Lakers news: LA has an open competition for the starting shooting guard position
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Lakers have open competition for the starting shooting guard position

josh hart, kentavious caldwell-pope

It has been a wild offseason for the Los Angeles Lakers. From being the entertaining underachievers of a young squad last season to LeBron James-led expected contenders this season, the situation has quickly escalated. The team can thank James’ migration to Hollywood as the culprit to their instant pursuit of glory. As each day nears towards the opener, it seems like the swiftly constructed Lakers team is finally coming together.

However, with some things set in stone, like the obvious starter in James, it seems that the starting shooting guard position is still up in the air for the team.

According to Ryan Ward of ClutchPoints, head coach Luke Walton still has that guard spot vacant.

The Lakers have an abundance of talent on who can actually play that guard slot. From Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Josh Hart, Lance Stephenson, to rookies Svi Mykhailiuk and Jeffrey Carroll who can possibly take a crack at it as well, it will be an interesting development on who finally comes out on top for the starting gig.

With the other expected starters in Rajon Rondo, Brandon Ingram, LeBron James, and JaVale McGee, finding the right starting guard to mesh with them will be crucial for their anticipated playoff pursuits. Nonetheless, having the best player on the planet in James almost makes them a shoo-in to go the distance.

If all things click for the Lakers, we may see them making some noise in the deep Western Conference. Keeping this in mind, having an eye out for them will be interesting enough to keep you glued to them this season.