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23 LeBron James SF
Height/Weight: 6-8/250 | Birthdate: 12/30/1984 | Birthplace: Akron, OH | Team: Cleveland Cavaliers | College: No College | NBA Experience: 11 | Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 1.05
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Cavaliers SF LeBron James scores 21 vs. Hawks Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Cavaliers small forward LeBron James shared the team scoring lead with 21 points on 8 of 16 shooting in his team's 127-98 loss to the Hawks Wednesday.

It was a disappointing effort for the Cavaliers, especially on defense, as the Hawks were able to make 64.5 percent of their shots as a team. James played just 29 minutes in the blowout and managed to chip in three rebounds, two assists and two steals. The Cavaliers will try and get back on track Friday against the Nets.


Cavaliers' LeBron James doubles up on the Hornets


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James posted a double-double against the Hornets on Monday.

James shot 11-19 from the field, inclduing 2-3 from beyond the arc. He also hit three of his four free throw attempts. James finished with a team-high 27 points. He made sure to get his teammates involved, though, dishing out 13 assists. James also added seven rebounds and three blocks. 


Cavaliers' LeBron James explodes for 41 points


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James exploded for 41 points on Friday against the Pelicans.

James shot 17-24 from the field, including 2-2 from beyond the arc. He hit five of his eight free throw attempts. James finished with five assists and five rebounds. 


Cavaliers forward LeBron James set to return on Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James will return to the starting lineup on Friday.

James sat out on Thursday due to a knee injury. He was able to get through pregame warmups on Friday, and was cleared to return. James is averaging 24.8 points and 7.7 assists per game.


Cavs rule LeBron James out Thursday at Oklahoma City


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) The Cavaliers listed forward LeBron James as out for Thursday’s game at Oklahoma City, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.

James is experiencing soreness in his left knee which also caused him to miss the team’s shootaround Thursday morning. It will be the first game James has missed this season. 

Cavaliers coach David Blatt told reporters the team does not believe the knee issue is serious, but are taking a cautious approach, reports ESPN. He will be listed as questionable for Friday's game at New Orleans.


Report: Cavs' LeBron James will be game-time decision Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James is experiencing soreness in his left knee and will be a game-time decision for Thursday’s game at Oklahoma City, reports The Oklahoman.

James was not able to participate in the team’s shootaround Thursday morning. If James were to miss the game, it would be the first game he has missed this season.


Cavs' LeBron James goes off for 35 points in comeback win over Raptors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James showed some late-game heroics, as he scored 35 points and led his team to a 105-101 victory at home over Toronto on Tuesday, his team's eighth consecutive victory. It was his sixth games with at least 30 points this season.

James knocked down a triple with 48.1 seconds remaining in the game to give his team a 102-99 lead. His team never looked back.

James went 12 for 21 shooting from the field, including 2 of 5 from downtown and a perfect 9 of 9 from the charity stripe. He added four assists, two rebounds, two steals and two blocks while logging 42 minutes of game action. He is averaging 24.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 9.2 assists over his last five games.


Cavaliers' LeBron James dealing with sore elbow


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) After shooting just 7 of 17 in Thursday’s win over the Knicks, Cavaliers forward LeBron James told reporters he is suffering from a sore elbow, reports The Plain Dealer.

James indicated soreness in his right elbow hasn’t been bothering him lately, but it did flare up Thursday.

“It hasn't been sore for a while,” James said.

Despite the soreness, James said he expects to play Friday at Toronto.


LeBron James sets season high with 12 assists


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James struggled with his shot in Thursday's win over the Knicks, going 7 of 17 for 19 points. But he set a season high with 12 assists and added five rebounds and two steals.

James visits Toronto on Friday.


Cavaliers SF LeBron James doubles up vs. Wizards


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Cavaliers small forward LeBron James scored a team-high 29 points on 7 of 14 shooting while racking up 10 rebounds in his team's 113-87 win over the Wizards Wednesday.

James was a frequent traveler to the charity stripe Wednesday, sinking 14 of his 17 free-throw attempts to buoy his scoring total. He approached a triple-double as well, racking up eight assists while also collecting three steals in 36 minutes. It was his third straight double-double, with James picking up 21 assists over his last two games but failing to reach double-digit rebounds in either. He'll square off with the Pacers Saturday.


LeBron James: 'I'm my own biggest critic'


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) After the Cavaliers bounce-back performance against the Magic, LeBron James admitted that he had been very critical of himself during their four-game losing streak. 

"I'm my biggest critic," James said. "I wasn't happy with my play the last week. No one puts any more pressure on me than myself. You go out and you just don't talk about it, you show it too."

James had 29 points, four rebounds and 11 assists in the 106-74 win at home. He averaged 18.5 points, five rebounds, and seven assists during their four-game losing streak. 


Cavs' LeBron James doubles up on the Magic


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James posted a double-double on the Magic on Monday.

James shot 9-17 from the field, including two from beyond the arc. He also hit nine of 11 free throws during the contest. He was also able to dish out 11 assists. He pulled down four rebounds and had three steals.


Cavaliers forward Lebron James' double-double not enough in loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Despite contributing 10 assists to go along with 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting, LeBron James could not lead the Cavaliers to a victory Saturday.

James only had one rebound and one steal in the 110-93 loss to the Raptors. The Cavaliers next play Monday against Orlando.


Cavs forward LeBron James goes for 22 on Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James scored 22 points on Friday against the Wizards.

James hit 8-21 shots from the field, including two from beyond the arc. James also hit four free throws. The pulled down four rebounds and dished out four assists. 


Cavaliers superstar James: Mediocrity testing my patience


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has indicated that his team's 5-5 start is testing his patience.

"I have a low tolerance for things of this nature so it's something I'm working on as well," he told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "I'm a winner and I want to win and I want to win now. It's not tomorrow, it's not down the line. I want to win now."

James is coming off a disappointing performance against San Antonio in which his turnover with five seconds remaining prevented him from attempting a game-tying or game-winning shot.


Cavaliers F LeBron James 'wouldn't mind' playing fewer minutes


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) A day removed from playing his seventh 40-plus-minute game, Cavaliers forward LeBron James told reporters that he "wouldn't mind" playing fewer minutes moving forward, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

James logged 41 minutes in a 106-97 defeat to Denver Monday and is averaging 39.1 minutes through his first nine games, the third highest average in the league, and the highest average for James since 2009-10 with the Cavaliers.

"For me, I don't want to do that all year," James said. "Obviously right now it's difficult because we're trying to find a groove and we're trying to find a rhythm and we're trying to find something that you can't really, you don't want to shortcut it but at the same time you gotta be smart about it."


Cavaliers coach Blatt: LeBron James will play 'as far as I know'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Cavaliers coach David Blatt told reporters that "as far as I know," forward LeBron James will play Monday night against the Nuggets, ESPN reports. James skipped morning shootaround due to flu-like symptoms, but was not in any danger of missing game action.

James is averaging 27.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists through his first eight games this season. He has scored 32-plus points in each of the past three games during his first season back in Cleveland.


Cavaliers' LeBron James skips morning shootaround with illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James was unable to attend morning shootaround due to flu-like symptoms, according to the team's official website. The Cavaliers have ruled him probable for Monday's game against the Nuggets.

James has scored 32-plus points in each of the past three games for Cleveland. He is averaging 27.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists through his first eight games this season.


Cavaliers PF LeBron James scores 32 points in win vs. Hawks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Cavaliers power forward LeBron James scored a team-high 32 points on 13 of 20 shooting, including 4 of 5 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 127-94 win over the Hawks Saturday.

James has scored 32 points or more for three games straight, but Saturday's big night was his best shooting performance of the season, topping 60 percent from the field for the first time. He also kicked in seven assists, six rebounds and one block in just 29 minutes in the blowout win. After a shaky start, the Cavaliers have reeled off four straight wins. They'll look to stay hot Monday against the Nuggets.


Cavaliers SF LeBron James scores 41 points in win vs. Celtics


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Cavaliers small forward LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points on 16 of 27 shooting, including 3 of 8 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 122-121 win over the Celtics Friday.

After James posted his best shooting night of the season Monday while hitting 52.9 percent of his shots, he turned it up another notch Friday, knocking down 59.3 percent of his field-goal attempts. He hadn't posted a shooting percentage over 47 percent before his recent two-game stretch. James also added seven assists, four rebounds and one block in 41 minutes. The Cavaliers have a quick turnaround with a game against the Hawks Saturday.


LeBron posts triple-double in win over Pelicans


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James had 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in Monday's win over the Pelicans. He shot 9 of 17 from the field and added a steal and a block in 40 minutes.

This was James' second straight game with double-digit assists and his 38th regular-season triple-double. He'll visit the Celtics on Friday.


LeBron James: Sixth-man role 'good' for Dion Waiters


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2014) Cavaliers small forward LeBron James liked what he saw out of shooting guard Dion Waiters Friday as Waiters served as the sixth man, and James believes the role is a fit for the guard, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.

"For the best of the team, that should be Dion's role," James said. "Dion comes off the bench and brings us that scoring mentality but more than that, he brings us another defender off the bench, which we need. Someone that's tough, someone that can guard one through three. It's a new role, but it's a good role for him."

Waiters has indicated that he wants to remain in the starting lineup, but he's starting to embrace the new role for the betterment of the Cavaliers. "I got to do whatever I got to do for the better of the team," Waiters said. "If it's starting, if it's coming off the bench, if it's the water boy, I got to do it. Whatever is best for the team."

Waiters scored 17 points on 6 of 14 shooting in 24 minutes off the bench Friday, and coach David Blatt praised his work after the game. "I thought he had a terrific game today, and I told him so in the locker room," Blatt said. "Because he came in and did exactly what we needed him to do from the bench: Score the ball, he played hard and right."

The Cavaliers are off this weekend before facing the Pelicans Monday.


Cavaliers SF LeBron James delivers double-double vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2014) Cavaliers small forward LeBron James scored a team-high 22 points on 8 of 18 shoting and dished out a season-high 11 assists in his team's 110-101 win over the Nuggets Friday.

The Cavaliers didn't look like a 1-3 team after outscoring the Nuggets 38-20 in the first quarter, and they were able to hang on to come away with their second win. James also recorded seven rebounds, one block and one steal in 39 minutes, but he still has yet to hit his stride this season. The Cavaliers don't play again until Monday, when they're scheduled to face the Hornets.


Report: Cavs' LeBron James, Kyrie Irving exchange words


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) After Cleveland’s 20-point loss to Portland Tuesday, forward LeBron James and guard Kyrie Irving reportedly argued in the locker room, sources told ESPN.com

Cleveland has started 1-3, and James’ frustrations with his new team are starting to surface.

"There's a lot of bad habits, a lot of bad habits been built up the past couple years," James said, per ESPN. "When you play that style of basketball, it takes a lot to get it up out of you."

Irving did not speak with reporters after the exchange with James, who is reportedly unhappy with Irving dominating the ball.

For the season, Irving is averaging 3.8 assists per game, and he acknowledged that adjusting to new teammates has been a challenge.

"For us it was a growing process that we have to go through," Irving said, per ESPN. "It sucks right now. For us, we're still young and I'm still learning what's going on."


LeBron James on rough start: It's going to be a long process


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Cavaliers forward LeBron James had another off shooting night and was held to only 11 points in his team's 101-82 defeat to the Trail Blazers in Portland.

James scored all 11 points in the first half. he missed all four of his shots in the second half and was shut out for just the second time in his career in the regular season. The only previous time was his fourth career game in 2003. 11 points is also his lowest scoring total since 2008. It's the 16th time in his career he's been held to 11 points or fewer in game.

James registered seven rebounds, seven assists and one steal while logging 35 minutes of game action. He is averaging 21.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists while shooting 40.4 percent from the field through three games in his second stint with the Cavaliers.

Following the loss, James asked reporters for patience.

"We have to understand what it takes to win. It's going to be a long process. There's been losing basketball around here for a few years," James said, per Sports Illustrated. "A lot of guys who are going to help us win haven't played a lot of meaningful basketball games in out league. When we get t that point where every possession matters, no possessions off, we have to move the ball, share the ball, be unselfish, we'll be a better team.

"You enjoy it when you see the finished product. For me, it's like building a car from scratch. I've done that before. I hated the process, it got on my nerves, I sent it back to get it repaired 100 times, and it came back and it wasn't still done. Once it was completely finished, I was excited about it. That's what it feels like."