|Sep. 29 6:32 AM PT7:32 AM MT8:32 AM CT9:32 AM ET13:32 GMT21:32 6:32 AM MST8:32 AM EST17:32 UAE15:329:32 ET8:32 AM CT12:32 - James averaged 35.6 minutes per game last season, a career-low, and if Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue gets his way, James could play even less this season.
Analysis: James, 31, played 39.1 minutes per game in the playoffs. Lue said effectiveness is not the concern, rather longevity and stamina into the summer months when the NBA Finals wrap. To be in position to defend the NBA title, Cleveland is carving a detailed plan for James to get plenty of rest.
|Aug. 11 3:08 PM PT4:08 PM MT5:08 PM CT6:08 PM ET22:08 GMT6:08 3:08 PM MST5:08 PM EST2:08 UAE (+1)00:0818:08 ET5:08 PM CT21:08 - James and the Cavaliers agreed to terms on a three-year, $100 million contract Thursday.
Analysis: James, who reportedly holds a player option on the third year of the deal, led the city of Cleveland to its first championship in 52 years as the Cavs became the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to defeat the defending champion Warriors.