Jun 14, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (4) shoots the ball against the Golden State Warriors in game five of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James said he wished he had more time to rest his body this offseason and unfortunately for him when the season begins, he’ll once again have a heavy load.  In addition to Kyrie Irving being out for the first month of the season following knee surgery, the Cavaliers will also be without Iman Shumpert.

via CBS Sports:

The Cavaliers announced Iman Shumpert will miss 12-14 weeks.

Shumpert suffered a ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris sheath in his right wrist, according to the Cavs, and will require surgery. The injury sets back the East’s projected favorites further in ther injury department, and will mean further instability in the backcourt.

With Irving out, Love still getting back up to speed and with Shumpert now sidelined, that puts more weight on James’ enormous shoulders. He’s more than great enough to handle the load, but the team at some point has to weigh short-term wins vs. getting James in better shape for the playoffs. The Cavaliers remain the easy favorite to win the Eastern Conference playoffs and reach the Finals, but this could impact their win total.

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