Rich Paul has reportedly told other agents that LeBron James and Anthony Davis will move up to the four and five spots, respectively, in the coming 2021-22 NBA season. This looks like a bold move from head coach Frank Vogel. The ultimate question is: will this tweak work and bring the Los Angeles Lakers another title?
Let’s discuss the three reasons why this move guarantees another Purple and Gold their second chip in three years.
3. LeBron James plays all positions anyway
Though LeBron James is identified as a forward, he never really behaves like one. After all, his quickness, passing ability and supreme vision make him the perfect point guard. Also, he has that brute strength which enables him to guard players taller and bulkier than him.
For his entire NBA career, this is how his coaches have been utilizing him. The man literally plays all positions on the floor at any given moment. As such, yes, James moving up to the four spot is a major adjustment. But it’s not as if this is the first time we’ll be seeing him at the four spot.