Report: Lakers announce huge change to starting lineup ahead of matchup vs. Jazz

Robert Marvi
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The Los Angeles Lakers will face a stiff test tonight in the form of the Utah Jazz in the altitude of Salt Lake City.

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has made a major change to his squad’s starting lineup.

The insertion of Talen Horton-Tucker appears to be an attempt to give the Lakers more offensive pop to start games. It may also take some of the load off LeBron James, who has been playing heavy minutes lately.

The Lakers are still without superstar big man Anthony Davis, who has a strained calf and Achilles tendonosis. The team also won’t have starting guard Dennis Schroder, who is subjected to the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols for at least one more game.

The Jazz have the league’s best record and have been red-hot of late.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.