of the 31.0 points per game in his previous three games vs. New York, James added 5.7 boards, 5.7 dimes, 2.3 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.0 triples on 65.5 percent from the field. The Knicks might get the eighth seed, but they're definitely going to have their hands full should they wind up matching up against LeBron.
Apr 6 - 4:18 PM

LeBron James stated that he was disappointed he was unable to get the ball in the closing seconds of Friday's double overtime loss to Minnesota.

"For me, it's a little frustrating being in this position again and not being able to get the last shot," James said. "It happened in the Indiana game and it happened [Friday] as well. It's a little frustrating." As one of the leagues best players this is an expected sentiment, and it's unlikely he will have to voice the concern again. James is having yet another spectacular season with Miami, averaging 26.7 points, 6.5 assists, and 6.9 rebounds, but James is much more focused on the number three, as in three-peat.
Apr 6 - 12:45 PM

LeBron James said he doesn't plan on sitting out any of Miami's remaining nine games in the regular season.

"Probably not. It's not in my DNA," James said. Coach Erik Spoelstra will have the final say here, but it's good to hear for LeBron's fantasy owners that he wants to play. He has a back injury right now and has been wearing heating packs while on the bench, but he's looked outstanding while he's in the game.
Apr 2 - 6:43 PM

LeBron James (back) was fine during Wednesday's shootaround, according to Erik Spoelstra, and he'll be ready to play the visiting Bucks.

LeBron had a wrap on his back whenever he checked out of Monday's game but it doesn't seem to be a real concern -- perhaps his back was sore from carrying the Heat with Dwyane Wade (hamstring) once again on the sidelines. With Wade doubtful to play on Wednesday, LBJ is poised to have another big game.
Apr 2 - 10:58 AM

LeBron James scored 32 points during Monday's 93-83 win over the Raptors with seven boards, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

Tonight's win and the Pacers losing get the Heat into the top spot on the Eastern Conference standings. James was coming off two quiet games with just 15.0 points per game and his scoring has fallen off a bit from his ridiculous 30.8 points per game in February. James and the Heat are the heavy favorites to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals.
Apr 1 - 12:34 AM

LeBron James played 30 minutes vs. the Bucks on Saturday with 13 points, seven boards, two assists and one 3-pointer.

The game was over by halftime and James did not play in the fourth quarter for the second consecutive game. Even with the dip in playing time, LeBron has averages over his last five of 25.0 points, 7.8 boards, 6.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 triples on 55.4 percent from the field. The MVP race is awfully close.
Mar 29 - 11:41 PM

LeBron James triple-doubled in the Heat's drubbing of the woeful Pistons on Friday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting with 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and one three.

James started alongside James Jones, Toney Douglas, Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh so this was to be expected to a certain degree. We'll keep you updated with all things related to DNPs as the Heat coast through the NBA's silly season.
Mar 28 - 10:18 PM

LeBron James wasn't happy with the flagrant foul called against him during Wednesday's loss against Indiana.

James was whistled for a Flagrant I on an offensive foul against Roy Hibbert and wasn't too happy with the call after the game. "I made a basketball jump. If I could jump in the air, elbow somebody in the face in the air and still try to finish a play, I must be a Kung Fu master or something," James said. "His face happened to hit my elbow or my elbow happened to hit his face." LeBron's elbow sent Hibbert to the locker room for examination, but the league has said King James won't face any further discipline so his fantasy owners will have him available when the Heat take on the Pistons Friday.
Mar 27 - 10:20 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mario Chalmers
2Norris Cole
3Toney Douglas
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Ray Allen
3James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Shane Battier
3Michael Beasley
4Rashard Lewis
PF1Chris Bosh
2Udonis Haslem
C1Greg Oden
2Chris Andersen
3Justin Hamilton