The Los Angeles Lakers are entering a new season with a refreshed roster that has made them title contenders. Following the trade for Anthony Davis, the Purple and Gold were instantly put atop of the list of potential candidates to win the Larry O’Brien next campaign, but they might have an ace under the sleeve that would make their game even more dangerous.
According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Lakers will attempt to start LeBron James at point guard next season. James will play his 17th season in the association with a new-look Lakers set to take it all. Along with Anthony Davis and more figures, James is ready to become the team’s playmaker trying to lead his team back to the playoffs after six years.
He and recently acquired Danny Green are expected to start in the backcourt, according to Haynes. Last season the King was limited to only play 55 games in his first campaign with the Lakers because of a groin injury, but he has recovered and looks ready to go with no restrictions now.
Of course, this won’t be something new for the 4-time NBA MVP, as he’s played at the point guard position lots of times during his career. Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook, and Alex Caruso are the other point guards the franchise has on the roster.
Last year Lonzo Ball and Rondo were in charge of playing that position last season.
After missing out on the chance to land both Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker this offseason, it looks like Frank Vogel will use LBJ as his playmaker with Lakers fans excited to see what he’s going to bring next season.