Darvin Ham Gets Honest On Lakers’ Fifth Starter This Season trendynewsbro

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The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Golden State Warriors during Friday night’s preseason game but there was a lot for LA fans to be happy about.

Multiple stars on the roster scored in double digits again and the starting lineup looked very strong.

However, that official starting lineup hasn’t been decided yet, according to head coach Darvin Ham.

Following the game, he said that he hasn’t settled on the fifth starter for the regular season but declared he will not have a “revolving door” policy for the position, according to Cooper Halpern.

On Friday night, Taurean Prince was LA’s fifth and final starter, alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis, D’Angelo Russell, and Austin Reaves.

Prince did very well for himself.

The new addition to the team scored 17 points, shot 4-of-5 from the three-point line, and earned 83.3% from the field.

He also did quite well on the defensive end of the floor.

Because of all that, one would think he has earned his spot as the team’s last starter for 2023-24.

But Ham is still weighing his options and figuring out who would be the best fit alongside the starting four set in stone.

If not Prince, there are several other players who could take on the responsibility.

Jarred Vanderbilt, Rui Hachimura, and Jaxson Hayes are some of the athletes vying to earn that spot.

It sounds like Ham will make a decision and stick with it so the starting five will remain that way for the foreseeable future.

Now he just has to make his final choice as the regular season quickly approaches.

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