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Kobe Bryant scrimmages on D'Angelo Russell's team, looks forward to playing small forward

Could this be a preview of Byron Scott's starting lineup?

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The Los Angeles Lakers just finished the first of two practices on their second day of training camp in Hawaii, and we have a very early look at a possible starting lineup:

One notable name missing from that group? Lakers' 2014 lottery pick Julius Randle. But not to worry, apparently he was one of the "starters," but must have been taking a rest when the media was let in, according to the lineups provided by Mike Trudell:

In fact, Clarkson and Randle may have been two of the best players on the floor, at least according to one observer:

And if the first thought that came into your mind at the thought of Bryant, Randle, Clarkson, and Russell sharing the floor was "these guys should get out and run" you are not alone:

Randle also apparently wants to add some dunking to that equation:

And after talking up how he thought his minutes would be "less heavy" after yesterday's practice, it would seem Bryant is backing up his words by deferring to his teammates on the floor so far:

And even without Kobe touching the ball, second-year Lakers head coach Byron Scott was a fan of what he saw from this group:

Kobe was also happy with that role, and might even use some of the extra energy on defense:

According to Mike Trudell, Kobe will sit out of the second practice of the day as part of the Lakers' plan to prevent unnecessary wear and tear on the 37-year old, but here are some photos of the team scrimmagin together, courtesy of the Lakers' Twitter feed:

Stay tuned to Silver Screen and Roll for plenty more updates from Hawaii.

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