Game Recap: Defense Fails As Lakers Drop Fourth Straight To Start Season

The Lakers (0-3) have started their 2015-2016 season poorly, however due to the infancy of the season the Lakers have not yet ran out of hope. Tuesday evening in Los Angeles the Staples Center hosted fans full of this same hope.

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The Lakers may already be showing some progress beginning with Julius Randle. Randle had his come out party in loss against the Dallas Mavericks. He ended the game scoring 22 points and grabbing 15 rebounds and was one of the few positive notes on Sunday. Eyes will also be on the matchup between the top two point guards of this last draft class as D’Angelo Russell will square off with Emmanuel Mudiay.

More importantly the Lakers are in need of a win, and in order to do so all players must play at a higher level from Russell to Kobe Bryant. With their last home game before beginning a five game road trip the Lakers have a real chance against a Nuggets team devoid of many of its key players.

First Quarter

Julius Randle started the first quarter strong with back-to-back baskets plowing through the Nuggets’ defense. Kobe followed up with his first attempt and really ignited the crowd swishing his first 3-point attempt. The Lakers offensive rhythm had given the team momentum that pushed them ahead by six with the score at 20-14 Lakers lead. Since the game had slowed down a bit Lakers had rotated Brandon Bass and Lou Williams in the game. Julius and Jordan had continued there strong play holding the lead for the Lakers. Although working well keeping up their energy on defense high the Lakers still had allowed the Nuggets to score in the paint at will. Jordan Clarkson was the only starter left in the game and continued his strong play leading all scorers to end the first quarter with 14 points as the Lakers led 36-30.

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Second Quarter

The Lakers hot play cooled in the second quarter as they were unable to score a basket for the first three minutes of the game and allowed the Nuggets to steal the lead at 37-36. Part of this was also due to the hot shooting of Mike Miller who once entered the game hit all his 3 point attempts. As the Lakers brought the starting unit back slowly starting with Julius Randle then following with D’Angelo Russell and Kobe Bryant the Lakers were able close the gap and eventually reclaim the lead at 44-43. With the second quarter close to over the Julius Randle seemed to have been poked in the eye by his defender stepped quickly to the bench to later be escorted to the Lakers Locker room to be assessed by Laker trainer Gary Vitti. The game continued but did so at a very slow pace and it seemed neither team could manufacture a basket out of their offense but only scored from the free throw line. The Nuggets wound up attempting 27 free throws in the half and went to the locker room ahead 60-57.

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Third Quarter

The third quarter started with Randle back in the game and sporting a pair of goggles. The Lakers got back to the intensity they had begun the game with and reclaimed a lead with offensive spark. The lead switched several times and finally the Lakers seemed to be responding to their opponents strong play, however the Nuggets were able to string a few stops together in a 15-2 run gaining their largest lead of the game to 81-74. Looking to recapture a lead the Lakers continued to play their hot hands in Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle. Clarkson was getting what he wanted within a high screen and roll set and Randle was in a battle with Faried, however the Lakers lost their defensive footing and allowed the Nuggets to build onto their lead. With the offense more stagnant than ever, the Lakers ended the third quarter in their largest deficit 93-83.

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Fourth Quarter

The Lakers turned the ball over on their first possession and failed in transition on their next, but Young was fouled on a three and hit all three free throws to trim the Lakers deficit to seven. Williams was also fouled on a three-pointer, but made only two to bring the Lakers within five. Faried got an easy dunk out of a timeout, but the Nuggets again fouled Williams on a three as LA got within four. A huge dunk from Barton and a jumper from Arthur erased all of the work the Lakers had done as Denver again led by 10. More free throws and a layup from Lou cut the deficit to six. Somehow Lou was again fouled on a three and made it a one possession game, but Gallinari answered with a three-point play of his own to keep it a six-point game. An easy dunk for Hickson put Denver ahead eight with only four minutes left. The Lakers cut the deficit to six a couple of times, but were unable to get stops when they needed to. A three-point play from Gallinari gave Denver an 11 point lead and effectively ended the game. Clarkson would tie his career high with 30 points, but the Lakers would drop their fourth straight, 120-109.

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what can you say

  • This team’s very predictable. Other than JC everyone was inconsistent. Another sub-par defensive showing. Scott seems to have lost the team, Randle’s game is predictable as opponents will give him the 10+ footers and double team him inside the paint. Aside of 1 or 2 players they can’t shoot consistently.

    Defense is effort which is on the players. What excuses will they come up with, ‘we were too tired’?. Russell got out played by Mudiay aside of having defensive lapses. This team would be lucky win 10-15 games this season.

    Kobe’s on a shooting slump aside of his confidence being on a low. Best for 24 to settle for 10-15 footers as opposed to settling for 3’s foremost for now. Scott definitely knows how to kill the momentum (1 st half) of a team, rotations still lousy.

  • Bad news is we lost and our defense should be abolished. Good news, Randle and Clarkson are looking so good! And Russell showed a lot of promise! I am no longer jealous of Mudiay, we are good with Russell

  • Bad news is we lost and our defense should be abolished. Good news, Randle and Clarkson are looking so good! And Russell showed a lot of promise! I am no longer jealous of Mudiay, we are good with Russell

  • Deangalo is struggling but Byron is not helping him grow. Holding him out in the 4th quarter is detrimental for him. Kyrie Irving in his rookie year averaged 30minutes a game. Russel, Randle and Clarkson should be averaging 30+min per game. Russel needs the ball in his hands to do work, yet no plays are given for him and his teammates don’t set him up either and refuse to pick for him.

  • Deangalo is struggling but Byron is not helping him grow. Holding him out in the 4th quarter is detrimental for him. Kyrie Irving in his rookie year averaged 30minutes a game. Russel, Randle and Clarkson should be averaging 30+min per game. Russel needs the ball in his hands to do work, yet no plays are given for him and his teammates don’t set him up either and refuse to pick for him.

  • Thought he looked good tonight. Missed some easy shots but thank goodness he doesn’t shoot like Mudiay

  • Thought he looked good tonight. Missed some easy shots but thank goodness he doesn’t shoot like Mudiay

  • I agree Russell is struggling but Byron is refusing to utilize him in the best way. Byron in his rookie year let Kyrie play 30+ minutes per game. Also the offense ran through Kyrie Irving, our offense runs through 4 players

  • I think it’s time to cut Byron Scott loose. He’s holding players back and his system isn’t working. We need to hire Thibs or something.

  • I agree Russell is struggling but Byron is refusing to utilize him in the best way. Byron in his rookie year let Kyrie play 30+ minutes per game. Also the offense ran through Kyrie Irving, our offense runs through 4 players

  • I think it’s time to cut Byron Scott loose. He’s holding players back and his system isn’t working. We need to hire Thibs or something.

  • Bring on the next game. Keep aiming toward the goal line. Don’t ever quit. Don’t ever give up. Win the next one. Go 6 and 4 in the first 10 games. Winning is contagious just as losing is. Lets start a winning streak.

    Take it out on the next team(s) !

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Bench killed us tonight. Defense as well. Forget Lou’s FT’s.. dude is extremely inefficient. People are complaining about Kobe’s shots, but Lou is the one who is jacking up 3’s and clanking them. Young at least was making them before tonight’s game.

    It’s too late to make a run, not in this conference. Scott’s coaching has been horrid. And although Kobe passed more tonight (where guys we not finishing in the paint), shots we not falling on the perimeter. But hey, i’m sure Randy and fellow Kobe haters will find a way to blame Kobe. His defense is bad, but you expect that from a 37 year old guard.

    And Look! Black played… and they still pulled off a lay-up drill. Dude can’t protect the paint. Now, I’m not sure what gives.. but why have we failed to find a defensive gameplan that players stick to? Brown, Scott, Pringles… who else will fail at teaching these guys defense? Like how hard is it to stay on the perimeter and not get sucked into the paint? So many open 3’s…

  • Bring on the next game. Keep aiming toward the goal line. Don’t ever quit. Don’t ever give up. Win the next one. Go 6 and 4 in the first 10 games. Winning is contagious just as losing is. Lets start a winning streak.

    One game at a time.

    Take it out on the next team(s) !

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Bench killed us tonight. Defense as well. Forget Lou’s FT’s.. dude is extremely inefficient. People are complaining about Kobe’s shots, but Lou is the one who is jacking up 3’s and clanking them. Young at least was making them before tonight’s game.

    It’s too late to make a run, not in this conference. Scott’s coaching has been horrid. And although Kobe passed more tonight (where guys we not finishing in the paint), shots we not falling on the perimeter. But hey, i’m sure Randy and fellow Kobe haters will find a way to blame Kobe. His defense is bad, but you expect that from a 37 year old guard.

    And Look! Black played… and they still pulled off a lay-up drill. Dude can’t protect the paint. Now, I’m not sure what gives.. but why have we failed to find a defensive gameplan that players stick to? Brown, Scott, Pringles… who else will fail at teaching these guys defense? Like how hard is it to stay on the perimeter and not get sucked into the paint? So many open 3’s…

  • It’s not like curry or harden are lock down defenders either
    If we talkin bout defense

  • Before all the D’Angelo hating… He’s improved every game. The Lakers drafted him as a PROSPECT, and his progression looks promising. Let’s all just relax for a while.

  • Mudiay looked worst. Blame Scott for not letting Russell play to his full potential.

  • Mudiay Double-Double 12 pts 10 assist Aggressive Team Win

    Russell 7 pts 6 assists Silly Fouls; Passive

  • nothing will happen this team unless they change their coach……..poor execution, poor defense, always ISO plays…..

  • Yeah! Let’s fire one stubborn coach for another one who WILL play his guys into the ground. And let’s also suffer through one disgusting offense for another atrocious offense.. SMH. Casual fans who just see the name and jump!

  • It’s not like curry or harden are lock down defenders either
    If we talkin bout defense

  • Before all the D’Angelo hating… He’s improved every game. The Lakers drafted him as a PROSPECT, and his progression looks promising. Let’s all just relax for a while.

  • Mudiay looked worst. Blame Scott for not letting Russell play to his full potential.

  • Mudiay Double-Double 12 pts 10 assist Aggressive Team Win

    Russell 7 pts 6 assists Silly Fouls; Passive

  • nothing will happen this team unless they change their coach……..poor execution, poor defense, always ISO plays…..

  • Yeah! Let’s fire one stubborn coach for another one who WILL play his guys into the ground. And let’s also suffer through one disgusting offense for another atrocious offense.. SMH. Casual fans who just see the name and jump!

  • Is Byron Scott going to even make it back from this road trip as the Coach of the Lakers?

  • Russell is shell shocked 4 games in. I’m sick of seeing him come off a perfect screen and instead of driving to the cup settles for the 15-18ft jumper. WE ALREADY HAD A PG IN CLARKSON. THAT’S WHY WE SHOULD HAVE DRAFTED OKAFOR. Im running out of patience with this kid. His jumper is broke. He looks like he’s just out there. If the Lakers want to salvage anything in the next 77 games they better fire Byron Scott now and save this team.

  • Mudiay played 10 more minutes, they were pretty even in per 36, Russell with the edge since only 1 turnover

  • Is Byron Scott going to even make it back from this road trip as the Coach of the Lakers?

  • Russell is shell shocked 4 games in. I’m sick of seeing him come off a perfect screen and instead of driving to the cup settles for the 15-18ft jumper. WE ALREADY HAD A PG IN CLARKSON. THAT’S WHY WE SHOULD HAVE DRAFTED OKAFOR. Im running out of patience with this kid. His jumper is broke. He looks like he’s just out there. If the Lakers want to salvage anything in the next 77 games they better fire Byron Scott now and save this team.

  • Mudiay played 10 more minutes, they were pretty even in per 36, Russell with the edge since only 1 turnover

  • Thibs is all about defense, which obviously this team lacks. We got Hibbert and MWP and they are rarely being used to their full potential. The offense may not be the best but our defense should be the most important.

  • Were not gonna win much games but BS needs to let the young guys develop

  • Thibs is all about defense, which obviously this team lacks. We got Hibbert and MWP and they are rarely being used to their full potential. The offense may not be the best but our defense should be the most important.

  • Got into foul trouble and is not very good on offense or Defense that tends to limit your minutes

  • Welp guys! Once again to me it seems the system isn’t right for this group even though they could play harder defensively, Lakers at the hands of Byron Scott gonna get all the 2&3rd tier players big contracts!

  • Got into foul trouble and is not very good on offense or Defense that tends to limit your minutes

  • Welp guys! Once again to me it seems the system isn’t right for this group even though they could play harder defensively, Lakers at the hands of Byron Scott gonna get all the 2&3rd tier players big contracts!

  • he took the shots the team gave him just watch the game its not worth arguing with someone that just wants to hate on kobe.

    SCOTTS SYSTEM IS THE BIGGEST ISSUE WITH THIS TEAM.

  • I keep hearing Thibs, who’s a good defensive coach, but he pays little attention on offense and he plays players too much. Injuries

    Jackson is a good player development though. He also has his negatives.

  • We should be at least 2-2 right now. This team is better than last years. The NBA even hooked it up with an easy schedule to start and they still haven’t won. BS has to go.

  • It’s not like this team as a collective is good either way
    Russell needs the pt regardless because he’s part of the future of this team

  • Imagine if we had a solid young core of Randle, Clarkson, and Okafor but instead we have D’AngeSlow Bust-ell.

    We used a #2 pick on a replacement level PG. Jim Buss needs to step down.

  • he took the shots the team gave him just watch the game its not worth arguing with someone that just wants to hate on kobe.

    SCOTTS SYSTEM IS THE BIGGEST ISSUE WITH THIS TEAM.

  • I keep hearing Thibs, who’s a good defensive coach, but he pays little attention on offense and he plays players too much. Injuries

    Jackson is a good player development though. He also has his negatives.

  • We should be at least 2-2 right now. This team is better than last years. The NBA even hooked it up with an easy schedule to start and they still haven’t won. BS has to go.

  • It’s not like this team as a collective is good either way
    Russell needs the pt regardless because he’s part of the future of this team

  • Imagine if we had a solid young core of Randle, Clarkson, and Okafor but instead we have D’AngeSlow Bust-ell.

    We used a #2 pick on a replacement level PG. Jim Buss needs to step down.

  • Dangelo is suffering under Byron Scott so far, he gets no playing time like all other rooks

  • So??? Defense. Then what? ISO and more ISO. I’d rather watch Pringles offense with no defense than either of what you are suggesting. MWP is all hands and no feet. Kobe is already bad on defense, but at least he can score. MWP misses WIDE-OPEN layups!

    There’s no excuse for Russell not playing along with Hibbert. But Thibs sucks man.. why do you think he still doesn’t have a job?

  • Dangelo is suffering under Byron Scott so far, he gets no playing time like all other rooks

  • So??? Defense. Then what? ISO and more ISO. I’d rather watch Pringles offense with no defense than either of what you are suggesting. MWP is all hands and no feet. Kobe is already bad on defense, but at least he can score. MWP misses WIDE-OPEN layups!

    There’s no excuse for Russell not playing along with Hibbert. But Thibs sucks man.. why do you think he still doesn’t have a job?

  • I stay high ! What would life be like flying low?

    You’ll never catch me with my head down. If you can look up you can get up.

    We need to just get the losing out of our system and start a new streak.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • When you giving up 120 a game your offense doesn’t mean like much. There is a reason why Byrons winning % is piss poor.

  • even stu said the players need to cut so kobe has open passes.

    or did u not here that????????

    the pathetic one is u

  • I stay high ! What would life be like flying low? I don’t want to know.

    Hopefully you’ll never catch me with my head down. If you can look up you can get up.

    We need to just get the losing out of our system and start a new streak.

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • When you giving up 120 a game your offense doesn’t mean like much. There is a reason why Byrons winning % is piss poor.

  • even stu said the players need to cut so kobe has open passes.

    or did u not hear that????????

    the pathetic one is u

  • I’d prefer Thibs as an assistant coach, but Scott has to go. Not sure who I’d hire though, both are better than BS

  • Wiggins and Towns are/were projects. Wiggins didn’t start playing well until after the All-Star break. Towns scores from 5 ft from the basket, but his shot and footwork are ugly.

    They are prospects. Stop hating. Or expecting instant results.

  • 6 assists too! I understand he doesn’t look great. If he would be given the green light he would be a lot more effective. The whole team plays through 4+ players instead through Russell. I truly believe if Russell was drafters by the sixers or Knicks he would look a lot better. Clarkson and Russel can’t co exist. It should have been better for us to pick Okafor, not because of Russel but for the reason we already have a competent pg in Clarkson

  • Kobe is still throwing bricks and can not play defense while Byron Scott is way over his head.

  • I’d prefer Thibs as an assistant coach, but Scott has to go. Not sure who I’d hire though, both are better than BS

  • We got Russell go be a Sixers fan if you love Okafor so much

  • Wiggins and Towns are/were projects. Wiggins didn’t start playing well until after the All-Star break. Towns scores from 5 ft from the basket, but his shot and footwork are ugly.

    They are prospects. Stop hating. Or expecting instant results.

  • 6 assists too! I understand he doesn’t look great. If he would be given the green light he would be a lot more effective. The whole team plays through 4+ players instead through Russell. I truly believe if Russell was drafters by the sixers or Knicks he would look a lot better. Clarkson and Russel can’t co exist. It should have been better for us to pick Okafor, not because of Russel but for the reason we already have a competent pg in Clarkson

  • Kobe be trying tho! I feel sorry for the mamba man losing to all the teams he used to dominate!

  • play him off the bench stop giving hurtez any pt start young at sf and kobe at sg and clark at pg.

  • “playing well” is subjective. They were probably playing better than Russell is now.

  • Anyone who saying Kobe looked good tonight, should be banned from this site for being delusional.

  • I’m tired of all these fans lol they so quick to blame a 19 year old rookie 4 games in instead of seeing the bigger picture

  • Same. He needs to stop throwing it up at 3. I don’t know why he keeps staying out there throwing it up.

  • Kobe be trying tho! I feel sorry for the mamba man losing to all the teams he used to dominate!

  • play him off the bench stop giving hurtez any pt start young at sf and kobe at sg and clark at pg.

  • “didn’t start playing well” is subjective. They were probably playing better than Russell is now.

  • Anyone who saying Kobe looked good tonight, should be banned from this site for being delusional.

  • I’m tired of all these fans lol they so quick to blame a 19 year old rookie 4 games in instead of seeing the bigger picture

  • Same. He needs to stop throwing it up at 3. I don’t know why he keeps staying out there throwing it up.

  • Yeah but the team operates through Mudiay. The Lakers don’t operate through Russel

  • We giving up 120 anyway how can it get any worse? At least we may score 122 and win with Okafor. Russell and his matador defense and 5pts ain’t helping at all

  • Yeah but the team operates through Mudiay. The Lakers don’t operate through Russel

  • We giving up 120 anyway how can it get any worse? At least we may score 122 and win with Okafor. Russell and his matador defense and 5pts ain’t helping at all

  • Hey on the bright side they only scored 54 points in the paint.

  • Post game comments, Scott talking about looking good in practices. Well of course they do, they’re playing the Lakers in practice…

  • Shut up porky. Out of everything that happened in that game you want to talk about Kobe?

  • He looked good with that first 3 pointer he hit with a hand in his face, it went to his head though and thought he could do it again, proceeded to airball at least 3 other attempts.

  • He did at least pass it sometimes. Still forced shots and looked old but I will take it over what we saw the last 3 games.

  • Post game comments, Scott talking about looking good in practices. Well of course they do, they’re playing the Lakers in practice…

  • Shut up porky. Out of everything that happened in that game you want to talk about Kobe?

  • He looked good with that first 3 pointer he hit with a hand in his face, it went to his head though and thought he could do it again, proceeded to airball at least 3 other attempts.

  • He did at least pass it sometimes. Still forced shots and looked old but I will take it over what we saw the last 3 games.

  • In case you haven’t noticed
    Kobe hasn’t been playing any better than D’angelo lately

  • it got old the first time they used it. it just shows they are not true lakers fans.

    no true fan like watching their team lose unless we can get out top pick out of it

  • In case you haven’t noticed
    Kobe hasn’t been playing any better than D’angelo lately

  • it got old the first time they used it. it just shows they are not true lakers fans.

    no true fan like watching their team lose unless we can get out top pick out of it

  • I think he’s doing it to get a rhythm but it’s definitely hurting him, percentage wise i hope he gets back to elbows and post, he’s not a spot up shooter and he’s trying to hard, sheesh long live the mamba

  • Listen we have too many PFs. Trade Bass and some filler for a new wing defender or something. God dammit Mitch do something!

  • If they can’t play defense they won’t stay in close games. This also involves the staff. Send them on a long vacation and IMO bring someone who can help the guards and forwards implement better defense = Minister of Defense. Weird that everyone else get’s some limelight when Showtime wouldn’t likely have been that good without Cooper. Dunderhead DP knows more about that tho.

  • I think even if Byron survives this season which looks very much in doubt this all goes to Jim Buss & I expect to see lots of changes this offseason including Jeannie forgoing here 3 year plan of her brother getting this turned around and fire him as well.

  • Look trout mouf, Kobe is the team leader so he will always get the wrath first.

  • The defense is poor with Hibbert who s known as defender and people wants do draft Okafor

    I can’t see this logic

  • I think he’s doing it to get a rhythm but it’s definitely hurting him, percentage wise i hope he gets back to elbows and post, he’s not a spot up shooter and he’s trying to hard, sheesh long live the mamba

  • Listen we have too many PFs. Trade Bass and some filler for a new wing defender or something. God dammit Mitch do something!

  • If they can’t play defense they won’t keep up in close games given their offensive struggles. This also involves the staff, send them on a never ending long vacation to the Bermuda triangle and bring someone who can help the guards and forwards implement better defense = Minister of Defense.

    Weird that everyone else get’s some limelight when Showtime wouldn’t likely have been that good without Cooper. Dunderhead DP knows more about that tho.

  • I think even if Byron survives this season which looks very much in doubt this all goes to Jim Buss & I expect to see lots of changes this offseason including Jeannie forgoing here 3 year plan of her brother getting this turned around and fire him as well.

  • Look trout mouf, Kobe is the team leader so he will always get the wrath first.

  • The defense is poor with Hibbert who s known as defender and people wants do draft Okafor

    I can’t see this logic

  • has everything to do with the fact that he never gets the ball in places he can work with it. kobe does not fit the sf in this system

  • The more desperate Scott becomes for a win, the less he’s going to play Russell.

  • Hibbert played 17 minutes. Everyone needs to stop this blame game cause they all sucked. He can’t stop everything. The guards suck with the perimeter defense.

  • Mudiay was god awful. Too bad many fans will look at the box score and call Russell a bust.

  • has everything to do with the fact that he never gets the ball in places he can work with it. kobe does not fit the sf in this system

  • The more desperate Scott becomes for a win, the less he’s going to play Russell.

  • Hibbert played 17 minutes. Everyone needs to stop this blame game cause they all sucked. He can’t stop everything. The guards suck with the perimeter defense.

  • Mudiay was god awful. Too bad many fans will look at the box score and call Russell a bust.

  • With Okafor and Randle maybe the Lakers would have a chance to win a game….156-154 every now and then.

  • The refs were trying to hand the purple and gold the win and the Lakers still lost.

  • With Okafor and Randle maybe the Lakers would have a chance to win a game….156-154 every now and then.

  • The refs were trying to hand the purple and gold the win and the Lakers still lost.

  • Clarkson is Lin 2.0. Puts up big numbers has a few highlight plays but doesnt do anything much else no defense and doesn’t pass. You can put up 20-30 points a night doesn’t make you good if your team is at the bottom of all the rankings and gives up 40 points in the first qtr to the sacramento queens and gets a old fashion whooping by Rubiooo!. Clarkson was just a fluke who got lucky becuase a few guys got injured, like Lin in New York it was just a fad. Wake up. This backcourt will take us nowhere in the future. Worst in Lakers history.

  • Blame and defect. Kobe sucks and Russell sucks. Clarkson and Randle are ballers

  • Let’s see…Mudiay played 50% more minutes, had 5 more turnovers, and shot worse from the field. How the f is this a better game? The only thing you’ve proven is that Mudiay played more. All advanced statistics point to Russell having a better season than Mudiay – just seems that a lot of NBA fans don’t like math.

  • Another problem is outside of Randle, Clarkson & on occasion Lou Williams were a jump shooting team that’s streaky at best.

  • Whats even funnier is Lou said they practice so hard and it’s competitive. Well that sure isn’t translating to games.

  • He doesn’t need to get in rhythm by throwing up 3s though.He could shoot midrange, post, or attack the basket, he just seems to refuse to do it.

  • can you show me a comment where i said it was kobe’s fault? you’re just so into putting excuses for kobe that you always think we’re blaming him

  • Clarkson is Lin 2.0. Puts up big numbers has a few highlight plays but doesnt do anything else no defense and doesn’t pass. You can put up 20-30 points a night doesn’t make you good if your team is at the bottom of all the rankings and gives up 40 points in the first qtr to the sacramento queens and gets a old fashion whooping by Rubiooo!. Clarkson was just a fluke who got lucky becuase a few guys got injured, like Lin in New York it was just a fad. Wake up. This backcourt will take us nowhere in the future. Worst in Lakers history.

  • Blame and defect. Kobe sucks and Russell sucks. Clarkson and Randle are ballers

  • Let’s see…Mudiay played 50% more minutes, had 5 more turnovers, and shot worse from the field. How the f is this a better game? The only thing you’ve proven is that Mudiay played more. All advanced statistics point to Russell having a better season than Mudiay – just seems that a lot of NBA fans don’t like math.

  • Another problem is outside of Randle, Clarkson & on occasion Lou Williams were a jump shooting team that’s streaky at best.

  • Whats even funnier is Lou said they practice so hard and it’s competitive. Well that sure isn’t translating to games.

  • He doesn’t need to get in rhythm by throwing up 3s though.He could shoot midrange, post, or attack the basket, he just seems to refuse to do it.

  • can you show me a comment where i said it was kobe’s fault? you’re just so into putting excuses for kobe that you always think we’re blaming him

  • 1) Kobe can’t do it all by himself
    2) his teammates sucks
    3) Kobe has no help
    bleh~ bleh~

  • Lin must have done something right, because there was definitely more winning going on.

  • jordan played great, julius played good but had trouble with faried, lou was good loved the way he was getting to the line, but i’m very dissapointed in this def they got to play better we are the worse in the west as much it pains me to say it.

  • 1) Kobe can’t do it all by himself
    2) his teammates sucks
    3) Kobe has no help
    bleh~ bleh~

  • Lin must have done something right, because there was definitely more winning going on.

  • jordan played great, julius played good but had trouble with faried, lou was good loved the way he was getting to the line, but i’m very dissapointed in this def they got to play better we are the worse in the west as much it pains me to say it.

  • I think mike brown started the season 1-4 and got fired, u hear me buss.# b scott gotta go!

  • Yes they need to think about holding teams below 90 points per game.

    They are not about to out shoot a team. At least until they get a little more trust and chemistry built. They don’t seem to be able to play consecutive good quarters. And for the most part they have trouble even winning one quarter.

    It’s still just game 4. I guess the first thing we can do is start with looking forward to the 1st victory. Which should have been game 1.

    This is actually the easy part of their schedule. Perhaps they will play greater later?

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • I think mike brown started the season 1-4 and got fired, u hear me buss.# b scott gotta go!

  • Yes they need to think about holding teams below 90 points per game.

    They are not about to out shoot a team. At least until they get a little more trust and chemistry built. They don’t seem to be able to play consecutive good quarters. And for the most part they have trouble even winning one quarter.

    It’s still just game 4. I guess the first thing we can do is start with looking forward to the 1st victory. Which should have been game 1.

    This is actually the easy part of their schedule. Perhaps they will play greater later?

    Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • Would like to see what he could do if they ran the offense through him. Instead of running through lou, kobe, clarkson,

  • Time is ticking Scott. This is a game we should have absolutely won! The team’s efense is embarrassing. Faried abused Randle Black and Hibbert. I cringe at how bad it may get on this upcoming road trip.

  • Find some other relevant analysis cause the blame Kobe cause he’s the leader thing isn’t cutting it, buster.

  • Is it me or does it seem like Roy Hibbert is just always falling down on the floor.

  • is Mitch waiting for Byron to go 0-10 before firing him? Cmon fire his a$$ already!!

  • it’s think about consider byron scott fired right replace tom thibodeau or scott brooks as head coach La Lakers

  • Would like to see what he could do if they ran the offense through him. Instead of running through lou, kobe, clarkson,

  • Time is ticking Scott. This is a game we should have absolutely won! The team’s efense is embarrassing. Faried abused Randle Black and Hibbert. I cringe at how bad it may get on this upcoming road trip.

  • Find some other relevant analysis cause the blame Kobe cause he’s the leader thing isn’t cutting it, buster.

  • Is it me or does it seem like Roy Hibbert is just always falling down on the floor.

  • is Mitch waiting for Byron to go 0-10 before firing him? Cmon fire his a$$ already!!

  • it’s think about consider byron scott fired right replace tom thibodeau or scott brooks as next head coach La Lakers

  • I can’t believe I’m going to say this..but I would’ve loved to see Russell, Clarkson, and Randle on MDA’s offense. The team won’t have much defense, but I bet these young guys will be further along their development offensively

  • The Lakers need a prayer Cloth…..That’s the Only Way their Defense is going to get Better….That’s What Time It Is.

  • I like the two young guys Randle and Clarkson. They are definitely going to be studs in this league. Poor coaching from B Scott again, but at least the team play has improved.

    Kobe seems to be afraid of injury and has lost all confidence. He is not going to be efficient if he keeps jacking up these long balls. I have never seen the Mamba like this before. At least he looks to be passing more.

  • After the Nets game, prepare for an epic losing streak. Scott doesn’t even need his tank.

  • East coast road trip? Let’s see if they can abuse those soft horrible east teams.

  • Actually, he was doing that in the 1st half when he was 3-5. Then the 2nd half hit, and he was back on that 3 crap.

  • I can’t believe I’m going to say this..but I would’ve loved to see Russell, Clarkson, and Randle on MDA’s offense. The team won’t have much defense, but I bet these young guys will be further along their development offensively

  • The Lakers need a prayer Cloth…..That’s the Only Way their Defense is going to get Better….That’s What Time It Is.

  • I like the two young guys Randle and Clarkson. They are definitely going to be studs in this league. Poor coaching from B Scott again, but at least the team play has improved.

    Kobe seems to be afraid of injury and has lost all confidence. He is not going to be efficient if he keeps jacking up these long balls. I have never seen the Mamba like this before. At least he looks to be passing more.

  • After the Nets game, prepare for an epic losing streak. Scott doesn’t even need his tank.

  • East coast road trip? Let’s see if they can abuse those soft horrible east teams.

  • Actually, he was doing that in the 1st half when he was 3-5. Then the 2nd half hit, and he was back on that 3 crap.

  • Pass, Lakers need a big to which Skal Labissiere’s a stretch 4/5. Has a lot of potential aside of him stating that he wants to be a HOF. Strong drive aside of top notch mechanics when hitting his jumpers.

  • We have pretty good coaches available right now they need to FIRE BYRON before its too late!

  • Pass, Lakers need a big to which Skal Labissiere’s a stretch 4/5. Has a lot of potential aside of him stating that he wants to be a HOF. Strong drive aside of top notch mechanics when hitting his jumpers.

  • We have pretty good coaches available right now they need to FIRE BYRON before its too late!

  • HAHAHAH ANOTHER LOSS?
    ROFLMAO
    Okafor is 24pts ! while D Bust is still trash ! LOLOLOL

    Hornets just whipped Bull’s by blowing them out by 25. Oh wait Fakers don’t know the feeling of blowing out opponents!

    Tank you!

  • i have not said anything good about him its people like you that are talking bad about him

  • Team play improved a little bit. At least we could see some passes. I’m beginning to think Byron Scott has given us all he can offer

  • Maybe BS’s in the hot seat but it isn’t easy to fire him thanks to his cronies and the 2 time final mvp.. none other than Kobe Bryant.

  • I thought we were free from Linmania and his nutty fans but now we have to put up with Clarkson and his fan boys.

  • You realize hibbert is averaging 3 blocks per game right? Even tonight he had 2 blocks in 17 minutes.

  • +/- really? Maybe if this one on one but there are 8 other people on the court that is probably the most useless star of all time

  • Stop ya bumbaclot crying! The leader always gets the blame. The team sucked also.

  • HAHAHAH ANOTHER LOSS?
    ROFLMAO
    Okafor is 24pts ! while D Bust is still trash ! LOLOLOL

    Hornets just whipped Bull’s by blowing them out by 25. Oh wait Fakers don’t know the feeling of blowing out opponents!

    Tank you!

  • i have not said anything good about him its people like you that are talking bad about him

  • Team play improved a little bit. At least we could see some passes. I’m beginning to think Byron Scott has given us all he can offer

  • At least he got drafted and was all rookie. What does Lin have?

  • Maybe BS’s in the hot seat but it isn’t easy to fire him thanks to his cronies and the 2 time final mvp.. none other than Kobe Bryant.

  • I thought we were free from Linmania and his nutty fans but now we have to put up with Clarkson and his fan boys.

  • You realize hibbert is averaging 3 blocks per game right? Even tonight he had 2 blocks in 17 minutes.

  • +/- really? Maybe if this one on one but there are 8 other people on the court that is probably the most useless star of all time

  • Stop ya bumbaclot crying! The leader always gets the blame. The team sucked also.

  • As usual, defense suck balls, Hibbert can’t do it alone. Scott can preach defense all he wants, when the players don’t care and don’t have the ability to play defense, nothing he can do. Kobe clearly has lost his lift, he has no legs, and those couple of shots that he took looked horrifying, airballed a 3 and missed badly on a few jumpers. 0-4 before going on a 5 game east coast swing is not a moral booster, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Lakers are 0-8 by the time they come back to Staples. Overall the Lakers are a bad team, and IMO B Scott would not even last till all star break.

  • Like I told ol’ boy Patrick, Kobe and this team will suck ALL SEASON so get used to it. Kobe ain’t never ever going to be Kobe of old so whining about him after every game is silly.

  • There you go again pointing out Kobe’s downward fall. Are you happy that he is not playing at an elite level? When he returns to playing well will you be as happy?

    You can back a player in good or bad times. That is what some fans do.

    Paytc

  • There should be an asterisk for those times Kelly tried to D him. Everybody big or small, scrub or all-star, young and old, scores on that fool.

  • As usual, defense suck balls, Hibbert can’t do it alone. Scott can preach defense all he wants, when the players don’t care and don’t have the ability to play defense, nothing he can do. Kobe clearly has lost his lift, he has no legs, and those couple of shots that he took looked horrifying, airballed a 3 and missed badly on a few jumpers. 0-4 before going on a 5 game east coast swing is not a moral booster, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Lakers are 0-8 by the time they come back to Staples. Overall the Lakers are a bad team, and IMO B Scott would not even last till all star break.

  • Like I told ol’ boy Patrick, Kobe and this team will suck ALL SEASON so get used to it. Kobe ain’t never ever going to be Kobe of old so whining about him after every game is silly.

  • There you go again pointing out Kobe’s downward fall. Are you happy that he is not playing at an elite level? When he returns to playing well will you be as happy?

    You can back a player in good or bad times. That is what some fans do.

    Paytc

  • There should be an asterisk for those times Kelly tried to D him. Everybody big or small, scrub or all-star, young and old, scores on that fool.

  • The Lakers just played 4 of the easier teams in the west and looked terrible, its going to be a blood bath when they play the playoff teams. Scott needs to go.

  • We don’t have human material here, Scott isn’t the problem…

    Jim Buss is the problem!

  • Lakers 0-4 play Brooklyn 0-4 next. Seriously, if the Lakers can’t beat the bottom team in the East. I like the chances of Ben Simmons.

  • Lin can’t even start on a crappy east team that won’t make the playoffs. #wasntdrafted

  • I’m I the only one that thinks Clarkson and Okafur would be better than Clarkson and Russell?

  • This is the guy we fired Mike Brown for? and NoD’Antoni? B Scott is making those guys look like Red Auerbach! Scott must go!

  • The Lakers just played 4 of the easier teams in the west and looked terrible, its going to be a blood bath when they play the playoff teams. Scott needs to go.

  • We don’t have human material here, Scott isn’t the problem…

    Jim Buss is the problem!

  • Lakers 0-4 play Brooklyn 0-4 next. Seriously, if the Lakers can’t beat the bottom team in the East. I like the chances of Ben Simmons.

  • Lin can’t even start on a crappy east team that won’t make the playoffs. #wasntdrafted

  • I’m I the only one that thinks Clarkson and Okafur would be better than Clarkson and Russell?

  • This is the guy we fired Mike Brown for? and NoD’Antoni? B Scott is making those guys look like Red Auerbach. Scott must go!

  • Russell and Clarkson under D’Antonis offense would’ve been exciting and I think better for their development.

  • He’s a troll. Look at his pic. Probably another Lin turd. Those kinds that won’t go down no matter how many times you flush.

  • What you’re really asking is if Clarkson + Okafor is better than Clarkson + a bust.

    Yes.

  • Nice ad hominem attack. Go ahead and Google what that means and come back with a real response.

  • And when Hibbert sits, worthless Bass is our center? No wonder our D sucks. Should have just kept Upshaw and thrown him out there.

  • Russell and Clarkson under D’Antonis offense would’ve been exciting and I think better for their development.

  • He’s a troll. Look at his pic. Probably another Lin turd. Those kinds that won’t go down no matter how many times you flush.

  • Oh I didn’t know you’ve been missing me. So I guess you’re allergic to Asian food.. even if it’s fusion.

    I guess you still believe Black Lives Matter (Most).

  • What you’re really asking is if Clarkson + Okafor is better than Clarkson + a bust.

    Yes.

  • Nice ad hominem attack. Go ahead and Google what that means and come back with a real response.

  • And when Hibbert sits, worthless Bass is our center? No wonder our D sucks. Should have just kept Upshaw and thrown him out there.

  • you’re right lin is leading the hornets to 1-3. what are you celebrating? lin is still a back up

  • That doesn’t even make sense. Clarkson is a stud and Lin is a non drafted loser on a loser team. We’re still the Lakers and Clarkson still dates a supermodel so….is Lin still a virgin? LMFAO

  • With the way Lakers are playing right now, I highly doubt it this team can beat the bad teams in the East.

  • You also ensure the staff sets up your “pick” in the best possible way to succeed. Something Byron is not doing

  • Wow, Mudiay is Years ahead of D’Angelo Russell

    Mudiay has great command of the Game. You can just see the feel from Mudiay, how he got into the lane on the LAL

    Mudiay just flat out played

    Cannot Believe, Mitch / Byron passed on Mudiay, SMH

  • you’re right lin is leading the hornets to 1-3. what are you celebrating? lin is still a back up

  • That doesn’t even make sense. Clarkson is a stud and Lin is a non drafted loser on a loser team. We’re still the Lakers and Clarkson still dates a supermodel so….is Lin still a virgin? LMFAO

  • With the way Lakers are playing right now, I highly doubt it this team can beat the bad teams in the East.

  • You also ensure the staff sets up your “pick” in the best possible way to succeed. Something Byron is not doing

  • Wow, Mudiay is Years ahead of D’Angelo Russell

    Mudiay has great command of the Game. You can just see the feel from Mudiay, how he got into the lane on the LAL

    Mudiay just flat out played

    Cannot Believe, Mitch / Byron passed on Mudiay, SMH

  • When i wake up tomorrow the headlines better be “Lakers Fire Byron Scott” or I’m gonna be real pissed!!!!

  • But you’re the one talking about him and got his nuts tucked ever so tightly in those fat chipmunk cheeks of yours.

  • Not anytime soon, especially since they’ll be on the road but perhaps they need to get away from the City for awhile.

    Truthfully, best to consider a trade package shipping either Lou/Kelly or Young/Bass. This team doesn’t play as one unit aside of the veterans not leading the team by example. i’d roll with a stretch 4 and throw Randle at the 3.

    Attracting talent for 2016 (FA) seems like a pipe dream to which best to make some necessary changes to improve the starting rotation even if it means benching certain newbies while playing substantial minutes off the bench.

  • +/- takes intoaccout how the team did when they were on the court aka the lakers were at their best when kobe and hibbert were on the court

  • When i wake up tomorrow the headlines better be “Lakers Fire Byron Scott” or I’m gonna be real pissed!!!!

  • But you’re the one talking about him and got his nuts tucked ever so tightly in those fat chipmunk cheeks of yours.

  • Not anytime soon, especially since they’ll be on the road but perhaps they need to get away from the City for awhile.

    Truthfully, best to consider a trade package shipping either Lou/Kelly or Young/Bass. This team doesn’t play a unit aside of the veterans not leading the team by example. I’d roll with a stretch 4 and throw Randle at the 3.

    Attracting talent for 2016 (FA) seems like a pipe dream to which best to make some necessary changes to improve the starting rotation even if it means benching certain newbies while playing substantial minutes off the bench.

  • +/- takes intoaccout how the team did when they were on the court aka the lakers were at their best when kobe and hibbert were on the court

  • Nice red herring tactic, Linturd but you aren’t fooling anyone. Only a Lin fan hates on CLARKSON. Bye troll.

  • i was one of the guys that were always pissed off at D’Antoni, and was even happy when he resigned…. but now, I honestly kinda miss him. He made the team fun to watch at least

  • Nice red herring tactic, Linturd but you aren’t fooling anyone. Only a Lin fan hates on CLARKSON. Bye troll.

  • i was one of the guys that were always pissed off at D’Antoni, and was even happy when he resigned…. but now, I honestly kinda miss him. He made the team fun to watch at least

  • atleast Mudiay isn’t afraid of taking shots and take risks….(unlike russell)

  • you got that right, Lakers can’t even beat Minnesota and Denver, Sacramento and Dallas was a little iffy, but damn this is going to be another ugly season smh.

  • Oh I totally agree. Scott should have been canned or never hired in the first place. But Russell is a player who was good enough apparently to be the 2nd pick. We as fans aren’t asking for 27 8 n 7 game. But we cant get a 14 5 n 5 game? That’s asking too much?

  • I can’t tonight. Kobe settled in the 2nd half, has nothing to do with Scott. 1st half he took a few dribbles in and got into the midrange, but 2nd half he just sat out there and said F it. Did he even play in the 4th, I seen what 1 attempt from him. Kobe has checked out, system or not.

  • atleast Mudiay isn’t afraid of taking shots and take risks….(unlike russell)

  • you got that right, Lakers can’t even beat Minnesota and Denver, Sacramento and Dallas was a little iffy, but damn this is going to be another ugly season smh.

  • Oh I totally agree. Scott should have been canned or never hired in the first place. But Russell is a player who was good enough apparently to be the 2nd pick. We as fans aren’t asking for 27 8 n 7 game. But we cant get a 14 5 n 5 game? That’s asking too much?

  • I can’t tonight. Kobe settled in the 2nd half, has nothing to do with Scott. 1st half he took a few dribbles in and got into the midrange, but 2nd half he just sat out there and said F it. Did he even play in the 4th, I seen what 1 attempt from him. Kobe has checked out, system or not.

  • These TWC talking heads won’t even criticize BS it’s absurd. They wasted no time ripping MDA (which he did deserve for the most part mind you) for games like tonight. But now that it’s BS you don’t hear Worthy and more so, Magic, mouth off every chance they get on how it’s on the coach, he’s terrible, etc etc..

  • What talents? Haven’t seen much yet. Don’t you think? Have you actually seen those talents or you just heard about those talents?

  • Nuh uh, husky. I’ve just been too preoccupied with hating on D’angeslow Bustell. Kobe is done. Why kick a man when he’s down after everything he has done for this team? Relax.

  • I didn’t even down talk Kobe. I just sent a message to the delusional who are not speaking the truth.

  • How long to you wait for him to return to playing well? It’s been like 3 seasons now. How many more seasons do we wait?

  • These TWC talking heads won’t even criticize BS it’s absurd. They wasted no time ripping MDA (which he did deserve for the most part mind you) for games like tonight. But now that it’s BS you don’t hear Worthy and more so, Magic, mouth off every chance they get on how it’s on the coach, he’s terrible, etc etc..

  • What talents? Haven’t seen much yet. Don’t you think? Have you actually seen those talents or you just heard about those talents?

  • Nuh uh, husky. I’ve just been too preoccupied with hating on D’angeslow Bustell. Kobe is done. Why kick a man when he’s down after everything he has done for this team? Relax.

  • I didn’t even down talk Kobe. I just sent a message to the delusional who are not speaking the truth.

  • How long to you wait for him to return to playing well? It’s been like 3 seasons now. How many more seasons do we wait?

  • We got rid of Lin, Ed Davis and Nash last year. This year we need to get rid of Kelly, Kobe, Clarkson,Young, Sacre, BS and try to get out of this dark cloud we’re trapped in and hope we never remember the mid 2010’s when we finally get back to the top.

  • At this point, no question. But the optimist in me says we should give Russell time to grow

  • Mudiay Even though didn’t play well, still showed a Great Command for Game – really directs team, as a Much Mature Player, and Solid looking

    The Rest of Nuggets “respect” Mudiay – That is missing with D’Lo

    Wow, Mudiay has definitely won that one !!

  • We got rid of Lin, Ed Davis and Nash last year. This year we need to get rid of Kelly, Kobe, Clarkson,Young, Sacre, BS and try to get out of this dark cloud we’re trapped in and hope we never remember the mid 2010’s when we finally get back to the top.

  • At this point, no question. But the optimist in me says we should give Russell time to grow

  • Mudiay Even though didn’t play well, still showed a Great Command for Game – really directs team, as a Much Mature Player, and Solid looking

    The Rest of Nuggets “respect” Mudiay – That is missing with D’Lo

    Wow, Mudiay has definitely won that one !!

  • Observations

    – Kobe with 2 air ball 3s, he and nick were horrible tonight
    – dlo with 7 and 6 and 1 to in 20 min. I still think he looks better every game, but not getting enough pt
    – kelly and bass continue to suck
    – black is nice
    – randle and clarkson need to put as much effort on the defensive end as they do on the offensive Side if we want to win some games
    – Huertas is the worst pg that I’ve seen in a lakers uniform in a long time, he makes Steve Blake look like steph curry

    I don’t know wtf Byron was doing with his sub patterns. Dude just robosubs players in and out based on some schedule he’s developed that has nothing to do with game flow or trying to win.

    I wasn’t impressed by mudiay tbh, first time I’ve seen him play a full NBA game. He has bad judgement and poor mechanics in almost every aspect of his game, his uber athleticism makes up for some of it…but he’s kind of a mouth breather.

  • Kobe is a career 33% 3 point shooter, do us all a favor, stop embarrassing yourself, it’s time to cut it down a little, just a little, embrace the fact that you are no longer the Kobe that you once were, fans love you, this city loves you, but damn it’s hard to watch.

  • They should make the entire team watch this game on a loop as punishment for their awful play.

  • Observations

    – Kobe with 2 air ball 3s, he and nick were horrible tonight
    – dlo with 7 and 6 and 1 to in 20 min. I still think he looks better every game, but not getting enough pt
    – kelly and bass continue to suck
    – black is nice
    – randle and clarkson need to put as much effort on the defensive end as they do on the offensive Side if we want to win some games
    – Huertas is the worst pg that I’ve seen in a lakers uniform in a long time, he makes Steve Blake look like steph curry

    I don’t know wtf Byron was doing with his sub patterns. Dude just robosubs players in and out based on some schedule he’s developed that has nothing to do with game flow or trying to win.

    I wasn’t impressed by mudiay tbh, first time I’ve seen him play a full NBA game. He has bad judgement and poor mechanics in almost every aspect of his game, his uber athleticism makes up for some of it…but he’s kind of a mouth breather.

  • Kobe is a career 33% 3 point shooter, do us all a favor, stop embarrassing yourself, it’s time to cut it down a little, just a little, embrace the fact that you are no longer the Kobe that you once were, fans love you, this city loves you, but damn it’s hard to watch.

  • They should make the entire team watch this game on a loop as punishment for their awful play.

  • That would be nice for draft reasons, but I think by midway the young guys will have a lot figured out and put wins together

  • The only person who would have Ben Simmons taking 3 point shots is Byron Scott. He will get fired before he had a chance to ruin him.

  • Not going to curse the man but his rotations are lousy. Knew they should’ve let Huertas go given he only played a few games out of the possible 8. Seems obvious that JC should play close to 40+ minutes a night. As soon as Russell goes to the bench JC should assume pg duties b/c huertas is struggling with the faster paced game.

  • Not sure Perhaps 2 or 3 more max. LOL……….
    You never give up on a loyal 20 year vet who helped you get 5 rings in that time with all kinds of sh……. it going on.

    Kobe is not the only one with some issues. His legacy is in tact whether he returns to elite status or not. But the Lakers issues may go on for who knows how long after Kobe retires.

    Paytc

  • That would be nice for draft reasons, but I think by midway the young guys will have a lot figured out and put wins together

  • The only person who would have Ben Simmons taking 3 point shots is Byron Scott. He will get fired before he had a chance to ruin him.

  • Not going to curse the man but his rotations are lousy. Knew they should’ve let Huertas go given he only played a few games out of the possible 8. Seems obvious that JC should play close to 40+ minutes a night. As soon as Russell goes to the bench JC should assume pg duties b/c huertas is struggling with the faster paced game.

  • Not sure Perhaps 2 or 3 more max. LOL……….
    You never give up on a loyal 20 year vet who helped you get 5 rings in that time with all kinds of sh……. it going on.

    Kobe is not the only one with some issues. His legacy is in tact whether he returns to elite status or not. But the Lakers issues may go on for who knows how long after Kobe retires. I’m sure Kevein Durant is thinking……….. Lakers……. um that has a nice ring to it ?
    Let me give that some serious though?

    Now of course it is still early in the season. Things could change for the better even though it doesn’t presently look that way.

    Paytc

  • Kobe isn’t even 1/10 of the guy he was 5 years ago. He needs to accept the bench or hang it up. What comes next isn’t pretty, a glorified Clarklinson.

  • Kobe isn’t even 1/10 of the guy he was 5 years ago. He needs to accept the bench or hang it up. What comes next isn’t pretty, a glorified Clarklinson.

  • i have not seen anyone saying kobe looks good so far. even i have said he looks bad i just blame bs and his horrid system

  • Mike Bresnahan on Twitter : How can D’Angelo Russell get on the court in crunch time? “I have no idea,” he said. “It’s just something I’ve got to deal with.” Is this man Byron Scott for real?

  • By December Lakers will throw in the towel, rest all the veterans, and let all the rooks play to their hearts content, they will win a few games here and there, it’s all about development from that point on, Kobe would shut it down, and Lakers will end the season somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-25 wins.

  • That’s all??? You mean he doesnt need glasses? LOL I rest my case. But dont get wrong, no hating here. I just dont see those talents all said he has. No yet but sure I will.

  • i have not seen anyone saying kobe looks good so far. even i have said he looks bad i just blame bs and his horrid system

  • Mike Bresnahan on Twitter : How can D’Angelo Russell get on the court in crunch time? “I have no idea,” he said. “It’s just something I’ve got to deal with.” Is this man Byron Scott for real?

  • By December Lakers will throw in the towel, rest all the veterans, and let all the rooks play to their hearts content, they will win a few games here and there, it’s all about development from that point on, Kobe would shut it down, and Lakers will end the season somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-25 wins.

  • That’s all??? You mean he doesnt need glasses? LOL I rest my case. But dont get wrong, no hating here. I just dont see those talents all said he has. No yet but sure I will.

  • Mudiay is not that much better than Russell. Look at the minutes. Mudiay had a ton of turnovers. He’s averaging 6 per game. If Scott let Russell get that much PT and handle the ball that much in the offense, Russ would have better production also. The way Denver is using Mudiay is how you let a rookie go through the growing pains.

  • I’m convinced you’re retarded. Drink a tall glass of bleach and leave my replies loser.

  • Spot on, Clarkson plays good defense. It’s the team as a whole that’s atrocious.

  • Mudiay is not that much better than Russell. Look at the minutes. Mudiay had a ton of turnovers. He’s averaging 6 per game. If Scott let Russell get that much PT and handle the ball that much in the offense, Russ would have better production also. The way Denver is using Mudiay is how you let a rookie go through the growing pains.

  • I’m convinced you’re retarded. Drink a tall glass of bleach and leave my replies loser.

  • Spot on, Clarkson plays good defense. It’s the team as a whole that’s atrocious.

  • If Scott has gut and he really wants to win, he better bench Kobe in the 4th qt. I think he shoots below 20% in the 4th qt this year, not to mention his defense is so bad, even fat Felton had no problem score on him the other day.

  • Denver missed a lot of easy shots is what I saw. Did clarkson have any steal or disrupt anything denvers backcourt was trying to do? If mudiay could shoot at all he would have hung 20 on clarkson easy

  • Lin fans still mad at Clarkson for taking Lin’s job last season so Clarkson dumped 30 for them

  • Keeping an eye on a Stretch 4 who’s having trouble adapting to his new team (can rebound and shoot the long ball). Time to focus on the future and forget about giving 2nd and 3rd chance opportunities as FO has done.

  • If Scott has gut and he really wants to win, he better bench Kobe in the 4th qt. I think he shoots below 20% in the 4th qt this year, not to mention his defense is so bad, even fat Felton had no problem score on him the other day.

  • Denver missed a lot of easy shots is what I saw. Did clarkson have any steal or disrupt anything denvers backcourt was trying to do? If mudiay could shoot at all he would have hung 20 on clarkson easy

  • Lin fans still mad at Clarkson for taking Lin’s job last season so Clarkson dumped 30 for them

  • FA with relations to stretch 4’s is pretty dry tho there’s one who’s having trouble adapting to his new team (can rebound and shoot the long ball).

  • There will come a time when Scott is no longer the coach, that time will be very soon.

  • You need to watch it again. Mudiay/Faried will be sick with the Pick&Roll once Mudiay learns to control the game better. You got a sneak peak of it tonight. He’s aggressive, might not ever be a consistent shooter, but he can get to the rim when he wants. The guy will be good.

  • Last year’s team won 21 games, and that was with Byron tanking on purpose. Byron is supposedly doing his best to win now.

  • There will come a time when Scott is no longer the coach, that time will be very soon.

  • You need to watch it again. Mudiay/Faried will be sick with the Pick&Roll once Mudiay learns to control the game better. You got a sneak peak of it tonight. He’s aggressive, might not ever be a consistent shooter, but he can get to the rim when he wants. The guy will be good.

  • Let me compile my list of losers to have banned
    Sir. Wellington III
    Samuel
    Koberelic

    Who else?

  • Emmanuel Mudiay, after collecting 10 assists tonight: “Thank you Byron Scott for saying I’m not a point guard.” #Nuggets

  • Let me compile my list of losers to have banned
    Sir. Wellington III
    Samuel
    Koberelic

    Who else?

  • Emmanuel Mudiay, after collecting 10 assists tonight: “Thank you Byron Scott for saying I’m not a point guard.” #Nuggets

    Credit Denver Post

  • Lou Williams 24 points; 4/11 fg; 5 reb; 2 asst

    Y again, is Byron Starting D Russell ? ?

  • Byron Scott doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing… especially developing the young core. He’s too focused on winning when clearly we’re not ready for contention this year

  • Hornets win first game, Lin fans come to Lakers site. “Oh yeah, Lin the GOAT”

  • Lmfao Byron is the worst thing to have happened to this team, along with Nash and Lin.

  • Haha nah he’s entertaining and a real fan despite his hater like comments.

  • Lou Williams 24 points; 4/11 fg; 5 reb; 2 asst

    Y again, is Byron Starting D Russell ? ?

  • Byron Scott doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing… especially developing the young core. He’s too focused on winning when clearly we’re not ready for contention this year

  • Hornets win first game, Lin fans come to Lakers site. “Oh yeah, Lin the GOAT”

  • Lmfao Byron is the worst thing to have happened to this team, along with Nash and Lin.

  • To be honest, the Refs bailed out Lou on a lot of those shots he was taking.

  • Not how I see it. Why even put his name in your mouth when its full of salt. But aint no big thang. Kobe has done enough damage to take some time off.

    I just will keep being delusional and root for him and the team to once again exceed all expectations.

    If he doesn’t we”ll give credit to father time. If he does we’ll say once again he kicks father time’s butt.

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • To be honest, the Refs bailed out Lou on a lot of those shots he was taking.

  • Not how I see it. Why even put his name in your mouth when its full of salt. But aint no big thang. Kobe has done enough damage to take some time off.

    I just will keep being delusional and root for him and the team to once again exceed all expectations.

    If he doesn’t we”ll give credit to father time. If he does we’ll say once again he kicks father time’s butt.

    Go Kobe ! Go Lakers !

    Paytc

  • no kobe has played like trash this season but people need to stop blaming him for this horrible coached team

  • no kobe has played like trash this season but people need to stop blaming him for this horrible coached team

  • I’m a Lin fan now for comparing Clarksons play style to his game. Hilarious. I was one of the few who was against signing Lin in summer of 14 while the rest of you were pro-Lin.

  • who was the first name he brought up kobe.

    when there were about 8 players that played worse then him

  • not really clarkson would have to help, its obvious did you noticed harris and foye didn’t shooting good until jc guarded muiday more, dallas game same thing wesly matthews who is known as a good shooter shot tertible when jc was guarding him jc a good def just not great.

  • Mudiay shot 3/13 and had 6 TO’S. The difference between he and Russell is the PT they’re getting. That and the fact the Mudiay knows he can go out and play without losing PT like Russell can.

  • I can’t believe you’re bouncing around from team to team chasing Lin’s little nuts

  • I’m a Lin fan now for comparing Clarksons play style to his game. Hilarious. I was one of the few who was against signing Lin in summer of 14 while the rest of you were pro-Lin.

  • who was the first name he brought up kobe.

    when there were about 8 players that played worse then him

  • not really clarkson would have to help, its obvious did you noticed harris and foye didn’t shooting good until jc guarded muiday more, dallas game same thing wesly matthews who is known as a good shooter shot tertible when jc was guarding him jc a good def just not great.

  • Mudiay shot 3/13 and had 6 TO’S. The difference between he and Russell is the PT they’re getting. That and the fact the Mudiay knows he can go out and play without losing PT like Russell can.

  • I can’t believe you’re bouncing around from team to team chasing Lin’s little nuts

  • What did Kobe have to do with that? Pretty sure that was the refs bailing out Lou Williams most of the time

  • Russell needs more PT and touches . He barely gets any because of the other guards and BS always playing them more over Russell

  • And Worthy and Magic are aware of that. They are just being diplomatic because their friends with him

  • Yao Ming > Rin, what has Rin done. At least Kobe has accomplished things, Rin has done what? Hey even Yao Ming made a few all star teams. Rin is a disappointment