D’Angelo Russell Has ‘No Idea’ What He Needs To Do To Play In Fourth
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped their fourth straight game to open the season on Tuesday night against the Denver Nuggets.

Rookie D’Angelo Russell was solid with seven points and six assists, but for the second time this season, Russell did not see the floor in the fourth quarter.

When asked what he believes he needs to do to finish games for the Lakers, Russell had no idea according to Bill Oram of the Orange County Register:

For his part, head coach Byron Scott said the decision simply came down to Lou Williams playing well via Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

Scott is in a tough position with his backcourt rotation. Russell obviously needs to get his time on the court so he can develop and become more comfortable when the game is on the line. The team, however, is trying to win games as well and if Russell is being outplayed by Williams and Jordan Clarkson, it could be difficult to take out the hot hand strictly for Russell’s development.

Balancing the development of the young players with trying to win games is a very tricky task. Russell isn’t as good right now as Williams and Clarkson, but the fact that he doesn’t know what he needs to do is more disturbing. Scott will likely need to clarify exactly where Russell needs to improve in order for both to get on the same page.

Actually I think Scott told him what he needed to work on and what his role is before the season started….there was an article on this very thing…… he needs to see something on the defensive end ……. not that any of the Lakers seem to play this but I’m sure if he wanted the playing time in the 4th showing more hustle on that end would get the coaches attention and him some playing time…. if you can only help on the offensive end than of course the coach is going to go with the better offensive option at the moment…. neither Williams or Clarksom can defend well….if he can show some promise our desire there he will uproot them in the 4th quarter……. Scott is in a huge pickle right now if you ask me….. a roster full of offensive minded only players that are confused on how to play on the other end …….. not going to work in the NBA.

  • Actually I think Scott told him what he needed to work on and what his role is before the season started….there was an article on this very thing…… he needs to see something on the defensive end ……. not that any of the Lakers seem to play this but I’m sure if he wanted the playing time in the 4th showing more hustle on that end would get the coaches attention and him some playing time…. if you can only help on the offensive end than of course the coach is going to go with the better offensive option at the moment…. neither Williams or Clarksom can defend well….if he can show some promise our desire there he will uproot them in the 4th quarter……. Scott is in a huge pickle right now if you ask me….. a roster full of offensive minded only players that are confused on how to play on the other end …….. not going to work in the NBA.

  • Man I feel bad for this kid. All the rookies get to ball and have fun, and he gets benched. He’ the #2 pick for goodness sake! Russ isn’t a bust, Scott is the bust when it comes to coaching fo’ real. #FireByron

  • Well he could start by not being so passive….then finishing it with attacking the rim a little more aggressively….After that everything else should open up.

  • Man I feel bad for this kid. All the rookies get to ball and have fun, and he gets benched. He’ the #2 pick for goodness sake! Russ isn’t a bust, Scott is the bust when it comes to coaching fo’ real. #FireByron

  • Well he could start by not being so passive….then finishing it with attacking the rim a little more aggressively….After that everything else should open up.

  • Not rocket science D’Angelo. Keep in front of your man and fight harder through screens. At this point this kid plays extreme matador defense. You can do that and the coach will let you play the 4th quarters.

  • Not rocket science D’Angelo. Keep in front of your man and fight harder through screens. At this point this kid plays extreme matador defense. You can do that and the coach will let you play the 4th quarters.

  • Huertas is bad too, but he plays the second unit. Lou is a better offensive player at this point.

  • Don’t forget defense. D’Angelo’s defense is atrocious and with the West stacked with great PGs, you can’t have your starting PG play bad defense.

  • Huertas is bad too, but he plays the second unit. Lou is a better offensive player at this point.

  • they aren’t but Russel is not as polished at the other end either as those two ……. if you allow the offence to be the only tiebreaker Russell is going to lose that crunch time…… he has to gain the coaches trust and actually try to be more effective on the defensive end. …….. those two aren’t this teams future but you just don’t hand the keys over with demanding more from your future …… that is actually a good move for the long view if you ask me…… no matter what Russel does on the offensive end he needs to get the point that there is another side to the court as well ……. lots of Lakers need to learn this but really only Randle, Russel and maybe Clarkson will be here past this year out of many of them……

  • Yeah, I want Lou out there. Maybe in away games he can take Kobe’s spot. I get that at Staples center Kobe has to play for old times sake

  • they aren’t but Russel is not as polished at the other end either as those two ……. if you allow the offence to be the only tiebreaker Russell is going to lose that crunch time…… he has to gain the coaches trust and actually try to be more effective on the defensive end. …….. those two aren’t this teams future but you just don’t hand the keys over with demanding more from your future …… that is actually a good move for the long view if you ask me…… no matter what Russel does on the offensive end he needs to get the point that there is another side to the court as well ……. lots of Lakers need to learn this but really only Randle, Russel and maybe Clarkson will be here past this year out of many of them……

  • Yeah, I want Lou out there. Maybe in away games he can take Kobe’s spot. I get that at Staples center Kobe has to play for old times sake

  • Russell should worry more about how he’s looked in the first quarter before he worries about the 4th. He just needs to do more with the time that he IS given

  • Russell should worry more about how he’s looked in the first quarter before he worries about the 4th. He just needs to do more with the time that he IS given

  • Byron is just not the right guy for point guards. He did the same thing with Jeremy Lin last year and he will continue to mess with D’angelo’s psyche until he is gone. We had the guy who made Jeremy a star and the guy who would’ve helped D’angelo succeed but we got rid of him, now just gotta endure more Byron messing with players and throwing them under the bus after games for one more year.

  • Byron is just not the right guy for point guards. He did the same thing with Jeremy Lin last year and he will continue to mess with D’angelo’s psyche until he is gone. We had the guy who made Jeremy a star and the guy who would’ve helped D’angelo succeed but we got rid of him, now just gotta endure more Byron messing with players and throwing them under the bus after games for one more year.

  • DLo just has to bring it on the defensive end. He is not an nba guy that’s gonna light up scoreboards off of pure talent alone. He has to develop into a two way guard. With his size that would make him way more valuable to this team moving forward. I think he needs an attitude adjustment about how he approaches the game. As a point guard you are the first line of defense for your team. He has a really laid back personality which is very crippling when other guys are feeding off of you. When I watch him I see his intelligence and skill but he is too laid back. He needs to get his but chewed out a few times Byron is being too soft on him at the moment. He doesn’t see it yet but he is the leader out there but that means more than getting guys in spots offensively. Right now we have plenty of guys that can put the ball in the hole. He has to figure out a way to help on the defensive end and play more aggressive. He will get easier shots if he starts to defend.

  • DLo just has to bring it on the defensive end. He is not an nba guy that’s gonna light up scoreboards off of pure talent alone. He has to develop into a two way guard. With his size that would make him way more valuable to this team moving forward. I think he needs an attitude adjustment about how he approaches the game. As a point guard you are the first line of defense for your team. He has a really laid back personality which is very crippling when other guys are feeding off of you. When I watch him I see his intelligence and skill but he is too laid back. He needs to get his but chewed out a few times Byron is being too soft on him at the moment. He doesn’t see it yet but he is the leader out there but that means more than getting guys in spots offensively. Right now we have plenty of guys that can put the ball in the hole. He has to figure out a way to help on the defensive end and play more aggressive. He will get easier shots if he starts to defend.

  • Start by defending. That will separate him from Lou who will score 20 and give up 20 on the other end too.

  • And his poor shot selection! Keep it mid-range since the majority of his long shots are off.

    He literally gave us a .5 second flash of what he should be doing as a PG.

  • Denver kept Mudiay in the game down the stretch despite his turnovers and poor shooting (although they moved him to the 2 guard), it would have done his confidence wonders. Meanwhile apparently Lou Williams was “playing well”, if by playing well means taking contested 3 pointers, of which half were bail out fouls and just ill disciplined defending, that still really doesn’t count as “playing well”. DLo certainly didn’t shoot well,nor did he defend well, But the exact same thing can be said of both Kobe and Lou Williams. Byron is just messing with the Kid.

  • Start by defending. That will separate him from Lou who will score 20 and give up 20 on the other end too. A guard that doesn’t defend will always have wa seat next to coach…… Drawing silly fouls on contested long range jumpers is playing well? I guess.

  • And his poor shot selection! Keep it mid-range since the majority of his long shots are off.

    He literally gave us a .5 second flash of what he should be doing as a PG.

  • Denver kept Mudiay in the game down the stretch despite his turnovers and poor shooting (although they moved him to the 2 guard), it would have done his confidence wonders. Meanwhile apparently Lou Williams was “playing well”, if by playing well means taking contested 3 pointers, of which half were bail out fouls and just ill disciplined defending, that still really doesn’t count as “playing well”. DLo certainly didn’t shoot well,nor did he defend well, But the exact same thing can be said of both Kobe and Lou Williams. Byron is just messing with the Kid.

  • It’s really not his offense. It’s how he approaches the game on defense. He is playing lazy on the defense which turns into a lazy offensive possession. Not cutting hard and not coming to the ball aggressively . If he ever decides to defend and prove to himself that he is not a liability on that end he will feel a lot better taking risks on the offensive end. His teamates will trust him more.

  • It’s really not his offense. It’s how he approaches the game on defense. He is playing lazy on the defense which turns into a lazy offensive possession. Not cutting hard and not coming to the ball aggressively . If he ever decides to defend and prove to himself that he is not a liability on that end he will feel a lot better taking risks on the offensive end. His teamates will trust him more.

  • Its hard when he only has one hand. The whole world knows he cant go right or finish with his right hand. And when and if he gets to the rim he’s gotta mean business but he has no explosiveness so its tough.

  • Its hard when he only has one hand. The whole world knows he cant go right or finish with his right hand. And when and if he gets to the rim he’s gotta mean business but he has no explosiveness so its tough.

  • Thibedeau wouldn’t play him at all. Gotta defend for Thibs and doesn’t play kids.

  • Thibedeau wouldn’t play him at all. Gotta defend for Thibs and doesn’t play kids.

  • Well I’m under the belief that if Russell is the future that he not become a 1 dimensional player and be rewarded for it …….. part of the rebuild is drilling in some points, better to do it now than later when it’s harder to get thru thick skulls …prime example is Nick Young ….. too late to make him earn anything on the defensive end, he’s established his bad habits…… Russell has the tools, lets make sure he forms the right habits before anointing him..

  • Well I’m under the belief that if Russell is the future that he not become a 1 dimensional player and be rewarded for it …….. part of the rebuild is drilling in some points, better to do it now than later when it’s harder to get thru thick skulls …prime example is Nick Young ….. too late to make him earn anything on the defensive end, he’s established his bad habits…… Russell has the tools, lets make sure he forms the right habits before anointing him..

  • Just needs to play better and be more assertive. I do think Scott is making a mistake by not playing him though. Lakers not going anywhere this season. Might as well let him develop.

  • I agree while he is on the floor he has to Start hitting open jumpshots and attacking the paint.

  • Just needs to play better and be more assertive. I do think Scott is making a mistake by not playing him though. Lakers not going anywhere this season. Might as well let him develop.

  • I agree while he is on the floor he has to Start hitting open jumpshots and attacking the paint.

  • This is sad to see happening. Hopefully our next coach will give Russell plenty of opportunities to learn and develop. #FireByronScott

  • This is sad to see happening. Hopefully our next coach will give Russell plenty of opportunities to learn and develop. #FireByronScott

  • It may take some time but I do think that D Russ will turn out to be a very good PG in the league, but it would have been sweet to see the front line of Okafor/Randle.

  • It may take some time but I do think that D Russ will turn out to be a very good PG in the league, but it would have been sweet to see the front line of Okafor/Randle.

  • That’s something he gotta deal with, kobe did start from the bench for his rookie year, he had to earn that spot by working hard on both ends.
    D’angelo needs to prove that he’s capable of becoming better player by putting more effort on defense

  • That’s something he gotta deal with, kobe did start from the bench for his rookie year, he had to earn that spot by working hard on both ends.
    D’angelo needs to prove that he’s capable of becoming better player by putting more effort on defense

  • Lakers drafted Russel primarily for playmaking abilities and passing and thereby to provide opportunities for other players. You need a distributor unselfish player on floor virtually always. There not winning a championship so with Williams defense being suspect and being a less willing passer my feeling is to play Russel in 4th quarter stretch for experience and improvement which may lead to more wins when team jells. Huertas should be playing 16 minutes a night. Preseason proved his effectiveness and great passing and play making abilities.. Rotation should be Huertas and Williams for 8 minutes per half together if they can defend reasonably well which I’m not sure if they physically can. Huertas would make all players on second unit more effective offensively. I don’t think the Lakers are playing well without a true point guard on floor. Huertas plays exceptionally well in preseason and then sees little time once season starts. Scott says Russel will know role before season starts and then switches him to shooting guard for game 1 after he’s been playing point throughout training camp. That decision tells you we have a problem.

  • Lakers drafted Russel primarily for playmaking abilities and passing and thereby to provide opportunities for other players. You need a distributor unselfish player on floor virtually always. There not winning a championship so with Williams defense being suspect and being a less willing passer my feeling is to play Russel in 4th quarter stretch for experience and improvement which may lead to more wins when team jells. Huertas should be playing 16 minutes a night. Preseason proved his effectiveness and great passing and play making abilities.. Rotation should be Huertas and Williams for 8 minutes per half together if they can defend reasonably well which I’m not sure if they physically can. Huertas would make all players on second unit more effective offensively. I don’t think the Lakers are playing well without a true point guard on floor. Huertas plays exceptionally well in preseason and then sees little time once season starts. Scott says Russel will know role before season starts and then switches him to shooting guard for game 1 after he’s been playing point throughout training camp. That decision tells you we have a problem.

  • If KOBE sat in the 4 th qtr Russell would have played , he needs more 4 th qtr time and last night was a good time to play him, with KOBE out and LOU in KOBE was no help, he had nothing left with 2 air balls, and RUSSELL had CLARKSON and LOU and BLACK and NICK, we would of had a shot, but BS has no clue how to rotate players.

  • If KOBE sat in the 4 th qtr Russell would have played , he needs more 4 th qtr time and last night was a good time to play him, with KOBE out and LOU in KOBE was no help, he had nothing left with 2 air balls, and RUSSELL had CLARKSON and LOU and BLACK and NICK, we would of had a shot, but BS has no clue how to rotate players.

  • I think BS does not know anything except how to TANK, he has no CLUE how to run a team. And it is really starting to show, with a team like this we should be a 4/0 and BS is just destroying these young guys, and maybe the whole team.

  • I think BS does not know anything except how to TANK, he has no CLUE how to run a team. And it is really starting to show, with a team like this we should be a 4/0 and BS is just destroying these young guys, and maybe the whole team.

  • Besides him being a Laker. What makes you think he will be a “very good” PG in this league, specifics please?

  • Besides him being a Laker. What makes you think he will be a “very good” PG in this league, specifics please?

  • He’s got great court vision, has nice mechanics on his shot and with some maturation will get quicker and stronger which will help with his defense and penetration. You no like his game?

  • He’s got great court vision, has nice mechanics on his shot and with some maturation will get quicker and stronger which will help with his defense and penetration. You no like his game?

  • 1. Swagger.
    2. hair do
    3. Dating a jenner

    The other skills will follow over time. you know.

    1. Drive to the basket and get real assists and not passing from perimeter to a team mate who then shoots from there
    2. hit open shots
    3. Defend

  • 1. Swagger.
    2. hair do
    3. Dating a jenner

    The other skills will follow over time. you know.

    1. Drive to the basket and get real assists and not passing from perimeter to a team mate who then shoots from there
    2. hit open shots
    3. Defend

  • Not sure what he is waiting for? Driving and kicking doesn’t require maturation. he’s got good court vision, use it. Some guys never get the defense part. His is meloish.

  • Not sure what he is waiting for? Driving and kicking doesn’t require maturation. he’s got good court vision, use it. Some guys never get the defense part. His is meloish.

  • Bro. His shot does not have nice mechanics let’s be real here. Strength can be gained yes, quickness you either have or you don’t and in 13 summer league, 8 preseason and 4 regular season games unfortunately I haven’t seen any NBA PG-caliber quickness

  • Bro. His shot does not have nice mechanics let’s be real here. Strength can be gained yes, quickness you either have or you don’t and in 13 summer league, 8 preseason and 4 regular season games unfortunately I haven’t seen any NBA PG-caliber quickness

  • He needs to get his shooting percentage up, maybe watch vid of step curry to see how to get a shot off quickly.. and maybe move a bit more quickly at that… he seems slow.

  • He needs to get his shooting percentage up, maybe watch vid of step curry to see how to get a shot off quickly.. and maybe move a bit more quickly at that… he seems slow.

  • Doesn’t need to take time, according to many he is gifted. He should be playing more not less.

  • Doesn’t need to take time, according to many he is gifted. He should be playing more not less.

  • Play defense and be more decisive with his moves. He seems afraid to get in the paint, not to score but to make the defense react. He has an open lane almost everytime he comes off the screen, he just doesn’t attack the defense but instead settles for the jumper or makes the 1st available pass instead of looking to create a better option.

  • Play defense and be more decisive with his moves. He seems afraid to get in the paint, not to score but to make the defense react. He has an open lane almost everytime he comes off the screen, he just doesn’t attack the defense but instead settles for the jumper or makes the 1st available pass instead of looking to create a better option.

  • Russell is not aggressive enough….Plays Tentative….Clarkson came to the NBA aggressive and getting notice by players on the opposing teams….When you are on the court you have to Earn the Minutes….Scott for some reason haven’t played Brown who is a good defensive player and can shoot…..Puzzle me when the Lakers need defensive minded players that can play both sides of the ball.

  • Russell is not aggressive enough….Plays Tentative….Clarkson came to the NBA aggressive and getting notice by players on the opposing teams….When you are on the court you have to Earn the Minutes….Scott for some reason haven’t played Brown who is a good defensive player and can shoot…..Puzzle me when the Lakers need defensive minded players that can play both sides of the ball.

  • Him dunking or attacking the rim would help i agree.
    its up to dangelo on how he attacks though……
    not us.

  • Him dunking or attacking the rim would help i agree.
    its up to dangelo on how he attacks though……
    not us.

  • nance jr and anthony brown are worth keeping.
    if coach scott would let them play you would see what they can actually do.

  • nance jr and anthony brown are worth keeping.
    if coach scott would let them play you would see what they can actually do.

  • anthony brown and larry nance jr both can score.
    why not play them coach scott?
    cmon……

  • anthony brown and larry nance jr both can score.
    why not play them coach scott?
    cmon……

  • Hard to be aggressive when you still don’t know your role well after training camp. That’s on the coaching staff.

  • Hard to be aggressive when you still don’t know your role well after training camp. That’s on the coaching staff.

  • He’s shooting over 40% from inside the arc…it’s the threes that are sinking him. Whole team is shooting bricks right now.

  • He’s shooting over 40% from inside the arc…it’s the threes that are sinking him. Whole team is shooting bricks right now.

  • I respect Scott as a player, but he’s really making a mess of things with this “start-don’t start”, “facilitate-don’t facilitate”, “lead the offense-play off the ball” nonsense.

    Regardless of what he does with Russell, he needs to stick with it. All this waffling is about the worst thing he could do.

  • I respect Scott as a player, but he’s really making a mess of things with this “start-don’t start”, “facilitate-don’t facilitate”, “lead the offense-play off the ball” nonsense.

    Regardless of what he does with Russell, he needs to stick with it. All this waffling is about the worst thing he could do.

  • no nash to teach him.
    he needs a good PG to learn from.
    Magic Johnson should mentor him.
    Or someone of that caliber.

  • no nash to teach him.
    he needs a good PG to learn from.
    Magic Johnson should mentor him.
    Or someone of that caliber.

  • It would help if his teammates would swing the ball around. Whoever he passes usually go in iso mode. How many possessions end up with one pass and a shot? The offense requires at least 4 passes. Since they shoot after one pass that’s leading to so many easy baskets. When they get down then we see hero Basketball and iso offense.

  • It would help if his teammates would swing the ball around. Whoever he passes usually go in iso mode. How many possessions end up with one pass and a shot? The offense requires at least 4 passes. Since they shoot after one pass that’s leading to so many easy baskets. When they get down then we see hero Basketball and iso offense.

  • Watching D’Angelo is my only hope this season and this clown Byron benches him the entire 4th. Come on dude.

    I don’t care if the Lakers are 0-82, I just want to witness a breakout game from D’Angelo, like a 30 pts and 10 assists game. Throw him in the fire. Let him play 35 mpg like other rookies.

    Come on Byron!

  • Watching D’Angelo is my only hope this season and this clown Byron benches him the entire 4th. Come on dude.

    I don’t care if the Lakers are 0-82, I just want to witness a breakout game from D’Angelo, like a 30 pts and 10 assists game. Throw him in the fire. Let him play 35 mpg like other rookies.

    Come on Byron!

  • Kid, you need to play better and earn your minutes. Please be thankful that you are even starting. You wont be starting in many other NBA teams, that’s for sure. Second pick simply means a rookie with prospect. That’s all really.

  • Kid, you need to play better and earn your minutes. Please be thankful that you are even starting. You wont be starting in many other NBA teams, that’s for sure. Second pick simply means a rookie with prospect. That’s all really.

  • Oh boy…

    This isn’t gonna end well. Either Scott will be fired or this kid will be dealt. Obviously, winning cures everything.

    But it’s not a good sign. The Lakers bench fighting late in the 4th. Russell in his pissy attitude. Scott with his stubbornness. Kobe and his mid life crisis.

    Everyone complained about swag n hill joking around last season. Well, jokers keep groups together. If this continues, I don’t see how this young group can stay unified. 4 games in and they already going at it? Smh

  • Oh boy…

    This isn’t gonna end well. Either Scott will be fired or this kid will be dealt. Obviously, winning cures everything.

    But it’s not a good sign. The Lakers bench fighting late in the 4th. Russell in his pissy attitude. Scott with his stubbornness. Kobe and his mid life crisis.

    Everyone complained about swag n hill joking around last season. Well, jokers keep groups together. If this continues, I don’t see how this young group can stay unified. 4 games in and they already going at it? Smh

  • If you’re on the court…you play aggressive, end of story. Regardless of role, you show effort, passion, and try to showcase your abilities

    But yes, Scott sucks. I’d be the first to agree

  • If you’re on the court…you play aggressive, end of story. Regardless of role, you show effort, passion, and try to showcase your abilities

    But yes, Scott sucks. I’d be the first to agree

  • What a crappy answer. This kid is dumb. How about producing more and showing some promise along with aggression?

  • What a crappy answer. This kid is dumb. How about producing more and showing some promise along with aggression?

  • This guy is a kid. 2 year a ago this guy was going to his high school prom. Come on man, this kid has a long career ahead of him. He doesn’t have to rush in to this why am I not on the court thing yet. I think he’s fine and time will reveal that he’s the real deal. Slow down kid your fine. This team is the thing that need to be fixed.

  • This guy is a kid. 2 year a ago this guy was going to his high school prom. Come on man, this kid has a long career ahead of him. He doesn’t have to rush in to this why am I not on the court thing yet. I think he’s fine and time will reveal that he’s the real deal. Slow down kid your fine. This team is the thing that need to be fixed.

  • D’Angelo made the same comment as Wes Johnson….Scott does not communicate.

  • D’Angelo made the same comment as Wes Johnson….Scott does not communicate.

  • BS is the ultimate Tanker. He should join the D-League and get some coaching skills

  • BS is the ultimate Tanker. He should join the D-League and get some coaching skills

  • D’Arko needs to earn it. Plain and simple. They were blasting him on NBA TV after the Denver game. He needs to get after it. Isaiah said you can’t be the 2nd pick in the draft and get 4 points a game.
    This Russell draft pick is going to set the franchise back a long, long time. Epic fail already.

  • D’Arko needs to earn it. Plain and simple. They were blasting him on NBA TV after the Denver game. He needs to get after it. Isaiah said you can’t be the 2nd pick in the draft and get 4 points a game.
    This Russell draft pick is going to set the franchise back a long, long time. Epic fail already.

  • Haha, I got as much chance of getting 30 and 10 as D’Arko does. Anyone with two eyes and knows anything about hoops would have taken Okafor. Even Porzingis is better than this swaggy clown. If Buss’s son and Kupchak are still making player decisions when the season ends then something is seriously wrong.

  • Haha, I got as much chance of getting 30 and 10 as D’Arko does. Anyone with two eyes and knows anything about hoops would have taken Okafor. Even Porzingis is better than this swaggy clown. If Buss’s son and Kupchak are still making player decisions when the season ends then something is seriously wrong.

  • Roster construction is horrible before Scott makes playing time decisions. No sane Front Office would have Lou Williams and Swaggy P on the same roster. But then again, this is the same front office that thought it was smart to draft D’Arko Russell over Okafor.

  • Roster construction is horrible before Scott makes playing time decisions. No sane Front Office would have Lou Williams and Swaggy P on the same roster. But then again, this is the same front office that thought it was smart to draft D’Arko Russell over Okafor.

  • Another Jim Buss concoction picking a video game roster full of scorers but didn’t think about how players fit. 5 scoring guards and a bunch of front court players but 1 rookie small forward smh. If they had more spot up shooters the floor would open. Instead most every player are iso players and make too much predictable cuts. Pray for Laker land

  • Another Jim Buss concoction picking a video game roster full of scorers but didn’t think about how players fit. 5 scoring guards and a bunch of front court players but 1 rookie small forward smh. If they had more spot up shooters the floor would open. Instead most every player are iso players and make too much predictable cuts. Pray for Laker land

  • The guy is starting bro…How much more of an opportunity does he need? Is it really Scotts fault that he dribbles down court hands it off and watches? I definitely dont see Huertas, or Clarkson do that when they are running the show. This kid needs to get his head in the game plain and simple.

  • The guy is starting bro…How much more of an opportunity does he need? Is it really Scotts fault that he dribbles down court hands it off and watches? I definitely dont see Huertas, or Clarkson do that when they are running the show. This kid needs to get his head in the game plain and simple.

  • Dump the Kardashian sister and everything will be O.K. D Angelo…If you dont you are DOOMED!! You will be nothing more than basketballs version of Reggie Bush!! Let it go and focus on your game bro!! Maybe your jumper would start falling if you didnt have your head stuck so far up Kims sisters a** already.

  • Dump the Kardashian sister and everything will be O.K. D Angelo…If you dont you are DOOMED!! You will be nothing more than basketballs version of Reggie Bush!! Let it go and focus on your game bro!! Maybe your jumper would start falling if you didnt have your head stuck so far up Kims sisters a** already.

  • Wes Johnson is and idiot!! He doesnt even understand what communication is lol. I hope D Angelo isnt thinking like him because if he is we are screwed already.

  • Wes Johnson is and idiot!! He doesnt even understand what communication is lol. I hope D Angelo isnt thinking like him because if he is we are screwed already.

  • russel lis a dumb spoiled hiprocrite dumb jock whiny clown who is abust and loser unlike clarkson who does his best

  • russel lis a dumb spoiled hiprocrite dumb jock whiny clown who is abust and loser unlike clarkson who does his best

  • thats because he is not reliable on shooting idiot and he easily makes stupid fouls!

  • thats because he is not reliable on shooting idiot and he easily makes stupid fouls!

  • He is getting his shots….Hes just not making them…or shooting them with confidence. He needs to go out there and act like he wants it!

  • He is getting his shots….Hes just not making them…or shooting them with confidence. He needs to go out there and act like he wants it!

  • agreed same thing people acting the sameway like 2004 the reason kobe wont past to himis because he gets wide opens hots and clanks them!

  • agreed same thing people acting the sameway like 2004 the reason kobe wont past to himis because he gets wide opens shots and clanks them!

  • Most of you Russell haters probably didn’t make your high school JV team- get over it!! He’s a Laker so give him some encouragement rather than heaping your Fn abuse on him.

  • Most of you Russell haters probably didn’t make your high school JV team- get over it!! He’s a Laker so give him some encouragement rather than heaping your Fn abuse on him.

  • Huertas isn’t playing 4th quarter. Also Lou’s got good hands and he does work to get around screens and plays some D. Not his fault he’s 6′ and like 180lbs.

    My thing is, if Byron’s benching him bc of defense… why isn’t MWP in for Kobe?

  • Huertas isn’t playing 4th quarter. Also Lou’s got good hands and he does work to get around screens and plays some D. Not his fault he’s 6′ and like 180lbs.

    My thing is, if Byron’s benching him bc of defense… why isn’t MWP in for Kobe?

  • yeah i wouldn’t care if we were 4-0 and Russell’s sitting out 4th quarters. But when we’re losing by 20 points, put Kobe on the bench (to keep him rested) and make the young guys work!

  • yeah i wouldn’t care if we were 4-0 and Russell’s sitting out 4th quarters. But when we’re losing by 20 points, put Kobe on the bench (to keep him rested) and make the young guys work!

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  • stop dating and work on your game, simple answer really….if this keeps up, either Scott gets fired(which is more good than bad imo) or Dlo gets traded(50-50 since he can be a star/bust in the future)

  • stop dating and work on your game, simple answer really….if this keeps up, either Scott gets fired(which is more good than bad imo) or Dlo gets traded(50-50 since he can be a star/bust in the future)

  • There is an old saying, “S–t or get off the pot” meaning Byron, either play the old guys or the young guys but you can’t do both…NOW the front office once again screwed up big time by picking D.Russell deal with it Byron, play NO ONE over age 25 other then Kobe a few minutes a game. As long as we will be losing tons of games lets try & teach the kids something & forget losing or tanking since our firt round pick belongs to the 76ers. (Yes protected through 3) Please keep Kelley on the bench or cut him & bring back Brown. Clarkson at 2 guard, D. Russell at point, & Briown backing up both. Black half the time at center with Roy half time & forget the older guys.

  • There is an old saying, “S–t or get off the pot” meaning Byron, either play the old guys or the young guys but you can’t do both…NOW the front office once again screwed up big time by picking D.Russell deal with it Byron, play NO ONE over age 25 other then Kobe a few minutes a game. As long as we will be losing tons of games lets try & teach the kids something & forget losing or tanking since our firt round pick belongs to the 76ers. (Yes protected through 3) Please keep Kelley on the bench or cut him & bring back Brown. Clarkson at 2 guard, D. Russell at point, & Briown backing up both. Black half the time at center with Roy half time & forget the older guys.

  • as it is possible that d’russell sitting on a bench for 10 and 12 minutos consecutive, that way never to develop

  • as it is possible that d’russell sitting on a bench for 10 and 12 minutos consecutive, that way never to develop

  • Maybe watch some footage of Manu Ginobli, as they seem to have similar skill sets.

  • Maybe watch some footage of Manu Ginobli, as they seem to have similar skill sets.

  • I agree.
    And at least Tarik finally got off the bench. Granted he did make some bone headed moves, but played with more assertiveness. Maybe that Kelly/Bass combo is coming apart. That would be a plus.

  • I agree.
    And at least Tarik finally got off the bench. Granted he did make some bone headed moves, but played with more assertiveness. Maybe that Kelly/Bass combo is coming apart. That would be a plus.

  • and get yourself a job and computer idiot and stop talking athletics because your probably an overweight pig! I betthe1stsecond you tryed working out for you high school team you were s obad the jocks made fun of you and now your a loser trying to says omething on a computer doofus idioso!

  • and get yourself a job and computer idiot and stop talking athletics because your probably an overweight pig! I betthe1stsecond you tryed working out for you high school team you were s obad the jocks made fun of you and now your a loser trying to says omething on a computer doofus idioso!

  • The Lakers stink worse than last year, and will continue to stink for a long time. They took a big step backward this year. If they had chosen Okafor, they might have used him to attract some good players, but who is going to want to play for the Lakers, because of Russell? Nobody.

  • The Lakers stink worse than last year, and will continue to stink for a long time. They took a big step backward this year. If they had chosen Okafor, they might have used him to attract some good players, but who is going to want to play for the Lakers, because of Russell? Nobody.

  • Okafor and Randle don’t compliment each other very well — once the defensive big was gone (KAT) it made more sense to go small. You can argue it should have been Mudiay, but he wouldn’t compliment Clarkson very well. Which brings us back to Russell – who will be fine…he just needs to cut down on the threes look to attack the hoop off screens.

  • Okafor and Randle don’t compliment each other very well — once the defensive big was gone (KAT) it made more sense to go small. You can argue it should have been Mudiay, but he wouldn’t compliment Clarkson very well. Which brings us back to Russell – who will be fine…he just needs to cut down on the threes look to attack the hoop off screens.

  • are you a fool russell does not complement Clarkson how do you clank a 3 after Clarkson does a amazing pass!

  • are you a fool russell does not complement Clarkson how do you clank a 3 after Clarkson does a amazing pass!

  • of course ugly picture boy lol whatever you say makes you a stupid uneducated person, get areal man picture little boy lol!

  • of course ugly picture boy lol whatever you say makes you a stupid uneducated person, get areal man picture little boy lol!

  • keep speaking that way parrot pooky and you will be weird all your life see ya pooky toad boy lol hahaaaaa!

  • keep speaking that way parrot pooky and you will be weird all your life see ya pooky toad boy lol hahaaaaa!

  • D’Angelo Russell will supplant JaMarcus Russell as the biggest bust named Russell in professional sports drafts.

  • D’Angelo Russell will supplant JaMarcus Russell as the biggest bust named Russell in professional sports drafts.

  • He shouldn’t be playing hasn’t done anything to deserve the mins… Only thing that makes them play him is because je is number two draft pick. Has to make him look good for drafting him. He Kendal Marshall with more hype. Nothing wrong with sitting him like they did Clarkson his first year helping get his body stronger and learning the game by getting in the extra time with the coaches and watching film. Clarkson should be at point kobe at the two. Kobe needs the ball in his hands to create his rhythm and to play make. He is not a catch and shoot player…. Wrong coach wrong system.. Going to be a long year

  • He shouldn’t be playing hasn’t done anything to deserve the mins… Only thing that makes them play him is because je is number two draft pick. Has to make him look good for drafting him. He Kendal Marshall with more hype. Nothing wrong with sitting him like they did Clarkson his first year helping get his body stronger and learning the game by getting in the extra time with the coaches and watching film. Clarkson should be at point kobe at the two. Kobe needs the ball in his hands to create his rhythm and to play make. He is not a catch and shoot player…. Wrong coach wrong system.. Going to be a long year

  • I Think i know what Byron meant with his statement regarding it being about winning over development. He’s trying to establish a winning mind set. Winning come first everything else comes second. I also agree that a rookie has to earn his 4th quarter minutes. However with the hype that’s been placed on this kid. Byron can allow himself to be an excuse or reason for why this kids is not doing well. Give the fans media and Russell what their asking for. Throw him to the wolves and left see what he can do. My personal opinion is he will be an average PG at best. His foot speed is too slow to keep up with the speedy guards at the pro level. As a Laker fan i hope that I’m wrong and he is what the Lakers think he will be. But I dont see it and I’ve been watching basketball for a long time. Since before Magic arrived, But I’m not an NBA scout. I will happily eat crow if I’m wrong. But i wanted Okafor I believe he will be the better NBA player.

  • I Think i know what Byron meant with his statement regarding it being about winning over development. He’s trying to establish a winning mind set. Winning come first everything else comes second. I also agree that a rookie has to earn his 4th quarter minutes. However with the hype that’s been placed on this kid. Byron can allow himself to be an excuse or reason for why this kids is not doing well. Give the fans media and Russell what their asking for. Throw him to the wolves and left see what he can do. My personal opinion is he will be an average PG at best. His foot speed is too slow to keep up with the speedy guards at the pro level. As a Laker fan i hope that I’m wrong and he is what the Lakers think he will be. But I dont see it and I’ve been watching basketball for a long time. Since before Magic arrived, But I’m not an NBA scout. I will happily eat crow if I’m wrong. But i wanted Okafor I believe he will be the better NBA player.

  • Noel “couldnt play with anthony davis” how did that turn out? Okafor is the obvious pick tk anyone with bball knowledge,pookie. Have fun watching evan turner 2.0 pook.

  • Noel “couldnt play with anthony davis” how did that turn out? Okafor is the obvious pick tk anyone with bball knowledge,pookie. Have fun watching evan turner 2.0 pook.

  • This puzzles me. How could Russell have “no idea” what to do to get playing time in the 4th? Oh, I don’t know, shoot better than 3-11, provide some kind of spark in the game. I know he’s a rookie so I’m not stressing or thinking he’s a bust. He just needs to be aggressive more than anything. He’s definitely shown flashes of potential and to his credit 6 assists to one turnover against Denver is not bad at all, but the 3-11 isn’t going to cut it, especially with Kobe firing away on his farewell tour and shooting just as bad. With Kobe being inefficient, Russell being non existent, and Hibbert being mainly a defensive player, it’s no wonder the Lakers keep digging themselves into holes early. They only have two guys who are efficiently scoring the ball.

  • This puzzles me. How could Russell have “no idea” what to do to get playing time in the 4th? Oh, I don’t know, shoot better than 3-11, provide some kind of spark in the game. I know he’s a rookie so I’m not stressing or thinking he’s a bust. He just needs to be aggressive more than anything. He’s definitely shown flashes of potential and to his credit 6 assists to one turnover against Denver is not bad at all, but the 3-11 isn’t going to cut it, especially with Kobe firing away on his farewell tour and shooting just as bad. With Kobe being inefficient, Russell being non existent, and Hibbert being mainly a defensive player, it’s no wonder the Lakers keep digging themselves into holes early. They only have two guys who are efficiently scoring the ball.

  • Why draft a kid as the #2 overall pick the 2015 NBA Draft if you don’t believe he should be on the court in the 4th Quarter? And what was with drafting Larry Nance Jr. at #27 when you had Montrezl Harrell (who’s by the way playing pretty good for the Rockets) or Norman Powell (who I thought they could’ve used in the future as a athletic wing man). But I take it the inherited owner Jim Buss knows more about basketball then me, that’s why he’s having so much winning success…..smh……

  • Why draft a kid as the #2 overall pick the 2015 NBA Draft if you don’t believe he should be on the court in the 4th Quarter? And what was with drafting Larry Nance Jr. at #27 when you had Montrezl Harrell (who’s playing pretty good for the Rockets) sitting right there for the taken or Norman Powell (who I thought they could’ve used in the future as a athletic wing man) also also still sitting around waiting to be drafted…But I take it the inherited owner Jim Buss knows more about basketball then me, that’s why he’s having so much winning success…..smh……

  • I hear you keep calling Russell a bust Couch Potato but you forgetting he’s only 1 1/2 years removed from high school basketball….Atlease give the kid 2 full years of NBA basketball before you start throwing the word “bust” around nerd….

  • I hear you keep calling Russell a “bust” Couch Potato but you forgetting he’s only 1 1/2 years removed from high school basketball….Atlease give the kid 2 full years of NBA basketball before you start throwing the word “bust” around nerd….

  • Scott wants players to earn their minutes, which is fine. Normally this shouldn’t be difficult for a guy drafted as the #2 overall pick, but unfortunately Russell isn’t performing as advertised. He needs to figure it out quickly.

  • Scott wants players to earn their minutes, which is fine. Normally this shouldn’t be difficult for a guy drafted as the #2 overall pick, but unfortunately Russell isn’t performing as advertised. He needs to figure it out quickly.

  • id to like to see nance jr play next to tariq black.
    i even considered this lineup iknow most will say why but i have my reasons 1 of them is defense over offense…..
    Clarkson KOBE Randle Nance Jr. Hibbert.
    of coarse that would mean coming off the bench would be Dangelo Lou Will Nick Young Bass and Black.
    2 defensive players combined with 3 offensive type players.
    being nance&hibbert or go with bass&black.
    i dont think kelly or sacre should be in the game much.
    i dont have confidence in either right now.
    id also like to see anthony brown play and MWP.
    Coach scott needs to use these guys bc both bring better defense and right now everyone is screaming about Defense.
    Like Kobe said freak out right?
    lol Kobe your funny!
    the answers are simple and right in front of his face just look….

  • id to like to see nance jr play next to tariq black.
    i even considered this lineup i know most will say why?
    but i have my reasons 1 of them is defense over offense…..
    Clarkson KOBE Randle Nance Jr. Hibbert.
    of coarse that would mean coming off the bench would be Dangelo/ Lou Will/ Nick Young/ Bass/ and Black.
    2 defensive players combined with 3 offensive type players.
    being nance&hibbert or go with bass&black.
    i dont think kelly or sacre should be in the game much.
    i dont have confidence in either right now.
    id also like to see anthony brown play and MWP.
    Coach scott needs to use these guys bc both bring better defense.
    right now everyone is screaming about Defense.
    Like Kobe said freak out right?
    lol Kobe your funny!
    the answers are simple and right in front of your face coach scott just look….fix it.

  • everytime i watch other NBA teams they swing the ball around and someone takes a wide open 3 pointer.
    and i think to myself why the heck cant we do that too?
    simple ball movement and have someone like nick young or lou williams or jordan clarkson or even dangelo russell to knock down some 3s.
    i even believe this strategy would work for us.
    bc we can use ryan kelly or anthony brown all excellent 3 point shooters.
    defense is BIG thing right now.
    but so should ball movement.
    does anyone see what i see?
    can i be the coach? Please!

  • everytime i watch other NBA teams they swing the ball around and someone takes a wide open 3 pointer.
    and i think to myself why the heck cant we do that too?
    simple ball movement and have someone like nick young or lou williams or jordan clarkson or even dangelo russell to knock down some 3s.
    i even believe this strategy would work for us.
    bc we can use ryan kelly or anthony brown all excellent 3 point shooters.
    defense is BIG thing right now.
    but so should ball movement.
    does anyone see what i see?
    can i be the coach? Please!

  • WAY too many people bailing on the kid after 4 games.

    He’s a rookie point guard that has to play with at least one of five other ball dominant guards in Clarkson/Bryant/Huertas/Williams/Young pretty much any time he’s on the court.

    Plus our TEAM is like brand new. Nobody’s used to playing together, we don’t have any semblance of a system, and the head coach seems to juggle rotations at random. Even a veteran point guard would struggle getting the team together.

    He’s definitely disappointed so far but there’s no reason to call him a bust yet.

  • WAY too many people bailing on the kid after 4 games.

    He’s a rookie point guard that has to play with at least one of five other ball dominant guards in Clarkson/Bryant/Huertas/Williams/Young pretty much any time he’s on the court.

    Plus our TEAM is like brand new. Nobody’s used to playing together, we don’t have any semblance of a system, and the head coach seems to juggle rotations at random. Even a veteran point guard would struggle getting the team together.

    He’s definitely disappointed so far but there’s no reason to call him a bust yet.

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  • You might be right. People give him a lot of credit for Chris Paul and Jordan Clarkson but I’m kinda thinking now that maybe those guys are just good on their own

  • You might be right. People give him a lot of credit for Chris Paul and Jordan Clarkson but I’m kinda thinking now that maybe those guys are just good on their own

  • well on that decision by itself not including all his other bad decisions i think scott was right.
    lou williams was hot nailing shots and getting to the free throw line.
    had he put dangelo in and taken lou out we would have been even further behind so in that situation he made the right choice but all his other choices have me confused bc i just dont get it.
    why doesnt he use and play MWP A Brown and Larry Nance Jr?
    3 great defensive players all getting ZERO playing time….
    now thats something to question him about.

  • well on that decision by itself not including all his other bad decisions i think scott was right.
    lou williams was hot nailing shots and getting to the free throw line.
    had he put dangelo in and taken lou out we would have been even further behind so in that situation he made the right choice but all his other choices have me confused bc i just dont get it.
    why doesnt he use and play MWP A Brown and Larry Nance Jr?
    3 great defensive players all getting ZERO playing time….
    now thats something to question him about.

  • one other thing Jay.
    with all respect to you…
    i think nance jr has better defense than those 2 guys you just mentioned.
    i think you are wrong about nance.
    he can not only block shots, rebound, tip dunk.
    he also has a pretty nice jump shot and he shown he can nail 3 pointers too.
    if he could learn to dribble and pass the ball he might be like Julius Randle.
    imagine if we had both of them on the floor at the same time.
    that would be nuts…
    i hope Larry doesnt settle for what he has now just like Dangelo or even Jordan clarkson.
    JC has the best game so far its near complete but even he can improve his defense or passing.
    He can set screens and roll to the basket.
    and i havent seen 1 alley oop play done yet?
    i remember back when Kobe was a young elite athlete.
    they would constantly throw back door alley oops and who better to learn from?
    Kobe should be teaching these young guys what to do and how to get easy baskets.
    Randle and Clarkson and Nance Jr should have at least 1 alley oop or dunk per game.
    Look at the clippers how easy they make it look for Blake Griffin.
    if it wasnt for chris paul he would look like a loser.
    Dangelo ,Huertas & Clarkson should be lobbing passes to Randle, Hibbert ,Nance even Black.
    They can all catch an alley oop and slam it home.
    Why isnt that being done or executed on our offense?
    thats not considered iso ball either if theres an assist.
    i think we need to explore different options more scenarios.
    Like i said if Lakers ever wanna give me a job i’m always here ๐Ÿ™‚

  • one other thing Jay.
    with all respect to you…
    i think nance jr has better defense than those 2 guys you just mentioned.
    i think you are wrong about nance.
    he can not only block shots, rebound, tip dunk.
    he also has a pretty nice jump shot and he shown he can nail 3 pointers too.
    if he could learn to dribble and pass the ball he might be like Julius Randle.
    imagine if we had both of them on the floor at the same time.
    that would be nuts…
    i hope Larry doesnt settle for what he has now just like Dangelo or even Jordan clarkson.
    JC has the best game so far its near complete but even he can improve his defense or passing.
    He can set screens and roll to the basket.
    and i havent seen 1 alley oop play done yet?
    i remember back when Kobe was a young elite athlete.
    they would constantly throw back door alley oops and who better to learn from?
    Kobe should be teaching these young guys what to do and how to get easy baskets.
    Randle and Clarkson and Nance Jr should have at least 1 alley oop or dunk per game.
    Look at the clippers how easy they make it look for Blake Griffin.
    if it wasnt for chris paul he would look like a loser.
    Dangelo ,Huertas & Clarkson should be lobbing passes to Randle, Hibbert ,Nance even Black.
    They can all catch an alley oop and slam it home.
    Why isnt that being done or executed on our offense?
    thats not considered iso ball either if theres an assist.
    i think we need to explore different options more scenarios.
    Like i said if Lakers ever wanna give me a job i’m always here ๐Ÿ™‚

  • had we got Okafor instead we wouldnt have Dangelo Hibbert Lou Williams or Brandon Bass.
    1 player is not better than those other 4 guys.
    Im sorry but no….
    Dangelo just needs to step up and be more aggressive not more relaxed its getting him nowhere.
    id rather see a turnover than see little to no effort.
    trial and error is a must in this situation.

  • had we got Okafor instead we wouldnt have Dangelo Hibbert Lou Williams or Brandon Bass.
    1 player is not better than those other 4 guys.
    Im sorry but no….
    Dangelo just needs to step up and be more aggressive not more relaxed its getting him nowhere.
    id rather see a turnover than see little to no effort.
    trial and error is a must in this situation.

  • so its time to rank everybody in the NBA?
    after just 4 games?
    Really???????

  • so its time to rank everybody in the NBA?
    after just 4 games?
    Really???????

  • so why not just let him play in NBA Dleague.
    as i suggested at the beginning of the season?
    you know how many people attacked me and argued you cant send #2 pick down to Dleague?
    I think it will boost his confidence level as it did with jordan clarkson.
    Then next year dangelo will be alot more NBA ready than he is right now.
    what do you think BP?

  • so why not just let him play in NBA Dleague.
    as i suggested at the beginning of the season?
    you know how many people attacked me and argued you cant send #2 pick down to Dleague?
    I think it will boost his confidence level as it did with jordan clarkson.
    Then next year dangelo will be alot more NBA ready than he is right now.
    what do you think BP?

  • Damn bruh, let’s get you signed up for that head coaching position….lmao….

  • i disagree with too much of that to debate you.
    just no man…..
    thats not the right solution to our probs.

  • Damn bruh, let’s get you signed up for that head coaching position….lmao….

  • i disagree with too much of that to debate you.
    just no man…..
    thats not the right solution to our probs.

  • coach scott needs to use MWP anthony brown and larry nance jr too.
    like you said you cant just use offensive players.
    this is why i screamed when we dropped robert upshaw and kept the other robert…….
    defense doesnt win games but if you have good to better defense at least youll have a c hance.
    Playing no defense even with really good offense like James Worthy stated you cant throw blows with another team.
    thats a bad strategy coach has to do something he cannot just blame the players. Everyone on the team needs to do something better and learn more stuff to do.
    If your waiting on a pass and someone shoots a 3 pointer crash the boards get a rebound like nance jr or bass does.
    set screens like hibbert or upshaw does.
    do your role and dont stand around and im sure we will win a game soon.
    Guys just needs to get it together well be okay…..
    Do in the game what do you in practice thats all.

  • coach scott needs to use MWP anthony brown and larry nance jr too.
    like you said you cant just use offensive players.
    this is why i screamed when we dropped robert upshaw and kept the other robert…….
    defense doesnt win games but if you have good to better defense at least youll have a c hance.
    Playing no defense even with really good offense like James Worthy stated you cant throw blows with another team.
    thats a bad strategy coach has to do something he cannot just blame the players. Everyone on the team needs to do something better and learn more stuff to do.
    If your waiting on a pass and someone shoots a 3 pointer crash the boards get a rebound like nance jr or bass does.
    set screens like hibbert or upshaw does.
    do your role and dont stand around and im sure we will win a game soon.
    Guys just needs to get it together well be okay…..
    Do in the game what do you in practice thats all.

  • Ok so were not winning with those guys either and we would have gotten other players based on having a solid front court with Randle and Okafor. And dont give me the Okafor cant play D crap he’s dispelled that notion already. Okafor was the better pick either way you slice it.

  • Ok so were not winning with those guys either and we would have gotten other players based on having a solid front court with Randle and Okafor. And dont give me the Okafor cant play D crap he’s dispelled that notion already. Okafor was the better pick either way you slice it.

  • dude have you not seen lou williams play?
    hes scoring as much as Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson.
    Bass hasnt done much but lou?
    Cmon bro…..
    if you watched games youd know what i mean.
    Lou is like a mini-Iverson.

  • dude have you not seen lou williams play?
    hes scoring as much as Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson.
    Bass hasnt done much but lou?
    Cmon bro…..
    if you watched games youd know what i mean.
    Lou is like a mini-Iverson.

  • No way 4 is better than 1.
    we pick okafor no dangelo no hibbert no lou no bass.
    the okafor theory is dead already dude.
    stop it………….

  • No way 4 is better than 1.
    we pick okafor no dangelo no hibbert no lou no bass.
    the okafor theory is dead already dude.
    stop it………….

  • I don’t know why D Angelo Russell would be frustrated for him not playing the fourth quarter. I could understand (probably even the fans) if “HE IS PLAYING GOOD BASKETBALL” . I can assure you there will be plenty of outcries from the fans if he is playing good. Unfortunately he is not so why would you think that the coach will put a player at crunch time if he is not playing well. This kid does not only play fairly average but he have said so many wrong things /wrong decisions so far. The more you make mistake the more you’ll be under the microscope specially here in LA. Simple solution. Play good basketball, team basketball, be humble and you’ll be all right.

  • I don’t know why D Angelo Russell would be frustrated for him not playing the fourth quarter. I could understand (probably even the fans) if “HE IS PLAYING GOOD BASKETBALL” . I can assure you there will be plenty of outcries from the fans if he is playing good. Unfortunately he is not so why would you think that the coach will put a player at crunch time if he is not playing well. This kid does not only play fairly average but he have said so many wrong things /wrong decisions so far. The more you make mistake the more you’ll be under the microscope specially here in LA. Simple solution. Play good basketball, team basketball, be humble and you’ll be all right.

  • What are you talking about? If the Lakers got Okafor they still could have gotten Williams. We wouldn’t need Hibbert who’s been playing well but hasn’t been the rim stopper we hoped for. We could have still gotten bass too. Bass and Williams were free agents. So even if we went with Okafor we still could have gotten those two guys. With the front court filled with Okafor and Randle the Lakers could have either got a descent veteran guard in free agency. Or simply went with Clarkson at the point. So i dont know why you’re so hung up on getting 4 guys. No matter who we picked in the draft. Lakers had the money to pick up free agents.

  • What are you talking about? If the Lakers got Okafor they still could have gotten Williams. We wouldn’t need Hibbert who’s been playing well but hasn’t been the rim stopper we hoped for. We could have still gotten bass too. Bass and Williams were free agents. So even if we went with Okafor we still could have gotten those two guys. With the front court filled with Okafor and Randle the Lakers could have either got a descent veteran guard in free agency. Or simply went with Clarkson at the point. So i dont know why you’re so hung up on getting 4 guys. No matter who we picked in the draft. Lakers had the money to pick up free agents.

  • Ok and what makes you think we couldn’t have got him had we picked Okafor. He came to the Lakers as a free agent. He didn’t come because we drafted Russell and not Okafor.

  • Ok and what makes you think we couldn’t have got him had we picked Okafor. He came to the Lakers as a free agent. He didn’t come because we drafted Russell and not Okafor.

  • The reason he is benched because he is not a difference maker. You can take Jim buss for taking this guy.

  • The reason he is benched because he is not a difference maker. You can take Jim buss for taking this guy.

  • Why was this kid taken, thank you Jim buss can’t shoot can’t defend what a great draft

  • Why was this kid taken, thank you Jim buss can’t shoot can’t defend what a great draft

  • Russell will be just another guard. He doesn’t have that factor of greatness that other rookies showed. Another secondary player, thank you mr Jim buss.

  • Russell will be just another guard. He doesn’t have that factor of greatness that other rookies showed. Another secondary player, thank you mr Jim buss.

  • Russell is just another player. This team stinks. Doesn’t anyone remember who the real lakers were. People keep thinking these second ran new players are the answer. You can blame the owner for what you got, poor Kobe has to play with a bunch of losers. Quit kidding yourselfs these are nothing but a bunch of second rate players.

  • Russell is just another player. This team stinks. Doesn’t anyone remember who the real lakers were. People keep thinking these second ran new players are the answer. You can blame the owner for what you got, poor Kobe has to play with a bunch of losers. Quit kidding yourselfs these are nothing but a bunch of second rate players.

  • Seen too many second rate guards and he fits the mold. Doesn’t have the glimpse of a future star. Be a good second string player that’s all.

  • Seen too many second rate guards and he fits the mold. Doesn’t have the glimpse of a future star. Be a good second string player that’s all.

  • What do you want this team stinks Byron may be an improvement if he suits up ha ha

  • What do you want this team stinks Byron may be an improvement if he suits up ha ha

  • Dude, if watching D’Angelo is your only hope this season. Byron Scott is the least of your problems.

    D’Angelo Russell, is a victim of his own hype. He has no idea what he has to do to play. Make him watch tape of his play since summer league.

    If that doesn’t convince him then there’s no hope for him.

    He needs to stop acting like a kardashian, and understand this is the big boy league. You earn it here or bust.

  • Dude, if watching D’Angelo is your only hope this season. Byron Scott is the least of your problems.

    D’Angelo Russell, is a victim of his own hype. He has no idea what he has to do to play. Make him watch tape of his play since summer league.

    If that doesn’t convince him then there’s no hope for him.

    He needs to stop acting like a kardashian, and understand this is the big boy league. You earn it here or bust.

  • 100% correct, and Hibbert would have still been there for the taking. Indiana didn’t want him. He’s a flopping dud.

  • 100% correct, and Hibbert would have still been there for the taking. Indiana didn’t want him. He’s a flopping dud.

  • Your left out KOBE ? May be they are following KOBE and what he does. Our star player does not show well on D. and 3s and 4 th qtr.

  • You left out KOBE ? May be they are following KOBE and what he does. Our star player does not show well on D. and 3s and 4 th qtr.

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  • How could this be a surprise to the Lakers? Lateral quickness is part of the standard battery of tests when teams bring draft potentials to their workout facilities. Lateral quickness = ability to keep your man in front of you. The Lakers might have reasoned that James Harden and Steph Curry had bad lateral quickness too… ๐Ÿ˜›

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