The Lakers visit Sacramento on the second night of a back-to-back, with two guards and no small forwards. Ryan Kelly will have to fill in at the three and possibly even backup guard.
Second-year point guard Ray McCallum has been pressed into service, averaging 11.9 points on 47.6% shooting, with 4.1 assists a game through seven games in April.
The Lakers will also have to slow guard Ben McLemore who has scored 18.7 points a game over the Kings' past three.
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 Denver Nuggets, scoring 22 points with seven rebounds and seven assists.
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.