It’s that time of year again.
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As the NBA playoffs loom, it’s time to commence talking about LeBron James flipping the switch and transforming from regular-season LeBron into playoff LeBron before our very eyes. While it’s true that some of the metamorphosis has to do with an increase in minutes — regular-season LeBron plays 37 minutes a game to playoff LeBron’s 42 — James’ impact is about a lot more than playing time.

In fact, while many will focus on his scoring and offensive impact in the coming weeks, the switch that James flips should be labeled defense. Defense on the ball. Help defense. Transition defense (Andre Iguodala can explain this to you). All kinds of defense.

In the regular season, shooters have an eFG percentage of 49 percent on these attempts, meaning they shoot about 3.5 percent worse than average when regular-season LeBron is guarding them.

Limited Mens Leonard Floyd Jersey The hope is that this leads to more serious contract negotiations in the near future after the Giants left the door open for a trade two weeks ago at the NFL meetings in Orlando, Florida.

Offseason workouts are voluntary under the collective bargaining agreement. Beckham and Olivier Vernon weren’t around for much of the team’s offseason workout program last year. Vernon is also expected to attend this year with the team learning new offensive and defensive schemes under a new coaching staff.

Shurmur said last month that he expected Beckham to be in attendance for the team’s offseason program, which officially ends with a mandatory minicamp in mid-June. Beckham has been working out vigorously in Los Angeles most of this offseason.

Authentic Boston Celtics Jersey All reports are he will be ready to go as we get going, Shurmur said last month at the NFL meetings. There are steps he has to take. All indications Sharrif Floyd Jersey are he will be back healthy by the time we start playing in September.