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Cavaliers want to give LeBron more rest this season
Team believes he will be healthier at the end of the season as Cleveland again tries to win a championship
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Cavs star Lebron James at today's team media day.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers expect star LeBron James to be healthier this season as the team tries again for its first NBA championship. As WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, during media day today the team said it plans to do that with more depth than last year from off-season player acquisitions and the college draft.

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Last season the Cavs lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. And 30-year-old LeBron James had to play much more than planned because of injuries to key teammates. James says it took a physical toll on him, but he’s ready for this season. And he believes the team’s added depth will keep him healthier.

"I’m going to be very smart about how many minutes I play per game and what I’m doing on the floor. I think we have enough pieces, and I think Kevin Love will allow me to sit a lot this year just because of his abilities, what he’s able to do, ..."

Love and Kyrie Irving are both recovering from serious injuries that knocked them out of the playoffs but are expected to return.                              

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Cavs Head Coach David Blatt and General Manager David Griffin talk about the new season.
 
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