James Questionable for Season Opener

LeBron James reportedly won’t play again this preseason, and there’s a chance he’ll miss Cleveland’s much-anticipated season opener with Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics. James didn’t practice Wednesday, a day after he made his exhibition debut after being slowed by a sprained left ankle sustained Sept. 27. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the four-time MVP’s ankle is sore again, and has been ruled out for Cleveland’s final preseason game tonight in Orlando. As for James’ status for Tuesday night’s home opener against the Celtics and former Cavs All-Star Kyrie Irving, Lue was non-committal. James did not speak to reporters following Wednesday’s practice. Lue said J.R. Smith will rejoin the starting lineup while James is out and guard Jose Calderon will enter the rotation. For now, James’ injury will prevent the Cavs from working out the kinks in their revamped offense. Lue said he’s had to alter some plans already.