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.


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

NameOVRPositionHeightPlaystyleBest Stats
LeBron James97SF6’8″Playmaker99 Court Vision, 99 Inside Shot
Brandon Ingram82SF6’9″Wing Scorer90 Stamina, 86 Inside Shot
Lonzo Ball82PG6’6″Floor General90 Defensive Awareness, 89 Passing
Kyle Kuzma81PF6’9″Stretch Big89 Stamina, 86 Inside Shot
Rajon Rondo80PG6’1″Backcourt Defender90 Passing, 90 Court Vision
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope79SG6’5″Slasher93 Stamina, 87 On Ball Defense
Michael Beasley78PF6’10”Stretch Big83 Inside Shot, 81 Mid-Range Shot
JaVale McGee78C7’0″Rim Protector95 Dunk, 87 Vertical
Josh Hart78SG6’5″Wing Scorer85 Stamina, 83 Speed
Lance Stephenson77SG6’6″Slasher84 Dribbling, 83 Driving Layup
Moritz Wagner77PF6’11”Post Anchor83 Inside Shot, 83 Stamina
Svi Mykhailiuk75SG6’8″Wing Shooter85 Stamina, 83 Speed
Ivica Zubac73C7’0″Post Anchor83 Stamina, 82 Inside Shot
Alex Caruso72PG6’5″Floor General89 Free Throw, 80 Speed
Isaac Bonga72SF6’9″Playmaker85 Stamina, 83 Speed
Travis Wear62PF6’10”Stretch Big81 Free Throw, 75 3-point Shot

Playbooks

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

Play NamePlay Type
PG PistolPick and Roll
PG 5 Out Slice AnglePick and Roll
PG Horns Al HighPick and Roll
PG Fist DownPick and Roll
PG Horns SlotPick and Roll
PG SpainPick and Roll
PG DragPick and Roll
PG 14 Low HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak AnglePick and Roll
PG 41 High AnglePick and Roll
PG 41 Quick HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak UpPick and Roll
PG 41 LiftedPick and Roll
SG 21Pick and Roll
SG Horns Al AnglePick and Roll
SG High Pistol AnglePick and Roll
SF Weak GetPick and Roll
SF 41 Pin AnglePick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse GetPick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse AnglePick and Roll
PF Horns Elbow RamPick and Roll
PF 41 Pitch SpreadPick and Roll
PF 41 Weak HighPick and Roll
PG Horns Strong RickyScreen
PG 41 Weak Reverse Back PinScreen
PG 41 Strong Reverse PinScreen
SG Pistol FlareScreen
SG Jungle Hoya FenceScreen
SG Horns AlScreen
SG Floppy DoubleScreen
SG Floppy SingleScreen
SG WeakScreen
SG Zip GoScreen
SG 41 Weak Reverse PinScreen
SG Elbow QuickScreen
SG 41 High StaggerScreen
SG 41 Weak StaggerScreen
SG 41 Strong Reverse Back DownScreen
SG/SF 41 High Angle DoubleScreen
SF Fist Down PinScreen
SF Zip PinScreen
SF 41 PinScreen
SF 41 High AwayScreen
PF 41 High DownScreen
C 41 Strong Reverse DownScreen
C 41 DownScreen
PG Slice One DownPostup
PG 41 Strong Reverse SlicePostup
SG 41 Duck InPostup
SG 41 Strong Reverse FlexPostup
SF 41 Low Quick PostPostup
PF Zipper PunchPostup
PF 41 Strong UpPostup
C 41 Quick PostPostup
C 41 Weak Quick Wing EntryPostup
C 41 Quick EntryPostup
C 41 Strong Reverse Wing EntryPostup

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