12:09 PM EST, Tue February 28, 2017

Fantasy Update

18 hours ago
numberFire
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (illness) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Milwaukee Bucks. What It Means: Richard Jefferson would be in consideration as a low-end streaming option if James misses a second straight game, but Kyrie Irving would benefit the most. Irving turned in 34 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 block and 2 threes on Saturday sans LeBron. When James isn't on the floor, Irving's usage rate soars to 41.6 percent, which would be second to only Russell Westbrook, who currently leads the NBA at 41.7 percent for the season. In seven starts this...
Feb 25, 2017
numberFire
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (illness) missed shootaround this morning and is questionable for Saturday's game against the Chicago Bulls. What It Means: James put up a triple-double and looked pretty healthy on Thursday, so this illness has cropped up sometime between then and Saturday. If James can not play on Saturday, Richard Jefferson will get the start in his place and Kyrie Irving will be extremely busy against the Bulls. If he does play, our models expect James to post 25.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.5 steals over 37.5 minutes against the Bulls....
numberFire 18 hours ago

Cavaliers are starting Richard Jefferson on Monday, sending Channing Frye to the bench

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson will replace Channing Frye in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Milwaukee Bucks. What It Means: Coach Tyron Lue wants to match Frye up with Bucks' reserve big man Greg Monroe, forcing his move back to the second-unit. Jefferson has seen his minutes increase recently, averaging 24.0 in his last three games. Even with the start, he is not worth rostering in fantasy. Our models project just 9.4 fantasy points from Jefferson on Monday, making him worth ignoring, even at a $3,500 price tag in DFS. Source:...
Rotoworld 19 hours ago

Richard Jefferson starting, Frye to the bench - Richard Jefferson (F) Cleveland Cavaliers

Richard Jefferson will replace Channing Frye in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Milwaukee.
Plain Dealer Feb 27, 2017
Kyle Korver tests 'sore' knee at Cavaliers morning shootaround (video)

Kyle Korver tests 'sore' knee at Cavaliers morning shootaround (video)

Kyle Korver went through his usual 3-point shooting drills alongside Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye and showed no signs of being hobbled.
Fear The Sword Feb 25, 2017
LeBron James out vs. Bulls due to illness

LeBron James out vs. Bulls due to illness

Coach Tyronn Lue ruled James out prior to Saturday’s game. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is out for Saturday’s game against the Chicago Bulls, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said during his pregame availability. Richard Jefferson will start in James’ place. “He’s sick,” Lue said. He did not know if the illness will keep James out for more than one game. Lue also noted that James is not at the arena for the game. James was listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report. This is the fourth game he has missed this season. Missing Saturday’s game could have some...
Plain Dealer Feb 25, 2017

LeBron James will not play against Chicago (illness)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- LeBron James will not play against the Chicago Bulls tonight due to an illness, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. Richard Jefferson will start in his place. This will be James' fourth game missed this season. He is...
Fear The Sword Feb 25, 2017
LeBron James questionable for Saturday’s game vs. Bulls

LeBron James questionable for Saturday’s game vs. Bulls

James is listed as sick and didn’t participate in today’s shootaround. The Cleveland Cavaliers might be without their best player tonight against the Chicago Bulls. LeBron James missed the Cavs’ shootaround Saturday due to an undisclosed illness. Richard Jefferson took James’ place in Saturday’s workouts and would likely start in James does sit. The Cavs are 4-18 without James since he re-signed with the team prior to the 2014-15 season. James did several videos of himself eating and drinking wine outside Friday afternoon when the weather was still warm, so perhaps he caught a...
Plain Dealer Feb 25, 2017

LeBron James (sick) questionable to play against the Bulls

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- LeBron James did not attend shootaround and is questionable to play Saturday night against the Bulls. The Cavs said James is ill. Richard Jefferson worked out with the starters Saturday morning. Cleveland owns a 4.0-game lead in...
Plain Dealer Feb 24, 2017
Kyle Korver continues to give teammates shooting tips; Richard Jefferson the latest (video)

Kyle Korver continues to give teammates shooting tips; Richard Jefferson the latest (video)

On Friday afternoon, following the Cavaliers' practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts and his own shooting drills, Korver went went to the hoop on the opposite end to give Richard Jefferson pointers.
FOX Sports Feb 22, 2017
Richard Jefferson hilariously shows his support for Kyrie Irving's flat earth idea

Richard Jefferson hilariously shows his support for Kyrie Irving's flat earth idea

This story is simultaneously the best and the worst.
WKYC Feb 20, 2017
Kyrie Irving believes the Earth is flat

Kyrie Irving believes the Earth is flat

While appearing as a guest host on a recent podcast with teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye — Road Trippin' with RJ & Channing — Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving made it very clear that he believes the Earth is, in fact, flat.          
Fear The Sword Feb 18, 2017
Kyrie Irving upends All-Star weekend with flat earth theory

Kyrie Irving upends All-Star weekend with flat earth theory

The Cavs guard taps into the conspiracy theorist within us all Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye have been putting together a podcast of late with Fox Sports Ohio analyst Allie Clifton for much of the season. It’s called Road Tripping with R.J. and Channing, and it’s been really fun. The guys have gotten LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving to come on at various points, and it’s a relaxed and often illuminating look into the relationships the guys on the team have built. The seventh episode featured Irving again, and he had some interesting thoughts on ... a lot of different...
Hoops Hype Feb 16, 2017

Cavs rookie Kay Felder had to dress as an Oompa Loompa because of Richard Jefferson

This is rookie hazing at its finest. Since the popcorn-in-the-car prank is played out, 16-year NBA veteran Richard Jefferson made Cavs 5-foot-9 guard Kay Felder dress as an Oompa Loompa. It’s all on Jefferson’s Snapchat, of course.
numberFire Feb 14, 2017
Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Tuesday 2/14/17

Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Tuesday 2/14/17

With Kevin Love sidelined, some Cavaliers, including Richard Jefferson, should see an expanded role.
numberFire Feb 12, 2017

Cleveland rules out Kevin Love for Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (left knee) will not play versus the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. What It Means: Love will have an MRI on his knee done Sunday to determine the extent of the injury. The Cavs could just be being extra cautious with the injury, but it is never a good sign to be ruled out for a game this early. Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson will rack up the minutes in Love's place. Love will be hard to replace as he is averaging 20.0 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 2.6 three-pointers per game with a 5.8 nERD rating -- 22nd best out of 463 NBA...

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