Johnson is currently locked into the starting rotation, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports. "I doubt Joe will be coming off the bench this year," coach Lionel Hollins said. "I don't think we have anybody to put Joe in a position where he'll have to come off the bench. But if that should happen, we'll talk about it and deal with it, but I envision him being a starter."
Rubio (ankle) has been working on improving his jump shot and upper body strength in the four months since ankle surgery, Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated reports. "I try to get 100-200 shots a day up without jumping," Rubio said. "For the first three months [after surgery], I was doing low-impact work in the gym, working out my upper body, working on my core strength."
Jack has the inside track for the starting point guard role, according to coach Lionel Hollins, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports. "Why can't he [handle the starting point guard role]," Hollins inquired. "He's done it last year, he's done it in Portland, he's done it in Golden State -- wherever he's been, he’s had moments where he’s had to start."