LeBron James, Lakers need to ‘balance’ load management due to short offseason, says Rob Pelinka

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LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers need to ‘balance’ load management, according to the GM of the team, Rob Pelinka.

Pelinka shared his thoughts on what to expect regarding the playing time of LeBron James next season.

“That’ll just be a balancing act throughout the season. Recognizing that there was an extremely short layoff between championship and the start of the season and kind of figuring out what’s best for LeBron, what’s best for his health, the team’s health, what’s best for the league and kind of walking that carefully and thoughtfully throughout the year,” Pelinka said, via Dave McMenamin in ESPN.

James and the Lakers will have only 71 days to rest between Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals (October 11) and the start of the new season (December 22).

This is the shortest offseason in sports history in the United States (NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL).