Lakers planning to make multiple starting lineup changes, report says

The Lakers have decided to make some changes to their starting lineup.

Los Angeles is expected to start Tyson Chandler and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope against the Bulls on Tuesday, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. JaVale McGee and Josh Hart will come off the bench in the game. 

McGee is averaging 11.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 2018-19. Chandler has averaged 3.7 points and 6.8 rebounds since the Lakers acquired him in a trade with the Suns in early November.

Hart has averaged 9.3 points, four rebounds and 1.4 assists in his second NBA season. Caldwell-Pope, a sixth-year veteran, is averaging 9.9 points, his lowest mark since his rookie year in 2013-14.

Los Angeles has lost seven of its last 10 games and has struggled in the absence of LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, who are both recovering from injuries.