Byron Scott: ‘It’s Possible’ Larry Nance, Metta World Peace Play Vs. Nets
Lakers News: Metta World Peace Says ‘everybody’s Soft’ In Today’s Nba
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With the Los Angeles Lakers sitting at 0-4 despite playing a relatively easy schedule so far this season, frustration is already beginning to set in throughout the organization.

Apparently head coach Byron Scott may already be prepared to make some changes.

According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Scott says it is possible that Larry Nance Jr. and Metta World Peace could see the court tonight against the Brooklyn Nets:

Medina also noted that Scott said his patience level has lowered and changes could be on the way if things don’t improve soon:

It is good to see that Scott is willing to make some changes as some of the lineups that have been prevalent this season simply haven’t worked. Some players just haven’t played well and bringing in a high energy player like Nance or a savvy veteran like World Peace could give the team a boost.

Tarik Black got his first significant minutes of the season in the team’s loss to the Denver Nuggets as Ryan Kelly failed to see the floor in the second half. It will be interesting to see what other changes Scott makes as the Lakers look to stop this early season skid and get their first win.

Better late than never.

  • Better late than never.

    On another note Russell needs to be more assertive on the court and not be afraid/hesitate in the moment. Best to leave it out-there on the floor as opposed to being passive at times b/c it won’t help his development. Shouldn’t be afraid to fail, especially as he’s in his development phase.

  • i wonder if that’s his next frontcourt(metta/nace)since kelly/bass didn’t pan out

  • i wonder if that’s his next frontcourt(metta/nace) since kelly/bass didn’t pan out

  • thank god playing mwp and nance let rest kelly,sacre and more minutes playing for tarik black and clarkson less minutes for kobe bryant play

  • thank god playing mwp and nance let rest kelly,sacre and more minutes playing for tarik black and clarkson less minutes for kobe bryant play

  • We all know that the one player that should get less minutes, will not be affected. But oh well. Last season of this.

  • We all know that the one player that should get less minutes, will not be affected. But oh well. Last season of this.

  • Bringing in Nance should help with team defense near the rim. That high flying ability he has to block shots and having all over the court range on offense (since he’s shown he can hit the 3) would be an upgrade over Kelly at this stage. Bass isn’t panning out but he’s been out of position also at Center instead of PF. Black played better last game than Bass has so I think you go with Nance with Black in the front court, Williams and Young in the back with Metta at SF. Huertas has made plays, but if we’re talking shoring up the defense then the Lakers need to substitute him in and out at the right moments right now.

  • Bringing in Nance should help with team defense near the rim. That high flying ability he has to block shots and having all over the court range on offense (since he’s shown he can hit the 3) would be an upgrade over Kelly at this stage. Bass isn’t panning out but he’s been out of position also at Center instead of PF. Black played better last game than Bass has so I think you go with Nance with Black in the front court, Williams and Young in the back with Metta at SF. Huertas has made plays, but if we’re talking shoring up the defense then the Lakers need to substitute him in and out at the right moments right now.

  • This story isn’t about Bryant, at all. You have such a hard on for the guy, though, that you can’t resist introducing him into the discussion. Don’t you have any other things to say about the Lakers?

  • This story isn’t about Bryant, at all. You have such a hard on for the guy, though, that you can’t resist introducing him into the discussion. Don’t you have any other things to say about the Lakers?

  • I’m looking forward to seeing if bringing MWP into the game changes the defensive energy. I know that he will bring it. The only question is whether or not he has much left to bring. But he’s going to be a good influence on defense, and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the team reacts. In a preseason game I attended, when Metta entered the game the whole energy of the team picked up. It was cool. I hope to see that again.

    And I have to admit to having a soft spot in my heart for MWP. He has gone through so many challenges and yet becomes a better and better man all the time, I have huge respect for him. So I’ll be rooting for him, and hoping he succeeds.

  • I’m looking forward to seeing if bringing MWP into the game changes the defensive energy. I know that he will bring it. The only question is whether or not he has much left to bring. But he’s going to be a good influence on defense, and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the team reacts. In a preseason game I attended, when Metta entered the game the whole energy of the team picked up. It was cool. I hope to see that again.

    And I have to admit to having a soft spot in my heart for MWP. He has gone through so many challenges and yet becomes a better and better man all the time, I have huge respect for him. So I’ll be rooting for him, and hoping he succeeds.

  • Perhaps, if you didn’t have such a hard on for me, maybe you could refrain from commenting on my comments.

    But since you did. Scott said “his threshold for patience has lowered. Same lineup tonight but he said he’d make changes soon if struggles continue” which is why I was thinking about starter minutes.

  • Perhaps, if you didn’t have such a hard on for me, maybe you could refrain from commenting on my comments.

    But since you did. Scott said “his threshold for patience has lowered. Same lineup tonight but he said he’d make changes soon if struggles continue” which is why I was thinking about starter minutes.

  • At least let me see World get into the game – he is my favorite player of all time other than Lamar and DJ Mbenga.

    Like Dana said – he automatically raises the energy level because of who he is. Energy is contagious.

  • At least let me see World get into the game – he is my favorite player of all time other than Lamar and DJ Mbenga.

    Like Dana said – he automatically raises the energy level because of who he is. Energy is contagious.

  • I don’t give a f–ck who plays. I just want to see our 3 young rookies play at least 36 minutes per game.
    Russell, Clarkson, and Randle (BEAST-MODE) should all be playing 36+ MPG.

  • I don’t give a f–ck who plays. I just want to see our 3 young rookies play at least 36 minutes per game.
    Russell, Clarkson, and Randle (BEAST-MODE) should all be playing 36+ MPG.

  • Would really like to see Nance and Brown get in there too though. We have more guys to develop than those three.

  • Is Byron perceiving an extended amount of garbage time? Hope not. Hopefully Ryan Kelly is the one getting his minutes taken away, like in the last game.

  • Would really like to see Nance and Brown get in there too though. We have more guys to develop than those three.

  • Is Byron perceiving an extended amount of garbage time? Hope not. Hopefully Ryan Kelly is the one getting his minutes taken away, like in the last game.

  • His last comment was referring to the starters. Same lineup tonight but it could change if they continue to struggle. Which sadly will mean Russell most likely. And I will be angry.

  • His last comment was referring to the starters. Same lineup tonight but it could change if they continue to struggle. Which sadly will mean Russell most likely. And I will be angry.

  • Not too thrilled about MWP to be honest. I just want to see better execution on offense, an offensive PLAN and more p’n’r. Also more Anthony Brown, Nance jr and Tarik Black. Less Ryan Kelly, Bass and KB24 bricks

  • Ah yes, it’s emotion that got him a spot in the first place. Sitting right next to the other emotional spot taker, the giant cheerleader. One day this FO is going to start looking forwards rather than backwards. Of MWP, Nance Jr and A Brown, I believe Brown should be the one getting the most minutes.

  • Not too thrilled about MWP to be honest. I just want to see better execution on offense, an offensive PLAN and more p’n’r. Also more Anthony Brown, Nance jr and Tarik Black. Less Ryan Kelly, Bass and KB24 bricks

  • Ah yes, it’s emotion that got him a spot in the first place. Sitting right next to the other emotional spot taker, the giant cheerleader. One day this FO is going to start looking forwards rather than backwards. Of MWP, Nance Jr and A Brown, I believe Brown should be the one getting the most minutes.

  • Must win game.

    I get that the team is focusing on Ben Simmons. I get that playing our rookies isn’t tanking despite similar results. But for the same of development, our young guys need to experience winning and not fall into a downward spiral.

    This is a very winnable game and scott must do everything possible to ensure a win. That includes benching Sacre and Kelly (inactive). To nights “rookie lesson” shouldn’t focus on player growth and minutes, it should be about doin hn whatever it takes to win (and win on the road).

  • Must win game.

    I get that the team is focusing on Ben Simmons. I get that playing our rookies isn’t tanking despite similar results. But for the same of development, our young guys need to experience winning and not fall into a downward spiral.

    This is a very winnable game and scott must do everything possible to ensure a win. That includes benching Sacre and Kelly (inactive). Tonight’s “rookie lesson” shouldn’t focus on player growth and minutes, it should be about doing whatever it takes to win (and win on the road).

  • Ha! In your dreams. I’m just tired of your anti-Kobe tirades. Once you hit a hundred of them, they started getting old. I sometimes wonder if you realize there are other players on the Lakers.

    But you’re right, I can just ignore you, and probably should.

  • Ha! In your dreams. I’m just tired of your anti-Kobe tirades. Once you hit a hundred of them, they started getting old. I sometimes wonder if you realize there are other players on the Lakers.

    But you’re right, I can just ignore you, and probably should.

  • Maybe you just choose what to read. I comment on all the players. Most of my comments are actually about Randle, Clarkson and Russell.

  • Maybe you just choose what to read. I comment on all the players. Most of my comments are actually about Randle, Clarkson and Russell.

  • Addition by subtraction would be to move Huertas out of the lineup even though he’s playing well. Getting Russell some more minutes is a must. They need a 3 guard rotation with Russell, Clarkson, and Williams. Anything more than that is a logjam.

  • Addition by subtraction would be to move Huertas out of the lineup even though he’s playing well. Getting Russell some more minutes is a must. They need a 3 guard rotation with Russell, Clarkson, and Williams. Anything more than that is a logjam.

  • Maybe the only comments of yours that I remember are the ones about Kobe because I get irritated about all the constant Kobe bashing. I’ll read more carefully.

  • Maybe the only comments of yours that I remember are the ones about Kobe because I get irritated about all the constant Kobe bashing. I’ll read more carefully.

  • How about they cut Sacre and bring Upshaw back up….There’s no need in having a guy on your bench who you don’t have in the development plans for the future….

  • How about they cut Sacre and bring Upshaw back up….There’s no need in having a guy on your bench who you don’t have in the development plans for the future….

  • Honestly if Byron gets his head of his butt with some of the awful rotations and shows a willingness to grow as a coach I’m fine with riding out his contract. I know we aren’t world beaters by any means but that doesn’t justify the current product everybody is paying to see. Also just keep his mouth shut about other players.

  • Honestly if Byron gets his head of his butt with some of the awful rotations and shows a willingness to grow as a coach I’m fine with riding out his contract. I know we aren’t world beaters by any means but that doesn’t justify the current product everybody is paying to see. Also just keep his mouth shut about other players.

  • well somewhat refreshing I think …… really want to see Brown out there to see if he can be an improvement on the perimeter defence while still being able to stretch the defence on offence ……. I think he has some potential as an Ariza type player for this squad …… Nance as well, energy could help a bit on that end of the floor as well …. it’s needed.
    MWP…ok, if he brings energy on the defensive end than I’m ok with sending this message in the short term……. rather see these three than the 1 dimensional bench we’ve seen so far…… Williams, Young, Kelly are one dimensional players, need more balance on the floor for the sake of the other end.

  • well somewhat refreshing I think …… really want to see Brown out there to see if he can be an improvement on the perimeter defence while still being able to stretch the defence on offence ……. I think he has some potential as an Ariza type player for this squad …… Nance as well, energy could help a bit on that end of the floor as well …. it’s needed.
    MWP…ok, if he brings energy on the defensive end than I’m ok with sending this message in the short term……. rather see these three than the 1 dimensional bench we’ve seen so far…… Williams, Young, Kelly are one dimensional players, need more balance on the floor for the sake of the other end.

  • Upshaw gets more minutes with the D-Fenders… Better for him right now. Plus, with behavioral problems, gives him an opportunity to mature in a lower pressure environment while still playing in LA.

  • Upshaw gets more minutes with the D-Fenders… Better for him right now. Plus, with behavioral problems, gives him an opportunity to mature in a lower pressure environment while still playing in LA.

  • I suppose we should give Kelly one more chance to regain his pre-season form, otherwise I say bring on all the kids — LNJ and ABrown alike.

  • I suppose we should give Kelly one more chance to regain his pre-season form, otherwise I say bring on all the kids — LNJ and ABrown alike.

  • Ah no, you lost the thread of it, I’m afraid. I don’t want MWP in there for emotional reasons, I want him in there for defensive energy reasons. Or did you miss that part, the actual substantive part, of my post because your brain got overwhelmed by the second paragraph that seemed to mesh with your “MWP is an emotional pick and an homage to the past” preconception?

  • Ah no, you lost the thread of it, I’m afraid. I don’t want MWP in there for emotional reasons, I want him in there for defensive energy reasons. Or did you miss that part, the actual substantive part, of my post because your brain got overwhelmed by the second paragraph that seemed to mesh with your “MWP is an emotional pick and an homage to the past” preconception? The point of my post was this:

    MWP will bring defensive energy, which I hope will be infectious for the rest of the squad. I’m waiting to see if he still has enough left in the tank to actually play good defense, though. In a preseason game I saw, he changed the defensive energy for the better.

    See?

  • OK that all makes sense….The report on him going to the D-Fenders didn’t say much about his “behavioral problems,” it just said the Lakers was sending him down….Thanks for the insight….

  • OK that all makes sense….The report on him going to the D-Fenders didn’t say much about his “behavioral problems,” it just said the Lakers was sending him down….Thanks for the insight….

  • Well, it’s probably not going to mention his maturity level, but it was a well-documented concern for NBA teams scouting him. I wouldn’t put a young person with self-destructive tendencies in the line of fire that the Lakers currently are, personally. So that was my own little opinion on what’s best for Robert Upshaw.

  • Well, it’s probably not going to mention his maturity level, but it was a well-documented concern for NBA teams scouting him. I wouldn’t put a young person with self-destructive tendencies in the line of fire that the Lakers currently are, personally. So that was my own little opinion on what’s best for Robert Upshaw.

  • Byron lives in a time, for better and for worse, where you speak your mind about everyone. It’s kind of an old-school quality for him to call guys out. He probably told Mudiay that very same thing in his assessment after the workouts. Really makes you wonder if Byron Scott has a place in today’s game. If you aren’t brown-nosing and being political, you’re antiquated…

  • Byron lives in a time, for better and for worse, where you speak your mind about everyone. It’s kind of an old-school quality for him to call guys out. He probably told Mudiay that very same thing in his assessment after the workouts. Really makes you wonder if Byron Scott has a place in today’s game. If you aren’t brown-nosing and being political, you’re antiquated…

  • I hope so, NANCE JR and MWP must have blisters on their back side, its time for D and 50/50 balls, its time for those CHIPS on the shoulders to come to play.

  • I hope so, NANCE JR and MWP must have blisters on their back side, its time for D and 50/50 balls, its time for those CHIPS on the shoulders to come to play.

  • I’ll give Bass the benefit of the doubt because he’s playing out of position and has demonstrated he can play at this level in the past. Out of excuses for Kelly.

  • the thing is that Byron wasn’t the one who scouted Mudiay throughout the year. for him to say Mudiay isn’t a playmaker was outlandish

  • I’ll give Bass the benefit of the doubt because he’s playing out of position and has demonstrated he can play at this level in the past. Out of excuses for Kelly.

  • the thing is that Byron wasn’t the one who scouted Mudiay throughout the year. for him to say Mudiay isn’t a playmaker was outlandish

  • @Jay — there was a comment from one of the beat writers that he wasn’t staying late after practice and putting in the extra work. Still just a rumor, but would explain why they passed on him….projects need to go above and beyond, not do just what’s required.

  • @Jay — there was a comment from one of the beat writers that he wasn’t staying late after practice and putting in the extra work. Still just a rumor, but would explain why they passed on him….projects need to go above and beyond, not do just what’s required.

  • You may be right, but, in all honesty, the minutes should probably be coming from Kobe right now as well — at least until he finds a rhythm.

  • You may be right, but, in all honesty, the minutes should probably be coming from Kobe right now as well — at least until he finds a rhythm.

  • All I’m saying is don’t get your hopes up, the guy is no longer what he once was and washed out of the NBA a long time ago. I don’t take any stock from preseason, Kobe looked good, Ryan Kelly looked good. This is the real deal now.

  • All I’m saying is don’t get your hopes up, the guy is no longer what he once was and washed out of the NBA a long time ago. I don’t take any stock from preseason, Kobe looked good, Ryan Kelly looked good. This is the real deal now.

  • That person is the ONLY one Keeping the Lakers Relevant….If That PERSON Wasn’t on the Lakers they would be pretty much like the Celtics…..As Great as that Franchise has been…how often are they mentioned?…..As bad as the Lakers have been…..they still have 19 nationally televised games out of a possible 25….NY and Boston just 7x….Because of that Person is why….The NBA is a Star driven league….The Lakers just happen to have one of the GOAT…called that Person…..by You.

  • That person is the ONLY one Keeping the Lakers Relevant….If That PERSON Wasn’t on the Lakers they would be pretty much like the Celtics…..As Great as that Franchise has been…how often are they mentioned?…..As bad as the Lakers have been…..they still have 19 nationally televised games out of a possible 25….NY and Boston just 7x….Because of that Person is why….The NBA is a Star driven league….The Lakers just happen to have one of the GOAT…called that Person…..by You.

  • Yup, I understand what you’re saying and totally agree. Looking forward to seeing what happens.

  • I’ll be interested to see as well — I think he should be used when the Lakers are in the middle of blowing a lead. Bring him in for 5 or 7 minutes to shake things up abit.

    Any more than that, however, is a gamble considering his age.

  • Yup, I understand what you’re saying and totally agree. Looking forward to seeing what happens.

  • I’ll be interested to see as well — I think he should be used when the Lakers are in the middle of blowing a lead. Bring him in for 5 or 7 minutes to shake things up abit.

    Any more than that, however, is a gamble considering his age.

  • Metta was an emotional pick as homage to the past. The hiring of Scott was that so why would his choices be otherwise?

    Sorry but may in our fan base are stuck looking back. I hope Metta can find some gas in his tank. I hope Kobe will prove his doubters wrong yet again. My thing is, let’s not deflect the fact that this entire season was set forth as homage to the past coupled with a preview of the next-generation.

  • Metta was an emotional pick as homage to the past. The hiring of Scott was that so why would his choices be otherwise?

    Sorry but many in our fan base are stuck looking back. I hope Metta can find some gas in his tank. I hope Kobe will prove his doubters wrong yet again. My thing is, let’s not deflect the fact that this entire season was set forth as homage to the past coupled with a preview of the next-generation.

  • true but you are not going to play Kobe less than 24 mins so that’s not going to happen. Don’t play Huertas and choose between Bass/Kelly in order to give Nance or MWP time at the 4

  • First of all we would need Byron Scott to actually call a timeout to stop them eating into the lead.

  • true but you are not going to play Kobe less than 24 mins so that’s not going to happen. Don’t play Huertas and choose between Bass/Kelly in order to give Nance or MWP time at the 4

  • First of all we would need Byron Scott to actually call a timeout to stop them eating into the lead.

  • On the flip side you dont want him out of control and causing turnovers.

    Its a minor adjustment in assertiveness, because clearly since Scotts recent decision to allow Russell to handle the ball Russell has looked a lot better.

    Baby steps.

  • On the flip side you dont want him out of control and causing turnovers.

    Its a minor adjustment in assertiveness, because clearly since Scotts recent decision to allow Russell to handle the ball Russell has looked a lot better.

    Baby steps.

  • You know, I actually think that’s a pretty good strategy. Let’s see if Byron can figure that out.

  • I agree, Huertas will see less minutes with Williams manning point, Young slipping to the 2 spot and Metta coming in with Nance.

  • You know, I actually think that’s a pretty good strategy. Let’s see if Byron can figure that out.

  • I agree, Huertas will see less minutes with Williams manning point, Young slipping to the 2 spot and Metta coming in with Nance.

  • Kobe needs less minutes upfront and more minutes in the 4th or late in the 3rd where its critical that he be fresh.

  • more like getting Russell some more burn with the 2nd unit so Russell Williams Young Nance Bass

  • Kobe needs less minutes upfront and more minutes in the 4th or late in the 3rd where its critical that he be fresh.

  • more like getting Russell some more burn with the 2nd unit so Russell Williams Young Nance Bass

  • Metta wasn’t an “emotional pick”. He was a mentor pick. A Julius Randle pick. A put him out on the floor and hopefully shore up our defense pick. A guy who could teach these younger players such as Randle and Brown how to play defense pick. Nothing emotional about being a mentor. It was the right move.

  • I think you will see KELLY SIT TONIGHT and NANCE JR get his minutes, and A. BROWN will get YOUNGS MIN. I hope.

  • That depends, really… Mudiay has over 6 per game so far. So he hasn’t exactly proven Byron wrong yet… He’s a combo guard, not a pure point guard.

  • Metta wasn’t an “emotional pick”. He was a mentor pick. A Julius Randle pick. A put him out on the floor and hopefully shore up our defense pick. A guy who could teach these younger players such as Randle and Brown how to play defense pick. Nothing emotional about being a mentor. It was the right move.

  • I think you will see KELLY SIT TONIGHT and NANCE JR get his minutes, and A. BROWN will get YOUNGS MIN. I hope.

  • That depends, really… Mudiay has over 6 per game so far. So he hasn’t exactly proven Byron wrong yet… He’s a combo guard, not a pure point guard.

  • I think what you said is exactly right. I don’t know if it will prove to be the “right move,” but I think those were precisely the reasons.

  • I think what you said is exactly right. I don’t know if it will prove to be the “right move,” but I think those were precisely the reasons.

  • I agree 100%. Sadly, some people just DONT WANT to get it.

    Its called IGNORANCE.

    Maybe he should rename himself Ignorcendy LOL.

  • Russell is a combo guard as well. And the Nuggets have given Mudiay full control which Russell doesn’t have yet

  • I agree 100%. Sadly, some people just DONT WANT to get it.

    Its called IGNORANCE.

    Maybe he should rename himself Ignorcendy LOL.

  • Russell is a combo guard as well. And the Nuggets have given Mudiay full control which Russell doesn’t have yet

  • Incendy is right about most of his comments being about the Lakers young trio. I see him frequent and often talking about those 3 and not too much about Kobe, even if he may or may not be bashing.

  • Incendy is right about most of his comments being about the Lakers young trio. I see him frequent and often talking about those 3 and not too much about Kobe, even if he may or may not be bashing.

  • Ditto, the whole ignorant Kobe is at fault for everything is tired and flawed.

    I dont mind people expressiing themselves no matter how ignorant but the same old tired remarks wear out real quick.

  • I wouldn’t say that Russell is a combo guard. His court vision and ball control are what got him drafted. The shooting touch on top of that got him drafted higher.

  • Ditto, the whole ignorant Kobe is at fault for everything agenda is tiring.

    I dont mind people expressiing themselves no matter how ignorant but the same old tired remarks wear out real quick.

  • I wouldn’t say that Russell is a combo guard. His court vision and ball control are what got him drafted. The shooting touch on top of that got him drafted higher.

  • Maybe you should get off your Kobe hate mission.

    YOURE STARTING TO BECOME THE KOBE HATER TROLL POSTER BOY!

    Annoying.

  • Maybe you should get off your Kobe hate mission.

    YOURE STARTING TO BECOME THE KOBE HATER TROLL POSTER BOY!

    Annoying.

  • Kobe is a veteran mentor on roster for all. Bass can mentor, Hibbert can mentor. We have Worthy and a bunch of Lakers greats willing to help. Metta was already mentoring Julius and said he’d help whether he was on the roster or not. Metta was absolutely an emotional pick as we didn’t need another mentor.

    BTW, how’s that mentorship working so far? I see no progress in Randle defensively and I know it’s still early.

  • That’s great for the rest of the world…and the Lakers ‘brand’. Not so much for the team itself though. I wish the Lakers had potentially 4 first round picks next year like the Celtics do, green with envy at that.

  • Kobe is a veteran mentor on roster for all. Bass can mentor, Hibbert can mentor. We have Worthy and a bunch of Lakers greats willing to help. Metta was already mentoring Julius and said he’d help whether he was on the roster or not. Metta was absolutely an emotional pick as we didn’t need another mentor.

    BTW, how’s that mentorship working so far? I see no progress in Randle defensively and I know it’s still early.

  • That’s great for the rest of the world…and the Lakers ‘brand’. Not so much for the team itself though. I wish the Lakers had potentially 4 first round picks next year like the Celtics do, green with envy at that.

  • This isn’t a must win game. The Lakers are not a playoff team. Honestly they need to lose this game because I believe the Nets pick will go to Boston this year.

  • He said last season…you know Sacre will get the max 5 year extension.

  • This isn’t a must win game. The Lakers are not a playoff team. Honestly they need to lose this game because I believe the Nets pick will go to Boston this year.

  • He said last season…you know Sacre will get the max 5 year extension.

  • nah. Bob will be counting his J hill money that they didn’t give to Ed Davis.

  • nah. Bob will be counting his J hill money that they didn’t give to Ed Davis.

  • Actually I think he needs split minutes in the 3rd. First quarter Kobe seems to come up and shoot ok, but as the extended rest catches up, it seems his shot tapers off further as the game goes on. That long rest period between the mid point of the 3rd quarter when he comes out and the mid point of the 4th when he finally comes back in I think is a detriment. Either he needs to play half his 3rd quarter minutes at the start and half at the end of the 3rd, or he needs to play the 9 minute to 3 minute time frame of the 3rd, reduce the period that his legs have to cool down, keep them warm but rested still for the 4th.

  • Actually I think he needs split minutes in the 3rd. First quarter Kobe seems to come up and shoot ok, but as the extended rest catches up, it seems his shot tapers off further as the game goes on. That long rest period between the mid point of the 3rd quarter when he comes out and the mid point of the 4th when he finally comes back in I think is a detriment. Either he needs to play half his 3rd quarter minutes at the start and half at the end of the 3rd, or he needs to play the 9 minute to 3 minute time frame of the 3rd, reduce the period that his legs have to cool down, keep them warm but rested still for the 4th.

  • Speaking of emotionally based, I cant agree with your reasoning on this posting guy.

    Disagree, Metta does a great job off the bench. Great morale/glue player.

  • Speaking of emotionally based, I cant agree with your reasoning on this posting guy.

    Disagree, Metta does a great job off the bench. Great morale/glue player.

  • I’d say it’s absolutely a must win. If we don’t best the lowly Nets… where and when will we get our first confidence boosting win?

  • I’d say it’s absolutely a must win. If we don’t best the lowly Nets… where and when will we get our first confidence boosting win?

  • That was definitely NOT the intention.

    The league cannot deny San Antonio can do it, any other team can too.

  • It’s still early. Randle right now has had the chance to learn how to use his strength and speed because of Metta’s defense and physical play against him. We’re seeing the benefits of his offense. Yes, Metta said he’d help, but there is nothing better than having a guy on the court who can set an example, set the tone for the team. I know it was preseason, but we saw in their game against Utah the impact that Metta could still have. Came in for a few minutes, provided defense and energy, set the tone and the rest of the team responded and played with the same intensity. Being able to captain on the floor and teach in real time is most beneficial. There is only so much you can do in practice.

  • That was definitely NOT the intention.

    The league cannot deny San Antonio can do it, any other team can too.

  • It’s still early. Randle right now has had the chance to learn how to use his strength and speed because of Metta’s defense and physical play against him. We’re seeing the benefits of his offense. Yes, Metta said he’d help, but there is nothing better than having a guy on the court who can set an example, set the tone for the team. I know it was preseason, but we saw in their game against Utah the impact that Metta could still have. Came in for a few minutes, provided defense and energy, set the tone and the rest of the team responded and played with the same intensity. Being able to captain on the floor and teach in real time is most beneficial. There is only so much you can do in practice.

  • All of those players you mentioned are fine for all the reaons you mentioned, but NONE of them are METTA.

    None can do what he does!

  • All of those players you mentioned are fine for all the reaons you mentioned, but NONE of them are METTA.

    None can do what he does!

  • Werent people saying the same about Rondo last year?

    How has that turned out so far?

  • Young is shooting too well right now to lose minutes. If you’re going to take minutes like that, you take it from Lou Williams who is shooting poorly right now. Young is shooting 44.4% from the field and 43% from 3. Honeslty, I think it’s Huertas who will be costed on minutes with Williams sliding to PG and Young to SG. Metta will be inserted at SF and Nance at PF.

  • Werent people saying the same about Rondo last year?

    How has that turned out so far?

  • Young is shooting too well right now to lose minutes. If you’re going to take minutes like that, you take it from Lou Williams who is shooting poorly right now. Young is shooting 44.4% from the field and 43% from 3. Honeslty, I think it’s Huertas who will be costed on minutes with Williams sliding to PG and Young to SG. Metta will be inserted at SF and Nance at PF.

  • Yet no team in the NBA has coveted Metta’s skills since Phil cut him last?

  • Yet no team in the NBA has coveted Metta’s skills since Phil cut him last?

  • Most are still worried about him being a head case and being disruptive. Having had them on the team, the Lakers knew he would be safe. Sometimes it’s about perceived risk. Most teams still see him as Malice in the Palace.

  • Most are still worried about him being a head case and being disruptive. Having had them on the team, the Lakers knew he would be safe. Sometimes it’s about perceived risk. Most teams still see him as Malice in the Palace.

  • Disagree.

    People tend to fall in love with stats and they overlook the big picture.

    What do your stats say about all the fouls Williams caused the nuggets to commit?

    Stats are good tools, but Williams played excellent last game!

  • Disagree.

    People tend to fall in love with stats and they overlook the big picture.

    What do your stats say about all the fouls Williams caused the nuggets to commit?

    Stats are good tools, but Williams played excellent last game!

  • Totally agree, but it seems like Byron only plays his players 2 stints each half. It also helps to mix the lineups a bit more.
    Same with Russell sitting out long stretches

  • Totally agree, but it seems like Byron only plays his players 2 stints each half. It also helps to mix the lineups a bit more.
    Same with Russell sitting out long stretches

  • Weak.

    Then when those rookies lose the game, what will you be complaining about?

  • Completely disagree. Metta is well past his Pacers past. The facts lie in his on court performance of late. Metta has not been productive since 10-11.

  • Weak.

    Then when those rookies lose the game, what will you be complaining about?

  • Completely disagree. Metta is well past his Pacers past. The facts lie in his on court performance of late. Metta has not been productive since 10-11.

  • I think this should’ve been done in the second game if guys don’t want to play defense or play at all you gotta put different type of energy in there. Metta will bring that defensive edge and Nance will bring that energy we need. Sit bass and sit kelly tired of seeing them in the game when the game is on the line that they’re slacking off. Also play russell 30+ mins and see what he can do what do we got to lose at this point

  • That was the last game. I know stats are misleading sometimes, but when over 4 games you have a player who is shooting well and is the second best shooter on your team right now to Clarkson, you don’t just bench him. Williams play is the reason I would bench Huertas though and not Young.

  • I think this should’ve been done in the second game if guys don’t want to play defense or play at all you gotta put different type of energy in there. Metta will bring that defensive edge and Nance will bring that energy we need. Sit bass and sit kelly tired of seeing them in the game when the game is on the line that they’re slacking off. Also play russell 30+ mins and see what he can do what do we got to lose at this point

  • That was the last game. I know stats are misleading sometimes, but when over 4 games you have a player who is shooting well and is the second best shooter on your team right now to Clarkson, you don’t just bench him. Williams play is the reason I would bench Huertas though and not Young.

  • False statement.

    Yes they have, maybe not recently but he was historically sought after.

    Metta is not desireable as a starter but in limited minutes off the bench, he has already proven he can be effective.

    Lets give credit to the intangibles he brings off the bench.

  • False statement. Yes they have.

    Its only recently that your statement applies. Historically he has been sought after.

    Metta is not a starter but in limited minutes off the bench, he has already proven he can be very effective.

    Lets give credit to the intangibles he brings off the bench.

  • A better offensive plan doesn’t fix the porous defense. You fix the porous defense, execute better and get stops, you’ll see the offense become more transitionary leading to better shots. I’d honestly rather see stops and this team get out on the break for easy buckets. 106ppg says the team is scoring enough. 116ppg given up says they aren’t playing good enough defense.

  • A better offensive plan doesn’t fix the porous defense. You fix the porous defense, execute better and get stops, you’ll see the offense become more transitionary leading to better shots. I’d honestly rather see stops and this team get out on the break for easy buckets. 106ppg says the team is scoring enough. 116ppg given up says they aren’t playing good enough defense.

  • Dallas is winnable too. Can’t expect Dirk to shoot unconscious like that again.

  • Dallas is winnable too. Can’t expect Dirk to shoot unconscious like that again.

  • So you didnt think that Rondo was washed up?

    Many people here were stating that he was old and washed up previous to him being picked up by the queens.

  • So you didnt think that Rondo was washed up?

    Many people here were stating that he was old and washed up previous to him being picked up by the queens.

  • Rondo hasn’t played well in case you were wondering. The Lakers obviously made him look like an All Star, but really they’ve made everyone look like an All Star. Darren Collison has actually played more minutes than Rondo. He is still shooting poorly from the FT line 5-14 and obviously it’s only a matter of time before he implodes.

  • I agree Nicholas is playing well in spurts. He and Williams can be deadly together.

    I would like to see a little more Young, just to see what he can do with more minutes. Then we decide.

  • You say false statement but confirmed I’m right by saying exactly what I said about recently? Everything you bring up thereafter lends me to believe emotion as thereason you’re not willing to let go.

  • Rondo hasn’t played well in case you were wondering. The Lakers obviously made him look like an All Star, but really they’ve made everyone look like an All Star. Darren Collison has actually played more minutes than Rondo. He is still shooting poorly from the FT line 5-14 and obviously it’s only a matter of time before he implodes, plus he is 29 not 35, is still a useful NBA player, but no where near what he once was and hasn’t been out of the league for the past two seasons.

  • I agree Nicholas is playing well in spurts. He and Williams can be deadly together.

    I would like to see a little more Young, just to see what he can do with more minutes. Then we decide.

  • You say false statement but confirmed I’m right by saying exactly what I said about recently? Everything you bring up thereafter lends me to believe emotion as thereason you’re not willing to let go.

  • Yep morale is obviously sky high, the defense is really clicking and even that altercation on the bench last game involving Hibbert shows he is the glue guy. Naivety.

  • Are you going by stats or over all game?

    I would say as of right now if creating opportunities for your team mates is your priority then Rondo is playing extremely well.

  • Yep morale is obviously sky high, the defense is really clicking and even that altercation on the bench last game involving Hibbert shows he is the glue guy. Naivety.

  • Are you going by stats or over all game?

    I would say as of right now if creating opportunities for your team mates is your priority then Rondo is playing extremely well.

  • You were in the minority.

    The great majority of people described Rondo as washed up and he is making plays for the queens like nobody’s business!

  • You were in the minority.

    The great majority of people described Rondo as washed up and he is making plays for the queens like nobody’s business!

  • You used a general false blanket statement and ignored his effectiveness off the bench.

  • You used a general false blanket statement and ignored his effectiveness off the bench.

  • Interesting point.

    Kobe has historically required a heat up time until he starts cooling off.

    Maybe he needs to keep that momentum going in consecutive minutes instead of splitting them up. Only one way to find out.

  • Don’t look at the standings after 5 games.

    Knicks are probably a 35+ win team as Melo is taking over games, and there is some life in the Knicks roster.
    Dallas too..
    And Orlando is playing every top tier team to a last minute finish.

    This Lakers team has the offense to compete with any team in the league, but defensive shortcomings and rookie inconsistencies will keep them in contention for a top-3 pick.

  • Why is it we are questioning the energy and effot of a group this young, this early? Why are we seeing the same problems as last season but 2X worse?

    My take is Scott’s message is not getting through and he’s not putting many of these kids in position to succeed.

  • Don’t look at the standings after 5 games.

    Knicks are probably a 35+ win team as Melo is taking over games, and there is some life in the Knicks roster.
    Dallas is similar.
    And Orlando is playing every top tier team to a last minute finish.

    This Lakers team has the offense to compete with any team in the league, but defensive shortcomings and rookie inconsistencies will keep them in contention for a top-3 pick.

  • Why is it we are questioning the energy and effot of a group this young, this early? Why are we seeing the same problems as last season but 2X worse?

    My take is Scott’s message is not getting through and he’s not putting many of these kids in position to succeed.

  • Rondo was also supposed to be a defensive presence, he is not. As evidenced by his -48.

  • Rondo was also supposed to be a defensive presence, he is not. As evidenced by his -48.

  • Ye..im starting to blame him too..they only seem to focus for two quarters and seem to be trying to make a run in the fourth after its too late…aggravating

  • What effectiveness? Again, Metta has not been a productive player in the game since 10-11.

  • Ye..im starting to blame him too..they only seem to focus for two quarters and seem to be trying to make a run in the fourth after its too late…aggravating

  • What effectiveness? Again, Metta has not been a productive player in the game since 10-11.

  • Overall Rondo is making the rest of the team effective.

    Rondo is not a good spot up defender but his occasional steals are disruptive enough to get opponents offense off of rythm.

  • Yes plz gv nance playing yime as well as brown..hes suppose to be the best shooter on the team im confused. ..

  • Overall Rondo is making the rest of the team effective.

    Rondo is not a good spot up defender but his occasional steals are disruptive enough to get opponents offense off of rythm.

  • Yes plz gv nance playing yime as well as brown..hes suppose to be the best shooter on the team im confused. ..

  • What is his stat for team energy resurgence with him off the bench?

    No stat for that right?

  • What is his stat for team energy resurgence with him off the bench?

    No stat for that right?

  • Keep in mind, that Scott’s strength is player development. He’s obviously not the league’s best “rah rah rah” coach, or a championship level organizational guy.

    But, in development, he’s strong enough to call guys out and tell them the truth. And in doing so, challenge them to improve.

    Scott’s a hard nose guy who will drill fundamentals, well rounded play, and not sugar coat guys weaknesses is what the team needs.

    Russell needs to hear, “I’m not going to be labeled a playmaker, because that’s your natural talent, you need to focus on shooting and defense…” <- Quote from Scott.

    And Mudiay needs to hear,
    "I didn't think he's a true point guard, and his decision making isn't very good." <- Scott called him out for being a combo guard…and challenged him to have better decision making and playmaking abilities.

  • Keep in mind, that Scott’s strength is player development. He’s obviously not the league’s best “rah rah rah” coach, or a championship level organizational guy.

    But, in development, he’s strong enough to call guys out and tell them the truth. And in doing so, challenge them to improve.

    Scott’s a hard nose guy who will drill fundamentals, well rounded play, and not sugar coat guys weaknesses in what A PLAYER needs to do to become a great NBA contributor.

    Russell needs to hear, “I’m not going to label you a playmaker, because that’s your natural talent, you need to focus on shooting and defense…” <- Quote from Scott.

    And Mudiay needs to hear,
    "I didn't think he's a true point guard, and his decision making isn't very good." <- Scott called him out for being a combo guard…and challenged him to have better decision making and playmaking abilities.

    And while you want to believe the "straight forward" thing… there is a guy in San Antonio who might disagree.

  • Bass is good i like him. .i believed that its the damn offense we are running. .its brings out the worse in players. .there seems to be no structure @ all
    ..

  • Bass is good i like him. .i believed that its the damn offense we are running. .its brings out the worse in players. .there seems to be no structure @ all
    ..

  • It wouldn’t surprise me folks if we only take one game on this road trip…i think the win will come against the magic

  • It wouldn’t surprise me folks if we only take one game on this road trip…i think the win will come against the magic

  • The players seem to respond positively when he comes on the court. That was also evident in his only regular season game for the brief time he was on the court.

  • I think if the Lakers fail to beat the Nets it could end up 0-5. The Magic aren’t that bad and the Lakers are second night of back to back vs them.

  • Ye me too..i like his ball hands and leadership he tries to direct and his effort but its either him or bass or kelly thats going to lose time

  • The players seem to respond positively when he comes on the court. That was also evident in his only regular season game for the brief time he was on the court.

  • I think if the Lakers fail to beat the Nets it could end up 0-5. The Magic aren’t that bad and the Lakers are second night of back to back vs them.

  • Ye me too..i like his ball hands and leadership he tries to direct and his effort but its either him or bass or kelly thats going to lose time

  • Rondo was good in Boston as he was recovering. He went to Dallas and had no chemistry with Carlisle at all. Even in that he improved his shooting percentages across the board with them compared to his games with that Celts last season. Rondo is a ball dominate pass first PG. His assists suffered in Dallas as he beefed with Rick.

    Rondo was far from washed up.

  • Rondo was good in Boston as he was recovering. He went to Dallas and had no chemistry with Carlisle at all. Even in that he improved his shooting percentages across the board with them compared to his games with that Celts last season. Rondo is a ball dominate pass first PG. His assists suffered in Dallas as he beefed with Rick.

    Rondo was far from washed up.

  • Didn’t know that…ha..i like that user pic of sacre sorry ass.i hv no idea y he still here…it aint n like he a vet that can teach the players anything. ..he could be a d league all star

  • Didn’t know that…ha..i like that user pic of sacre sorry ass.i hv no idea y he still here…it aint n like he a vet that can teach the players anything. ..he could be a d league all star

  • Jersey is a very bad team man. I’d venture to say they are as bad as Philly.

  • I think giving Kelly a chance makes the most sense. Even if we don’t keep him, he is more tradeable than Bass, Sacre or Black due to his role which is highly coveted in this league right now. Of course if he can’t hit his threes it won’t matter, but hopefully he will.

  • Jersey is a very bad team man. I’d venture to say they are as bad as Philly.

  • I think giving Kelly a chance makes the most sense. Even if we don’t keep him, he is more tradeable than Bass, Sacre or Black due to his role which is highly coveted in this league right now. Of course if he can’t hit his threes it won’t matter, but hopefully he will.

  • Making drastic changes to your back up front court out on the road is a little bad timing and may not help them tonight; i’m afraid if Nance and Metta start at C and PF they are going to look worse than Bass and Kelley late in the 3rd Q and well into the 4th Q of Minnesota game.

    They will be rusty, I hope this is NOT the plan.

  • Making drastic changes to your back up front court out on the road is a little bad timing and may not help them tonight; i’m afraid if Nance and Metta start at C and PF they are going to look worse than Bass and Kelley late in the 3rd Q and well into the 4th Q of Minnesota game.

    They will be rusty, I hope this is NOT the plan.

  • You can complete disagree all you want, but it is what it is. To us Lakers fans, he’s past it. To others, they see how the league and officials treat him with suspensions and his throwing of elbows. In a significant role, Metta cannot be productive. In a small burst role, playing a few minutes here and there off the bench, spot minutes to work with the younger guys he can be effective. It’s a matter of role. It’s not always about getting out there and playing defense for 30 minutes as a starter or a 6th man and dropping triples. Metta can be effective going out for a few minutes to captian the defense, bring about an intensity that can carry on through the rest of the quarter or the game by establishing a rhythm for the team.

  • You can complete disagree all you want, but it is what it is. To us Lakers fans, he’s past it. To others, they see how the league and officials treat him with suspensions and his throwing of elbows. In a significant role, Metta cannot be productive. In a small burst role, playing a few minutes here and there off the bench, spot minutes to work with the younger guys he can be effective. It’s a matter of role. It’s not always about getting out there and playing defense for 30 minutes as a starter or a 6th man and dropping triples. Metta can be effective going out for a few minutes to captian the defense, bring about an intensity that can carry on through the rest of the quarter or the game by establishing a rhythm for the team.

  • Yeah, that’s the problem…I think 24 minutes should be Kobe’s hard cap. I’d rather seem him at 18-20 like most vets on their farewell tour.

  • I doubt Nance is rusty and Metta will carve out a small role and do his usual thing on defense by bringing some energy and active hands. No I don’t expect him to be Lakers championship good on defense, but the activity level and the impact is still something that can carry through the team. He’s a vocal guy who can still get teammates in the right spots and help set the tone.

  • Yeah, that’s the problem…I think 24 minutes should be Kobe’s hard cap. I’d rather seem him at 18-20 like most vets on their farewell tour.

  • I doubt Nance is rusty and Metta will carve out a small role and do his usual thing on defense by bringing some energy and active hands. No I don’t expect him to be Lakers championship good on defense, but the activity level and the impact is still something that can carry through the team. He’s a vocal guy who can still get teammates in the right spots and help set the tone.

  • It will be great to see Nance in action he’s an energy guy who can make plays. I love Metta and I’m glad to have him on the team to help the young guys. I’m glad that he’s getting some playing time. But the focus has to be on getting the young guys minutes. I like Ryan Kelly too and he has made a few plays this season. But i dont understand why he was getting minutes ahead of T. Black.

  • I don’t know if I’d say “worse”, but yeah…when you’re 4th in the league in scoring but 26th in FG%, it’s on coaching.

    If they could get that % up to even average they’d probably be 2-2 right now…maybe even 3-1.

  • It will be great to see Nance in action he’s an energy guy who can make plays. I love Metta and I’m glad to have him on the team to help the young guys. I’m glad that he’s getting some playing time. But the focus has to be on getting the young guys minutes. I like Ryan Kelly too and he has made a few plays this season. But i dont understand why he was getting minutes ahead of T. Black.

  • I don’t know if I’d say “worse”, but yeah…when you’re 4th in the league in scoring but 26th in FG%, it’s on coaching.

    If they could get that % up to even average they’d probably be 2-2 right now…maybe even 3-1.

  • put nance jr and black in for randle and roy forget bass and kelly PERIOD rant over

  • put nance jr and black in for randle and roy forget bass and kelly PERIOD rant over

  • Nance is energy off the bench. Even if he is rusty he can be disruptive to the nets offense.

  • I was one of those “Larry Who???” people at the draft — kinda why I’m hesitant to second guess guys who do this for a living. He could be another coup for the Lakers scouting department.

  • Nance is energy off the bench. Even if he is rusty he can be disruptive to the nets offense.

  • I was one of those “Larry Who???” people at the draft — kinda why I’m hesitant to second guess guys who do this for a living. He could be another coup for the Lakers scouting department.

  • With Byron Scott you can guarantee that he has already preplanned the rotations and will stick to them regardless of what is happening in the game. He likely has preplanned time-outs too. He won’t have mentioned anything about how the Nets are set up or their strengths and weaknesses, as that would involve the use of analytics, or known to Byron as ‘evil dark magic numbers’.

  • With Byron Scott you can guarantee that he has already preplanned the rotations and will stick to them regardless of what is happening in the game. He likely has preplanned time-outs too. He won’t have mentioned anything about how the Nets are set up or their strengths and weaknesses, as that would involve the use of analytics, or known to Byron as ‘evil dark magic numbers’.

  • I didn’t say he wasn’t right but you don’t have that convo in front of a reporter. If he was on your team fine. When have you ever seen pop downgrade players that aren’t his?

  • I am not as high on Black as many people are. I like his energy, but his upside seems very limited. Hard guy to see developing into a role that would be useful on a championship team. Definitely like to see Nance get more minutes though!

  • I didn’t say he wasn’t right but you don’t have that convo in front of a reporter. If he was on your team fine. When have you ever seen pop downgrade players that aren’t his?

  • I am not as high on Black as many people are. I like his energy, but his upside seems very limited. Hard guy to see developing into a role that would be useful on a championship team. Definitely like to see Nance get more minutes though!

  • I like Black for his energy and i think he’s a better rebounder than Kelly.

  • I like Black for his energy and i think he’s a better rebounder than Kelly.

  • Definitely a better rebounder, but overall I think developing Kelly should have a higher priority. That is, if Kelly can start hitting the 3 again, which I think he can.

  • Definitely a better rebounder, but overall I think developing Kelly should have a higher priority. That is, if Kelly can start hitting the 3 again, which I think he can.

  • Ohh I’m a little shaky on Kelly and his threes. He not hitting them. But i see he makes up for it with the little things.

  • Ohh I’m a little shaky on Kelly and his threes. He not hitting them. But i see he makes up for it with the little things.

  • That’s a good point — I’ve been very critical of Kelly, but he always plays hard and that’s gotta count for something.

  • @Ad — That’s a good point. I’ve been very critical of Kelly, but he always plays hard and that’s gotta count for something.

  • Yeah, it is strange. He was making 60% in preseason and now he is making 0%. Makes no sense haha, he is open.

  • Yeah, it is strange. He was making 60% in preseason and now he is making 0%. Makes no sense haha, he is open.

  • Ill be honest with you ive seen kelly be more active on defense than randle but randle has the benefit of being beside hibbert. Also this may sound like a crazy lineup but in the small sample kelly looked good at 5. If you go lou nick nance metta kelly might be the best bench defensively
    Offense may struggle.

  • Ill be honest with you ive seen kelly be more active on defense than randle but randle has the benefit of being beside hibbert. Also this may sound like a crazy lineup but in the small sample kelly looked good at 5. If you go lou nick nance metta kelly might be the best bench defensively
    Offense may struggle.

  • I am not one to be wanting a lot of Metta minutes, but I do think Metta playing with the Kelly, Bass lineup is a must. That unit just needs toughness.

  • I am not one to be wanting a lot of Metta minutes, but I do think Metta playing with the Kelly, Bass lineup is a must. That unit just needs toughness.

  • My ideal use for MWP is to stop runs. He should come in for 5 minutes when the lead gets cut from 10 to 4 or when the deficit grows from 4 to 8.

  • My ideal use for MWP is to stop runs. He should come in for 5 minutes when the lead gets cut from 10 to 4 or when the deficit grows from 4 to 8.

  • I hear you…Kelly isn’t a very good individual defender but you can see the Coach K influence/discipline in terms of his team defense.

  • I hear you…Kelly isn’t a very good individual defender but you can see the Coach K influence/discipline in terms of his team defense.

  • Heck, let all the kids play…chips fall where they will.

    Seriously. Hibbert is the only vet playing well (but I will give Young and Williams a little credit) and that’s clearly not enough. Might as well go young and see what you’ve got.

  • Heck, let all the kids play…chips fall where they will.

    Seriously. Hibbert is the only vet playing well (but I will give Young and Williams a little credit) and that’s clearly not enough. Might as well go young and see what you’ve got.

  • As good as Lou has played I see why he doesn’t stick with one team. His style of play similar to nick young doesn’t translate to wins.

  • I kind of agree with this. Were not going to win many game no matter what. Why wait till were totally out of the playoff picture to give the rookies playing time. Get them in there now and start the development.

  • As good as Lou has played I see why he doesn’t stick with one team. His style of play similar to nick young doesn’t translate to wins.

  • I kind of agree with this. Were not going to win many game no matter what. Why wait till were totally out of the playoff picture to give the rookies playing time. Get them in there now and start the development.

  • He’d tell the guys to ‘play hard’, the reason they were losing their man was they weren’t ‘playing hard’. The reason the 3 point shooters were open was the guys weren’t ‘playing hard’. The players are rotating too late due to not ‘playing hard’. After he is done with the defense it’s on to draw up the offensive set right out of the time out and he brings out his board and writes ‘play hard’ on it.

  • He’d tell the guys to ‘play hard’, the reason they were losing their man was they weren’t ‘playing hard’. The reason the 3 point shooters were open was the guys weren’t ‘playing hard’. The players are rotating too late due to not ‘playing hard’. After he is done with the defense it’s on to draw up the offensive set right out of the time out and he brings out his board and writes ‘play hard’ on it.

  • It’s like Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Social Security — I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • It’s like Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, and Social Security — I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Hes averaging over a block a game and those mostly come from help d from what ive seen. He is decent at stripping the ball on the way up in faceup situations.

  • Hes averaging over a block a game and those mostly come from help d from what ive seen. He is decent at stripping the ball on the way up in faceup situations.

  • They should have just hired MWP for that role as a development coach then, instead of burning up a roster spot on him. And I love Metta.

  • They should have just hired MWP for that role as a development coach then, instead of burning up a roster spot on him. And I love Metta.

  • Byron said his patience has lowered. Translation: “Don’t bother coming back without a win…”

  • Byron said his patience has lowered. Translation: “Don’t bother coming back without a win…”

  • When you can put him in during spot minutes to assist the defense, putting guys into positions they need to be, guiding them on the floor in real time, I think it’s a lot more effective then simply having him as a development coach who can teach in practice. Sometimes you need the live walk through, especially when we’re talking team oriented defense, not just individual defense. Put him on the floor with Hibbert, both guys being vocal and getting players where they need to be I think is significant.

  • IF have to keep Russell, then 0-12 min Max

    Clarkson, Randle, 0-25 min Max, unless Hot

  • When you can put him in during spot minutes to assist the defense, putting guys into positions they need to be, guiding them on the floor in real time, I think it’s a lot more effective then simply having him as a development coach who can teach in practice. Sometimes you need the live walk through, especially when we’re talking team oriented defense, not just individual defense. Put him on the floor with Hibbert, both guys being vocal and getting players where they need to be I think is significant.

  • IF have to keep Russell, then 0-12 min Max

    Clarkson, Randle, 0-25 min Max, unless Hot

    Lakers are 0-4, with Past Starting Five

  • I agree with both you and @Randy, @LegendInMyMind. But Mudiay is doing something that Russell is doing little of….and that’s competing. Looks like an upgraded kendall Marshall at this point, but is that saying much??? Rookie or not, Russell needs to step up and just compete. Right now he’s just a little to cute for me. He changes his hair every night, but lets change that game rook. In a hurry.

  • I agree with both you and @Randy, @LegendInMyMind. But Mudiay is doing something that Russell is doing little of….and that’s competing. Looks like an upgraded kendall Marshall at this point, but is that saying much??? Rookie or not, Russell needs to step up and just compete. Right now he’s just a little to cute for me. He changes his hair every night, but lets change that game rook. In a hurry.

  • At least they rebounded well last season. When Scott allowed Lin and JC to run PNR there was offensive fluidity. We are lacking in all phases of the game this season. I’ve never seen a team this bad in everything like this before.

    Given the better individual scorers we have this year, if they were to find some offensive chemistry thus improve the shooting percentages, we’d likely have beaten the Wolves and Dallas.

    Rebounding was my main concern coming into this season. I tried to tell many Hibbert is not that dude on the glass. I set heavy goals for Randle on the glass in part due to that. We also need more from the guards and SF on the glass. I don’t see 3-1 as the Nuggets just ran us, and Kings are just that much better than us.

  • At least they rebounded well last season. When Scott allowed Lin and JC to run PNR there was offensive fluidity. We are lacking in all phases of the game this season. I’ve never seen a team this bad in everything like this before.

    Given the better individual scorers we have this year, if they were to find some offensive chemistry thus improve the shooting percentages, we’d likely have beaten the Wolves and Dallas.

    Rebounding was my main concern coming into this season. I tried to tell many Hibbert is not that dude on the glass. I set heavy goals for Randle on the glass in part due to that. We also need more from the guards and SF on the glass. I don’t see 3-1 as the Nuggets just ran us, and Kings are just that much better than us.

  • Joshhh, guys can get playing time and develop off the bench, too. That’s where Russell belongs for the first half of the season, at least. Same with a few other guys. They should start Nick at the 3 and platoon Nance and Brown behind him coming off the bench. I want Huertas to start at the point.

  • Joshhh, guys can get playing time and develop off the bench, too. That’s where Russell belongs for the first half of the season, at least. Same with a few other guys. They should start Nick at the 3 and platoon Nance and Brown behind him coming off the bench. I want Huertas to start at the point.

  • Yeah the funny thing is they act like the lakers are the only team that passed on him. 1-3 was set between russell, towns, and okafor anybody that watched the pre- draft hype knows that. He should be more motivated by picks 4-6.

  • Yeah the funny thing is they act like the lakers are the only team that passed on him. 1-3 was set between russell, towns, and okafor anybody that watched the pre- draft hype knows that. He should be more motivated by picks 4-6.

  • Keep Byron is want same High Minutes for D’Angelo, Clarkson, and Randle – with their High Minutes (then what I propose), Starting and their Development has gotten Lakes 0-4

    Not 2 sure any other Coach or New LAL Coach would do what Byron is doing to conquer Development vs Winning

    So I’am going with Different Coach would not do same Starting Five, and high minutes.

    Lord Knows I would Never do what Byron is doing

  • Jamal Crawford plays the same way only when he comes in his team isn’t usually down by double digits.

  • Keep Byron is want same High Minutes for D’Angelo, Clarkson, and Randle – with their High Minutes (then what I propose), Starting and their Development has gotten Lakes 0-4

    Not 2 sure any other Coach or New LAL Coach would do what Byron is doing to conquer Development vs Winning, especially with D’Angelo, Clarkson, and Randle

    So if Thoughts are going with Different Coach, cannot think 100% that Different Coach would do same Starting Five, and high minutes.

    Lord Knows I would Never do what Byron is doing

  • Jamal Crawford plays the same way only when he comes in his team isn’t usually down by double digits.

  • And nobody ever identified that beat writer, either, did they? That’s because it was just fan BS from the very beginning.

    Nobody who knew anything ever said that.

  • And nobody ever identified that beat writer, either, did they? That’s because it was just fan BS from the very beginning.

    Nobody who knew anything ever said that.

  • Yeah, Bass does nothing but make dumb mistakes and he’s reminding me of Kwame Brown when someone throws him a great pass.

  • Yeah, Bass does nothing but make dumb mistakes and he’s reminding me of Kwame Brown when someone throws him a great pass.

  • We’re a lotto team two season’s running. Kobe is on his farewell tour. There’s no reason for the youth not to get major development burn. Lotto teams do this in order to expedite the development of the youth. OKC and GS are the latest examples of that kind of sacrifice paying off…

    Jeff Green, KD, Westbrook, Ibaka, Harden went to the NBA finals just one season after sacrificing their second lotto rebuild season. GS went a little longer route but still allowed the youth to go through the growing pains. West did the same with the Late Show in the 90’s. Even coach Pop allowed Tony Parker to sink or swim under the pressure of instant starter fire.

    I don’t normally agree with anything Joshhh says but he’s right in this case.

  • We’re a lotto team two season’s running. Kobe is on his farewell tour. There’s no reason for the youth not to get major development burn. Lotto teams do this in order to expedite the development of the youth. OKC and GS are the latest examples of that kind of sacrifice paying off…

    Jeff Green, KD, Westbrook, Ibaka & Harden went to the NBA finals just one season after sacrificing their second lotto rebuild season. GS went a little longer route but still allowed the youth to go through the growing pains. West did the same with the Late Show in the 90’s. Even coach Pop allowed Tony Parker to sink or swim under the pressure of instant starter fire.

    I don’t normally agree with anything Joshhh says but he’s right in this case.

  • I repeat… pull the plug on Kelly and I honestly believe Nance is better than Bass already. Those two don’t do their jobs in the paint and they’re hurting the 2nd unit. Go with Nance and Black. They’ll hustle and get offensive rebounds

  • I repeat… pull the plug on Kelly and I honestly believe Nance is better than Bass already. Those two don’t do their jobs in the paint and they’re hurting the 2nd unit. Go with Nance and Black. They’ll hustle and get offensive rebounds and give a good effort on D. Bass playing like Kwame

  • To Win, Start All Veterans, then

    Play D’Angelo, Clarkson, and Randle lesser roles, since Lakers are 0-4

    Coach got it backwards now. With High Min for Development and Low Min for Veterans

  • To Win, Start All Veterans, then

    Play D’Angelo, Clarkson, and Randle lesser roles, since Lakers are 0-4

    Coach got it backwards now. With High Min for Development and Low Min for Veterans

  • He locked Russell up in college haha. Hopefully Russell gets revenge! Although probably no way he can match up with Russell now that he has actual teammates that need to be guarded.

  • He locked Russell up in college haha. Hopefully Russell gets revenge! Although probably no way he can match up with Russell now that he has actual teammates that need to be guarded.

  • My starting 5 for success:
    Hibbert C
    Randle PF
    Nance SF
    Russell SG
    Clarkson PG

    With this lineup Randle will be the PF on offense and SF on defense. Nance Has a very promising mid jumper and can play SF on offense while on defense he has better defensive rim protection.

    My backup 5 for success:

    Black C
    Bass PF
    Kobe/Young SF
    Lou W. SG
    Huertas PG

    Kobe needs to absolutely play the Paul Pierce role if this team is going to win BUT that is my formula for SUCCESS GUARANTEED!

  • My starting 5 for success:
    Hibbert C
    Randle PF
    Nance SF
    Russell SG
    Clarkson PG

    With this lineup Randle will be the PF on offense and SF on defense. Nance Has a very promising mid jumper and can play SF on offense while on defense he has better defensive rim protection.

    My backup 5 for success:

    Black C
    Bass PF
    Kobe/Young SF
    Lou W. SG
    Huertas PG

    Kobe needs to absolutely play the Paul Pierce role if this team is going to win BUT that is my formula for SUCCESS GUARANTEED!

  • He did in the last preseason game but I definitely do worry about him doing it consistently. Although there were those worries about Kawhi as a rookie too.

  • He did in the last preseason game but I definitely do worry about him doing it consistently. Although there were those worries about Kawhi as a rookie too.

  • I don’t remember him doing that and besides kawhi is a product of great spurs system besides his personal talent

  • I don’t remember him doing that and besides kawhi is a product of great spurs system besides his personal talent

  • No I am not, you haven’t not been paying attention. He has been practicing and has a decent mechanic on his shot. I would say right now his jumper is more reliable than Russell.

    You know it SACRE!!

  • No I am not, you haven’t not been paying attention. He has been practicing and has a decent mechanic on his shot. I would say right now his jumper is more reliable than Russell.

    You know it SACRE!!

  • Go Lakers. Whatever BS tells you to do, do the opposite and we will win the game!

  • So Kobe will guard Hollis-Jefferson and vice versa while JC will guard Joe….nice matxhup, Kobe and JC can double team Joe coz Kobe will let hollis-jeff to shoot the ball….I hope Koe can use his savvyness and experience as an advantage against RondaeHollis

  • Go Lakers. Whatever BS tells you to do, do the opposite and we will win the game!

  • So Kobe will guard Hollis-Jefferson and vice versa while JC will guard Joe….nice matxhup, Kobe and JC can double team Joe coz Kobe will let hollis-jeff to shoot the ball….I hope Koe can use his savvyness and experience as an advantage against RondaeHollis

  • I hope we lose and continue losing so we can get rid of Byron!!! Go lose another one boys!!! Beat the drums Lakers Tanker fans. The sack BS campaign has started!!!!!!!!!!

  • I hope we lose and continue losing so we can get rid of Byron!!! Go lose another one boys!!! Beat the drums Lakers Tanker fans. The sack BS campaign has started!!!!!!!!!!

  • You won’t win games with promising jump shots nyahahahahahaha! I can also promise my jump shot will go in nyahahahahhaha!

  • You won’t win games with promising jump shots nyahahahahahaha! I can also promise my jump shot will go in nyahahahahhaha!

  • No he doesn’t have a decent mechanic in his shot in college and he hasn’t shown any at sl and pre season so even if he really is practicing his shots it’s still speculation until he shows it at an actual game , look at randle, they say he’s doing good at practice but cannot show it at actual games

  • This is good news. As we said over and over, that Kelly and Bass at 4 & 5 was too weak. Nance and Black is a lot better. I hope Kobe will be back to shooting guard as well.

    Clarkson/Russell
    Kobe
    MWP/Brown/Nance
    Randle
    Hibbert
    3 offense 2 defense

    Clarkson/Russell
    Lou Williams
    Young
    Nance
    Black
    3 offense 2 defense

  • No he doesn’t have a decent mechanic in his shot in college and he hasn’t shown any at sl and pre season so even if he really is practicing his shots it’s still speculation until he shows it at an actual game , look at randle, they say he’s doing good at practice but cannot show it at actual games

  • This is good news. As we said over and over, that Kelly and Bass at 4 & 5 was too weak. Nance and Black is a lot better. I hope Kobe will be back to shooting guard as well.

    Clarkson/Russell
    Kobe
    MWP/Brown/Nance
    Randle
    Hibbert
    3 offense 2 defense

    Clarkson/Russell
    Lou Williams
    Young
    Nance
    Black
    3 offense 2 defense

  • Let Metta coach the team this game, maybe then MAYBE the Lakers will nail their first win! Nyahahahahhahaha!

  • Let Metta coach the team this game, maybe then MAYBE the Lakers will nail their first win! Nyahahahahhahaha!

  • Kobe brick and he doesn’t even get back on D. SMH. Oh, he’s 0-5 so far.

    #TOAST

  • this is my issue with JC. He’s a able to penetrate opposition defenses but fails to find open guys. Russell was open for a corner three but Clarkson wasn’t ready to pass. This is why the assist numbers are so low.

  • Kobe brick and he doesn’t even get back on D. SMH. Oh, he’s 0-5 so far.

    #TOAST

  • this is my issue with JC. He’s a able to penetrate opposition defenses but fails to find open guys. Russell was open for a corner three but Clarkson wasn’t ready to pass. This is why the assist numbers are so low.

  • he is hampering the development of the young guys. he needs to man up and come off the bench. i say let’s put nance jr or anthony brown in the starting unit.

  • he is hampering the development of the young guys. he needs to man up and come off the bench. i say let’s put nance jr or anthony brown in the starting unit.

  • Nance Jr. will score 16 pts in this game against the Nets, grab 12 rebounds add 2 blocks and 2 steals.

    …Just woke up, wuz dreaming nyahahahahahaha!

  • Nance Jr. will score 16 pts in this game against the Nets, grab 12 rebounds add 2 blocks and 2 steals.

    …Just woke up, wuz dreaming nyahahahahahaha!

  • He’s out now after that TO and foul. Man, he looks bad, I mean real bad.

  • He’s out now after that TO and foul. Man, he looks bad, I mean real bad.

  • this is the battle for ben simmons. but Philly and Celtics are in proxy (since they own the Lakers and Nets’ pics)

  • this is the battle for ben simmons. but Philly and Celtics are in proxy (since they own the Lakers and Nets’ pics)

  • Cant be sure if the Nets is the worst team. Oh no. Doesnt look like it. That’s another team coached by the worst coach in NBA.

  • Russell is benched, WTF! I didn’t pay TWC just to watch LOU F–CKING WILLIAMS!

  • Cant be sure if the Nets is the worst team. Oh no. Doesnt look like it. That’s another team coached by the worst coach in NBA.

  • if nance improves his outside shooting, he should take over as the new 3. we’ve had enough of Kobe’s BS.

  • if nance improves his outside shooting, he should take over as the new 3. we’ve had enough of Kobe’s BS.

  • you can immediately see why Black/Nance are better than Bass/KellyScrub

  • you can immediately see why Black/Nance are better than Bass/KellyScrub

  • Maybe Scott has found something with this Unit. Playing hard and moving their feet on D. #ACTIVITY

  • Maybe Scott has found something with this Unit. Playing hard and moving their feet on D. #ACTIVITY

  • No…This unit is fine, they’re actually playing D. And Russell does none of that.

  • No…This unit is fine, they’re actually playing D. And Russell does none of that.

  • Maybe Mitch and Vanessa are here because Kobe is retiring? That would actually be sad even as mad as I am

  • so glad to see mwp and nance jr on the floor. finally some defensive presence. BS always wakes up late.

  • Maybe Mitch and Vanessa are here because Kobe is retiring? That would actually be sad even as mad as I am

  • so glad to see mwp and nance jr on the floor. finally some defensive presence. BS always wakes up late.

  • ^^ exactly my point. having lou and swaggy in there together is trouble.

  • ^^ exactly my point. having lou and swaggy in there together is trouble.

  • at this stage, that’s a better option because nick is shooting better from deep.

  • his handle looks terrible, thought he was a lot better of creating off the dribble then this.

  • Oh, Jesus, Lakers, it’s the Nets for eff’s sake. And you’re down by 9 points after one quarter? SMH…

  • at this stage, that’s a better option because nick is shooting better from deep.

  • his handle looks terrible, thought he was a lot better of creating off the dribble then this.

  • Oh, Jesus, Lakers, it’s the Nets for eff’s sake. And you’re down by 9 points after one quarter? SMH…

  • That last 5 minutes should be an end to the Bass Kelly front court FOREVER

  • That last 5 minutes should be an end to the Bass Kelly front court FOREVER

  • They got my call. The SACK THE COACH campaign has started. Kobe is leading the charge. Keep going guys! 0-15 will get BS sacked!!!!!!

  • celtics will be pissed if nets lose. celtics own nets’ pick. nets are tanking so celtics can get ben simmons. its a major set-up.

  • They got my call. The SACK THE COACH campaign has started. Kobe is leading the charge. Keep going guys! 0-15 will get BS sacked!!!!!!

  • celtics will be pissed if nets lose. celtics own nets’ pick. nets are tanking so celtics can get ben simmons. its a major set-up.

  • Well, the Lakers are on a 4 game losing streak. You act like we are better.

  • Well, the Lakers are on a 4 game losing streak. You act like we are better.

  • Don’t worry, that Wasn’t Me sitting in the Barclay, wearing my LAL Jersey!! lol

  • weren’t you the same idiot that was okay with Kelly Scrub getting 20+ minutes? you too have finally woken up. good.

  • Don’t worry, that Wasn’t Me sitting in the Barclay, wearing my LAL Jersey!! lol

  • weren’t you the same idiot that was okay with Kelly Scrub getting 20+ minutes? you too have finally woken up. good.

  • Kelly is a Scrub. He deserves to join the Laker girls alongside Sacre. That’s where they belong.

  • Kelly is a Scrub. He deserves to join the Laker girls alongside Sacre. That’s where they belong.

  • Agreed. They are way more aggressive than those two. Rebounding and defense, even put backs all coming better than the Bass-Kelly duo

  • 2nd unit should be Huertas, Lou, Young, Nance Jr., and Black. Hope Huertas can get healthy.

  • nance can stretch the floor too. kelly scrub was supposed to do that but didn’t.

  • Agreed. They are way more aggressive than those two. Rebounding and defense, even put backs all coming better than the Bass-Kelly duo

  • 2nd unit should be Huertas, Lou, Young, Nance Jr., and Black. Hope Huertas can get healthy.

  • nance can stretch the floor too. kelly scrub was supposed to do that but didn’t.

  • Celtics 54 pts with 8 mins left in 2nd quarter. What just happen to the Wizards?

  • Celtics 54 pts with 8 mins left in 2nd quarter. What just happen to the Wizards?

  • anyone can perform well in preseason. there is no intensity. that was not a good way to judge that scrub. you look at what he did the last 2 years in the REGULAR SEASONS. that was enough to judge him. they should have cut him and given that roster spot to Jonathan Holmes.

  • anyone can perform well in preseason. there is no intensity. that was not a good way to judge that scrub. you look at what he did the last 2 years in the REGULAR SEASONS. that was enough to judge him. they should have cut him and given that roster spot to Jonathan Holmes.

  • Holmes wasn’t that impressive in pre season, but I agree Sacre and Kelly shouldn’t have made the team. Nance seems like a way better prospect than Kelly at this point.

  • Lopez is too big. Really need Upshaw to just dominate in d league so they can bring him up by mid season.

  • Holmes wasn’t that impressive in pre season, but I agree Sacre and Kelly shouldn’t have made the team. Nance seems like a way better prospect than Kelly at this point.

  • Lopez is too big. Really need Upshaw to just dominate in d league so they can bring him up by mid season.

  • holmes hardly got to play. he had a shoulder injury. BS is an idiot. he has no eye for talent. should have kept Holmes and Frazier instead of these two scrubs.

  • holmes hardly got to play. he had a shoulder injury. BS is an idiot. he has no eye for talent. should have kept Holmes and Frazier instead of these two scrubs.

  • When doubled / Tripled team, someone is open. But have to Move too, when don’t have ball

  • When doubled / Tripled team, someone is open. But have to Move too, when don’t have ball

  • Should let Brown get minutes with either Williams or Young, so at least he could provide defense on 1 side of the perimeter

  • Should let Brown get minutes with either Williams or Young, so at least he could provide defense on 1 side of the perimeter

  • Seriously, if we lose to a team like the Nets, BS and players gotta quit NBA!!!

  • Seriously, if we lose to a team like the Nets, BS and players gotta quit NBA!!!

  • My great ancestor is Temujin, Genghis Khan, he slaugthered homers in the millions!!!

  • My great ancestor is Temujin, Genghis Khan, he slaugthered homers in the millions!!!

  • he looks a little quicker tonight too. if he can learn to penetrate defenses better, he can find open guys regularly.

  • he looks a little quicker tonight too. if he can learn to penetrate defenses better, he can find open guys regularly.

  • A trade package of Swaggy, Kelly and Bass can fetch us something decent. Maybe Birdman and Mario Chalmers. i hope this incompetent FO is doing something about it.

  • A trade package of Swaggy, Kelly and Bass can fetch us something decent. Maybe Birdman and Mario Chalmers. i hope this incompetent FO is doing something about it.

  • We are fighting back led by the Great Kobe!!! Eat your words non believers!!!!

  • We are fighting back led by the Great Kobe!!! Eat your words non believers!!!!

  • Chalmers is something the team doesn’t have. A defensive pg. And can shoot the 3

  • Chalmers is something the team doesn’t have. A defensive pg. And can shoot the 3

  • Oh yeah one play and he’s back to Russell Magic Johnson? Wait till he has actually played well.

  • Oh yeah one play and he’s back to Russell Magic Johnson? Wait till he has actually played well.

  • Would rather go after James Johnson from the Rapors, Barnes from Warriors or maybe even Justin Anderson from the Mavs since they are not giving him any minutes. Team needs a SF not another big-man or PG

  • You mother bashing donk head STFU and go bash your mom. Stop bothering me you ANIMAL!!!!!

  • Would rather go after James Johnson from the Rapors, Barnes from Warriors or maybe even Justin Anderson from the Mavs since they are not giving him any minutes. Team needs a SF not another big-man or PG

  • You mother bashing donk head STFU and go bash your mom. Stop bothering me you ANIMAL!!!!!

  • He’s a good pf when he’s playing w/ a center. Julius and Bass on defense not going to work either.

  • why would warriors part with Barnes (a future all-star) for a bunch of scrubs?

  • He’s a good pf when he’s playing w/ a center. Julius and Bass on defense not going to work either.

  • why would warriors part with Barnes (a future all-star) for a bunch of scrubs?

  • They couldn’t reach an agreement on a contract deal meaning Barnes is asking for a lot that the Warriors may not have this offseason. They are already over the limit

  • They couldn’t reach an agreement on a contract deal meaning Barnes is asking for a lot that the Warriors may not have this offseason. They are already over the limit

  • Russell looks different this game. Looks faster, quicker, like he has some pep in his step.

  • Russell looks different this game. Looks faster, quicker, like he has some pep in his step.