4. Give Kendrick Nunn more run
Nunn isn’t a superstar but he is the best hope the Lakers have of arming James with a quality 3-point shooter to play alongside. He hasn’t made shots early this year but it’s safe to assume his performance will normalize somewhere near his career 36 3-point percentage.
The fact that Nunn can function as something more than a catch-and-shoot artist also should be helpful for the team’s starting lineup. Head coach Darvin Ham needs a secondary playmaker who can take advantage of the attention James and Davis receive on the strong side of the floor.
Swinging the ball to Nunn on the weakside with space should be an efficient plan for a Lakers’ offense that needs to find some stability. Staggering him so he can lead the second unit could also big a big boost for Los Angeles whenever James and Davis aren’t on the floor.
Nunn isn’t going to turn into anything approximating a franchise savior for the Lakers this season but he needs to play more than the 15 minutes and change he’s getting from Ham in the early going. Boosting him up to 25+ minutes for night should get him up to speed quickly after his injury layoff. It should also do wonders to help Los Angeles’ offensive efficiency climb towards respectability.