Turns out, Lonzo isn’t even the Lakers’ starting point guard.
Luke Walton told me today that Rajon Rondo will be the Lakers’ starting point guard to start the year.
It’s unclear whether “to start the year” means to begin training camp or the regular season. Lonzo is not yet ready to fully participate in practice after offseason surgery, so this could be as benign as Rondo working with the starters for now.
Or it could be Walton already making a call for the regular season.
But I’d also be surprised if there’s not a more open competition in training camp. Lonzo deserves a chance to earn the job.
Whatever Walton exactly means, the coach has latitude to run the team as he sees fit.