The Los Angeles Lakers haven't considered removing Lonzo Ball from their starting lineup despite his inconsistencies.

“The benefit is he gets the game experience,” Luke Walton said this week. “Whether it’s close games, it’s blowouts, it’s playing against top elite point guards that do different things. John Wall, as good as it gets at getting to the rim, a [Russell] Westbrook, a Steph Curry. So he gets all that in-game experience on the go and gets to learn from it all.”

Ball has mainly struggled with his shooting and defense.