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Clippers reportedly to start Reggie Jackson, bring John Wall off bench

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Four-fifths of the Clippers’ expected starting lineup this season was locked in: Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris, and Ivica Zubac. The only remaining question was who would start at the point.

Reggie Jackson will get the nod over John Wall, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

“Whoever’s best with the starters, whoever’s best with the guys off the bench. It could always change,” head coach Tyronn Lue said on Friday. “Right now, it’s just whatever’s best for the team.”

After missing all of last season (and having a couple of small, nagging injuries in the preseason), Wall is being eased into the season and will not play back-to-back games early on, Haynes reports. Wall will join Leonard and George in likely getting a lot of time off this season.

Depth is one reason the Clippers are considered title contenders heading into the season (along with Leonard and George starting the season healthy): Norman Powell, Nicolas Batum, Robert Covington, Luke Kennard and Terance Mann, come off the bench in addition to Wall. It gives coach Tyronne Lue versatility and options.

At the point, his first option will be Jackson.