October 7, 2017, 6:32 am
LeBron James (sore ankle) will not suit up in the third consecutive preseason game on Sunday against the Wizards.
He practiced in full on Thursday so this injury is not serious. Perhaps Tyronn Lue is trying to get him as much rest as possible before the season starts due to the new rest day rules. James sat out eight games last season due to rest. Nonetheless, James has played in at least 85% of his teams’ games (including playoffs) since his rookie year so injuries are almost never a concern for him.