Lakers’ Starting Lineup for The First Pre-Season Game of the Season Revealed

Published 10/03/2021, 3:49 PM EDT
SHENZHEN, CHINA – OCTOBER 12: #3 Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers in action during a preseason game as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Shenzhen Universiade Center on October 12, 2019 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


With every passing day, the NBA 2021-22 season is nearing. Of course, players and teams will go through training camps and a preseason schedule before the regular season begins. At this point, every team has a different level of preparation, which might not reflect how they perform later on. That being said, the Los Angeles Lakers have revealed their starting lineup for the upcoming preseason game.

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The Lakers have been under the highlight this offseason, scrutinized for the trade moves and signings. A roster considering mainly of veterans, the Lakers wish to win another title with their big three—LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook.

Here’s a look at who head coach Frank Vogel picked to start against BKN.

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Here’s the Los Angeles Lakers starting lineup for the preseason game vs Brooklyn Nets

The Lakers will be starting their preseason schedule with a matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. Both teams have a strong core and roster, ready to tackle and conquer the upcoming season.

While the preseason games are no indication of how the season will turn out, it gives everyone a good idea about the players, and how one might enhance their game.

Here’s the lineup Frank Vogel has chosen:

The Nets vs Lakers preseason game is scheduled for 1:00 AM IST on Monday (3:30 PM EST on Sunday).

That being said, as this is a pre-season game, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are both sitting out.

How will the ‘Purple and Gold’ work together?

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As the Lakers roster has gone through some serious changes, only James, Davis and Horton-Tucker have been with the team since the NBA bubble in Orlando.

That being said, Laker fans will have to hold on for a little while longer to see Russell Westbrook play with the team. While Carmelo Anthony and Trevor Ariza will also be sitting out.

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Sep 28, 2021; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) answers questions during media day at the UCLA Health and Training Center in El Segundo, Calif. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

On the other hand, Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving will all sit out for the Nets. How do you think the Lakers will perform against the Nets? Let us know.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, she has over two years' worth of sportswriting experience at Republic World. Devika loves NBA a little too much and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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