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The battle for the fifth starting role has started, Ham's three options you wanna know

By James Brown

An interesting but fierce battle is about to ensue in the Lakers training camp for the last spot in coach Ham's starting five lineup

An interesting but fierce battle is about to ensue in the Lakers training camp for the last spot in coach Ham's starting five lineup

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Recent reports have looked at the possible coach Darvin Ham starting five lineups for the beginning of the regular season, but also the information has three different possibilities regarding the last spot.

With the re-signing of Rui Hachimura, the NBA insider Jovan Buha had reported that the Japanese wing was going to become coach Ham's starter alongside D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis.

But with the incorporation of Jaxson Hayes, and the plan of playing with him and AD at the same time, coach Ham is thinking of starting the young center instead of Hachimura.

And the third option for the starting role is Jarred Vanderbilt, who ended last season being the starting wing, so it will be a battle between those three players at training camp to see who coach Ham decided to give the starting role.

The PG starting role could also change depending on training camp

At the moment D'Angelo Russell remains as the starting point guard, but the recent signing of Gabe Vincent has brought new competition to D-Lo. Also, recent reports by Buha have Ham thinking about possibly using Vincent as a starter depending on how things at training camp go.


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