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Monday, November 17, 2014

Cavaliers Injury Update: LeBron James misses shootaround with illness, expected to play Monday

By on 11/17/2014 04:01:00 PM

Despite missing this morning's shootaround with a cold, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is expected to play Monday night during Cleveland's meeting with Denver.

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There will likely be an official update by the club later today, however at this point it seems very likely that James will be ready for tonight's contest. The 6'8" small forward has not missed a game this year, and has not missed a game due to injury since March 19th of last season. Even though James began the season on the wrong foot via an eight turnover season debut in a loss to the Knicks, he has since recovered. James has scored at least 30 points in five of the seven games since the opening day debacle, and is now leading the league in scoring.

The Akron product turns 30 in December, however doesn't appear to be slowing down. He is taking an average of 20 field goal attempts per game and is playing 39 minutes a night, the latter the highest number since his last Cleveland stint in 2009-10. These numbers are expected to dip once coach David Blatt gains a better understanding of his rotation.

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