Apr 30, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) celebrates after making a three-pointer during the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Lin To Start For Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Jeremy Lin, aka “Linsanity” from the Houston Rockets in July. We know that Lin is talented offensively, while he’s somewhat defensively challenged. He has the potential to score 16 or 17 points per game for the Lakers this season. However, with Steve Nash in the fold for one more season, we still don’t know if Lin will start for the Lakers in 2014. Well, we may have an answer.

According to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, the Lakers likely lineup for opening night will be:

PG: Jeremy Lin
SG: Kobe Bryant
SF: Wesley Johnson
PF: Carlos Boozer
C: Jordan Hill
Sixth Man: Nick Young
Bench Rotation: Steve Nash, Xavier Henry, Julius Randle and Ed Davis
Deeper Bench: Robert Sacre, Ryan Kelly and Jordan Clarkson

The only “lock” to start on opening night is Kobe Bryant, for obvious reasons. Kobe is apparently “100%” healthy and ready to go. That’s a good sign for the Lakers. However, the rest of the starting lineup is up for debate. We don’t know what new Laker coach Byron Scott is going to do, nor do we know who will separate themselves from the pack during training camp.

But for now, at the end of August, it looks like Jeremy Lin may get the nod over Steve Nash and rookie Jordan Clarkson, who will get some run at point guard this season.

Who do you think will start for the Lakers at point guard in 2014? Let us know.


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