The Cleveland Cavaliers say Kevin Love will not have surgery after he broke his hand during Tuesday's game against the Pistons, but he will be out for approximately eight weeks.
Love underwent consultation relating to the non-displaced fracture of his left-hand fifth metacarpal in New York City on Thursday.
He will undergo a non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation repair his injury.
Love's injury adds to a team already having trouble getting its rhythm.
"It's just unfortunate for our team," James said after the Cavs' 125-114 loss to the Pistons.
"Obviously with everything (that's) been going on as of late with our ballclub, just trying to figure out how we're going to play every night, different lineups and getting everybody into the flow, we don't need to have Kevin go out like that," James told NBA.com