It wouldn’t be the start of a new season without some conversation about LeBron James and the number of minutes he should play to preserve his body for the postseason. While most years, LeBron’s minutes don’t drop very much, the shortest offseason in league history, and him entering his 18th season, the question has more relevance now. It’s more curious now, too, when you see that James has played just around 30 minutes in each of the first two games, playing only 31 minutes in Friday’s Christmas Day win against the Dallas Mavericks.
In his postgame interview with the media, James told reporters that he’s ready to play because he trains his body to always be ready, but also said he’d be open to playing fewer minutes if Frank Vogel asks him to.
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