Lakers guard Josh Hart on how he’ll play alongside LeBron James
Playing with LeBron James isn’t a bad thing by any stretch, but it is definitely something different. The young players on the Los Angeles Lakers will need to acclimate themselves to playing with the best player in the world. At least one of them is looking forward to it.
“I’m someone who can space the floor and give him driving lanes, and someone who can get rebounds and push the ball and not leave too much weight on his shoulders in the regular season.”
Hart is on point with his self-analysis. The wing from Villanova averaged 4.2 rebounds per game last season. He also shot just under 40 percent from three last season. James is a gifted facilitator and Hart would stand to benefit mightily from the open looks he gets off of drive and kicks from LeBron.
James is also a beast in transition and during his rookie season, Hart was extremely successful on the fast break. His style of play could mesh extremely well with James.
LeBron won’t have a bonafide star alongside him in Los Angeles, barring any trades, and that might not be the worst thing. The youthful Lakers like Hart, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma still have tons of untapped potential. Perhaps playing with James will help unlock some of the potential in these budding stars.
Hart is clearly looking forward to playing with James. Luckily for him, his skill set should synergize with James’ ability to run the floor and facilitate the offense.