LeBron James will be at a guard point that will shape the rotation of Lakers

LeBron James is comfortable as a normal floor. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

LeBron James will start a point guard for Los Angeles Lakers next season, a year Yahoo Sports, a pioneering announcement for a player who often served as the de facto floor floor of his team since he entered the league in 2003. In fact, from 2013-14, his last year is in Miami and the tracking details First year is not available, James is no worse than the 25th place in the league for the match. In four of those six seasons, it was in the top 10.

This is not the first time that he has been told by a point guard. In 2017, James recorded double duplicate as guard Cleveland and 34 points dropped with 13 aid in a different game against Chicago Bulls in the same role, telling reporters "since then kid I was You always learn every location on the floor. He organized plays for the Lakers last season after Rondo Rajon's hand to break.

The biggest issue is the timing of the timings if James is a real starting point guard for this season.

The most obvious benefit is James and Rondo to separate, a point guard brought back to dealing two years this season. When they both shared the court for the Lakers last season, the team had almost four points per 100 properties. When James played when Rondo looked at the bench, the team suffered more than five points per 100 possessions. Rondo 's net staff score fell on the bench and James on the bench to less than 12 unhappy.

Danny Green need to start when James was the point guard (signed in a two-year deal, $ 30 million) Friday from the leading hero Toronto Raptors) by a guard guard so that he will be able to guard the point of the protection of other teams. Green is a versatile defender Stephen Curry and Chris Paul were successful last season, along with some of the other top players in the league. Generally speaking, it's an excellent spot-up shooter (1.3 points per occupancy in 2018-19, 98th percentile) with huge accuracy on shots behind the three-point line (1.4 points per attempt, 98th percentile).

Anthony Davis, received from New Orleans Pelicans for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and drafts picks, is sliding at his foremost power option and is a perfect complement to James's playing style. Davis does not need the ball in his hands often (only 8 per cent of his own possessions alone) and difficult near the basket (1.4 points per possession last season, 96th percentile) and as roll-roll during the pick-up and roll. It can go out to the perimeter for a three-point shot (33 percent in 2018-19).

Kyle Kuzma (a little forward) and DeMarcus Cousins ​​(center) are likely to give out the initial rotation. If the idea is to put James around perimeter shooters, this might not work out as planned.

Kuzma made only 30 per cent of his three-point shots last season and was above average as the pick-up ball and roll (65th percentile for points per possession). But it was in the 50th percentile or worse in the transition period, as a spot-up shooter, coming from screens, cutting to the basket and taking up opponents. And then the transition from power forward is greatly ahead. According to, Kuzma players efficiency rating he slipped from 18.5 to 16.2 when he slipped a job and his opponent improved from 13.8 to 16.2 whether Kuzma was defending another power on or on.

Cousins ​​were worse than Kuzma from a long range (27 percent in 30 game with the Golden State Warriors) as well as being a spot-up shooter below the average (16th percentile) and performer even worse as the roll man ( 12th percentile), although it lowered the position (54th percentile) and shifting (86th percentile) for the heroes.

Cousins ​​and Davis like both to work in the post, so it's still visible if Cousins ​​are asked to be more of an outline shooter for the upcoming season. It is worth noting that both in New Orleans during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, but the main reason was that Davis received half of the graduate holdings in those years. , according to data from Synergy Sports. This pushed Cousins' overall overall target area from 54 to 52 per cent with Davis on the court. Cousins ​​use also fell from 39 to 29 percent.

Then there is concern over James's workload. The guard of the playing points, which means that the ball is taken up all the possessions in addition to the offense, is passing tax on any player, let alone a 35-year-old person in December. One way to relieve wear and tear is to slow down the offense to a more comfortable pace. With James as the general floor, his team usually ran 91 to 92 with a game. This increased to 97 and 99 properties per game during its last two years in Cleveland, respectively, before it met 104 properties per game (the fifth fastest in the NBA) last year with the Lakers.

However, the labeling of James as a point guard of the team has a tangible advantage: He certainly ensures that the offense around him, leaving the Luke Walton scheme a year ago where any of the other four members of the court could be push the speed if they chose. According to the new Coach Frank Vogel, it seems the most important thing is to give James the keys to the car.

“This is not a hugely innovative approach when we see anything we have never seen before,” Vogel told the athletic. “We are not going to recreate the wheel, but there are small things we can verify, just like every player on the team, to put it in the best position to use its skill set.” T

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