Lakers: Opens four-game homestand against IN on Thursday night. But I'm available anytime we need a play to be made.
"I figured I wouldn't have the ball in my hands as much, coming into the season and knowing the multiple ball-handlers that we have on this team", James said.
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 27: Lebron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against Trey Lyles #7 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center on November 27, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. It can't be because you want to pass it around, you get into your pick-and-roll plays. "Those guys have the ability to make plays as well". Last season, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, James' usage rate was identical - 30.8 - while he played 36.9 minutes per game.
"We had this game", said Darren Collison, who scored nine points.
Nikola Jokic added 14 points and Juancho Hernangomez had 12 for the Nuggets, who won their fourth in a row. Only Toronto and Utah have more. It's whatever it takes to try to help our ball club be as great as we can be toward the end of the season. "I think we got proven scorers - Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram. and then when you have two point guards like Ball and Rondo, we don't have to have LeBron having the ball in his hands all the time".
James Jr. has unofficially toured Duke twice so far and is likely to receive an offer from the Blue Devils once he enters high school due to his talent on the court and father's relationship to Coach K. James Sr. played for Krzyzewski twice on the 2008 and 2012 Olympics team and developed a deep respect for his coaching style.
The Lakers opened with a 13-0 lead and had a 38-15 advantage after one quarter before the Pacers started to rally. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points. He could go through a full practice Friday.
"He sprained his left ankle pretty good but he wanted to give it a go", Lakers coach Luke Walton said.