There is some good news in store for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After clearing the deadlock with Tristan Thompson and signing a deal for five years, the post holdout phase has surely brought some good luck for the Cavs as their star player Lebron James is about to make a come back this season. King James is expected to play on tip off night on Oct. 27, Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls.
Following an anti-inflammatory injection, James missed nearly two weeks of training camp which raised speculations about his possible exit from this year’s regular season. But according to ESPN, the star player is fit to start the season opener against Chicago. Reports also stated that he has been fully able to participate in the Cavaliers’ last two practices.
Cleveland.com quoted James as saying, “I feel good…I’m ready to go. I’ll be active tomorrow.”
Cavs coach David Blatt said that James wont have minutes limitation against the Bulls. However, Blatt remained unsure of Tristan Thompson’s minutes allotment. The forward, who recently signed a deal with the Cavs, missed nearly three weeks of training camp during the deadlock.
James commented during a press conference ahead of their season opener, “We’re not going to put too much on the first game of the season. We’ve put in a lot of work over the last few weeks, and you can only try to get healthy, work your habits, work your rhythm and our last few practices have been very good.”
“But you don’t put too much onus on if this will be the team that we’ll be long term tomorrow.”
The Cavs will play three games in four days following the two away matches on Tuesday and Wednesday against Chicago and Memphis respectively. They will open their home games starting Friday against Miami.
The NBA GMs survey has predicted the Cavs to win this NBA regular season and Lebron James as their No. 1 pick.