Los Angeles may not be done making moves yet, but the addition of Patrick Beverley should at least shift the culture in a positive direction. Beverley is a veteran who has made his impact felt for years from effort and defense; he’s certainly not the strongest, fastest, tallest, or most athletic. Nonetheless, the Lakers finished as one of the worst perimeter-defending teams in the league last season and Beverley is a perfect complement to the team. If Anthony Davis and LeBron James stay healthy, and they make another move for a shooter, the playoffs could be an outside possibility. Find projected and confirmed Los Angeles Lakers starting lineups for each game day.

Starting Lineup

POS NAME RATING G MIN PTS FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% DRB ORB TRB AST STL BLK FTM FTA FT% TOV PF
PG Dennis Schröder D. Schröder
74
41 30.9 12 3.9 9.5 41.1% 1.2 3.5 33.8% 2.4 0.3 2.7 4 0.8 0.1 3 3.5 88% 1.7 2.3
SG Patrick Beverley P. Beverley
79
45 26.9 6.4 2.2 5.4 40.2% 1.2 3.5 34.8% 2.6 0.5 3.1 2.6 0.9 0.6 0.9 1.1 78% 0.9 2.8
SF LeBron James L. James
97
44 36.4 30.2 11.6 22.8 50.8% 2.2 7 31.5% 7.3 1.2 8.5 7 1 0.5 4.8 6.3 76.4% 3.1 1.6
PF Rui Hachimura R. Hachimura
75
37 24.7 12.8 5.1 10.5 48.8% 1 2.9 34% 3.8 0.8 4.6 1 0.4 0.4 1.6 2.2 69.9% 1 1.2
C Anthony Davis A. Davis
89
31 33.4 26.7 10 17.3 57.6% 0.4 1.5 28.3% 8.6 3.3 11.9 2.5 1.3 2 6.3 7.6 82.7% 2 2.7

Most Common Lakers Lineups

8 Games
PG: Dennis Schröder
SG: Patrick Beverley
SF: Troy Brown Jr.
PF: LeBron James
C: Thomas Bryant
6 Games
PG: Patrick Beverley
SG: Dennis Schröder
SF: Lonnie Walker IV
PF: LeBron James
C: Anthony Davis
5 Games
PG: Dennis Schröder
SG: Patrick Beverley
SF: Lonnie Walker IV
PF: LeBron James
C: Thomas Bryant
4 Games
PG: Patrick Beverley
SG: Austin Reaves
SF: Lonnie Walker IV
PF: Troy Brown Jr.
C: Anthony Davis
4 Games
PG: Russell Westbrook
SG: Patrick Beverley
SF: Lonnie Walker IV
PF: LeBron James
C: Anthony Davis
3 Games
PG: LeBron James
SG: Patrick Beverley
SF: Troy Brown Jr.
PF: Lonnie Walker IV
C: Anthony Davis

2022-23 Recent Lakers Lineups

Game Result
02/07/23 vs OKC L 130-133 PG: Patrick Beverley PG: Dennis Schröder SF: LeBron James PF: Rui Hachimura C: Anthony Davis
02/04/23 at NO L 126-131 PG: Patrick Beverley PG: Dennis Schröder SF: LeBron James PF: Rui Hachimura C: Anthony Davis
02/02/23 at IND W 112-111 PG: Patrick Beverley PG: Dennis Schröder SF: LeBron James PF: Rui Hachimura C: Anthony Davis
01/31/23 at NY W 129-123 PG: Dennis Schröder SF: Troy Brown Jr. SF: LeBron James PF: Rui Hachimura C: Anthony Davis
01/30/23 at BKN L 104-121 PG: Patrick Beverley PG: Dennis Schröder SF: Troy Brown Jr. PF: Rui Hachimura C: Thomas Bryant
01/28/23 at BOS L 121-125 PG: Patrick Beverley PG: Dennis Schröder SF: Troy Brown Jr. SF: LeBron James C: Thomas Bryant
01/25/23 vs SA W 113-104 PG: Dennis Schröder PG: Patrick Beverley SF: LeBron James SF: Troy Brown Jr. C: Thomas Bryant
01/24/23 vs LAC L 115-133 PG: Patrick Beverley PG: Dennis Schröder SF: Troy Brown Jr. SF: LeBron James C: Thomas Bryant
01/22/23 at POR W 121-112 PG: Dennis Schröder PG: Patrick Beverley SF: Troy Brown Jr. SF: LeBron James C: Thomas Bryant
01/20/23 vs MEM W 122-121 PG: Dennis Schröder PG: Patrick Beverley SF: LeBron James SF: Troy Brown Jr. C: Thomas Bryant

Lakers Starting Lineup Preview

The Lakers come into this year with a lot of similar strengths and weaknesses as last season. The backcourt is still revolving around Russell Westrbook, but Kendrick Nunn and Patrick Beverley will likely take a lot of the minutes in crucial games. The front court depth will be tested if Anthony Davis misses time but Damien Jones and Thomas Bryant are decent pieces to cover the cap at center. Troy Brown and Lonnie Walker can give some depth at the wing and it will be needed if James misses times or keeps his minutes limited.

FAQ

Who Are The Lakers Starters?

The Lakers starters consist of Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Patrick Beverley, and Russell Westbrook. However, Lonnie Walker, Kendrick Nunn, and Austin Reaves might rotate throughout the starting lineup as they find which guards work best.

What Is The Best Starting Five On Lakers?

The best starting lineup for the Lakers has been with LeBron James mainly handling point guard duties and Anthony Davis at center. While they don't run this all the time, based on offensive rating and defensive rating it has been the most productive.

What Is The Most Common Lakers Starting Lineup?

The most common Los Angeles Lakers starting lineup has been with Westbrook, Monk, Reaves, Johnson, and James in 2021-22. That will change during the upcoming season.

Who Is The Worst Starter On The Lakers?

Russell Westbrook has been the worst starter on the Lakers based on his defensive metrics and offensive play in crunch times of games. Given the lack of outside shooting, he is not a great fit around LeBron James.

Who is The Starting Point Guard For Lakers?

While Russell Westbrook and/or Patrick Beverley draw the starting roles at point guard, we often see LeBron James as the primary ball handler, running the offense through him with spacing shooters around him.

How Many Starts Does LeBron James Have?

LeBron James started just 56 games last season, but did play 37 minutes per game. Given the later stages of his career, he has taken on more load management, especially with a team that was not in contention last season.

How Many Starts Does Anthony Davis Have?

The injuries continue to plague Anthony Davis and he started just 40 games last season for the Lakers. He is coming into the 2022-23 in better health but Lakers don't have a contingency plan if he gets injured again.

Who Should Start On The Lakers?

Needing shooters around LeBron James as he is the point guard, using Patrick Beverley and Kendrick Nunn would be the optimal shooters to pair him with as Russell Westbrook does not fit this mold. Thomas Bryant and Anthony Davis are the best front court options.

Who Is The Second Leading Scorer On The Lakers Starting 5?

Anthony Davis is the second-leading scorer on the Lakers starting five, as he averages 23.2 points per game. This is seven points lower than LeBron James, who sits at 30.3. No other Lakers starter is averaging more than 20 points per game.

Who Was The Starting Five On Kobe & Shaq’s Team?

During the Lakers dynasty years with Shaq and Kobe as their original starters, they also had some key role players around them. Horace Grant, Rick Fox, and Ron Harper were the other three starters. However, it was Shaq and Kobe that ran the show.