The Lakers visit Sacramento on the second night of a back-to-back, with two guards and no small forwards.
The Kings have shut down
Second-year point guard
The Lakers will also have to slow guard
Clarkson will guard McCallum and Brown will draw McLemore. Brown would likely back up Clarkson at the point, but then who takes Brown's minutes at two guard?
Casspi had a big game in the team's 122-111 loss to the
Kelly will start out of position at the three, where he generally struggled as Coach Byron Scott experimented throughout the season.
The second-year Duke product has shown he is a much better contributor at power forward, but the Lakers are clearly desperate given the volume of injuries.
If small forward was a challenge for Kelly, how will he fare at guard? Or do Clarkson and Brown just play 48 minutes?
Can the Lakers sign a third guard in time for Monday's game? That may not be likely.
The short-handed Kings should be able to outlast the even-more-short-handed Lakers.