Thanks to having eight days off due to the Heat’s first-round sweep in the playoffs, LeBron James has had time to heal up. He told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that he last time he felt this healthy was back in September when he was on his honeymoon. He suffered a thigh contusion in Game 4 of the series with the Charlotte Bobcats. He was able to remain in the game but limped through the second half.
James has used his time off to treat the soreness and expects to be ready to play in Tuesday’s opener against Brooklyn.
“I’m still getting (treatment) but it’s a little behind me,” James said, according to the paper. “By Tuesday night, I should be close to 100 percent with the thigh. I’ve done contact drills and I’ve done contact days.”
James has participated in all six practices the Heat have had in preparation for the series.