Los Angeles Lakers: Predicting starting lineup and rotation

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With the 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers’ roster set, it’s time to envision the future starting lineup and rotation.

The Los Angeles Lakers completed their offseason overhaul by signing a superstar, surrounding him with experienced veterans and drafting rookies who can contribute from the get-go.

While the Lakers front office has made it clear that LeBron James is the only starter as of now, the rest of the starting lineup could be deciphered if things go according to plan.

Three starters from last season will likely join James in the opening lineup, while the fifth spot will be harder to predict.

The way the rest of the rotation unfolds will be interesting to watch as numerous players could play varied minutes on a night-to-night basis. Head coach Luke Walton will likely determine his rotation based on matchups, as the Lakers have the personnel to play a more traditional half-court offense, or a quicker small-ball offense.

When training camp is all said and done, here are the probable starters and the other 10 players that will round out the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster.