After watching their two stars run out of gas at times down the stretch, the Cleveland Cavaliers intend to give LeBron James and Kyrie Irving more rest next season.

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto:

One of the team’s regular-season goals is to cut down the minutes for LeBron James. They did that in 2014-15, with his 36.1 average the lowest of his career. He also played 69 games, his fewest in an 82-game season.

The Cavs also want to cut Irving’s minutes. Mo Williams was signed to help out at point guard. Irving is coming off surgery for a fractured knee cap, so it makes sense to keep his workload light in the regular season.

James averaged 42.2 minutes per game in the postseason, logging a league-high 844 total playoff minutes. The Richard Jefferson signing was one predicated on getting LeBron more rest as he enters his 13th season.

By Glenn Erby

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