LeBron James SF CLE 4 days ago

James (rest) will sit out of Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Wizards, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

With Cleveland's first round playoff matchup already set, James will sit out of the regular season finale. He will be rested and ready for the start of the postseason.

LeBron James SF CLE 5 days ago

James posted his second triple-double of the season with 21 points (7-17 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT),10 rebounds, and 11 assists in 32 minutes in the win over Detroit on Monday.

James was postseason form in the win. He will likely have his minutes limited in the last game of the season against Wizards on Wednesday (if he plays at all). James now has 39 career triple-doubles.

LeBron James SF CLE 6 days ago

James (rest) is expected to see his usual minutes load Monday against the Pistons, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Coach David Blatt told reporters that the Cavs will play Monday as if it's a normal game, despite the fact that they've clinched the No. 2 seed in the East. James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and J.R. Smith all rested Sunday, but each should be back in their normal role Monday.

LeBron James SF CLE 7 days ago

James (rest) will be playing in Monday's game against the Pistons after sitting out against the Celtics on Sunday, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

James and a handful of Cavaliers decided to sit out Sunday's game but there's no concern for their availability moving forward since they took a seat to rest up for the upcoming playoff campaign. Expect James to assume his normal role on the court against the Pistons.

LeBron James SF CLE 7 days ago

James (rest) will not play in Sunday's game against the Celtics, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

The Cavaliers are firmly in the playoffs so they've decided to rest almost everyone in their starting lineup. This means that guys like James Jones, Joe Harris, and Matthew Dellavedova are in store for an abnormal amount of minutes. The next opportunity for James to return to the court will be against the Pistons on Monday, although the 30-year-old should be considered a game-time decision.

LeBron James SF CLE 1 week ago

James had 14 points (5-14 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 4-9 FT) with seven assists in 26 minutes in the loss to the Celtics on Friday.

James may still rest on Sunday in Boston in the return game against the Celtics. If he does play, his minutes will likely be limited again. Fantasy owners may want to bench James if an option with full minutes is available.

LeBron James SF CLE 1 week ago

James confirmed that he will play Friday against the Celtics, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

Rumors surfaced Thursday suggesting James could take a few games off down the stretch after Cleveland locked up the No. 2 seed with Wednesday's win over the Bucks. However, James said Friday that he never intended to rest Friday, so expect him to be in the starting lineup at his usual small forward spot. James noted that he's unsure how his rest will be handed going forward, however, so consider him questionable for Sunday's rematch with Boston.

LeBron James SF CLE 1 week ago

James confirmed that he will play Friday against the Celtics, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

Rumors surfaced Thursday suggesting James could take a few games off down the stretch after Cleveland locked up the No. 2 seed with Wednesday's win over the Bucks. However, James said Friday that he never intended to rest Friday, so expect him to be in the starting lineup at his usual small forward spot. James noted that he's unsure how his rest will be handed going forward, however, so consider him questionable for Sunday's rematch with Boston.

LeBron James SF CLE 1 week ago

James hinted that he may rest for each of the next two games, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports.

The Cavaliers clinched the second seed in the Eastern Conference on Wednesday night, so the team's remaining four regular season games are essentially meaningless. As a result, James intimated that he may take a two-game rest to help prepare his body for the playoffs. Both of the Cavs' next two games - Friday and Sunday - are against the Celtics, who are currently tied with the Nets for the seventh seed. If the current standings were to hold up, Cleveland and Boston would meet in the first round.

LeBron James SF CLE 1 week ago

James accumulated 21 points (8-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, and eight assists in 40 minutes in the win over Milwaukee on Wednesday.

The Cavaliers seem to be set in the second seed in the East, so James will get some rest over the last four games of the season. Cleveland can probably beat Boston, Detroit, and Washington without James, but he should be monitored on a game-to-game basis.