LeBron James Says Minutes for Cavs’ Stars Have to Come Down

by November 19, 2014
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The All-Star trio in Cleveland of LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving is averaging roughly 38 minutes per game, and LeBron thinks that’s way too much this early on in the season.

Cavaliers head coach David Blatt talked about finding more rest for James during training camp, and says he’ll start trimming his stars’ playing time.

LeBron figures the Cavs’ bench unit will benefit from the main guys’ added rest.

Per the Akron Beacon Journal:

“That has to come down,” James said Tuesday after practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “For me I don’t want to do that all year. 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’ve got to be smart about it.

 

“I don’t mind giving some of my minutes up just to help the team and help my minutes go down. I think it’s for the best.”

 

Cavs coach David Blatt said he will try to incorporate a new philosophy starting with Wednesday night’s game against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs at Quicken Loans Arena. […] “I really think that it might be a good idea for our guys to play some shorter stretches harder rather than longer stretches,” Blatt said.