NBA Live 19: Los Angeles Lakers Player Ratings and Roster

The new home of the best player in the world, LeBron James’ Lakers will be a whole new outfit this season.

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Last season, the Lakers were a struggling young team with a number of talented but inexperienced players. A roster overhaul in the offseason, however, led by the signing of LeBron James, will see a new look outfit take the court in 2018/19. Check out the full roster and NBA Live 19 player ratings below.


Lonzo Ball, PG, 82

Age: 20 

Position: PG

Height: 6’6’’

Playstyle: Floor General

Best stats: 90 Defensive Awareness, 89 Passing, 88 Speed

Ball’s rookie season was marred by negativity, largely related to his unorthodox jump shot, but in reality his first year in the NBA was an impressive one. Though he doesn’t project as a volume scorer, his 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game were great numbers for a first season player, and reflected both his elite passing and defensive abilities. Playing alongside one of the best passers of all time in LeBron this season, expect his numbers to take a dip but his understanding of the game to improve significantly.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, 79

Age: 25 

Position: SG

Height: 6’5’’

Playstyle: Slasher

Best stats: 93 Stamina, 87 On Ball Defense, 85 Speed

Caldwell-Pope is a useful player in the modern day NBA, playing high level defense at one end of the floor and providing a constant perimeter threat at the other. Last season, he knocked down 38.3% of 3-point attempts, a career high, while putting up 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 steals a night. Though listed as a starter in NBA Live 19, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him pushed to the bench to accommodate for the likes of Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart in the starting lineup.


LeBron James, SF, 97

Age: 34

Position: SF

Height: 6’8’’

Playstyle: Playmaker

Best stats: 99 Contested Shot, 99 Inside Shot, 99 Court Vision, 99 Driving Layup, 99 Defensive Awareness, 99 Draw Shooting Foul, 99 Stamina

The best player in the world is now a Laker, and coming off a year which was as good as any in his career, will be hoping to lead his young side into the playoffs. Last season, he averaged similar numbers to what he has put up for the past 15 years – 27.5 points on 54.2% shooting, 8.6 boards, 9.1 assists and 1.9 steals per night. More impressive than his raw numbers, however, was his ability to carry an otherwise very mediocre Cavaliers side to the NBA Finals. With a far better supporting cast this season, it will be interesting to see how far he can take the Lakers.

Kyle Kuzma, PF, 81

Age: 23

Position: PF

Height: 6’9″

Playstyle: Stretch Big

Best Stats: 89 Stamina, 86 Inside Shot, 85 Driving Layup

After being drafted at pick 27 in the 2017 draft, Kuzma had an impressive rookie season. In 77 games, he played an average of 31.2 minutes and put up 16.1 points (while shooting 45% from the field and 36.6% from long range), 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Expect him to play a significant role for the team in 2018/19.

JaVale McGee, C, 78

Age: 30

Position: C

Height: 7’0’’

Playstyle: Rim Protector

Best stats: 95 Dunk, 87 Vertical, 86 Shot Block

After earning himself a couple of rings on the back of four All-Star teammates in Oakland, McGee moved to the Lakers in the 2018 offseason. In fairness, the most regular contributor to Shaqtin’ a Fool played a reasonable role for his old side last season, coming alive in the Playoffs to put in some important minutes. Though he is a better athlete than basketballer, McGee can certainly provide value to the right team – particularly one with elite playmakers like this one – and is renowned for his positive locker room presence.

NBA Live 19: Los Angeles Lakers Roster

Name OVR Position Height Playstyle Best Stats
LeBron James 97 SF 6’8″ Playmaker 99 Court Vision, 99 Inside Shot
Brandon Ingram 82 SF 6’9″ Wing Scorer 90 Stamina, 86 Inside Shot
Lonzo Ball 82 PG 6’6″ Floor General 90 Defensive Awareness, 89 Passing
Kyle Kuzma 81 PF 6’9″ Stretch Big 89 Stamina, 86 Inside Shot
Rajon Rondo 80 PG 6’1″ Backcourt Defender 90 Passing, 90 Court Vision
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 79 SG 6’5″ Slasher 93 Stamina, 87 On Ball Defense
Michael Beasley 78 PF 6’10” Stretch Big 83 Inside Shot, 81 Mid-Range Shot
JaVale McGee 78 C 7’0″ Rim Protector 95 Dunk, 87 Vertical
Josh Hart 78 SG 6’5″ Wing Scorer 85 Stamina, 83 Speed
Lance Stephenson 77 SG 6’6″ Slasher 84 Dribbling, 83 Driving Layup
Moritz Wagner 77 PF 6’11” Post Anchor 83 Inside Shot, 83 Stamina
Svi Mykhailiuk 75 SG 6’8″ Wing Shooter 85 Stamina, 83 Speed
Ivica Zubac 73 C 7’0″ Post Anchor 83 Stamina, 82 Inside Shot
Alex Caruso 72 PG 6’5″ Floor General 89 Free Throw, 80 Speed
Isaac Bonga 72 SF 6’9″ Playmaker 85 Stamina, 83 Speed
Travis Wear 62 PF 6’10” Stretch Big 81 Free Throw, 75 3-point Shot


Find out all the plays you can run through this talented Lakers offense with their full list of plays below.

Play Name Play Type
PG Pistol Pick and Roll
PG 5 Out Slice Angle Pick and Roll
PG Horns Al High Pick and Roll
PG Fist Down Pick and Roll
PG Horns Slot Pick and Roll
PG Spain Pick and Roll
PG Drag Pick and Roll
PG 14 Low High Pick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Angle Pick and Roll
PG 41 High Angle Pick and Roll
PG 41 Quick High Pick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Up Pick and Roll
PG 41 Lifted Pick and Roll
SG 21 Pick and Roll
SG Horns Al Angle Pick and Roll
SG High Pistol Angle Pick and Roll
SF Weak Get Pick and Roll
SF 41 Pin Angle Pick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse Get Pick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse Angle Pick and Roll
PF Horns Elbow Ram Pick and Roll
PF 41 Pitch Spread Pick and Roll
PF 41 Weak High Pick and Roll
PG Horns Strong Ricky Screen
PG 41 Weak Reverse Back Pin Screen
PG 41 Strong Reverse Pin Screen
SG Pistol Flare Screen
SG Jungle Hoya Fence Screen
SG Horns Al Screen
SG Floppy Double Screen
SG Floppy Single Screen
SG Weak Screen
SG Zip Go Screen
SG 41 Weak Reverse Pin Screen
SG Elbow Quick Screen
SG 41 High Stagger Screen
SG 41 Weak Stagger Screen
SG 41 Strong Reverse Back Down Screen
SG/SF 41 High Angle Double Screen
SF Fist Down Pin Screen
SF Zip Pin Screen
SF 41 Pin Screen
SF 41 High Away Screen
PF 41 High Down Screen
C 41 Strong Reverse Down Screen
C 41 Down Screen
PG Slice One Down Postup
PG 41 Strong Reverse Slice Postup
SG 41 Duck In Postup
SG 41 Strong Reverse Flex Postup
SF 41 Low Quick Post Postup
PF Zipper Punch Postup
PF 41 Strong Up Postup
C 41 Quick Post Postup
C 41 Weak Quick Wing Entry Postup
C 41 Quick Entry Postup
C 41 Strong Reverse Wing Entry Postup