Reports: LeBron James out, Nicolas Batum active Wednesday

(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

The Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers are set to tip off in about 20 minutes but there were some last minutes changes.

LeBron James will not play tonight with a wrist injury according to┬áChris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group. Portland’s Nicolas Batum will play after leaving in the third quarter last Thursday against Boston with a wrist injury.

LaMarcus Aldridge decided to put off surgery and play on Saturday and Robin Lopez was shooting jumpers with his injured right hand, which is progress. He was basically just shooting left handed hooks before.

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports that Joel Freeland has finally picked up a basketball after injuring his shoulder on Jan. 3.

The Cavs are on a seven-game win streak.

 

 

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on ESPN.com's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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