LeBron James has been rumored to be starting the 2019-2020 NBA season at point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA superstar will turn 35 in December, is this the move that can extend James’ career? During his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat, LeBron played more of a point-forward position but does Lakers head coach Frank Vogel want to move him to point guard full time? The Lakers went into the 2019 NBA offseason without a true point guard after trading Lonzo Ball to the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis and Isaac Bonga to the Washington Wizards. Is it possible for another player on the roster to instead be the Lakers’ starting point guard and leave LeBron James to play in the front court with AD and Kyle Kuzma?
Lakers free agency saw a mix of new and old faces welcomed onto the roster, especially at the guard position. Rajon Rondo was brought back after starting 29 games for the Lakers returning with fellow 2018-2019 Lakers Alex Caruso, JaVale McGee and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Caruso returns after proving himself down the stretch of last year, can the former Texas A&M point guard take over for Los Angeles? Steph Curry lost his backup to the Lakers in Quinn Cook, is it possible that the former Golden State Warriors guard found a way to finally start on an NBA super team? Former Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is largely used to playing shooting guard but could his defensive prowess prove to be an asset as the Lakers’ starting point guard?
In the video above and below, Lakers Report host Hannah Kulik breaks down the five most likely candidates to start at point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers and what skillset each one brings with him.
A full list of all the candidates in competition for the Los Angeles Lakers’ starting point guard:
#5 - Rajon Rondo
#4 - Alex Caruso
#3 - Quinn Cook
#2 - Avery Bradley
#1 - LeBron James
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