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Tyronn Lue says Cavaliers will follow NBA's new rest policy

Tyronn Lue says Cavaliers will follow NBA's new rest policy
Published On: Sat, Sep 30
June 19, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue speaks to media following the 93-89 victory against the Golden State Warriors in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said his team would follow the league's new resting policy, which means LeBron James will be playing in every road and national TV game so long as he is healthy.

If any team rests any healthy player out of a road game or "high profile" national TV game, it will be fined $100,000 by NBA commissioner Adam Silver. The Cavs play 39 games on national TV this season.

"That's a lot of money wherever you're at, $100,000," Lue said Friday. "That's a big fine, but we're going to try and play by the rules. You know, we're going to try and rest at the right moments, and guys that get through it will try to get through it, but we're going to abide by the rules."

The Cavs rested stars at various points last season, including multiple starters in the same games.

Lue also said his team would not exploit potential loopholes, such as placing players he intended to rest on the floor for a few minutes to abide by the letter of the law.

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