August 31, 2016, 1:41 pm
Lakers coach Luke Walton said on Wednesday that he hasn’t decided between starting Luol Deng or Brandon Ingram at small forward.
Walton has no reason to make a decision right now so we wouldn’t read into this too much. Ingram would have to have an amazing preseason or have some other development occur to force the action in order for him to start. He’s raw and Deng needs to be on the floor to help with all the other inexperienced players they’re going to have on the floor.
So Brandon Ingram could be opening-night starter at SF – my money is still on Deng initially – but per Luke – nothing decided yet
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) August 31, 2016