Lakers Roster & Starting Lineup With LeBron James for 2018

LeBron James has agreed to sign a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. The contract cannot be signed until July 6, but Klutch Sport has already issued a press release with James’ decision.

Let’s take a look at the current Lakers roster and projected starting lineup with James. Keep in mind the Lakers are going to sign additional players, and all indications are L.A. will be looking to add another marquee free agent.

Lakers Roster & Starting Lineup With LeBron James for 2018-19

C- Julius Randle (RFA), Mo Wagner, Ivica Zubac
PF- Kyle Kuzma, Isaac Bonga
SF- Brandon Ingram, Luol Deng, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
SG- LeBron James, Josh Hart
PG- Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso

Lakers free agents: Brook Lopez (UFA), Channing Frye (UFA), Travis Wear (RFA), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (UFA), Andre Ingram (RFA), Gary Payton II (RFA), Isaiah Thomas (UFA)


The above lineup would be if the Lakers want to simply plug James into their current team roster. It has the Lakers retaining Julius Randle rather than signing an additional free agent.

The Lakers also met with free agent big man Clint Capela. Keep in mind Capela is a restricted free agent, and the Rockets can match any offer. Here is what a potential Lakers lineup could look like with Capela also in the mix if the Rockets did not match the Lakers offer.


Lakers Roster & Starting Lineup With LeBron James for 2018-19

C- Clint Capela, Mo Wagner, Ivica Zubac
PF- Kyle Kuzma, Isaac Bonga
SF- Brandon Ingram, Luol Deng, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
SG- LeBron James, Josh Hart
PG- Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso

Lakers free agents: Brook Lopez (UFA), Channing Frye (UFA), Travis Wear (RFA), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (UFA), Andre Ingram (RFA), Gary Payton II (RFA), Isaiah Thomas (UFA)


Source: Heavy Sports