Unfortunately, injuries once again helped to decide some things as Price was hurt in the Lakers last preseason game, making it a little easier for Byron Scott to name Jeremy Lin as the opening night starter at point guard via the Lakers official Twitter page.
Lin starting now gives this opening night game another interesting storyline. Dwight Howard coming back to Staples Center is always one to get the headlines, but Jeremy Lin playing against his former team will also be worth watching.
This preseason was an impressive one for Lin who showed that he can get to the basket regularly, and create shots for his teammates. With Nash gone and Price banged up, Lin could be in line for plenty of minutes on Tuesday.