Josh Hart plans to learn a lot from new Lakers teammate LeBron James
The Los Angeles Lakers made the biggest splash move this offseason with the signing of four-year, $153 million deal with All-Star forward LeBron James that has quickly generated a significant amount of buzz around the franchise.
This has also provided the opportunity for the young core group on the roster to learn from arguably the best player in the league that should further help progress their development on and off the court. With that in mind, second-year guard Josh Hart voiced during an interview with ESPN Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon that he’s ready to do anything he can to learn from the four-time league MVP.
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Hart has shown more development in his game as he proved to be an improved scorer in the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League helping lead the Lakers to the championship game after averaging 22.4 points per contest that earned him the MVP award in seven games played. He displayed a more effective ability to shoot from beyond the arc while showing more control on drives to the rim behind his improved strength and defined skillset.
The chance to learn from James is a unique opportunity for Hart to gather knowledge and guidance from arguably the best player in the league that is regarded for having a strong work ethic and being a highly intelligent player. Hart is one of the Lakers’ promising young core players that the team is hoping can prove to be a key piece to the long-term puzzle for the franchise.
The rest of the Lakers’ youth likely feels the same about the chance to play alongside James in what should be an exciting 2018-19 season that should see the team move back to into prominence in the league. More importantly, it has put forth an even brighter future ahead in Los Angeles that has been lacking for quite some.