LeBron James reportedly hints he’ll miss next two games, both against Celtics
LeBron James and David Blatt disagreed on whether seed or rest was important for the playoffs.
Now, both should get their wish.
Brian Windhorst of ESPN:
Though not finalized, LeBron James hinted he'll sit the next 2 games. Both are against Celtics so it could affect playoff race/seedings— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) April 9, 2015
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That’s probably bigger and better news for the Celtics than the Cavaliers. Boston is barely in playoff position, and beating Cleveland is much easier if LeBron sits. The Cavaliers are just 2-9 without him this season.
The current Eastern Conference standings:
7. Celtics (36-42)
8. Nets (36-42)
9. Pacers (35-43)
10. Heat (35-43)
11. Hornets (33-45)
Of course, these wouldn’t be gimme wins for the Celtics – especially if Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love play. Blatt has indicated he places value on momentum, so he might not sit everyone at once.
Make no mistake, though, when it comes to LeBron, we know whose call it will be about when he rests. And it’s not Blatt’s.