Cavaliers shut down LeBron James for remainder of preseason

Cavaliers shut down LeBron James for remainder of preseason

While they looked a bit out of sync, disjointed and showed now real chemistry in unveiling their new starting five of James, Wade, Rose, Jaw Crowder and Love during a 108-94 loss to the Chicago Bulls last night, the preseason is not an accurate precursor of how the regular season will go.

According to a report from Joe Vardon of cleveland.com, Iman Shumpert will start in place of LeBron James, who has been dealing with a nagging ankle injury that he suffered prior to the start of the preseason.

On Wednesday, the soreness in his ankle returned, and the Cavs made the decision to shut James down the rest of the preseason. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the four-time MVP is sore and has been ruled out of Cleveland's final preseason game Friday night in Orlando. He played just over 30 minutes and scored 17 points with five rebounds and three assists.

"Was pretty much bracing myself for it", said Smith, who compared what happened with Wade to a situation he experienced with the New York Knicks.

James initially sustained the injury during a Cavs practice on September 27. It is unclear whether James will be active for the Cavs season opener against his former teammate Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics on October 17. Per Vardon, Lue did not have a definitive answer with regards to James' status for that game.

LeBron James will miss the Cavaliers preseason finale with an ankle injury.

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James did not speak to reporters following Wednesday's practice.

Lue said J.R. Smith will rejoin the starting lineup while James is out and guard Jose Calderon will enter the rotation.

The Cavs All-Star will also miss Thursday's practice, Lue said. "So, we kind of scrapped some of the stuff we've been doing and we're going to just go in a different direction offensively with that first unit", added Lue.

James wanted to play even though he wasn't at full speed. However, he did turn the ball over eight times in the game, with seven of those turnovers occurring in the first half.

Irving demanded to be traded during the summer and he and James have taken some shots at each other in the past two months.

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