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Sport Danny Green: LeBron James, others may skip start of season if it tips off in December

02:45  27 october  2020
02:45  27 october  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

LeBron James hand-picked the Lakers’ roster and it got them a championship

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Lakers guard Danny Green on the proposed Dec . 22 start to next season For a player prioritizing rest and recovery like LeBron , sitting out the start of the season may not be out of the question. That said, players in general — and the players’ union — are expected to largely buy into the earlier start

James may already be thinking along these lines. Haynes added the San Antonio Spurs to the list of In December , the Houston Rockets held a "strong belief" they could poach James this summer And with no other team as close to dethroning the Warriors, Houston may in fact be where he wants

LeBron James looked every bit the best player in the NBA — still, at age 35 — on his way to winning another championship and Finals MVP. One theory as to why LeBron looked so good this past season was rest: For the first time in 14 years, he had a full offseason to recover (no playoffs) heading into the start of the season, then the coronavirus gave him a forced rest in the middle of it. That kept some older legs fresh.

Whether you buy that or not, rest certainly matters to LeBron, which is why he might balk at an NBA start before Christmas. That’s what Lakers’ teammate Danny Green said on The Ringer NBA Show (hat tip Logan Murdock).

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Avery Bradley Danny Green Lebron Kuzma AD. I think Rondo still can be good when he wants to be, but unfortunately he more often flips that switch to " off ". Hopefully he'll be in playoff mode come playoff time, but I think it would be a mistake to give him much run during the regular season .

LeBron James (left) and Kawhi Leonard last squared off on Oct. ( Danny Green guarded Leonard the most on Oct. 22, while Mo Harkless guarded LeBron the most for the Clippers.) Ten days after the Heat handed Philadelphia its first home loss of the season , the 76ers face Miami on the road.

If the NBA tips off next season on Dec. 22, as NBA owners are pushing for (it is still being negotiated), there will be just 73 days between the end of the NBA Finals and the start of the next season. That’s about half a usual offseason (140 days, give or take).

For a player prioritizing rest and recovery like LeBron, sitting out the start of the season may not be out of the question.

That said, players in general — and the players’ union — are expected to largely buy into the earlier start date, something ESPN’s Brian Windhorst talked about on his latest podcast. There are a couple of reasons for this. It is projected that the early start date increases NBA revenue by about $500 million, half of which goes to players, under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The NBA is a business and that’s a lot of money for players to walk away from. Second, many players want to get back on something closer to a regular schedule so they can have their summers back.

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On the other side, James and Davis are meshing fantastically, even though almost everyone you speak to in Lakers circles is convinced that the offense is woefully behind where it will ultimately land because the team lost considerable practice Friday marks the start of the G League’s 19th season .

Will LeBron James and Anthony Davis rule LA or will Kawhi Leonard and Paul George topple them to win the title? Zion Williamson will miss the start of the season after undergoing knee surgery. Basketball season returns on Tuesday night in what is bound to be the most exciting NBA campaign

Don’t be shocked if LeBron is there opening night and on Christmas Day for the Lakers, but that he also gets a lot more load management days off next season as the league pushes through a condensed schedule to get back on its normal track.

Danny Green: LeBron James, others may skip start of season if it tips off in December originally appeared on NBCSports.com

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The NBA and LeBron James have been frequent targets of President Donald Trump, whose followers chanted at a rally against the Lakers' star."How about basketball?" Trump asked while segueing into a tangent about NBA television ratings at a rally in Avoca, Pennsylvania. "How about LeBron? I felt badly for LeBron, very badly. Down 71% and that's with the championship. I didn't watch one shot. I get bored. Back, forth, back, forth. You know why? When they don't respect our country, when they don't respect our flag, nobody wants to watch.

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