LeBron limited in Cavs practice by back issue

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James didn’t take part in all of Cleveland’s practice as he remains limited by a back issue.

Cavs coach David Blatt says the team is being ”conscientious and cautious” with James, who received an anti-inflammatory injection last week. James didn’t speak to the media following the Cavs’ workout at Cleveland Clinic Courts.

Blatt says James is ”fine” heading into the season opener on Tuesday in Chicago. The four-time MVP only played in two of Cleveland’s seven exhibition games, missing the last three after receiving a shot.

Blatt says James will be out there ”very soon.”

Power forward Tristan Thompson hasn’t yet rejoined the team after agreeing to a five-year, $82 million contract on Wednesday. The team hopes to have Thompson on the floor on Friday.