Cavs’ Lue Trying to Limit LeBron’s Workload


LeBron James has never had it any easier in the playoffs during his 13-year career, according to Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue. As the Cavs have coasted through the playoffs, going 8-0 after sweeping the Detroit Pistons in the first round and Atlanta Hawks in the conference semifinals, Lue said the burden placed upon James’ shoulders this spring has been minimal.

“LeBron is letting the game come to him,” Lue said after practice Saturday. “When he wants to be aggressive and he sees fit to be aggressive when the teams have a good run or whatever they may have, then he just takes over the game … And with Kyrie (Irving) and Kevin (Love) playing at a high level, he can take a lot of mileage off of his body, reduce his (usage) rate and just kind of seeing and figuring out the flow of the game.”

Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN


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