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Byron Scott Says Jeremy Lin Could Start for Lakers

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When he gets healthy, Lin could potentially move into a starting role for the Lakers.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Lakers concluded another day of training camp today, with most of the news coming out of the session once again concerning (what else?) injured players.

Regarding Nash and Lin, Byron Scott also stated to the media that there is a possibility that Lin could become the starter at point guard sooner than some were expecting.

If Nash is already suffering from lower back issues, it seems safe to assume that he will not be able to contribute as much as he had hoped this year. As far as all of the injured Lakers' statuses going into Thursday's game against the Utah Jazz, Scott had this to say:

If neither Lin nor Nash can go, the Lakers would be awfully thin at point guard, likely meaning a lot of minutes for Ronnie Price to show off his unique brand of shoe throwing defense, as well as some spot minutes for Wayne Ellington and Keith Appling to run the show.

Finally, Kobe took some time to reiterate his appreciation for the Lakers organization taking care of its players:

It remains to be seen if anything will come of it, but this extended recruiting pitch by Kobe could potentially help LA with free agents down the line, even if he is old.