The Los Angeles Lakers enter the 22-23 season with an excess of depth at the point guard position in Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley and now Dennis Schroder.

Sources tell Marc Stein of Substack that the Lakers, however, internally view Beverley as a 3-and-D wing rather than a point guard at this stage of his career. The Lakers view Westbrook and Schroder as their nominal point guards, while Beverley, Kendrick Nunn, Austin Reaves and Lonnie Walker IV are wings. 

The Lakers of course also have LeBron James to handle a significant portion of ball handling duties.