The Los Angeles Lakers sealed an awesome deal, and it’s more like a guarantee for the next season. The team made a few nice additions, and LeBron James will sure compliment the game. Let’s not forget Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, and Rajon Rondo.
If you followed the game last year, you probably know that the Lakers turned out to be one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the league. How will LeBron benefit from this pairing? The NBA star is always surrounded with shooters who helped him attack in the way he pleased. So, what’s going on with the Lakers at the moment?
James himself is involved in the big picture, and he’s considered the mastermind behind the Lakers new addition. Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne were the first to mention this. They explained how James and Johnson fit the picture.
“James, who will turn 34 in December, had studied the careers of all-time greats such as Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan and noted how they moved from the wing to the post as they approached their mid-30s. Bryant, for example, averaged 5.5 post-ups a game in his age-36 season in 2014-15 (most among guards) and 2.9 post-ups a game in his age-37 season (still fifth-most among guards).
James’ play in the post has ebbed and flowed over the past decade. He has developed his skills playing there, but has always been pulled to operating from the perimeter, where he’s more comfortable and where his teams often need him…
Playing more like Bryant and Jordan will take time and patience, and James told Johnson that some habits will be hard to break, sources said. But James knows playing more inside and yielding some control of the ball is important as he ages and his athleticism starts to fade,” they noted.
So, let’s see what happens next.