James, 34, is expected to start alongside Danny Green in the Lakers’ backcourt. The four-time NBA MVP has been lauded for his ability to play nearly every position on the court throughout his career, but has been used sparingly at point guard.
James averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game last season for the Lakers, making a career-low 55 appearances. A groin injury limited the 15-time All-Star, but he has since recovered.
James averaged a career-high 9.1 assists per game during his 2017-18 campaign, his final season with the Cleveland Cavaliers before signing with the Lakers.