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SportsScouts: LeBron calling his own plays when running point

22:00  29 november  2018
22:00  29 november  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Nevertheless, his taking more control of the offense coincided with the Lakers turning the ship around after a 2-5 start to the season. The scouts also have noticed that when James is running the point , he rarely looks toward the bench to Even if James is bypassing Walton’s calls in favor of his own

"The scouts also have noticed that when James is running the point , he rarely looks toward the bench to receive play calls from coach Luke Walton. His basketball IQ is second to none, allowing him to run the offense as he sees fit. The 33-year-old James is having another strong season, leading Los

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Even on a new team, LeBron James is already calling the shots.

The Los Angeles Lakers' superstar is apparently uninterested in head coach Luke Walton's play calls when he runs the point, rarely looking toward the bench at those times and running the plays he prefers even when he sees them, advance scouts told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

To Walton's credit, he's apparently adjusted to LeBron's demands, allowing him to call the game when he's the primary playmaker - which is almost every minute he sees the court.

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The scouts also have noticed that when James is running the point , he rarely looks toward the bench to receive playcalls from coach Luke Walton. Ingram especially seems less dangerous when he stands around as LeBron calls out the play . He's not good a enough long-range shooter to put

The scouts also have noticed that when James is running the point , he rarely looks toward the bench to receive playcalls from coach Luke Walton. To this point , on the season, the Lakers have played with a pace of 104.39 with James on the court. Over the last six games, though (since Rajon Rondo

James has a history of taking over play-calling duties. After returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, he struggled to accept head coach David Blatt's decision-making and famously changed the play before hitting a game-winning shot against the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs.

"To be honest, the play that was drawn up, I scratched it," James said afterward to CBS Sports' James Herbert. "I just told coach, 'Just give me the ball. We either going to go into overtime or I'ma win it for us.' It was that simple."

This season, the Lakers are 11-9 after a 2-5 start. James has led the way, averaging 27.6 points, 7.9 boards, and 6.7 assists.

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