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Starting lineup is almost set! You won't believe who will be the shooting guard

By James Brown

Starting lineup is almost set! You won't believe who will be the shooting guard

Everything points that he will be the starting shooting guard.

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We are getting closer and closer to the start of a new season for our Los Angeles Lakers. That's why Darvin Ham has to work harder than ever to figure out what the starting five will be for the 22-23 season.The Lakers preseason begins on October 3 in Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena against the Sacramento Kings. In total, the Lakers will have 6 preseason games where they will face the aforementioned Kings, the reigning champions golden state, the suns, and the timberwolves.

Aware of what might happen with Russell Westbrook, everything seems to indicate that there is already a very likely starting five with or without Russell Westbrook. Still, the Los Angeles Lakers are keeping an eye on the Kyrie Irving trade because, as mentioned in other articles, the Lakers are willing to give up two first-round picks and the Long Beach California native to acquire the services of the Brooklyn Nets point guard.

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As for the lineup for next season, it will depend on the official roster, but what is certain is that Anthony Davis and LeBron James will be in charge of running the offense. In addition, everything seems to indicate that Austin Reaves will be the starting shooting guard. Reaves was one of the best performers last season. Considering it was his rookie campaign, this upcoming campaign should be better for him.

Last season Austin Reaves played 61 games and averaged 7.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game. Beyond the numbers, Reaves earned the respect of both the fans and his teammates, more specifically LeBron James with whom he created a good relationship.  According to Jovan Buha, a reporter for The Athletic, Austin Reaves is getting in better shape and has gained muscle.

The importance of mentality for next season.

In an interview, Reaves also mentioned the importance of staying positive; "It's my big focus. I go in there with a good attitude every day, and whatever they tell me to do, I do. Just putting my body in the best position so the rookie wall or whatever, it doesn't hit you like that. And you can more push through it because you're in better shape and better 

 

 


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