LeBron James is more than excited about his new season with the Los Angeles Lakers and the secret weapon they have on the roster. The addition of Dennis Schroder and Marc Gasol was more than beneficial for the team. They were supposed to relieve LeBron’s burden. According to the four-time NBA champion, these players helped him engage in cutting action. Moreover, they even unlocked the element to his game he hasn’t seen in a long time.
“This year, with the addition of Dennis and the addition of Marc, being able to play off the ball, getting back to moving without the ball, cutting,” LeBron said. “Haven’t been able to do that in a few years. So, I can get back to that, using my wide receiver skills as I always like to allude to.”
That’s an interesting aspect of the whole situation.
LeBron and his Lakers teammates to use the best of his secret weapon
LeBron was the Lakers’ traditional point guard in the 2019-20 NBA season. Schroder gave Lakers head coach Frank Vogel better options in terms of his rotations. This also includes King James at power forward. Moreover, Gasol’s ability to step in as a point man gives the Lakers’ a chance to take a different approach.
LeBron has a higher usage rate this season. This is even better than last season. Let’s not forget that LeBron led the league in assists this past season. The four-time NBA champion sees the ball really often, including moments when he uses screens to go towards the rim or get positioning in the low post.
King James is pretty comfortable with Schroder and Gasol on the floor. This makes the Lakers tougher to guard down the line, even if LeBron remains the Lakers’ best playmaking option on the roster.
Things look really well for the Lakers at this point in 2021. Players are more than ready to win back-to-back titles. They have all the capacity a team needs to win a championship. Lakers players will do whatever it takes to go after another ring. Anthony Davis got his first championship, and he won’t stop here. The big man has so much to offer.