Byron Scott: Nick Young ‘Did All The Little Things’ On Defensive End
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The Los Angeles Lakers claimed their first home victory of the season Sunday night after defeating the Detroit Pistons, 97-85. Los Angeles had a stellar fourth quarter where it not only clicked on the offensive end, but also held the Pistons to just 19 points.

The Lakers got contributions from all of its players, anchored by Kobe Bryant’s near triple-double performance. However, Nick Young also made his mark on the game and thanks to his play on the defensive end, the Lakers snatched a much needed victory.

After the game, head coach Byron Scott spoke about Young and the impact the guard had on defense in the fourth quarter, via Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell:

Young finished the game with a plus/minus of +20 to go along with his 13 points. Los Angeles needs to have its bench players to play well if it wants to get back to .500. Although the Lakers have had some success against Eastern Conference opponents, they need consistency from the entire roster to make up ground in the West.

Los Angeles will try to get its first win versus a Western Conference foe tonight when they travels to Phoenix to play the Suns. The Suns will present many problems for the Lakers with their speed and athleticism, so a repeat of a dominant defensive performance will be needed to get the victory.

Nick lately has been looking like the guy we signed to a 4 year deal. I have to say I am impressed with his focus this year on not only his shooting which has improved but his ball handling and defense as well. Keep it up Swaggy!

  • Yes he did. He’s a good player playing that way. Passing the ball, moving off the ball, defend, rebounding… I wanna keep him

  • I definitely agree i hope Nick continues to play well, i am really excited the way he has toned it down and how serious he has become.

  • Swaggy P has been great so far. He kind of evoluated into a 3&D. Considering how the team is struggling his on ball defense is pretty good and he rarely gives up. Overall his defensive differantial is -4,2 % (while + 6,8 at the 3pts range).
    He has been impressive with his shooting too. He is one of the best spot up shooter in the NBA (90th percentile) : 46,2% in catch and shoot (34 % of his total offense). He also scores 45,5% with his pull-up 3 pts (28,9% of his total offense).
    However, his percentage falls when he dribbles too much (strangely that’s what Byron said about him last year) : 38,8% FG (27,6% of his offense). From three, after 2 dribbles, his %FG falls to 25%. From two, after 2 dribbles, his %FG is 36,%.

  • Yeah he’s still a funny lighthearted guy which is good for the locker room but he’s definitely more serious on the court.

  • I’m not ready to call him a 3&D guy just yet, but I do agree that his game is catch-and-release. If he puts the ball on the ground, bad things tend to happen. That’s why it’s so frustrating watching Lou Williams run the point with the second unit…he’s just not the guy who will reward Young for camping out on the line.

  • Or maybe ABrown lit a fire under Young’s you-know-what? When the team drafts a guy in the first round at your position who specializes in perimeter defense…

  • I think it was three things….Byron Scott not playing him last year. Kobe returning to the lineup and Metta WP joining the team. Young wouldn’t even respect a young guy trying to take his spot. He respects veterans getting on about playing and he knows that Byron will sit him on the bench if he doesn’t produce.

  • I think it has to do with whats up this season last season theres no motivation and moral is down when so many injuries happen. So he sorta has a purpose again to play. Plus with the talent on the bench he could easily of been replaced and rode the bench. So he has to play well or he won’t get those minutes IMO.

  • He’s benefited tremendously with the return presence of Kobe and the new presence of MWP. In my opinion, he’s the type of player that needs established players in a locker room to keep him focused.

  • He did get married this offseason. It probably helped with his maturity and professionalism. Whatever it is he definitely has better focus and is playing within himself.

  • Nicholas, you solidified me as a believer again. Loved your defense last night.

    Keep it up Young 2.0!

  • Instead of agreeing, you had to come up with something totally outside of the situation.

  • I said it during the offseason when everyone was screaming to trade him and I’ll say it again, Nick needs other scorers around to be good. Now that the team has multiple options again, he’s free to do his thing. He struggled when people got down, the team slumped and defenders were able to key in on him because he was the only true scorer on the team. He’s healthy and doing his thing. This is why I wanted to keep him.

  • Just like you did. Young played with Kobe last year but for some reason you think this is the reason he’s playing better. Not likely. There were a lot of reports during the offseason of Young being a rededicated player, way before summer camp so MWP and A Brown have less to do with it. The only other thing is him getting married in the offseason.

    Much more likely marriage has made him more responsible and mature. I’ve seen a lot of guys change after marriage.

  • as i said in the off season you dont trade a player because of possible roster redundentcy. with everyone calling for nicks head in the off season i was the one that said he will be on this team unless someone comes in and offers a first round pick and i have been proven right.

    if we had traded you with lou playing like crap how bad would this team really be??????

  • Best to trade either Lou or Young to improve the starting rotation for 2016, aside of helping to attract/lure someone in FA2016.

  • First, I never brought up Brown. I said MWP. Having your spot possibly taken by a vet that won a title here could play a factor. Second Young played some of his best basketball last year WITH Kobe so having him back could also play a factor. Both of those things are basketball related.

    You chose something that isn’t basketball related. It could be a factor but we no nothing about his personal life to even begin to make a rational opinion about how it would affect him.

  • I’ve only seen a few games so far this season, but I have been thoroughly impressed by Nick’s effort on defense this season. I have been one of Nick’s biggest haters in the past, but I like him in purple and gold right now. Kept it up, Nick.

  • nick young isnt doing too bad.
    i like swaggyP but i also like him now that hes more serious about things.
    i just wish when people tried to dunk on Nick,
    he would try to block them if not just foul them.
    who cares! i wont hold it against you if you foul out.
    plus you dont let noone put you on a poster.
    cmon swaggyP!

  • he cant be letting dudes dunk on him though…..
    thats gotta stop before it gets worse!

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