Mike D’Antoni leaks starters for opening night

Oct 25, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake (5) reacts after a foul is called during the game against the Utah Jazz during the second quarter at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Thanks to a roster overhaul of nearly half the guys, the Lakers opening lineup for tonight’s season opener was always a question mark. A could of different lineups were used in the preseason, but nothing was set in stone. However, the not-so-important secret began leaking, first when Shawne Williams told reporters he was starting on opening, then was confirmed when Mike D’Antoni acknowledged the rumors and confirmed them.

 

 

The starting unit saw limited action together, with the majority of play coming in the final game. Their positive flashes were far too often over-shadowed by their miscues. They allowed a Utah Jazz team to remain competitive in the final preseason game through the first quarter. However, in the same game, they easily handled the same unit in the 3rd quarter en route to 37 points in the quarter.

 

Do you think this is the Lakers best lineup possible for opening night?

Topics: Line-up, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Night, Opening, Starters

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  • Phil Morstad

    What a joke. Williams will get destroyed by Griffin, Hill could at least stand his own. And Blake at the 2?!?! Also, honestly think Nash will do more harm on defense than help on offense. He’s playing like complete crap and looks like its time to retire. Farmar, Young, Johnson, Hill, Gasol. That line up could at least play some solid D and not get lit up for 120 like the Lakers are about to tonight.