Just 29 minutes he competed Lebron James in the NBA season premiere and the Lakers loss to Nuggets (119-107). This was no accident, as it seems to be the intention of the coaching staff to keep the 39-year-old superstar in good condition at this age so that he can be truly productive in games, in less than more… quality playing time.
“Of course I always want to be on the court, especially when my team has a chance to claim a victory or when I feel I can help them. But there is a system and I will follow it“, commented after the match the “king”, who in his career averaged 38.1 minutes in the regular season and 41.3 minutes in the playoffs.
“In order for him to be as effective as possible, we should pay attention to the minutes he gets and how much continuous participation time he is on the floor. It’s something we’ll look at day by day, depending on how he feels. There will be communication with him, the coaching and medical staffLakers coach Darwin Hamm said.
Although LeBron had limited playing time, he was the leading scorer (21 points) and rebounder (8 rebounds) of his team, while also having the best +/- of all, with a +7 for his team in the time he was on the floor .
Source: Sport Fm
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