December 30, 2017, 11:34 pm
LeBron James finished Saturday’s loss with 29 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and a 3-pointer in 37 minutes of work.
The statline remained gaudy but the now-33-year-old would’ve probably traded it in for a victory. No matter, as LeBron will be in the conversation for fantasy’s top overall player throughout the season. While the Cavs typically don’t care about the regular season, perhaps a tight bunch between them, Toronto and Boston will persuade them to cut down on the rest opportunities going forward. They might not care about earning the top overall seed but the proposition of losing home court after round one might give them some incentive to at least battle for No. 2. That would be huge for James’ fantasy output, not that he needed an extra edge.