Frank Vogel deflates LeBron James-as-PG rumor, says Lakers still don’t have decision on starting lineup
Per Daniel Starkand of Lakers Nation, Vogel said that he hasn’t even made a decision on the Lakers’ starting line up. He noted that coming up with a definite line up is too early at this point.
“There have been no decisions made on our starting lineup. No imminent plan to start LeBron at the point guard spot. A lot of different lineup and combinations have been discussed but it’s way too early.”
Vogel, however, seemed opposed to the idea of playing LeBron as the starting point guard and emphasized that he won’t ask the 15-time All-Star to do something that he hasn’t done before.
Vogel’s comments come in after a spate of rumors saying that James will be the Lakers’ starting point guard. Subsequently, their starting line up would consist of Danny Green at the shooting guard spot, Kyle Kuzma as small forward, DeMarcus Cousins as power forward and Anthony Davis as center.
Lakers fans were thrilled that James, who possesses supreme court vision and basketball IQ, would finally be the team’s official point guard. However, some were neutral with the rumor — not because they didn’t see it as a game-changing decision, but simply because James has been manning point guard duties ever since.
In fact, apart from his elite athleticism and brute strength, it’s LeBron’s passing ability that opponents feared the most.
So whether or not James is the Lakers’ starting point guard or not, fans should expect him to run plays for the team and pile up on those assists.