LeBron to sit out one of next two preseason games

LeBron James in street clothes

The preseason can be a time for teams to come together and find some chemistry while playing in a few meaningless exhibition contests.

But for players like LeBron James, there's little need to overexert himself before the real season begins.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver worked to reduce the number of back-to-backs on the schedule in order to preserve the health of players over the long grind of an 82-game season. They should probably be eliminated entirely when the games don't count in the standings.

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