New Lakers head coach Frank Vogel could look to maximize James’ offensive impact as the primary ball distributor on the court, while also freeing up some space for Anthony Davis.
This wouldn’t be the first time a team has made the four-time league MVP start in the backcourt. Tyronn Lue did it when the Cleveland Cavaliers were dealing with injuries in 2017 and back in 2012 when he was with the Miami Heat.
Danny Green will likely start as the shooting guard after signing a two-year deal with the Lakers. The team also has Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook and Alex Caruso as depth options behind James.