5 Reasons Jeremy Lin Should Be Los Angeles Lakers’ Starting Point Guard

Selecting a starting point guard figured to be an issue for the Los Angeles Lakers once upon a time.

But not anymore.

Jeremy Lin is the clear choice.

Mitigating circumstances—specifically Steve Nash's health—have razed any alternatives. Head coach Byron Scott has even conceded as much, noting that Lin could start in light of Los Angeles' current situation, according to the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan.

Still, nothing is certain. Scott's subtle endorsement comes after flagrantly implying Lin would be charged with manning the second unit.

"Those probably will be two of the first guys off the bench,” Scott said of Lin and Ed Davis following Los Angeles' first preseason contest, per Lakers.com.

So much for that.

Choosing a starting point guard isn't a source of conflict anymore. This shouldn't even be a decision. Lin needs to start.

Here's why.

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