Lakers Rumors: LA Intends to Start LeBron James at PG for 2019-20 Season

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks to pass during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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The Los Angeles Lakers are going to keep the ball in the hands of their best players next season, reportedly starting LeBron James at point guard to begin the year. 

Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported Monday the team’s plans to have James and recently signed Danny Green as the starting backcourt for 2018-19.

James has mostly lined up as a forward in his career, but he has sparingly played point guard and has always been an elite passer, averaging 7.2 assists per game in the NBA.

He has been even better in this area as of late, averaging 8.8 assists per game over the past three years including 8.3 per game last year with the Lakers. The move could be especially beneficial for the 34-year-old as he looks toward the future:

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