The Los Angeles Lakers will play and rest superstar LeBron James in “shorter bursts” with the season opener against the Los Angeles Clippers set for Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. ET on TNT. Coach Frank Vogel said this in an attempt to keep James fresh this season. So it appears James will have his minutes monitored to an extent, but it doesn’t appear he’ll be on any type of restriction. Still, the “short bursts” thing is slowly replacing “load management” as the term all DFS players don’t want to hear this season.
Vogel says that his goal with managing LeBron James’ minutes and workload in the early part of season will be keeping both his playing time and his rest to shorter bursts.— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) December 23, 2020
James entered the first slate of the season $9,600 on DraftKings. He’s going to be a popular play when the Lakers receive their rings before the game against the Clippers. It’s LeBron. There’s no need to overreact to this news from Vogel in my eyes. I don’t think we should be fading James. With that said, do I feel great about James in cash games over someone like Anthony Davis? Not really. AD is only $10,000 on DK and paying up slightly seems like the way to go.