Will the Lakers Continue to Run?
In case you happened to be living under a rock, on a 3-month vacation to the moon, or both, the big news for you would be the Lakers signed superstar Lebron James this summer to a 4-year deal. Since coming to the Lakers, the constant word from management to the players is they want to run this year. Last year, the team was tied for second in the league in pace. The team was quite young, giving heavy rotation minutes to Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and others. This year, however, the Lakers have not only added James who led the league in minutes played last year, but also veteran journeymen Lance Stephenson, Rajon Rondo, Javale McGee, and Michael Beasley who James so affectionately dubbed MUD (misunderstood, under-appreciated, determined). The question is will 34-year-old James continue to push the pace this year? How will Luke Walton divide out minutes between his vets and his young guys? It will be interesting to see if James will continue to lead the Lakers in their high paced offense.Read More