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11-08-2008, 04:25 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers' Darnell Jackson has cast taken off fractured wrist
Jackson had the cast taken off Friday and scans revealed the bone had healed, which will enable him to start rehabbing. He will probably strengthen it for a week before he's cleared to return to practice and then go through another week of workouts before he'd be cleared to play.

He injured the wrist in the first few days of training camp and dealt with swelling and soreness for about two weeks before getting it checked out Oct. 17, when the break was discovered. He was projected to miss the first month of the season.

The Cavs will not be rushing Jackson back. As of now, he would probably not be on the active roster for most games. Fellow rookie J.J. Hickson and Lorenzen Wright have been splitting minutes - not many - as the fourth big man.

Weighty issue:

ESPN analyst Jon Barry, who was in town to work Wednesday's game against the Chicago Bulls, said on ESPN radio that LeBron James recently weighed in at more than 270 pounds. When he came into the league six years ago, James weighed 240 pounds and currently the roster lists him at 250. But last season James let it slip that he was 260, though he quickly took it back after it raised eyebrows.

Playing power forward for both Team USA and now for the Cavs, it would seem reasonable that James bulked up a bit in preparation, though maybe not to more than 270. It doesn't seem to be slowing him down; his body fat is around 5 percent. But James is admitting nothing.

"What, 270? No, that's not true," James said. "It's a rumor; I don't like rumors."

Steal uptick:

The sample size is still a little small, but the Cavs' steals per game have jumped from last season. Coach Mike Brown does not encourage steals because he does not approve of gambling by jumping into passing lanes. There hasn't been a philosophy switch, but a personnel switch has made a difference. The Cavs are quicker on the perimeter, and James has been active on the inside. He's averaging more than two steals per game.

"In the past we were longer and wider on the perimeter," Brown said. "Now with Mo [Williams] and Delonte [West] playing more out there, they have been able to create some more steals. They both have very quick hands, Daniel [Gibson], too."

Godfather Williams:

Several Cavs players buy season-ticket blocks to give to charity, and their sections are dubbed with nicknames on banners around the arena, a common practice around the NBA. But there is a story attached to Williams' group: "Mo Gotti's La Familia." Since he was a kid growing up in Mississippi, Williams' group of friends has called themselves "La Familia."

"They call me Gotti," Williams said. "Everybody knows Gotti is the boss." For those who don't know, John Gotti is a former New York crime boss.

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Good news Jackson cast taking off. Hopefully he be ready in a week or so and rejoin our team.