But can the
James actually wants the minutes of all of Cleveland's Big Three, which also includes guard
James is averaging 39.1 minutes per game this season, the third-most in the
The reality is that the Cavaliers need James on the court, and that’s why he has played at least 40 minutes per game in seven of Cleveland’s first nine games, with a high of 43 in a loss to the
James has said he has confidence in their bench to be productive when he's resting.
But one issue for the Cavaliers is that Blatt now is starting
James still is getting it done, averaging 27.1 points a game, 6.6 assists and 6.7 rebounds.
When he played for the
Now in his 12th year in the NBA, the 29-year-old James has averaged 39.5 minutes per game over that span.
It's hard to see that trend changing anytime soon.
James and the Cavaliers host the defending NBA champion