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Darvin Ham will start Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley under one condition

Darvin Ham will start Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley under one condition

The new Lakers head coach Darvin Ham is open to the idea of starting Russell Westbrook along with the newly acquired Patrick Beverley but has one condition for that to happen.

The two players have to play defense. For Pat Bev who is known as one of the best defenders in the league that should not be a problem. Itโ€™s a different situation with the offensive-minded Russ.

โ€œIf they play defense,โ€ Ham said when asked if he would start the two point guards together. โ€œIf they play defense. We got a while thatโ€™s still a ways off. But definitely. People get caught in the starting lineups a lot, but you look at whoโ€™s finishing games and those starters theyโ€™re out there to set that tone for our entire team throughout the game.

โ€œThatโ€™s still far long ways off. But Iโ€™m not scared of that. Thatโ€™s definitely a bullet in the chamber. Weโ€™re looking forward to it, man. Those guys in the backcourt together, man, itโ€™s just likeโ€ฆ

โ€œBut again, I just watched Kendrick Nunn have a great workout. Who has been having great workouts since last month. Austin Reaves. We got a lot of options at that position. Lonnie Walker who we picked up from San Antonio.

โ€œAll Laker fans should be excited. I think weโ€™re gonna have a young, fast, hungry ball club along with these savvy veterans whoโ€™s also still playing at a very high level. Itโ€™s going to be fun to compete for those jobs.โ€

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