CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – LeBron James will play Monday night despite battling strep throat over the past few days, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue indicated prior to Cleveland’s matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks.
James did not play in Saturday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls, dropping the Cavs’ record to 0-4 without their superstar forward this season. He did not participate in the team’s shootaround session Monday morning but will be back in the starting lineup at home against the Bucks.
Dating back to 2014, Cleveland is 4-19 when James does not play.
Shooting guard Kyle Korver, who suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter on Saturday, will also play against Milwaukee, Lue said.
Point guard Deron Williams, after clearing waivers over the weekend, is expected to be officially signed at some point on Monday by Cleveland. The veteran will likely be available to back up guard Kyrie Irving on Wednesday in Boston.