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LeBron James, Derrick Rose each uncertain about their return

LeBron James, Derrick Rose each uncertain about their return

LeBron James has not practiced since getting an injection in his back, but the Cavaliers remain confident he'll be ready to start the NBA season.

James did “light work” on the court Thursday, with Cleveland gearing up for Tuesday's opener in Chicago. The four-time MVP has been limited since his anti-inflammatory shot, similar to the one early last season when he was slowed by knee and back issues.

“We're being very conscientious and cautious with him in terms of his feeling,” Coach David Blatt said. “He's fine and he's going to be fine. We're just going slowly and carefully with him. He'll be out there very soon.”

So will forward...

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