On Sunday, James called Thompson’s situation “a distraction” and urged both sides to reach an agreement. He also made huge impact during the playoffs after starting power forward Kevin Love went down with a season-ending shoulder injury during their first-round series against the Boston Celtics.
There is nothing new on point guard Kyrie Irving, who might not be cleared for full team workouts until next month. He scored six points in 12 minutes.
Due to the recent incident, LeBron James couldn’t help but get a bit frustrated with how things are shaping up and he is hoping that both sides will resolve it quick.
“It’s just a number of mine”, James said after the scrimmage. Blatt has already ruled him out for this week’s preseason games at Cincinnati on Wednesday (against the Atlanta Hawks) and at the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.
Unlike last year’s game at Xavier, James left little suspense this time around.
“It has not been discussed yet, but I probably won’t play in one of the two games”, James said. In 2014, James chose to sit for first of back-to-back games in Cleveland before he played at Cintas Center against the Indiana Pacers the following night.
The Gold won the scrimmage, which consisted of three quarters, 55-49.