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Tyronn Lue refutes the report that starting point guard position for Los Angeles Clippers has been decided

Recent reports tabbed Reggie Jackson as the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers, but coach Tyronn Lue said that the team still has not decided between him and John Wall.
Los Angeles Clippers coach Tyronn Lue

Tyronn Lue

The opening of the regular season is just around the corner. And one of the questions surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers is who will start at point guard for the team. With some reports emerging that Reggie Jackson has gotten the nod, Clippers coach Tyronn Lue set the record straight on Sunday.

"I don't know where that came from," Lue responded when asked about the reports that the team is expected to start Jackson. "I didn't say it."

When pressed further by a reporter if he has made a decision, the 45-year-old coach answered curtly, "No."

Lue was non-committal about who between Jackson and John Wall will begin games in the starting unit. Instead, he complimented both veterans, and the decision is about "getting the right fit."

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"Both guys are in a great position and their mindset is in the right place," said Lue. "It's about winning. It's not about who is the starter, who is the best player. It's about getting the fit right and trying to win and both guys are on board with that."

A case for Jackson

A possible reason Jackson was expected to start over Wall is that he has been with the team for a longer period, repping the Clippers uniform since the middle of the 2019-20 campaign. In addition, he was able to build great chemistry with stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George during the 2020-21 playoffs. During that postseason trip, Jackson averaged 17.8 points and 3.4 assists per contest.

As the Clippers navigated through an injury-riddled campaign last season, the Boston College product was among the team's most consistent performers. He started all 75 games he appeared in, posting averages of 16.9 points and 4.8 assists per match.

A case for Wall

Wall also deserves a look for the starting spot because of his star power and playmaking abilities. He sat out two of the past three seasons due to injuries and a disagreement with the front office of his previous team, the Houston Rockets.

Even so, the former No. 1 pick has recently shown flashes of athleticism and creativity with the ball he had become previously known for.

Fans will get to see Lue's decision on who the starting point guard will be in a matter of days. The Clippers will face the Los Angeles Lakers in their season opener on Thursday.

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