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LeBron James reveals bold plan for 2015-16 NBA season - it won't happen

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LeBron James has a bold plan for the 2015-16 NBA campaign - he wants to play in each and every one of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 82 regular season games.

On the face of it, the idea of the league's best player playing a full campaign isn't particular outlandish.

However, there is a variety of factors that mean James might find some resistance from the powers that be in Cleveland as he tries to achieve his aim.

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Firstly, as proven by his performance during the 2015 NBA Finals, LeBron is essential to the Cavs' hopes of going one step better and clinching their first ever title this time around.

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As such, David Blatt and co. need their talisman to be fit, healthy and raring to go when they inevitably end up in the playoffs. Putting James out on the hardwood at every possible opportunity in the regular season is one way to reduce the odds of that happening.

The coaching staff have already talked about limiting James' workload if and when they can.

Secondly, the four-time NBA MVP is already dealing with some injury issues just a few days into the new season.

Although he has started both of Cleveland's games this season - and is in line to play against his old team, the Miami Heat, tonight - LeBron had an injection in his back during preseason and continues to deal with the issue.

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Cavaliers fans will be pleased to see that, at 30-years-old, James is still as enthusiastic as ever to lead the charge for the Ohio franchise.

But, in reality, if the Cavs are having to put LBJ on the court each and every game night from here until April then things have gone badly wrong.

Many Cavs fans are less than convinced their star man will play a part in the full 82 game schedule:

Cavs fans: Should James play in every game, and do you think he will? Have your say in the comments below...

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Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference
NBA
LeBron James

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