Byron Scott On Prioritizing Player Development, Winning Games

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott received a great deal of criticism after sitting D’Angelo Russell for the entire fourth quarter of the team’s 120-109 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night, their fourth consecutive loss. After the game, Scott explained his decision to sit Russell stemmed simply from the fact that veteran guard Lou Williams was playing well and getting to the free throw line.

“If Lou wasn’t playing well, I would have brought him (Russell) back in. So, it’s more of, with me, who is playing well at that particular time,” Scott said at Wednesday’s practice in response to questions about sitting Russell.

Williams managed to draw three fouls off three-point attempts, getting to the line 19 times, and finishing with 24 points. Scott merely had the lineup on the floor that he felt gave the Lakers the best chance to win, which in last night’s case, meant Russell on the bench.

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“Of course,” Scott responded when asked whether the goal is to have Russell finishing games. How? “Cut down the mistakes, continue to run the offense, do a better job on the defensive end, just all the little things.”

Understandably, as a head coach, Scott wants the 19-year-old rookie to earn his minutes, especially at the end of games. For fans and those criticizing Scott’s decisions, they are wondering where the bigger picture fits in, of investing in the young Lakers core, even if that means sitting Williams for Russell in the fourth quarter. So, the question becomes what exactly is the reality of prioritizing young player development over winning games?

“I’m not always thinking about necessarily developing, I’m always thinking about trying to win,” Scott told LakersNation.com. “The developing part, it comes secondary to that, but in practice and everything that’s where you really work on the developing part, and then when they get the opportunity in the games, you just kind of hope it takes it’s toll.”

Scott’s response is what one would expect from a head coach. Unfortunately, as the Lakers stand 0-4 to start the season, it makes understanding the priorities all the more difficult.

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Googling Evan Fournier’s last name leads to pictures of Byron Scott’s coaching.

  • Googling Evan Fournier’s last name leads to pictures of Byron Scott’s coaching.

  • scott should be coaching the celebrity team on all-star weekend not the lakers

  • scott should be coaching the celebrity team on all-star weekend not the lakers

  • Lip service.
    No coach, front office, or owner would ever say that the team is going to suck just for the sake of player development.

    Obviously, Scott’s going to always say that his #1 priority is winning.

  • Lip service.
    No coach, front office, or owner would ever say that the team is going to suck just for the sake of player development.

    Obviously, Scott’s going to always say that his #1 priority is winning.

  • How many coaches would want to come here to commit career suicide and follow the front office directive of player grooming, and 18 wins as a result?

    The kids need to play. They need seasons of growth. Everything else is a bit irrelevant at this point.

  • How many coaches would want to come here to commit career suicide and follow the front office directive of player grooming, and 18 wins as a result?

    The kids need to play. They need seasons of growth. Everything else is a bit irrelevant at this point.

  • Scott should take Notes from D. Fish…..That team is buying into Derek’s concept of Defense……Fish is doing More with Less….

  • Scott should take Notes from D. Fish…..That team is buying into Derek’s concept of Defense……Fish is doing More with Less….

  • scott is a class a loser mike malone said atl aeast I have players know I dont go 0 and 4!

  • scott is a class a loser mike malone said atl aeast I have players know I dont go 0 and 4!

  • scott should take a vacation, how about a boat cruise to the bermuda triangle?

  • scott should take a vacation, how about a boat cruise to the bermuda triangle?

  • if you are trying to win…you will never sit anthony brown/nance …..scott is just a stupid guy NO DOUBT

  • if you are trying to win…you will never sit anthony brown/nance …..scott is just a stupid guy NO DOUBT

  • You win by putting a coordinated unit of 5 out their at the same time. They need to work (coordinated) together on Offense and work together on D.
    What’s happening is;
    On offense they rarely work together.
    They don’t go to the rack
    They don’t post hibbert enough
    or Kobe for that matter.
    It’s 3 point city out there.
    I’m lobbying BScott to put the best guys out on the floor to start the game and then developing Russell. JC, KB, Julius, Bass or Kelly, Hibbert.
    More importantly you need to instill a winning attitude. That attitude best develops when you’re winning.

  • You win by putting a coordinated unit of 5 out their at the same time. They need to work (coordinated) together on Offense and work together on D.
    What’s happening is;
    On offense they rarely work together.
    They don’t go to the rack
    They don’t post hibbert enough
    or Kobe for that matter.
    It’s 3 point city out there.
    I’m lobbying BScott to put the best guys out on the floor to start the game and then developing Russell. JC, KB, Julius, Bass or Kelly, Hibbert.
    More importantly you need to instill a winning attitude. That attitude best develops when you’re winning.

  • monroe didn’t leave because he “wanted to play for a contender” he left because there was a new sheriff in town

  • monroe didn’t leave because he “wanted to play for a contender” he left because there was a new sheriff in town

  • if you ever made this comment, “we shouldn’t draft porzingis he’s the next bellineli”. please do me a favor, take your right hand and slap the living isht out of yourself!

  • if you ever made this comment, “we shouldn’t draft porzingis he’s the next bellineli”. please do me a favor, take your right hand and slap the living isht out of yourself!

  • the problem is that none of the assistants are good at anything either. Byron has no basketball minds on the bench to put in input. Byron isn’t good enough to have a bunch of no-name assistants

  • the problem is that none of the assistants are good at anything either. Byron has no basketball minds on the bench to put in input. Byron isn’t good enough to have a bunch of no-name assistants

  • Yep…. Im hoping he gets the Mike Brown Monday if we lose to the nets that’ll be 5 games in like Brown when he was cut !!!

  • Yep…. Im hoping he gets the Mike Brown Monday if we lose to the nets that’ll be 5 games in like Brown when he was cut !!!

  • if we ever hire a coach, lets make sure management doe not hire a showtime past laker!

  • lol good one but in al lfairness at least the yadmit about there faults,byron jus tloves to be embarrassed and a loser label!

  • if we ever hire a coach, lets make sure management doe not hire a showtime past laker!

  • lol good one but in al lfairness at least the yadmit about there faults,byron jus tloves to be embarrassed and a loser label!

  • why did we fire brown so quickly in all fairness for a non laker he liked the guys!

  • We are sick and tired of losing…..if you want to develop Russell put him in the D League. They are always making excuses for this guy..when we got Magic Johnson, he instantly produced a lot of stats and even led the Lakers to a Championship against the Sixers…this guy… I don’t think so! He is soft and easy to get distracted. The Lakers should’ve picked Okafor or Mudiay! Scott is just stupid!!!!

  • why did we fire brown so quickly in all fairness for a non laker he liked the guys!

  • We are sick and tired of losing…..if you want to develop Russell put him in the D League. They are always making excuses for this guy..when we got Magic Johnson, he instantly produced a lot of stats and even led the Lakers to a Championship against the Sixers…this guy… I don’t think so! He is soft and easy to get distracted. The Lakers should’ve picked Okafor or Mudiay! Scott is just stupid!!!!

  • scott is a guy who hiprocites other people who lose but loses worse himself and say duh not myfault!

  • scott is a guy who hiprocites other people who lose but loses worse himself and say duh not myfault!

  • we would look a lot better with porzingis, okafor isn’t looking so bad either at least not as bad as russell

  • we would look a lot better with porzingis, okafor isn’t looking so bad either at least not as bad as russell

  • Supposedly Hibbert and Bass had an altercation at the end of the Denver game. Wonder why

  • Supposedly Hibbert and Bass had an altercation at the end of the Denver game. Wonder why

  • Byron forgot the fundamental goal of this game, i.e. To Win games, but if he thinks he is doing the right approach to win games, let him prove it. Is 10 consecutive losses enough for your developmental (or experimental) approach? We hope that it would not come to this.

    Lakers is known for his great Center player. Its strategies always revolve to its Center, Chamberlain, Kareem, Magic as Center, Shaq. I think Roy Hibbert is the kind of Center that can post up very well and can pass the ball.

    Stick to the strategy when you’re still with Kareem and Magic. Review your games.

  • Byron forgot the fundamental goal of this game, i.e. To Win games, but if he thinks he is doing the right approach to win games, let him prove it. Is 10 consecutive losses enough for your developmental (or experimental) approach? We hope that it would not come to this.

    Lakers is known for his great Center player. Its strategies always revolve to its Center, Chamberlain, Kareem, Magic as Center, Shaq. I think Roy Hibbert is the kind of Center that can post up very well and can pass the ball.

    Stick to the strategy when you’re still with Kareem and Magic. Review your games.

  • Lou is not even playing defense any games, what a favoritism coach his so bullsh***.
    Did KB play decent game since game 1? I dont think so?… and why he never pull out KB having a bad game.

  • Lou is not even playing defense any games, what a favoritism coach his so bullsh***.
    Did KB play decent game since game 1? I dont think so?… and why he never pull out KB having a bad game.

  • If D’ANGELO RUSSEL wan’t more playing time, if he wan’ts to play in the fourth quarter, you have to earn it. We all have loved what KOBE has done for this team, but how quickly we forget that he too had to earn it his minutes, as a matter of fact he wasn’t even a started. How quickly we forget.

    RUSSEL is already getting minutes, but could be doing a better job. I’m rooting for Rusell but his plays as of late has been all that great. If we are trying to win games which is what we all want because otherwise their will be a lot of crybabies out there saying ” we suck” ” we have another sorry team ” we must put our best guards on the floor and right now those guards are Clarkson, Williams and Kobe.

    Clarkson proved last year that he is a rotation piece.

    Randle is proving right now that he is a rotation piece.

    Russel is already (1) In the rotation and (2) a starter ,he is not playing like a starter and want him to play the 4th.

    Russel you want it, its yours if you can beat out , one of the 3 guards a head of you. So if you want it that bad, BRING IT!

  • If D’ANGELO RUSSEL wan’t more playing time, if he wan’ts to play in the fourth quarter, you have to earn it. We all have loved what KOBE has done for this team, but how quickly we forget that he too had to earn it his minutes, as a matter of fact he wasn’t even a started. How quickly we forget.

    RUSSEL is already getting minutes, but could be doing a better job. I’m rooting for Rusell but his plays as of late has been all that great. If we are trying to win games which is what we all want because otherwise their will be a lot of crybabies out there saying ” we suck” ” we have another sorry team ” we must put our best guards on the floor and right now those guards are Clarkson, Williams and Kobe.

    Clarkson proved last year that he is a rotation piece.

    Randle is proving right now that he is a rotation piece.

    Russel is already (1) In the rotation and (2) a starter ,he is not playing like a starter and want him to play the 4th.

    Russel you want it, its yours if you can beat out , one of the 3 guards a head of you. So if you want it that bad, simple, BRING IT!

  • Kobe was not a starter but he was playing remarkably well for a rookie with limited minutes, and was even the point guard for the second unit. He was also the second option to Shaq when games were on the line in the playoffs. Remember those infamous airballs after Del Harris called ISO for him in Playoffs?

    Also,That Laker team was a second round playoff team/outside contender. This Laker team is really quite poor. Not saying Russell won’t be good. I am just giving you the full context so you can put it in perspective

  • Kobe was not a starter but he was playing remarkably well for a rookie with limited minutes, and was even the defacto point guard for the second unit. He was also already the second option to Shaq when games were on the line in the playoffs. Remember those infamous airballs after Del Harris called ISO for him in Playoffs on back to back possessions?

    Also,That Laker team was a second round playoff team/outside contender. This Laker team is really quite poor. Not saying Russell won’t be good. I am just giving you the full context so you can put it in perspective

  • Coach said, it is more about Winning vs Development . . .

    Then why not start Lou Williams, Nick Y?

    Glad to hear, Coach wants to win vs develop, honestly

  • That explains why Hibbert was not brought back in.

    I agree with Byron, its good to see the guys where upset for not winning. That shows they want to win badly. Im on board for that!

  • Coach said, it is more about Winning vs Development . . .

    Then why not start Lou Williams, Nick Y?

    Glad to hear, Coach wants to win vs develop, honestly

  • That explains why Hibbert was not brought back in.

    I agree with Byron, its good to see the guys where upset for not winning. That shows they want to win badly. Im on board for that!

  • laker fans have to get used to losing as long as jimmy buss is calling the shots….and the simple reason why kobe isnt playing well is because hes having to guard bigger players 24/7…if one looks into his past his offensive game has always struggled when hes had to play forward and not his shooting guard position for an entire game….and since hes older hes having to use even more energy guarding bigger players which effects every players offensive game,…..and i dont care what scott has to say anymore because hes only making excuses to the fact that hes been order to coach the team a certain way and thus lie to us all to cover said fact…if defense was important to management they would have kept upshaw and they would be playing artest with randle and hibbert and scott would also be running this team his way and they would be winning games already because he wouldnt be running this kind of offense to begin with and be using what he has to his advantage instead…but jimmy wants simmons more then anything and jimmy still feels he will get stars in free agency…..but jimmy wont get them because stars dont like him and dont trust him nor do they respect him….and when your running a team to lose…they not only want their money but they also want that real shot at a ring as well….and jimmy cant offer that anymore because he has ruined the lakwers for his greed of money instead

  • If that’s the case, then why would Clarkson who was having the game of his life not play more minutes??

  • laker fans have to get used to losing as long as jimmy buss is calling the shots….and the simple reason why kobe isnt playing well is because hes having to guard bigger players 24/7…if one looks into his past his offensive game has always struggled when hes had to play forward and not his shooting guard position for an entire game….and since hes older hes having to use even more energy guarding bigger players which effects every players offensive game,…..and i dont care what scott has to say anymore because hes only making excuses to the fact that hes been order to coach the team a certain way and thus lie to us all to cover said fact…if defense was important to management they would have kept upshaw and they would be playing artest with randle and hibbert and scott would also be running this team his way and they would be winning games already because he wouldnt be running this kind of offense to begin with and be using what he has to his advantage instead…but jimmy wants simmons more then anything and jimmy still feels he will get stars in free agency…..but jimmy wont get them because stars dont like him and dont trust him nor do they respect him….and when your running a team to lose…they not only want their money but they also want that real shot at a ring as well….and jimmy cant offer that anymore because he has ruined the lakwers for his greed of money instead

  • If that’s the case, then why would Clarkson who was having the game of his life not play more minutes??

  • Thibs will not be starting D’Angelo; Clarkson or Randle !!

    But would go with Veterans for the Win

  • You guys cant compare a young phenom like Kobe to Russell.

    Not all super stars start off that way, its a gradual process.

  • Thibs will not be starting D’Angelo; Clarkson or Randle !!

    But would go with Veterans for the Win

  • You guys cant compare a young phenom like Kobe to Russell.

    Not all super stars start off that way, its a gradual process.

  • Unfortunately you have BS as a coach. You are not going to win a game even if you argue with your teammates.

  • Anyone believe anything this guy said? I don’t. More excuses to keep his job.

  • Unfortunately you have BS as a coach. You are not going to win a game even if you argue with your teammates.

  • Anyone believe anything this guy said? I don’t. More excuses to keep his job.

  • He could start Jeanie buss at the 4, for all I care! Let’s just get rid of moron Scott!

  • He could start Jeanie buss at the 4, for all I care! Let’s just get rid of moron Scott!

  • . . . and we’re 0 – 4, seeing these two starting, playing heavy minutes too

  • . . . and we’re 0 – 4, seeing these two starting, playing heavy minutes too

  • Go Lakers !! We need to improve. We need to have more ball movement. An a team attack.

    side note. Curious to see who wins the Clippers and Warriors game.

  • Go Lakers !! We need to improve. We need to have more ball movement. An a team attack.

    side note. Curious to see who wins the Clippers and Warriors game.

  • Watching the Clippers vs Warriors mentally preparing to get beat by 50 by both of them smh

  • WoW, best comment thus far !!

    Heard media mentioning ALL rookies this far, and how they were doing, and D’Angelo was Never mentioned !!

    Oh wait, they did mention on how “well Dressed” D’lo was.

  • Watching the Clippers vs Warriors mentally preparing to get beat by 50 by both of them smh

  • WoW, best comment thus far !!

    Heard media mentioning ALL rookies this far, and how they were doing, and D’Angelo was Never mentioned !!

    Oh wait, they did mention on how “well Dressed” D’lo was.

  • They are both contenders this year. They both have a ton of great players. Not even sure who i want to win between them.

    Boy i miss them days when the rolls were reversed, Lakers were awesome and the Clippers and Warriors were poor teams. Well, It had to happen sometime.

  • They are both contenders this year. They both have a ton of great players. Not even sure who i want to win between them.

    Boy i miss them days when the rolls were reversed, Lakers were awesome and the Clippers and Warriors were poor teams. Well, It had to happen sometime.

  • With the right coach, we could be winning right now but unfortunately we have Byron. I’m not saying we are a contender but at least we are heading towards the right direction. Not another tanking season.

  • With the right coach, we could be winning right now but unfortunately we have Byron. I’m not saying we are a contender but at least we are heading towards the right direction. Not another tanking season.

  • Not True..

    Paul > Russell
    Reddick = Clarkson
    Stephenson > Bryant
    Griffin > Randle
    Jordan > Hibbert

    Clippers bench > Lakers Bench

    Jesus could coach the Lakers and they still wouldn’t stand a chance against either team

  • Not True..

    Paul > Russell
    Reddick = Clarkson
    Stephenson > Bryant
    Griffin > Randle
    Jordan > Hibbert

    Clippers bench > Lakers Bench

    Jesus could coach the Lakers and they still wouldn’t stand a chance against either team

  • I said we are not a contender meaning that we won’t be able to win against Clips or Warriors but we could be winning those 4 games that we lost so far.

  • I said we are not a contender meaning that we won’t be able to win against Clips or Warriors but we could be winning those 4 games that we lost so far.

  • Could be 2-2 not sure about 4-0 but here we are at 0-4 looking as lost as the Lakers franchise has ever looked

  • Could be 2-2 not sure about 4-0 but here we are at 0-4 looking as lost as the Lakers franchise has ever looked

  • Why do you want him in the d-league so he can become better than scrubs? He should play against all stars so he can become one. Stop all this nonsense some of you laker fans need to practice patience. Exactly how you have patience with work and family same should be with your team. We are all bothered because our team is losing but we all knew that this is a process. I feel like some of y’all got brained washed when Metta said we are a playoff team.

  • Why do you want him in the d-league so he can become better than scrubs? He should play against all stars so he can become one. Stop all this nonsense some of you laker fans need to practice patience. Exactly how you have patience with work and family same should be with your team. We are all bothered because our team is losing but we all knew that this is a process. I feel like some of y’all got brained washed when Metta said we are a playoff team.

  • Now coach must Start Veterans too, rather then wait till fourth quarter to put in Veterans or when Game is on line !!

    Something had to be done – We had a losing percentage in Summer; Losing percentage in Pre-Season, Now Absolutely Positively Win-less 0-4, in NBA

    Time to lower Rookie Minutes, below 15 minutes – IF want to win

  • Now coach must Start Veterans too, rather then wait till fourth quarter to put in Veterans or when Game is on line !!

    Something had to be done – We had a losing percentage in Summer; Losing percentage in Pre-Season, Now Absolutely Positively Win-less 0-4, in NBA

    Time to lower Rookie Minutes, below 15 minutes – IF want to win

  • The guy is a beast! Unfortunately his not so much of a rim protector but if you need some offensive rebounds his your guy.

  • Clippers signed up all these veterans for their bench, but their bench is still dreadful. They ain’t winning anything with Wesley Johnson on the roster.

  • Just found out russel talk to a kardashian. .i may be late but damn…seems like bad juju

  • The guy is a beast! Unfortunately his not so much of a rim protector but if you need some offensive rebounds his your guy.

  • Clippers signed up all these veterans for their bench, but their bench is still dreadful. They ain’t winning anything with Wesley Johnson on the roster.

  • Just found out russel talk to a kardashian. .i may be late but damn…seems like bad juju

  • Really ? I think I may have heard something like that too !!

    Too Bad):

    Young Kid’s mind should be on Basketball, don’t think I would be going anywhere, saying anything, other then Basketball !!

  • Really ? I think I may have heard something like that too !!

    Too Bad):

    Young Kid’s mind should be on Basketball, don’t think I would be going anywhere, saying anything, other then Basketball !!

  • Oh, doesn’t he know , now he has got the Kardashian curse, they are bad news for basketball players.

  • Oh, doesn’t he know , now he has got the Kardashian curse, they are bad news for basketball players.

  • Ye man..i looked it up and confirmed it…krazy…lamar couldn’t live without her….kanye messed up and bruce turned himself into a woman wtf…Russell lookin like he hypnotized. .pray for him i did

  • Reddick 15pts 1 assist 1 Rebound per

    Clarkson 18 Pts 2 Assists 2 Rebounds Per

    Clarkson 23 yrs old, Reddick 31 years old

    I said Clarkson and Reddick were even and that was being generous

  • Ye man..i looked it up and confirmed it…krazy…lamar couldn’t live without her….kanye messed up and bruce turned himself into a woman wtf…Russell lookin like he hypnotized. .pray for him i did

  • Reddick 15pts 1 assist 1 Rebound per

    Clarkson 18 Pts 2 Assists 2 Rebounds Per

    Clarkson 23 yrs old, Reddick 31 years old

    I said Clarkson and Reddick were even and that was being generous

  • Russell can kiss his basketball career goodbye if he is dating a Kardashian. Man, I wished the Lakers listened to me and drafted Okafor. I’m starting to question Russell’s maturity.

  • Russell can kiss his basketball career goodbye if he is dating a Kardashian. Man, I wished the Lakers listened to me and drafted Okafor. I’m starting to question Russell’s maturity.

  • Scott is trying to win games? Could have fooled me. If you are trying to win why is our best defender in Roy playing 17 minutes and doesn’t play in the 4th? Scott is clueless.

  • Curry and the Warriors are a scary team. Wouldn’t be surprised if they repeat.

  • Scott is trying to win games? Could have fooled me. If you are trying to win why is our best defender in Roy playing 17 minutes and doesn’t play in the 4th? Scott is clueless.

  • Curry and the Warriors are a scary team. Wouldn’t be surprised if they repeat.

  • Ye that jenner model..kanye trippin…odom is alive and bruce turned himself into a woman

  • Type of crap that happens when you don’t stay in college and run wild on undergrads. LA is a tough place and you can get sucked in easily. Kobe had a good support system and a Dad who played in the league when he came. Russell man I don’t know, the NBA is not kind to unathletic guards who are not lights out shooters.

  • Ye that jenner model..kanye trippin…odom is alive and bruce turned himself into a woman

  • Type of crap that happens when you don’t stay in college and run wild on undergrads. LA is a tough place and you can get sucked in easily. Kobe had a good support system and a Dad who played in the league when he came. Russell man I don’t know, the NBA is not kind to unathletic guards who are not lights out shooters.

  • Byron Scott needs to get fired asap. He’s not doing what he’s supposed to and every time we lose he blames the team when it’s definitely his fault for terrible rotations and having no clue

  • Byron Scott needs to get fired asap. He’s not doing what he’s supposed to and every time we lose he blames the team when it’s definitely his fault for terrible rotations and having no clue

  • I think the Lakers got deceived by his appearance. I was convinced too that Russell looks very matured for his age when he spoke. I guess looks can be deceiving.

    If Russell doesn’t have work ethic like Kobe and Clarkson, just ship him out. I don’t care if he is talented because players who can’t give 110% especially during practice will never reach his potential.

    I would trade him right away before he became garbage once a Kardashian is done with him.

  • I think the Lakers got deceived by his appearance. I was convinced too that Russell looks very matured for his age when he spoke. I guess looks can be deceiving.

    If Russell doesn’t have work ethic like Kobe and Clarkson, just ship him out. I don’t care if he is talented because players who can’t give 110% especially during practice will never reach his potential.

    I would trade him right away before he became garbage once a Kardashian is done with him.

  • Yeah generous to Reddick. lol
    I understand their stats are close, but Clarkson is so much better. It shouldn’t even be a discussion.

  • Yeah generous to Reddick. lol
    I understand their stats are close, but Clarkson is so much better. It shouldn’t even be a discussion.

  • . . . bruce turned himself into a woman . . . lmao !!

    I know it was probably in the cards, long before then, but just the way u summed up the whole situation, sounded just so funny

  • . . . bruce turned himself into a woman . . . lmao !!

    I know it was probably in the cards, long before then, but just the way u summed up the whole situation, sounded just so funny

  • yeah. i hate it when he blames the bad matchups he puts in on the players. that’s chicken chump.

  • yeah. i hate it when he blames the bad matchups he puts in on the players. that’s chicken chump.

  • Yeah, they are good. So much energy in the ball. D’Antoni would be pleased!

  • Yeah, they are good. So much energy in the ball. D’Antoni would be pleased!

  • Kobrick STAT OF THE DAY

    Kobrick Overall 4th Quarter Stats This Season(3 Games):

    VS. Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 Points Shooting 0/5(0% FG) from the Field.

    VS. Sacramento Kings: He didn’t play in the 4th Quarter of this game.

    VS. Dallas Mavericks: 3 Points Shooting 1/4(25.0% FG) from the Field.

    VS. Denver Nuggets: 0 Points Shooting 0/1(0% FG) from the Field.

    Kobrick Overall 4th Quarter Averages This Season(3 Games):

    2.0 PPG Shooting 1/10(10.0% FG) from the Field.

    Kobrick is averaging 8.5 3pts per game

    In 4 games he:

    20/62(32.3% FG

    7/34(20.6% 3PT)

    Doesn’t matter GONNA WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Kobrick STAT OF THE DAY

    Kobrick Overall 4th Quarter Stats This Season(3 Games):

    VS. Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 Points Shooting 0/5(0% FG) from the Field.

    VS. Sacramento Kings: He didn’t play in the 4th Quarter of this game.

    VS. Dallas Mavericks: 3 Points Shooting 1/4(25.0% FG) from the Field.

    VS. Denver Nuggets: 0 Points Shooting 0/1(0% FG) from the Field.

    Kobrick Overall 4th Quarter Averages This Season(3 Games):

    2.0 PPG Shooting 1/10(10.0% FG) from the Field.

    Kobrick is averaging 8.5 3pts per game

    In 4 games he:

    20/62(32.3% FG

    7/34(20.6% 3PT)

    Doesn’t matter GONNA WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Byron just said he doesnt think Russell is ready for the big stage. I started calling Byron’s sacking since mid of last season. But, I think he got it right here. Russell gotta earn those trust and minutes. Dont give up, stop whining and keep working.

  • Byron just said he doesnt think Russell is ready for the big stage. I started calling Byron’s sacking since mid of last season. But, I think he got it right here. Russell gotta earn those trust and minutes. Dont give up, stop whining and keep working.

  • Cant disagree with that!!! BTW Dont think Russell make the grade at this point. The Kardashians aim HIGH!!!

  • Well you know he was in major foul trouble the whole first half because our guards and wings just let there opponents get to the rim with ease and has to try to defend it. Have you been watching the games???

  • Cant disagree with that!!! BTW Dont think Russell make the grade at this point. The Kardashians aim HIGH!!!

  • Well you know he was in major foul trouble the whole first half because our guards and wings just let there opponents get to the rim with ease and has to try to defend it. Have you been watching the games???

  • Durant didn’t, Mudiay isn’t. If we were a good team I would agree but we aren’t, let them learn on the job and accelerate the process.

  • Durant didn’t, Mudiay isn’t. If we were a good team I would agree but we aren’t, let them learn on the job and accelerate the process.

  • you sure watch a lot of laker games i wouldn’t be caught dead watching Lin warm up the bench, how’s clarkson doing? you should be more concerned about clarkson he’s the one that punked lin for his job as a rookie

  • you sure watch a lot of laker games i wouldn’t be caught dead watching Lin warm up the bench, how’s clarkson doing? you should be more concerned about clarkson he’s the one that punked lin for his job as a rookie

  • The coach and how they play is a big part too. Just look at Lin and the Hornets. The team has no star power but they play team ball and they just humbled the Bulls with 130 points 25 winning margin. The previous games they fought the Top East seeding Hawks down to the last possession at the buzzer. Lakers can compete if they play right. We have better players this season.

  • The coach and how they play is a big part too. Just look at Lin and the Hornets. The team has no star power but they play team ball and they just humbled the Bulls with 130 points 25 winning margin. The previous games they fought the Top East seeding Hawks down to the last possession at the buzzer. Lakers can compete if they play right. We have better players this season.

  • Obviously Russell is not in Durant’s class LOL. BTW Russell starts doesnt he? You cant blame on lack of playing if you dont play well enough to earn more play time. Seriously, I dont see how anyone can say he has been playing well enough for those crunch time minutes. No defense, no drives and poor shooting.

  • Obviously Russell is not in Durant’s class LOL. BTW Russell starts doesnt he? You cant blame on lack of playing if you dont play well enough to earn more play time. Seriously, I dont see how anyone can say he has been playing well enough for those crunch time minutes. No defense, no drives and poor shooting.

  • Durant had the worst plus minus in the entire NBA his first two seasons. Mudiay is leading the NBA in turnovers. Best way to get better is to play.

  • Durant had the worst plus minus in the entire NBA his first two seasons. Mudiay is leading the NBA in turnovers. Best way to get better is to play.

  • you sure watch a lot of laker games i wouldn’t be caught dead watching Lin warm up the bench, how’s clarkson doing? you should be more concerned about clarkson he’s the one that punked lin for his job as a rookie.

  • STAT of the day
    6 seasons
    5 teams
    zero championships
    10 playoff games
    Lost his job to: Raymond Felton, Patrick Beverley, Ronnie Price, Jordan Clarkson, PJ Hairston
    To be added: Brian Roberts, Aaron Harrison
    FG 37% playing against second unit scrubs

    GUESS WHO?

  • you sure watch a lot of laker games i wouldn’t be caught dead watching Lin warm up the bench, how’s clarkson doing? you should be more concerned about clarkson he’s the one that punked lin for his job as a rookie.

  • STAT of the day
    6 seasons
    5 teams
    zero championships
    10 playoff games
    Lost his job to: Raymond Felton, Patrick Beverley, Ronnie Price, Jordan Clarkson, PJ Hairston
    To be added: Brian Roberts, Aaron Harrison
    FG 37% playing against second unit scrubs

    GUESS WHO?

  • So you agree Russell is not playing well for more play time? LOL. BTW being 2nd pick doesnt mean anything other than some experts making some smart calls. Dont forget all the top pick busts in NBA history. Seeing is believing and I dont see how Russell has the goods to make it as a top pick. Not yet and I do hope I get it wrong.

  • So you agree Russell is not playing well for more play time? LOL. BTW being 2nd pick doesnt mean anything other than some experts making some smart calls. Dont forget all the top pick busts in NBA history. Seeing is believing and I dont see how Russell has the goods to make it as a top pick. Not yet and I do hope I get it wrong.

  • I thought he played decently against Denver, his per 36 numbers were same as Mudiay but with less turnovers. We can talk about busts two years from now, for now he is our future.

  • Poor Lin. Always the subject of senseless arguments between nothing better to do BB fans. LOL

  • I thought he played decently against Denver, his per 36 numbers were same as Mudiay but with less turnovers. We can talk about busts two years from now, for now he is our future.

  • Poor Lin. Always the subject of senseless arguments between nothing better to do BB fans. LOL

  • Mother bashing donk just loves some nasty senseless arguments huh. Not including mothers in your dirty words today?

  • Mother bashing donk just loves some nasty senseless arguments huh. Not including mothers in your dirty words today?

  • decently fouling at theother rookie shows your worse than him on the three point line!

  • decently fouling at theother rookie shows your worse than him on the three point line!

  • at least ronnie price couldd and make clutch shots liliard said he was better than peoplethinkhe was btter than russell we have now!

  • at least ronnie price couldd and make clutch shots liliard said he was better than peoplethinkhe was btter than russell we have now!

  • Im not worried about clarkson @ all my man..and i try to watch every game possible to mankind. ..lakera fan for nearly 2 decades

  • Im not worried about clarkson @ all my man..and i try to watch every game possible to mankind. ..lakera fan for nearly 2 decades

  • Curry..best 3 of all time
    ..havent seen one that can create with it…never gets old

  • Curry..best 3 of all time
    ..havent seen one that can create with it…never gets old

  • Its not an ideal situation but I bet there are some good coaches out there that would jump to get the young core we have going and mold them the way they want. they aren’t learning anything right now. I bet Becky Hammond would love the job.

  • Its not an ideal situation but I bet there are some good coaches out there that would jump to get the young core we have going and mold them the way they want. they aren’t learning anything right now. I bet Becky Hammond would love the job.

  • I would try mark aguy with no hate a guy thatstarted a team justlike where we are and made it top look atthewarriors compared to byrons no coachcredentials

  • I would try mark aguy with no hate a guy thatstarted a team justlike where we are and made it top look atthewarriors compared to byrons no coachcredentials

  • agreed blame fo going for natural pg we never actually had on e in years and succeeded betterwhen magic letf without one t, russell is not even a true pg so byron was way off!

  • 53pts 11to 22asts 20-51 98 mins
    34pts 6to 11asts 14-41 97 mins
    22pts 1to 13asts 8-26 65 mins
    39pts 9to 4asts 16-36 110 mins
    39pts 6to 23asts 16-33 125 mins

    These are the first four NBA games of D’Angelo Russell, Steph Curry, Andrew Wiggins, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. Which one is DLo’s? GTFOH with the bust talk.

  • agreed blame fo going for natural pg we never actually had on e in years and succeeded betterwhen magic letf without one t, russell is not even a true pg so byron was way off!

  • 53pts 11to 22asts 20-51 98 mins
    34pts 6to 11asts 14-41 97 mins
    22pts 1to 13asts 8-26 65 mins
    39pts 9to 4asts 16-36 110 mins
    39pts 6to 23asts 16-33 125 mins

    These are the first four NBA games of D’Angelo Russell, Steph Curry, Andrew Wiggins, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. Which one is DLo’s? GTFOH with the bust talk.

  • gth out ricky bate-women 3-11 shooting 27%, 4 fouls, 1-5 from three and 1.0assists that’s pathetic numbers oh yeah 7 pathetic points as a starter!

  • gth out ricky bate-women 3-11 shooting 27%, 4 fouls, 1-5 from three and 1.0assists that’s pathetic numbers oh yeah 7 pathetic points as a starter!

  • Pretty sure those stats are almost identical to Kobe’s so I don’t see what the problem is with them. Obviously you’ve conveniently left out the 6 assists.

  • Pretty sure those stats are almost identical to Kobe’s so I don’t see what the problem is with them. Obviously you’ve conveniently left out the 6 assists.

  • oh yeah loser your dumb dating kardshian dumb jock minded russell is messing up his carreer good luck standing up for a fellow bust loser lol!

  • oh yeah loser your dumb dating kardshian dumb jock minded russell is messing up his carreer good luck standing up for a fellow bust loser lol!

  • Oooo cool it man. I am just telling it as it is based on what I see, not what I want to see. I may be wrong and sure hope I am but until then I am sticking to my assessment. My guts still very much say he does not have it. BTW you are entitled to your view too. Cheers.

  • Oooo cool it man. I am just telling it as it is based on what I see, not what I want to see. I may be wrong and sure hope I am but until then I am sticking to my assessment. My guts still very much say he does not have it. BTW you are entitled to your view too. Cheers.

  • I agree. Maybe Scott isn’t the best coach the Lakers could get, but at this point it’s irrelevant. The rebuilding is going to take at least another 4-5 years. It took 5-6 years to Curry to shine. Let’s wait and see if D’Angelo, Jordan, and Julius can grow together.

  • I agree. Maybe Scott isn’t the best coach the Lakers could get, but at this point it’s irrelevant. The rebuilding is going to take at least another 4-5 years. It took 5-6 years to Curry to shine. Let’s wait and see if D’Angelo, Jordan, and Julius can grow together.

  • Yes, you have a point. But how many years did it make for the warriors to be really competitive? Since the Curry draft, I mean. 5? 6? Give them time.

  • Yes, you have a point. But how many years did it make for the warriors to be really competitive? Since the Curry draft, I mean. 5? 6? Give them time.

  • Mmmh… interesting. It may be worth a try. But I doubt he’d come given the circumstances. There’s the Buzz controversy too: in one year the team could be torn apart by internal conflicts between the owners. I say it’ll take at least 4-5 years before we can see the Lakers compete.

  • Mmmh… interesting. It may be worth a try. But I doubt he’d come given the circumstances. There’s the Buzz controversy too: in one year the team could be torn apart by internal conflicts between the owners. I say it’ll take at least 4-5 years before we can see the Lakers compete.

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  • M. Cooper at least won a Chip (WNBA) with the Sparks, why didn’t Byron hire Cooper as his defensive coach ?????

  • M. Cooper at least won a Chip (WNBA) with the Sparks, why didn’t Byron hire Cooper as his defensive coach ?????

  • Team is lacking perimeter defense but won’t let Metta or Anthony Brown get any minutes. I have no clue what is going on.

  • Team is lacking perimeter defense but won’t let Metta or Anthony Brown get any minutes. I have no clue what is going on.

  • yeah, if the Lakers were working on their defense instead of running laps, maybe we would have won a few of those games, I guess BS likes to be the best in shape losers, you would think his light bulb would light up after so many losing seasons, running your players to the ground is just not working out !!!!!!

  • yeah, if the Lakers were working on their defense instead of running laps, maybe we would have won a few of those games, I guess BS likes to be the best in shape losers, you would think his light bulb would light up after so many losing seasons, running your players to the ground is just not working out !!!!!!

  • Imagine if we fire this clown and hire Scott Brooks as head coach and Tom Thibodeau as assistant. Then we can say we are going in the right direction

  • Imagine if we fire this clown and hire Scott Brooks as head coach and Tom Thibodeau as assistant. Then we can say we are going in the right direction. Plus, Scott’s family lives in California

  • Thibs wont go as assistant coach…he despise help from coaching especially on offense(reason he gets fired)…..if anything, brooks must be the asst

    if scott is fired, Lakers imho wont try to hire a coach who’s had history having beef with the organization(Thibs,Jackson)…
    Lionel Hollins wasnt hired last year,Brooks is winning coz of KD and WB

    Right now, the choices for HC spot are JVG,Ollie and maybe Shaw….
    but my prediction? Lakers will get AD in the future together with Randle,JC and Dlo forming a big 4 while convincing JOHN CALIPARI to jump from college to nba

  • Thibs wont go as assistant coach…he despise help from coaching especially on offense(reason he gets fired)…..if anything, brooks must be the asst

    if scott is fired, Lakers imho wont try to hire a coach who’s had history having beef with the organization(Thibs,Jackson)…
    Lionel Hollins wasnt hired last year,Brooks is winning coz of KD and WB

    Right now, the choices for HC spot are JVG,Ollie and maybe Shaw….
    but my prediction? Lakers will get AD in the future together with Randle,JC and Dlo forming a big 4 while convincing JOHN CALIPARI to jump from college to nba

  • Lakers JC and Kobe > Reddick and Lance….their big 3 is the only edge

    in terms of bench production, it really depends on whether Lou and SwagP will be consistent or not

  • Lakers JC and Kobe > Reddick and Lance….their big 3 is the only edge

    in terms of bench production, it really depends on whether Lou and SwagP will be consistent or not

  • Dark Milicic, Sam Bowie, Michael Beasley, Anthony Bennett, Evan Turner, Hashemi Thabeet…all of these players are 1st or 2nd overall draft picks that are considered busts. I’m not saying Russell is a bust yet but it does happen people. I have not seen one game from Russell that would lead me to believe he has superstar potential. People complain about Russell not getting the ball, but when it does have the ball he just hands it off to someone on the perimeter and just gets out of the way. He doesn’t attempt to attack the rim and he doesn’t move well without the ball. His lack of athleticism is crippling his game right now. I’m not sure if that can be fixed. His defense is awful and he lacks aggressiveness. Even worse is his attitude. I hope he gets better for the sake of the Lakers but right now it’s not looking good. On the flip side, Okafor is making Kupchak look like an idiot.

  • Dark Milicic, Sam Bowie, Michael Beasley, Anthony Bennett, Evan Turner, Hashemi Thabeet…all of these players are 1st or 2nd overall draft picks that are considered busts. I’m not saying Russell is a bust yet but it does happen people. I have not seen one game from Russell that would lead me to believe he has superstar potential. People complain about Russell not getting the ball, but when it does have the ball he just hands it off to someone on the perimeter and just gets out of the way. He doesn’t attempt to attack the rim and he doesn’t move well without the ball. His lack of athleticism is crippling his game right now. I’m not sure if that can be fixed. His defense is awful and he lacks aggressiveness. Even worse is his attitude. I hope he gets better for the sake of the Lakers but right now it’s not looking good. On the flip side, Okafor is making Kupchak look like an idiot.

  • so I think those guys are the ones who had an altercation in the locker room smh…..

  • so I think those guys are the ones who had an altercation in the locker room smh…..

  • lakers are competing while rebuilding/developing…..winning for the playoffs and developing for the future

  • lakers are competing while rebuilding/developing…..winning for the playoffs and developing for the future

  • Im used to scott benching players who are getting their flow

    Scott Logic:

    IF the player starts to hit shots, bench him

    seriously though, Scott is the perfect coach for Philly roflmao

  • Im used to scott benching players who are getting their flow

    Scott Logic:

    IF the player starts to hit shots, bench him

    seriously though, Scott is the perfect coach for Philly roflmao

  • since the lakers cant stop players rather have a finishing lineup of Lou-JC-Kobe-SwagP-Randle

    if Dlo proves himself to be deserving, sub him in for the player having a bad night

  • since the lakers cant stop players rather have a finishing lineup of Lou-JC-Kobe-SwagP-Randle

    if Dlo proves himself to be deserving, sub him in for the player having a bad night

  • The article asks the question “where the bigger picture fits in” with the decision to sit Russell in the fourth …….. simple. Development is not just about minutes, it’s about setting habits and a tone as well on what it takes to be successful in this league…….. people need to relax …….. the kid needs to learn more than just how to run an offence, he needs to understand that the other side of the court is important too if he is to become the true leader the Lakers aspire him to be……. develop those habits now so that when this team does get back there will be there to build on…… I understand exactly what the coach is doing ……..

  • The article asks the question “where the bigger picture fits in” with the decision to sit Russell in the fourth …….. simple. Development is not just about minutes, it’s about setting habits and a tone as well on what it takes to be successful in this league…….. people need to relax …….. the kid needs to learn more than just how to run an offence, he needs to understand that the other side of the court is important too if he is to become the true leader the Lakers aspire him to be……. develop those habits now so that when this team does get back they will be there to build on…… I understand exactly what the coach is doing …….. too many people in this world take defence for granted …… and quite honestly I see some of that in Russell right now….. possibly because he’s a bit overwhelmed but you have to show hustle, I don’t see that right now from Russell on that end of the court, too nonchalant fighting over screens ……. but I’m confident this will get corrected…he’ll be fine.

  • no Player Development, it’s is important Winning Games right now and i hope Byron Scott Fired Before 0-10 loses before too late

  • no Player Development, it’s is important Winning Games right now and i hope Byron Scott Fired Before 0-10 loses before too late

  • bring back nance, metta on the floor…will be good for the team 1-4 on friday

  • bring back nance, metta on the floor…will be good for the team 1-4 on friday

  • I have to agree although I really believed the mix of young and veteran players could lead us to much more wins than critics anticipated at the time.

  • I have to agree although I really believed the mix of young and veteran players could lead us to much more wins than critics anticipated at the time.

    As for BS, I also believe that he acts as being instructed to. Developing young players clearly is a thankless job to do.

  • Both Ezeli (26) and Barnes (24) become UFA this summer… I think that we should try to get them both. We should at least make a max offer to Harrison Barnes. Are you with me?

  • They are both Restricted this summer. Golden state gm said he would not balk at paying to keep his championship team together. I think it all comes down to if the win the championship. If they do i think GSW matches any offer to keep there team together. If they don’t i wouldn’t mind trying to get Harrison Barnes he fits in to what we need from the 3. He is not ball dominant he is a very active defender and last time i checked he was hovering close to 40% from 3 and he is 24. Its going to cost a max contract though.

  • They are both Restricted this summer. Golden state gm said he would not balk at paying to keep his championship team together. I think it all comes down to if the win the championship. If they do i think GSW matches any offer to keep there team together. If they don’t i wouldn’t mind trying to get Harrison Barnes he fits in to what we need from the 3. He is not ball dominant he is a very active defender and last time i checked he was hovering close to 40% from 3 and he is 24. Its going to cost a max contract though.

  • That would be awesome but Calipari didn’t really fare well his first time in the NBA. I mean what has he shown at Kentucky besides that he is an amazing recruiter. He got out coached in the tourny with stacked teams several times.

  • That would be awesome but Calipari didn’t really fare well his first time in the NBA. I mean what has he shown at Kentucky besides that he is an amazing recruiter. He got out coached in the tourny with stacked teams several times.

  • Lakers will be worst team this season more than likely, Hopefully they land top 3 pick. Kobe/Scott hopefully will be gone, and you have a core of D’Angelo, Randle, Clarkson, Lou Williams as our 6th man, (Top 3 pick hopefully) and a very good amount of cap space.

  • So, I’m looking at the + and – of our guards.

    Jordan Clarkson -9
    Louis Williams -9
    Marcelo Huertas -3
    D’Angelo Russell -2

    Only 2 players did better than Russell in the + & –

    Roy Hibbert +1
    Tarik Black -1

  • Lakers will be worst team this season more than likely, Hopefully they land top 3 pick. Kobe/Scott hopefully will be gone, and you have a core of D’Angelo, Randle, Clarkson, Lou Williams as our 6th man, (Top 3 pick hopefully) and a very good amount of cap space.

  • So, I’m looking at the + and – of our guards.

    Jordan Clarkson -9
    Louis Williams -9
    Marcelo Huertas -3
    D’Angelo Russell -2

    Only 2 players did better than Russell in the + & –

    Roy Hibbert +1
    Tarik Black -1

  • Well, right now the whole team chemistry (especially team defense) is in a huge mess. And that is coach’s fault.

  • Well, right now the whole team chemistry (especially team defense) is in a huge mess. And that is coach’s fault.

  • I was for Byron BUT I am sad to say he just can’t make up his mind on a rotation that should be training & teaching the kids. NOT one player over 25 should be playing other then maybe a short time on the floor for Kobe. Message to front office, ‘FIRE BYRON SCOTT, DUMP KELLEY & SACRE, LOU WILLIAMS ONLY SHROT PERIODS ON THE FLOOR, DUMP EVERYONE IN THE FRONT OFFICE WHO WAS INVOLVED WITH PICKING D. RUSSELL & PLEASE JIMMY BUSS, GO ON A TWO YEAR VACATION AWAY FORM THE TEAM OR SELL IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I was for Byron BUT I am sad to say he just can’t make up his mind on a rotation that should be training & teaching the kids. NOT one player over 25 should be playing other then maybe a short time on the floor for Kobe. Message to front office, ‘FIRE BYRON SCOTT, DUMP KELLEY & SACRE, LOU WILLIAMS ONLY SHROT PERIODS ON THE FLOOR, DUMP EVERYONE IN THE FRONT OFFICE WHO WAS INVOLVED WITH PICKING D. RUSSELL & PLEASE JIMMY BUSS, GO ON A TWO YEAR VACATION AWAY FORM THE TEAM OR SELL IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • He is absolutely right, at this point in the season the idea is to win games and try, against all odds it seems, to make the playoffs. Not giving up so soon, there is a long way to go still to get to that point. When, or if, it becomes apparent that all hope is lost THEN it’s time to put the priority towards development for the future. Right now the future is now. Lets hope things get better sooner than later. There certainly is no defense at the moment, it is not even bad defense, it is NO DEFENSE.

  • He is absolutely right, at this point in the season the idea is to win games and try, against all odds it seems, to make the playoffs. Not giving up so soon, there is a long way to go still to get to that point. When, or if, it becomes apparent that all hope is lost THEN it’s time to put the priority towards development for the future. Right now the future is now. Lets hope things get better sooner than later. There certainly is no defense at the moment, it is not even bad defense, it is NO DEFENSE.

  • that’s a very 76ersf an way to approach things, not realistic if coaching is actually your job ………

  • that’s a very 76ersf an way to approach things, not realistic if coaching is actually your job ………

  • I would but no way we get Barnes. GS will match everything. I wish though, he is so perfect for the young core

  • I would but no way we get Barnes. GS will match everything. I wish though, he is so perfect for the young core

  • 5-6 years? Lol umm, no. No rebuilding phase should take 5-6 years. If it does. In any sport, GM needs to be fired and the owner needs to walk.

  • 5-6 years? Lol umm, no. No rebuilding phase should take 5-6 years. If it does. In any sport, GM needs to be fired and the owner needs to walk.

  • Just change coaching system. its not working, i dont see the offensive flow, i dont see team defense. mostly ive seen isolation from EACH of them. WTH.

  • Just change coaching system. its not working, i dont see the offensive flow, i dont see team defense. mostly ive seen isolation from EACH of them. WTH.

  • Well Anthony brown is okay to sit, Larry nance provides D and rebounding. I don’t see why Ron hasn’t dressed up yet. You don’t sign a vet and just have him not dress out.

  • Well Anthony brown is okay to sit, Larry nance provides D and rebounding. I don’t see why Ron hasn’t dressed up yet. You don’t sign a vet and just have him not dress out.

  • Best possibility is that Barnes could sign a 1 year qualifier and then become an unrestricted free agent next year. Can’t see any player doing that besides Lebron though, too risky.

  • Best possibility is that Barnes could sign a 1 year qualifier and then become an unrestricted free agent next year. Can’t see any player doing that besides Lebron though, too risky.

  • Start of the Denver game the offense actually had a great flow. Mostly thanks to Russell. Maybe developing him is the best chance to win, Byron.

  • Start of the Denver game the offense actually had a great flow. Mostly thanks to Russell. Maybe developing him is the best chance to win, Byron.

  • Why the heck has Metta World Peace and Larry Nance Jr. not played one minute this regular season? Peace is still a great hustler, defender, and can score. Nance is a momentum shifter with his dunks. These guys need a chance–this is ridiculous…

  • Why the heck has Metta World Peace and Larry Nance Jr. not played one minute this regular season? Peace is still a great hustler, defender, and can score. Nance is a momentum shifter with his dunks. These guys need a chance–this is ridiculous…

  • Players that have contracts for next season. Lou, Young, Randle, Russell, Nance, Brown, Bass. Team FA’s we will sign no doubt: Jordan Clarkson. Of those players, only Bass will be a FA next season.

    So our Core for the next two years is Lou, Young, Randle, Russell, Nance, Brown and Clarkson.

    We need to find a long term Center, long term backup Center and a starting Small Forward to complete the future core.

  • Players that have contracts for next season. Lou, Young, Randle, Russell, Nance, Brown, Bass. Team FA’s we will sign no doubt: Jordan Clarkson. Of those players, only Bass will be a FA next season.

    So our Core for the next two years is Lou, Young, Randle, Russell, Nance, Brown and Clarkson.

    We need to find a long term Center, long term backup Center and a starting Small Forward to complete the future core.

  • If they are going to play Kelly and Bass together I do think Metta has to be in the game. That unit needs toughness. Lou, Young, Metta, Kelly, Bass could work. But a front line of Young, Kelly and Bass isn’t a formula for success.

  • If they are going to play Kelly and Bass together I do think Metta has to be in the game. That unit needs toughness. Lou, Young, Metta, Kelly, Bass could work. But a front line of Young, Kelly and Bass isn’t a formula for success.

  • Excellant decision Byron Scott ! You always aim to win period. Or get out of the game. Because not aiming to win cheats you, your players, your fans, the other team, and the game. This is a “team” sport. Iguodala was a prime example of sacrificing for the success of the “team”. You “alway” still with what is working and who has the hot hand. If it were Russell who is hot at the time stick with him.

    Nothing works all the time. But there still is only one way to play the game with respect. And that is to aim to win every time.

    Lets sacrifice as a “team” on both sides of the ball and win the battle of the winless Friday. Whatever unit, which ever player(s) that have it going and came to play that night roll with them.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Excellant decision Byron Scott ! You always aim to win period. Or get out of the game. Because not aiming to win cheats you, your players, your fans, the other team, and the game. This is a “team” sport. Iguodala was a prime example of sacrificing for the success of the “team”. You “alway” stick with what is working and who has the hot hand. If it were Russell who is hot at the time stick with him.

    Nothing works all the time. But there still is only one way to play the game with respect. And that is to aim to win every time.

    Lets sacrifice as a “team” on both sides of the ball and win the battle of the winless Friday. Whatever unit, which ever player(s) that have it going and came to play that night, roll with them.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • All those guys with the exception of Bowie were pretty low iq players. And Bowie was a circumstance of injury. Guys with a high iq tend to have long careers. Not saying Russell will be a star but I think he will have a long and solid career. Same with Okafor.

  • All those guys with the exception of Bowie were pretty low iq players. And Bowie was a circumstance of injury. Guys with a high iq tend to have long careers. Not saying Russell will be a star but I think he will have a long and solid career. Same with Okafor.

  • Kris humpries, reggie Bush’s games fell off as well and lowkey harden has lost a step this season so far at least

  • Kris humpries, reggie Bush’s games fell off as well and lowkey harden has lost a step this season so far at least

  • Scott’s saying his emphasis is on winning is as meaningless as his over 1 year old statement that even last year his emphasis was on defense. Since that announcement the Lakers have never played defense and that continues into this season. So are the players ignoring the focus and coaching or, as I suspect, the coaches really awful?
    You can only gain any credibility when you can show some signs of improvement. So far, it is just more of the same.

  • Scott’s saying his emphasis is on winning is as meaningless as his over 1 year old statement that even last year his emphasis was on defense. Since that announcement the Lakers have never played defense and that continues into this season. So are the players ignoring the focus and coaching or, as I suspect, the coaches really awful?
    You can only gain any credibility when you can show some signs of improvement. So far, it is just more of the same.

  • You guys saw the “fight” in our bench last game? Things are become out of control. Maybe Mitch will lose his love for Byron…
    Our roster is not GREAT, but is not 0-4 for sure.

  • You guys saw the “fight” in our bench last game? Things are become out of control. Maybe Mitch will lose his love for Byron…
    Our roster is not GREAT, but is not 0-4 for sure.

  • Nah, man. LeBron use to get roasted before he got a ring. They on his helmet for seemingly losing a step at this point.

  • Nah, man. LeBron use to get roasted before he got a ring. They on his helmet for seemingly losing a step at this point.

  • The point of playing Kobe at the 3 was to compensate for his lack of foot speed. So you’re essentially saying he’s to small to play the 3 defensively, but he’s too slow to play the 2 defensively.

    In the end, he really can’t defend much anymore, not that it ever was his strong suit.

  • The point of playing Kobe at the 3 was to compensate for his lack of foot speed. So you’re essentially saying he’s to small to play the 3 defensively, but he’s too slow to play the 2 defensively.

    In the end, he really can’t defend much anymore, not that it ever was his strong suit.

  • Mudiay played poor against us. What a bad basketball mind he has. Too many poor decisions and turnovers. I’m glad we don’t have him with us

  • Mudiay played poor against us. What a bad basketball mind he has. Too many poor decisions and turnovers. I’m glad we don’t have him with us

  • Not like Kobe and Lou are playing defense. So I can’t see that message working too well.

  • Not like Kobe and Lou are playing defense. So I can’t see that message working too well.

  • Bass was upset, not sure about what but I am guessing it was about not playing in the fourth.

  • Bass was upset, not sure about what but I am guessing it was about not playing in the fourth.

  • Rumor is Bass was upset and Hibbert tried to cheer him up and Bass blew up on him. No idea if true but rumors from fans at the game

  • Rumor is Bass was upset and Hibbert tried to cheer him up and Bass blew up on him. No idea if true but rumors from fans at the game

  • Denver looked very out of sync defensively to begin the game. What a difference between watching those teams and watching the GS vs LAC game last night.

  • Denver looked very out of sync defensively to begin the game. What a difference between watching those teams and watching the GS vs LAC game last night.

  • Your crazy. He was aggressive and lacks experience which leads to mistakes but that is exactly how you want your future playing.

  • Your crazy. He was aggressive and lacks experience which leads to mistakes but that is exactly how you want your future playing.

  • They are both restricted not UFA. I bet GS matches whatever they are offered. They will most likely not resign Speights (3rd C) and would probably move Igodala to create cap shape if necessary for Barnes.

  • They are both RFA. I could see them moving Igodala and/or Bogut to clear cap space for those two if cap space becomes an issue. So we could target one of them. Also, they might not resign Speights (3rd C). He might be expensive for a backup C though.

  • Luke Walton had a high IQ. Can’t build a team with that, you need talent.

  • Luke Walton had a high IQ. Can’t build a team with that, you need talent.

  • Lamar Odom had a high IQ too. So as Pau Gasol… Kobe Bryant too. What about Phil? Well. Our last ring have a bunch of high IQ players

  • Feeling that Bass & Kelly is out. Black got a lot of time last game so feeling Bass & Black as the new duo.

  • Lamar Odom had a high IQ too. So as Pau Gasol… Kobe Bryant too. What about Phil? Well. Our last ring have a bunch of high IQ players

  • Feeling that Bass & Kelly is out. Black got a lot of time last game so feeling Bass & Black as the new duo.

  • Lamar high IQ? Nope, Pau yes, Kobe has one but his ego seems to always get in its way.

    Phil was the coach, not a player. So it really doesn’t matter how high he can jump.

  • Lamar high IQ? Nope, Pau yes, Kobe has one but his ego seems to always get in its way.

    Phil was the coach, not a player. So it really doesn’t matter how high he can jump.

  • Kelly has been getting a lot of +. So he should be a starter right?

    Don’t read too much into 1 games +/-.

  • Kelly has been getting a lot of +. So he should be a starter right?

    Don’t read too much into 1 games +/-.

  • Lamar in his last year was a great playmaker, played under control… What are you talking about?

  • Lamar in his last year was a great playmaker, played under control… What are you talking about?

  • socomparing thattorussellsway poorerpeformanceis justified man whata loserexcuse you are!

  • socomparing thattorussellsway poorerpeformanceis justified man whata loserexcuse you are!

  • DIdn’t you say you bet money on the last LAL game because “Randle is going to kill Faried” How’d that work out?

    Your opinions don’t seem to be very good so you should listen a bit more to others.

    Lamar if he had high bball IQ would of been a MVP-level player he was so amazingly gifted.

  • DIdn’t you say you bet money on the last LAL game because “Randle is going to kill Faried” How’d that work out?

    Your opinions don’t seem to be very good so you should listen a bit more to others.

    Lamar if he had high bball IQ would of been a MVP-level player he was so amazingly gifted.

  • You are right about Randle thing. I’m not saying i’m the man of the truth, but i have some opinios who work. Everyone can make mistake on analyses and predictions.

  • You are right about Randle thing. I’m not saying i’m the man of the truth, but i have some opinios who work. Everyone can make mistake on analyses and predictions.

  • Lou and/or Young are going to be traded. Very high probability in my mind. Bass will be traded sooner rather than later. We have an option on Kelly for next year but he’s really not a BS type player so I agree he’s probably not on the roster next year. Tarik Black is not under contract but once they move Bass he could get a role on the team and would probably be resigned. If you project Russell and the starting pg then why not project Brown as the starting SF? Either way we would also need a backup pg.

    It’s hard right now to see how our pieces fit. A Brown could emerge a la Clarkson and Upshaw is still on the FOs radar I believe. I hope the picture clears around ASB.

  • Lou and/or Young are going to be traded. Very high probability in my mind. Bass will be traded sooner rather than later. We have an option on Kelly for next year but he’s really not a BS type player so I agree he’s probably not on the roster next year. Tarik Black is not under contract but once they move Bass he could get a role on the team and would probably be resigned. If you project Russell and the starting pg then why not project Brown as the starting SF? Either way we would also need a backup pg.

    It’s hard right now to see how our pieces fit. A Brown could emerge a la Clarkson and Upshaw is still on the FOs radar I believe. I hope the picture clears around ASB.

  • agreed Russell will be traded I thin the lakers went off the mark and will find someway to get a better player!

  • agreed Russell will be traded I thin the lakers went off the mark and will find someway to get a better player!

  • He won’t be traded. At this point the FO has committed to a course and they are going to have to see where it leads. I don’t know how long he will be given to prove himself but my guess not too long. 2 years maybe, not sure.

    At that point they will try and figure out what to do with him if he’s unsuccessful.

  • He won’t be traded. At this point the FO has committed to a course and they are going to have to see where it leads. I don’t know how long he will be given to prove himself but my guess not too long. 2 years maybe, not sure.

    At that point they will try and figure out what to do with him if he’s unsuccessful.

  • Byron Scott needs to step down if he really cares about Lakers .
    bad coaching and bad substitution has cost them most of the games they have lost

  • Byron Scott needs to step down if he really cares about Lakers .
    bad coaching and bad substitution has cost them most of the games they have lost

  • dude the ywill other teams got rid of there busts quicker example sam bowie for pick kevinduckworth! remember early 90s trailblazers!

  • dude the ywill other teams got rid of there busts quicker example sam bowie for pick kevinduckworth! remember early 90s trailblazers!

  • I checked the box score, Roy only had 2 fouls. Have YOU been watching? There is no reason why he should have been on the bench in the 4th quarter. Bye Felecia..I know what I’m talking about.

  • I checked the box score, Roy only had 2 fouls. Have YOU been watching? There is no reason why he should have been on the bench in the 4th quarter. Bye Felecia..I know what I’m talking about.

  • If Westbrook & Durant can stay healthy, it’s possible but they need to be perfect against GSW if they meet in the finals. Plus, GSW rosters is pretty good overall. They won the game vs Clips today thanks to the bench.

  • If Westbrook & Durant can stay healthy, it’s possible but they need to be perfect against GSW if they meet in the finals. Plus, GSW rosters is pretty good overall. They won the game vs Clips today thanks to the bench.

  • neither of those guys are the future …. you out of all people know this about the process of developing the young guys right? so why bring up those 2 …… I want good habits out of our future, not our past

  • neither of those guys are the future …. you out of all people know this about the process of developing the young guys right? so why bring up those 2 …… I want good habits out of our future, not our past

  • Just come here to check how the genius coach Scott is doing? What is the chance of brainy heavy weight NBA coach BS leading Lakers to the west conference finals with the superstar Kobe and an improved team this year?

  • Just come here to check how the genius coach Scott is doing? What is the chance of brainy heavy weight NBA coach BS leading Lakers to the west conference finals with the superstar Kobe and an improved team this year?

  • It’s true we went 0-5 to start last season. But those games were against the Clippers, Warriors, Rockets and Suns (twice). We lost 4 in a row in what is maybe the softest part of the schedule. And our 5th game is against another bottom feeder. If we drop this game, I don’t think BS is long for this world.

  • It’s true we went 0-5 to start last season. But those games were against the Clippers, Warriors, Rockets and Suns (twice). We lost 4 in a row in what is maybe the softest part of the schedule. And our 5th game is against another bottom feeder. If we drop this game, I don’t think BS is long for this world.

  • “sit Russell stemmed simply from the fact that veteran guard Lou Williams was playing well and getting to the free throw line”

    So basically they are pegging Russell at SG for now and bring him along slowly until he can be competent at PG full time; if not Russell will be playing starter minutes at shooting guard position indefinitely.

    This is smart, I knew this is where Russell should be since we drafted him.

  • “sit Russell stemmed simply from the fact that veteran guard Lou Williams was playing well and getting to the free throw line”

    So basically they are pegging Russell at SG for now and bring him along slowly until he can be competent at PG full time; if not Russell will be playing starter minutes at shooting guard position indefinitely.

    This is smart, I knew this is where Russell should be since we drafted him.

  • That was the point. The message about playing defense won’t work when you put in two guys who do not play defense.

  • That was the point. The message about playing defense won’t work when you put in two guys who do not play defense.

  • If GS matches a max offer for Barnes (and are eventually able to do so after getting rid of either Iggy or Boggut), then they’ll be in great trouble comes 2017 when Curry becomes a free agent. I mean, you just can’t have a starting five filled with max contract players?!

  • If GS matches a max offer for Barnes (and are eventually able to do so after getting rid of either Iggy or Boggut), then they’ll be in great trouble comes 2017 when Curry becomes a free agent. I mean, you just can’t have a starting five filled with max contract players?!

  • Actually you can. As long as you have their rights. It will be expensive, but the CBA was created so you can always keep your own.

  • Actually you can. As long as you have their rights. It will be expensive, but the CBA was created so you can always keep your own.

  • Good point and sorry about giving a wrong information.
    I think that they’ll be doing such moves to retain both players but this means that they should have three starters on max contracts by the start of next season. And then in 2017 they’ll have to resign Curry… to a max contract as well! Our problem is that we have no draft pick or valuable player to offer them (without hurting our fragile roster) to force them to trade Harisson (the way OKC had to let Harden go).

  • Good point and sorry about giving a wrong information.
    I think that they’ll be doing such moves to retain both players but this means that they should have three starters on max contracts by the start of next season. And then in 2017 they’ll have to resign Curry… to a max contract as well! Our problem is that we have no draft pick or valuable player to offer them (without hurting our fragile roster) to force them to trade Harisson (the way OKC had to let Harden go).

  • He was the only LAL rotation player with a positive against Sac (he had a +6). Like I said don’t read so much into 1 game +/-

  • He was the only LAL rotation player with a positive against Sac (he had a +6). Like I said don’t read so much into 1 game +/-

    Edit: He has the 2nd highest +/- on the team for the year (of the regular rotation players) behind Lou Williams.

  • Then are you telling me that the Sixers are just right in rebuilding through the draft? Do you think that the FO plans on keeping our protected top-three pick?

  • Then are you telling me that the Sixers are just right in rebuilding through the draft? Do you think that the FO plans on keeping our protected top-three pick?

  • And? They talked about LBJ when he was putting up 28/7/7. Remember tragic Magic in 84? Or how about Duncan and the Spurs being trashed talked for being boring even though they were in the finals winning? The media is no more biased towards Kobe than they are anyone else.

  • And? They talked about LBJ when he was putting up 28/7/7. Remember tragic Magic in 84? Or how about Duncan and the Spurs being trashed talked for being boring even though they were in the finals winning? The media is no more biased towards Kobe than they are anyone else.

  • actually, okc is one pau gasol away from championship…since Pau knew that lakers would pursue KD as the heir to Kobe’s throne, he went to chicago

  • actually, okc is one pau gasol away from championship…since Pau knew that lakers would pursue KD as the heir to Kobe’s throne, he went to chicago

  • aww thats messed up!
    hes still a Laker legend even if he sucks at coaching dude.
    remember the 1980s????

  • aww thats messed up!
    hes still a Laker legend even if he sucks at coaching dude.
    remember the 1980s????

  • only bob sacre should never play.
    i th ink MWP Brown should get at least 10-15 mins.
    Nance Jr should be at PF Randle at SF Kobe back at SG and stick clarkson back to PG.
    you feel me?

  • only bob sacre should never play.
    i th ink MWP Brown should get at least 10-15 mins.
    Nance Jr should be at PF Randle at SF Kobe back at SG and stick clarkson back to PG.
    you feel me?

  • Either that or trade for someone in which we keep their bird rights. Not sure how that works anymore. I know Bird Rights used to come with trades in some cases, not sure if all or if there are requirements. For example, Cleveland had Love’s Bird Rights via the trade.

  • Either that or trade for someone in which we keep their bird rights. Not sure how that works anymore. I know Bird Rights used to come with trades in some cases, not sure if all or if there are requirements. For example, Cleveland had Love’s Bird Rights via the trade.

  • Bass can dunk and act like a high flying big but he doesnt block shots like hibbert does.
    even Randle has been blocking shots and thats not even his strong point!
    Randle is stepping up Bass is a vet he cant let a rookie 19 year old show him up….
    If it is true bass better step up and be a man and do something about it on the floor.
    Not fighting your own teamates.

  • Bass can dunk and act like a high flying big but he doesnt block shots like hibbert does.
    even Randle has been blocking shots and thats not even his strong point!
    Randle is stepping up Bass is a vet he cant let a rookie 19 year old show him up….
    If it is true bass better step up and be a man and do something about it on the floor.
    Not fighting your own teamates.

  • thats why they wont tell us the fans.
    why keep secrets?
    they did this same thing when someone went after Kobe.
    oh we cant give names…..
    Biii…… PLZ!
    stop trying to act 007.

  • thats why they wont tell us the fans.
    why keep secrets?
    they did this same thing when someone went after Kobe.
    oh we cant give names…..
    Biii…… PLZ!
    stop trying to act 007.

  • Nah theyd be better off with me as the head coach.
    yes im serious too.

  • Exactly bro.
    hey have i ever told you to get out of my head?
    lol you always say what im thinking.
    see this is how they should be playing on the floor.
    know what the other guy is thinking and gonna do.
    great chemistry is priceless bro. 🙂

  • Exactly bro.
    hey have i ever told you to get out of my head?
    lol you always say what im thinking.
    see this is how they should be playing on the floor.
    know what the other guy is thinking and gonna do.
    great chemistry is priceless bro. 🙂

  • Bass is not better than Randle.
    if thibs would do that please dont bother to even apply for the job.
    thank you.

  • Bass is not better than Randle.
    if thibs would do that please dont bother to even apply for the job.
    thank you.

  • Clarkson Lou Williams Kobe Randle Hibbert
    bench dangelo.
    when Randle goes out Nance Jr comes in.
    and when hibbert sits down tariq black comes in.
    N Young replaces lou and anthony brown replaces Kobe.
    Obviously Dangelo replaces Clarkson.
    Vote me for the new head coach bro ill get us some wins!

  • Clarkson Lou Williams Kobe Randle Hibbert
    bench dangelo.
    when Randle goes out Nance Jr comes in.
    and when hibbert sits down tariq black comes in.
    N Young replaces lou and anthony brown replaces Kobe.
    Obviously Dangelo replaces Clarkson.
    Vote me for the new head coach bro ill get us some wins!

  • not a bad lineup.
    when should anthony brown see some playing time.
    we havent seen him since like summer league?

  • not a bad lineup.
    when should anthony brown see some playing time.
    we havent seen him since like summer league?

  • Roy should play about 30 and have tariq play the other 18.
    forget about bob sacre.

  • Roy should play about 30 and have tariq play the other 18.
    forget about bob sacre.

  • lol we didnt care about lin.
    thats why hes gone.
    dont worry hes just a troll.

  • lol we didnt care about lin.
    thats why hes gone.
    dont worry hes just a troll.

  • coach scott doesnt even use Marcello Huertas…..
    remember him?

    i think he needs to see some 2nd or 3rd quarter action.

  • coach scott doesnt even use Marcello Huertas…..
    remember him?

    i think he needs to see some 2nd or 3rd quarter action.

  • i think your right.
    dangelo needs to sit on the bench and get motivated.
    right now id start clarkson at PG and bring russell or huertas in off the bench.

  • i think your right.
    dangelo needs to sit on the bench and get motivated.
    right now id start clarkson at PG and bring russell or huertas in off the bench.

  • as much as I like Byron, I am getting more down on him as HC. Also, Russell has needed to turn the corner and attack the basket instead of taking the elbow J. Saw a bit more late vs. Denver, + some passes that showed he may be getting more comfortable…still a project, but he needs minutes. Less Bass; more Nance Jr, too?

  • as much as I like Byron, I am getting more down on him as HC. Also, Russell has needed to turn the corner and attack the basket instead of taking the elbow J. Saw a bit more late vs. Denver, + some passes that showed he may be getting more comfortable…still a project, but he needs minutes. Less Bass; more Nance Jr, too?

  • I would like to see Bass share some of those back up minutes as Nance is not ready to play 18-20 minutes of back up role and Bass being 32 now should give some of his minutes

  • I would like to see Bass share some of those back up minutes as Nance is not ready to play 18-20 minutes of back up role and Bass being 32 now should give some of his minutes

  • dude nance jr is ready………
    what are we waiting for christmas?
    lol

  • In a perfect world, he’d be fired. But BS has a lot of friends in high places. So Lakers are just going to keep on falling because they’re afraid to fire people and only hire buddies.

    Magic, Worthy, etc. etc are all on the BS bandwagon. If they fire BS, Magic and Worthy are going to cry foul.

    Last season, we blamed players like Lin. LOL

    This year, there is no Lin to scrapegoat.

  • In a perfect world, he’d be fired. But BS has a lot of friends in high places. So Lakers are just going to keep on falling because they’re afraid to fire people and only hire buddies.

    Magic, Worthy, etc. etc are all on the BS bandwagon. If they fire BS, Magic and Worthy are going to cry foul.

    Last season, we blamed players like Lin. LOL

    This year, there is no Lin to scrapegoat.

  • when you want more minutes you have to control what you can do to get them, not focus on the others around you…… I just think BS is trying to send a message to him and it’s happening to him because of how important he is……. if you are busy worrying about who else is playing instead of your own game…… well that’s a bad sign ……….. for the record I don’t think Russell is nor am I trying to attack him…..I want him more than any other to get the message because I believe he is our future….. him and Randle.

  • when you want more minutes you have to control what you can do to get them, not focus on the others around you…… I just think BS is trying to send a message to him and it’s happening to him because of how important he is……. if you are busy worrying about who else is playing instead of your own game…… well that’s a bad sign ……….. for the record I don’t think Russell is nor am I trying to attack him…..I want him more than any other to get the message because I believe he is our future….. him and Randle.

  • Hear you.. Don’t really feel you on that one though. Mwp deserves more then just 15 mins. I’m ok with Kobe at the 2. I would like to see
    Lou/Russell/huertas
    Kobe/clarkson
    Metta/young/nance
    Randle/ bass/
    Hibb/black :/

    Kobe would be forced to contribute instead of paving the way for these youngsters. You’re here to win not babysit. The bench still has solid scorers, speed and size. But nothing is possible until Scott is fired. Dont like his play calling or his damn rotations.

  • Hear you.. Don’t really feel you on that one though. Mwp deserves more then just 15 mins. I’m ok with Kobe at the 2. I would like to see
    Lou/Russell/huertas
    Kobe/clarkson
    Metta/young/nance
    Randle/ bass/
    Hibb/black :/

    Kobe would be forced to contribute instead of paving the way for these youngsters. You’re here to win not babysit. The bench still has solid scorers, speed and size. But nothing is possible until Scott is fired. Dont like his play calling or his damn rotations.

  • scott isnt making the best decisions.
    dangelo is struggling and bob sacre is completeless useless.
    i can use ryan kelly too.
    and our scapegoat is no defense the coaches job is to orchestrate the offense and defense.
    the players job is Just to do it.
    but if some players are doing it and some arent its still on the coach.
    he either has to make them do it or trade them.
    or sit them on the bench and replace them and dont use them in the game nomore.

  • scott isnt making the best decisions.
    dangelo is struggling and bob sacre is completeless useless.
    i can use ryan kelly too.
    and our scapegoat is no defense the coaches job is to orchestrate the offense and defense.
    the players job is Just to do it.
    but if some players are doing it and some arent its still on the coach.
    he either has to make them do it or trade them.
    or sit them on the bench and replace them and dont use them in the game nomore.

  • people were saying its going to be his team Russell’s when Kobe retires.
    thats wrong totally and completely.
    if i had to pick 1 guy to take over its Randle.
    He can control the paint,
    dunk be super aggressive,
    control the tempoof the game, handle the ball pass the rock ect…..
    If its anyones team its Randle’s to lose.
    Next in line is Jordan Clarkson he is so close to being as good as Randle.
    Both are in my top 5 with Kobe being my fav player.
    1 Kobe 2 Randle 3 Jordan 4 Nance 5 Roy
    right now the best player on the team is Kobe but Randle is definately out playing him.
    So Julius 1st Kobe 2nd Clarkson is 3rd Lou is 4th right now.
    thats coming form a Kobe fan too.

  • people were saying its going to be his team Russell’s when Kobe retires.
    thats wrong totally and completely.
    if i had to pick 1 guy to take over its Randle.
    He can control the paint,
    dunk be super aggressive,
    control the tempoof the game, handle the ball pass the rock ect…..
    If its anyones team its Randle’s to lose.
    Next in line is Jordan Clarkson he is so close to being as good as Randle.
    Both are in my top 5 with Kobe being my fav player.
    1 Kobe 2 Randle 3 Jordan 4 Nance 5 Roy
    right now the best player on the team is Kobe but Randle is definately out playing him.
    So Julius 1st Kobe 2nd Clarkson is 3rd Lou is 4th right now.
    thats coming form a Kobe fan too.

  • lol i really wanna know which is which guy?
    i dont even know that much.
    to me numbers are just numbers though.
    like randle and clarkson said even with 30 points or a career night it means squat if we lose.
    thats why i love those two guys.
    they would rather score 12 and have won than score 30 and lose. real champions

  • lol i really wanna know which is which guy?
    i dont even know that much.
    to me numbers are just numbers though.
    like randle and clarkson said even with 30 points or a career night it means squat if we lose.
    thats why i love those two guys.
    they would rather score 12 and have won than score 30 and lose. real champions

  • a spot for you.
    this is Lakertown.
    and Kobe is still better than curry.

  • Me either but he still played with Magic hes a Laker legend.
    i just cant find it in myself to say fire him.
    i guess im too passionate about this team and franchise.
    this is everyday for me 24/7 not just a weekend fling.
    I cant insult him i can tell him to get it right and make better decisions but to take his job?
    most of it is on the players.
    the coach is only responsible to make them execute it.
    if they aint doing it coach needs to take them out and put in larry nance jr anthony brown and MWP.
    3 guys you know who will give a much better defensive effort….
    you feel me bro?

  • Me either but he still played with Magic hes a Laker legend.
    i just cant find it in myself to say fire him.
    i guess im too passionate about this team and franchise.
    this is everyday for me 24/7 not just a weekend fling.
    I cant insult him i can tell him to get it right and make better decisions but to take his job?
    most of it is on the players.
    the coach is only responsible to make them execute it.
    if they aint doing it coach needs to take them out and put in larry nance jr anthony brown and MWP.
    3 guys you know who will give a much better defensive effort….
    you feel me bro?

  • bc lou williams was getting tons of free throws.
    everyone needs to do better not just 1 guy.
    coach scott dangelo and Kobe need to step it up.
    all of them need to play better defense get us a win.
    so stop it josh.

  • bc lou williams was getting tons of free throws.
    everyone needs to do better not just 1 guy.
    coach scott dangelo and Kobe need to step it up.
    all of them need to play better defense get us a win.
    so stop it josh.

  • Kobe is still better than Curry? Are you a Laker fan or Kobe fan? Because a Laker fan knows that Curry is better than the current Kobe. Past Kobe is definitely better than Curry.

    You are right about one thing, this is Lakertown. Perhaps you should go to Kobe fan forum or something.

  • Kobe is still better than Curry? Are you a Laker fan or Kobe fan? Because a Laker fan knows that Curry is better than the current Kobe. Past Kobe is definitely better than Curry.

    You are right about one thing, this is Lakertown. Perhaps you should go to Kobe fan forum or something.

  • Now we know why the Pre- season was not that good and why we are 0-4.Byron Scott has been barking on the wrong tree since the beginning.. Simple logic. You know, I know everybody knows from FO, to the media, from the fans, from the experts that it will take a miracle to contend for the Western Conference. Luck if we even make the number 8 spot. Why all these hoopla about winning. If we win ok, if we lose that’s ok but the number one priority is the development of the young players. Not winnjing at this time. The development and the future is what’s important. Fans have been waiting for this Byron. First of all if you don’t develop these players how do you expect to win. CAPEEZZ.The veterans should be busy developing these kids not winning. I want to win but how can you win with only two good tested players – Randle and Clarkson. probably Williams. Even your superstar is still searching and finding his bearing. Hopefully and I wish it would be soon. We’re stll waiting.

  • Now we know why the Pre- season was not that good and why we are 0-4.Byron Scott has been barking on the wrong tree since the beginning.. Simple logic. You know, I know everybody knows from FO, to the media, from the fans, from the experts that it will take a miracle to contend for the Western Conference. Luck if we even make the number 8 spot. You want to climb Mt. Everest with both of you feet gone. Why all these hoopla about winning. If we win ok, if we lose that’s ok but the number one priority is the development of the young players. Not winnjing at this time. The development and the future is what’s important. Fans have been waiting for this Byron. First of all if you don’t develop these players how do you expect to win. CAPEEZZ.The veterans should be busy developing these kids not winning. I want to win but how can you win with only two good tested players – Randle and Clarkson. probably Williams. Even your superstar is still searching and finding his bearing. Hopefully and I wish it would be soon. We’re stll waiting.

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