D'Angelo Russell will start for the Lakers at the point guard spot. Obviously.
But when Luke Walton turns to his bench for a backup one he will see Jose Calderon and… Marcelo Huertas. The Lakers and Huertas reached a two-year contract extension Thursday, something reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
Then it was confirmed on Instagram by Huertas himself.
Huertas averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 assists in 53 games for the Lakers last season but played better toward the end of the campaign. He could push (and pass) Calderon for the backup point guard minutes, although my guess is Luke Walton would like to limit both the minutes of his older reserve ones.