Walker led the Lakers with 26 points in what might very well have been his best game of the year

Walker took it upon himself to keep the Lakers in the game down the stretch after a lacklustre performance to start the season

Even though he should be taken into account in standard formats for anyone in need of points

nights like this have happened before in his career

Unfortunately, he frequently delivers a subpar performance as a result; hopefully, he won't do that this time.

According to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times, Walker will start the Warriors on Tuesday in the first game of the regular season.

In a small-ball Lakers lineup for Tuesday

Walker will start alongside Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook

The former Spur Walker missed the team's preseason finale due to a left ankle sprain

but he now seems to be in line for a significant role this year.