LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers, and this brought a bunch of changes in his game, including his minutes.
Yes, the next season will be different for LeBron, as he will get to play the least amount of minutes. That’s what the Lakers are trying to achieve at the moment.
King James will play outside Cleveland for the first time in four years, and this will be his first season in the Western Conference ever. That’s a big shot. The Lakers have focused their attention on the veteran experience and the young core. They even believe to be able to make the playoffs with the king of basketball. Will that happen?
LeBron’s first season in Los Angeles will be quite than the ones he had wearing the Cavs uniform. Sources claim that the Lakers will force LeBron to play the least amount of minutes in his entire career.
How do 33.5 minutes a game seem to you?
Some say that LeBron will play just 33.5 minutes per game, and this is 3.4 mins less from the time he played last season with the Cavs. Wonder why? The team is keeping LeBron fresh for the postseason. Good plan.
“To me, 33.5 mpg feels like a great goal. Shaving just 3.4 minutes may sound trivial, but over the course of 82 games, 278.8 minutes add up. It’s difficult to believe LeBron’s body wouldn’t benefit from that time off, especially as the Lakers enter the playoffs,” Andy Kamentzky said.
It seems like the Lakers have everything under control. They have even planned the playoffs!
Brandon Ingram and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will have to step up and limit King James so that he remains fresh for the postseason. Nice plan. Again.
The Lakers will face a huge challenge, and everything points to the fact that they’re doing a good job. Let’s see what happens next.