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Draymond comments on the Cavaliers' struggles

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Draymond Green's comments on the struggling Cavaliers

What's the story?

According to Draymond Green, the biggest of the Cavaliers 'glaring concerns' is the workload of the King, LeBron James.

In case you didn't know...

The 32-year-old in the 15th season of his NBA career is averaging a league-high 38.1 minutes per outing - the most he's played since his first season with the Miami Heat in 2010-11. He led the league in minutes last year as well.

The heart of the matter...

Draymond Green thinks that the biggest concern for the struggling Cavs is Lebron's minutes as he tells USA Today's Sam Amick,"LeBron is playing so many minutes right now".

The 3-time champion has proven himself to be one of the most exceptional athletes in the world and has shown his durability time and time again. But Green is of the view that in his 15th year into the league, age will become a factor if he continues to wear out his body by playing a surplus number of minutes in the month of November.

He further adds "Yeah, he's superhuman but eventually his super-human powers go away, so that would be more of my concern if I'm a Cavs fan or somebody with the Cavs or a player, is like 'Man, he's been playing a lot of 40-minute (nights) and it's only Nov. 12.I don't think nobody should be playing 40 minutes a game in November.''

Even though James is averaging 28.1 points, 8.8 assists, 7.6 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, and 1.2 steals in 14 games, the Cleveland Cavaliers are seeded at the 9th position on the table and are out of the playoffs scene in the East and have the worst defensive rating in the NBA right now.

The Cavs are still in the midst of figuring out things as they have several new players added to their roster, not including the injured Isaiah Thomas who is out due to a hip injury and still has to make his debut for the Cavaliers.

What's next?

The Cleveland Cavaliers (8-7) would look to extend to their 3-game winning streak as they host the Los Angeles Clippers (5-8) on Friday night.

Author's take...

LeBron James has been bulletproof till now when it comes to injuries but if he continues to play 40 mins a game, with his growing age, there is a chance of him getting injured or having no gas left in the tank when the Playoffs arrive. The Cavs desperately need to figure out a way to win games with James playing less than 40 mins a game.

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