LeBron James at point guard will shape the Lakers’ rotation

Still, labeling James as the team’s point guard does have one, concrete advantage: It almost ensures the offense will revolve around him, a departure from Luke Walton’s scheme a year ago where any of the other four ballhandlers on the court could push the tempo if they chose. Under new Coach Frank Vogel it appears to be all about giving James the keys to the car.

“It’s not this massive innovative approach where we roll out something no one has ever seen before,” Vogel told The Athletic. “We’re not going to recreate the wheel, but there are small things we can tweak, just like every player on the team, to put him in the best position to utilize his skill set.”