LeBron James may not feature anymore for Cleveland Cavaliers during the rest of the exhibition season.
James sat out against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday and skipped two consecutive games against the Indiana Pacers. Cavs’ headcoach David Blatt on Thursday confirmed that the four-time MVP is healthy but might not appear in the preseason games. Cavs want to limit his minutes in the exhibition games.
“We’re really happy with how LeBron came into camp. Came in great shape,” Blatt said. “We want to take good care of him for the start of the season. As you know in his great and storied career, he has amassed a lot of miles. We’re trying to keep those preseason miles to a minimum.”
So far, James has played in two of five preseason games. Cavs will play two more preseason games Sunday in Toronto and on Monday against Dallas. At Chicago on October 27, Cavs will open their regular season.
“We’ll see what happens at the beginning of next week,” Blatt said. “I certainly don’t expect him to play both games and I don’t know if he’ll even play one. We’ll see.”