LeBron James (Strep Throat) Will Play Monday vs

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Jefferson practiced with the starters. However the first meeting they had all three and lost, and the second meeting, they still had Lebron and Love playing. But he came to the arena and headed to the weight room, deciding he would let how he felt after a workout determine whether he would play against the Bucks.

Without a player such as Bogut, who has tremendous size and a smooth feel for the game, the Cavs have been limited when playing against taller lineups. Butler had 18 points, including 13 in the third quarter, to go with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. In Dallas this season, Williams averaged 13.1 points and 6.9 assists, this looks to be a significant boost to the rotation the Cavalier's will run throughout the remaining games of the regular season and useful for a deep run into the playoffs as well. "We needed his juice tonight". Our game plan was good. He can get us into sets. Following the made free throw, the Cavs led 89-85. "He understands the whole team concept, getting guys into their spots and executing an offense".

"Griff's done a great job of finding pieces that fit well together here", Korver said.

National Basketball Association champions the Cavaliers welcomed Williams, 32, to Cleveland ahead of Monday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. "He can knock down shots and he can playmake, so he's going to help out a lot", James continued.

A big man who can pass out of the post is somewhat of a hidden treasure, especially since the rise of Nikola Jokic, who can pass the ball more like a point guard than a 6-foot-11 center.

The Bucks say Beasley sprained the knee and will not return.

"That's who he is, he just brings so much to the team". But I just wanted to make sure you're still paying attention. "I had like 16 nicknames with the (New York) Knicks, so it really doesn't matter - D-Willy, Swilly, all types of names that rhymed with D-Will".

The former University of IL product was drafted in 2005.

"My first high school number was 31".

The Rockets can offer Bogut a pro-rated $3.5 million contract, while the other three teams can offer the pro-rated veteran minimum of $1.55 million, which is how the Cavs signed Williams. The first takes place on Wednesday night, when they travel to Boston to face the Celtics in a nationally televised game that will get underway just after 8 p.m ET. "A lot of times you (tend) to overthink things". And yet they continue to get better, if incrementally.

Talk about a turnaround coming off a January in which the team went just 7-8, capped off by James putting the organization on blast for its roster construction and commitment to winning. I'm good, my knees are good. When J.R. Smith went down with a broken thumb, this forced Iman Shumpert into a starting role, which removed him from that bench rotation.