Shawne Williams Indicates That He Will Be Opening Night Starter

Shawne Williams Indicates That He Will Be Opening Night Starter


Following the Lakers Sunday practice, head coach Mike D’Antoni refused to set a starting lineup. With Chris Kaman returning to the team after two games that saw Shawne Williams start at the power forward position, that was really the only spot that was in question.

According to Serena Winters, Williams believes that he will receive the start at the power forward spot on Tuesday night.

For Opening Night, the starting lineup will be Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Nick Young, Shawne Williams and Pau Gasol.

This lineup has been up and down while on the floor together. In the second half of last Friday’s game, the unit played extremely well together and extended on a lead that the second unit built. In the game before that, the starters struggled to find some cohesion.

It’ll be interesting to see where D’Antoni can work in Kaman because the second unit has played well together without him in the lineup. Kaman’s return could mean a decrease in Jordan Hill’s minutes as that’ll likely be the toughest issue for D’Antoni in his rotations.

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    This is how desperate the Lakers are for a backup point guard.They tried to get B.J. Young LOL Yikes he sucks i think.Why crappy B.J. Young?Thank god he declined a Lakers contract.Lets get a legit NBA ready backup point guard.Shawne Williams will play well.Steve Nash is looking like he might miss some random games.B.J. Young hell no!

    B.J. Young Signing With Rockets’ D-League Team After Interest From Lakers, 76ers

    Oct 28, 2013 2:55 PM EDT

    Free agent guard B.J. Young – a recent release of the Rockets – will sign a deal with Houston’s D-League team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, a league source told RealGM.

    Young was released by the Rockets early in training camp, but the former Arkansas standout received interest from the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadlephia 76ers before deciding to join the Rockets’ burgeoning pipeline of young talent in Rio Grande Valley, a league source said.

    Daryl Morey has stockpiled several talented players to place into the Rockets’ developmental system, which will also include the recently waived Troy Daniels.

    After averaging over 15 points and three assists in his sophomore season at the Unviersity of Arkansas, Young, 20, went undrafted in June’s NBA draft.

    Young played for the Rockets in summer league, displaying moments of explosiveness averaging nearly 12 points on 51.6 percent shooting and two assists.

    PER Realgm

    • Gregory Choa

      Umm…we have Jordan Farmar…

      • LakersHeatBeef

        Exactly we don’t need B.J Crappy Young he sucks.We already got Farmar.No point guards needed unless Blake and Nash are out which they are not.If anything get Derrick Rose or Russell Westbrook if not lets stand pat.

        • meep

          lol bulls will never let drose leave, westbrook on the other hand maybe we could get him but it a big maybe. the only guy we have a decent shot to get is rondo since boston in rebuild mode

          • Shane Michael

            Westbrook is not as big of a ‘maybe’ as you may think. He’s a Los Angeles native and when KD leaves (trust me..he will) Westbrook will go to L.A.

    • meep

      umm hello did you forget we have farmar who more mature and improve. he just posted a 20 point game last week

      • LakersHeatBeef

        LOL very true regarding Jordan Farmar he is a good young point guard.I was wondering why would the Lakers FO go after a trashy player like Young?I am glad he decided to play for the D-League Rockets team.Lakers don’t need any certified scrubs on the team.We need ballers.B,J, Young is terrible he is a awful player.Hopefully the FO just stays with the Nash,Blake,Farmar rotation.Yeah we don’t need B.J. Young at all and i was shocked to read Lakers had interest in him.SMH at B.J. Young!

  • taviyoung

    The starting lineup SHOULD be…
    PG- S.Nash
    SG- N.Young
    SF- W.Johnson
    PF- C.Kaman
    C- P.Gasol
    Nash is already a liability on defense, so why would you put Blake at the two and make him a liability as well. I know Blake is a pretty good defender, but he’s not big enough for that position! I watched Klay Thompson just destroy him in the preseason. I was like I know D’ Antoni is going to get away from this small ball crap, especially when you have good shooting guards with size in Young, Henry, and even Meeks. Seems like he’s not.

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