Building Around Lebron: How He Should Choose His Next Team

May 14th, 2010 by David Glazer Leave a reply »
For Lebron James, July 1 cannot come fast enough. He wants to explore his options and there are several teams hoping that he will decide that they are the best fit. So, in the cap era, how can a team best mesh with Lebron?

First, there has been only one team to win a NBA title without at least two multiple all-star type players on the team: The 1994 Houston Rockets. The Rockets got lucky and played a similar team in the Knicks that year. So, to win a title, Lebron needs a true second all-star on his team, preferably a post player.

Lebron is a point forward, which means that he needs the ball in his hands on offense so his team does not need a great point guard. He needs a point guard that can defend and hit open shots. A great example is B.J. Armstrong when he played point guard with Michael Jordan.

Lebron can play either the 2 or the 3 effectively on defense. So what is most important here, is a pure shooter that can drain 3 point shots with ease off of the double teams that Lebron draws. A good example is Glen Rice from the Shaq-Kobe era.

Lebron needs open lanes to maximize his driving ability. A true power post player like Shaq is ...

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