Game Recap: Julius Randle Shines, But Lakers Drop Third Straight Game

The Los Angeles Lakers (0-2) will look to bounce back against the Dallas Mavericks (1-1) as they return to the Staples Center after losing big in Sacramento on Friday. In a game where they gave up 80 points in the paint, the Lakers offense seemed a bit out of sorts as they continued to jack up three’s like they were going out of style. The Lakers still seem to be focused on figuring out their roles on offense, leaving their defense to suffer on the back-burner

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Head Coach Byron Scott made it clear he was unhappy with the lack of effort the Lakers seemed to leave on the court in their last outing. Hopefully a return back home to Los Angeles can revamp this young squad as they try to secure their first victory of the season.

First Quarter:

The Lakers offense got off to a slow start, while the Wesley Matthews got it going early hitting back-to-back three’s to put the Mavs up 7-0. Dirk Nowitzki then came out of a Lakers’ timeout to hit consecutive three’s of his own as the Mavs went up by 15. The Lakers finally got their first bucket of the game with a little under eight minutes left in the first quarter thanks to a trio of free-throws by Kobe Bryant. Julius Randle flashed his ability to attack the rim with an acrobatic reverse lay-up to cut the Mavs’ lead 19-11 with five minutes left in the quarter. The Mavericks took some notes from the Kings by trying to feed it inside to ZaZa Pachulia as he finished strong to increase their lead 24-13. Nick Young entered the game for Kobe and continued to shoot well as he nailed a three to bring the lead back down to 10. The Lakers looked re-energized as Jordan Clarkson led a fast-break that ended with a Brandon Bass finish and-one. Despite the Lakers turning the ball over seven times, they found themselves down 32-21 at the end of the first.

Box score first quarter lakers vs mavs

Second Quarter:

Nowitzki continued to make his presence felt with a dunk to start the second quarter, meanwhile Lou Williams finally got on the board with a three of his own as Lakers found themselves down by 13. Nick Young continued his excellent shooting, hitting his second shot from downtown with the score now 39-29, but the Mavs answered back with yet another three by Wes Matthews, having hit seven of their ten three-pointers so far up to this point. D’Angelo Russell came back into the game trying to find some momentum as he failed to convert his fourth shot attempt of the game with the Laker deficit now 15. Kobe finally ended the three minute scoring drought with a pair of free-throws. Deron Williams added yet another three to the Dallas stat line to put them up 47-33. Julius Randle was the lone spark for the Laker offense in the first half, taking Dirk to the hole before drawing a foul and finishing the three-point play. The Lakers scoring woes finally came to an end with a straightaway three by Clarkson followed by a fast break finish by Randle to cut the Dallas lead to nine with less than a minute left in the half. The purple and gold ended the half with an exclamation point on a Roy Hibbert put-back as time ran out with the Lakers down 54-45.

box score second quarter lakers vs mavs

Third Quarter:

The Lakers came out fired up as Kobe got his first bucket of the game to start the second half on a put-back layup, while Randle stepped it up on defense by chasing down Pachulia to block his shot. Kobe finally ended his three-point shooting woes with a long ball coming on a dish from Randle as Dallas continued to lead 62-52 midway through the third quarter. Raymond Felton hit a soft jumper to coming out of the timeout to put the Mavs up by ten. Russell finally got his hot hand going with a pair threes to bring the Lakers within eight with a little under four minutes left in the quarter. However, just when the Lakers seem to get a run going, Dallas answers with a score, this time on a jumper from Devin Harris. On top of that, Dirk continued to show why he’s perhaps the best shooting big man in the history of the game, as he finished the quarter scoring six of the Mavs’ last eight to give Dallas an 81-64 lead.

lakers vs mavs box score third quarter

Fourth Quarter:

The Lakers got the first points of the quarter with a Bass free throw and Lou Williams layup, but Barea answered with a three-point play to maintain the Mavs’ 17-point lead. Williams hit a three, but the Lakers continued to fail on the defensive end as Dallas pushed ahead by 18, the biggest lead of the night. A quick 6-1 run led by Huertas brought the Lakers to within 13, but a Barea three quickly ended that spurt. Randle would hit Bass in transition for a dunk and Williams followed with a three as the Lakers closed within 10 midway through the quarter. Dirk checked in and immediately hit another jumper. Pachulia added a pair of free throws to give Dallas a cushion. The Lakers continued to fight down the stretch however as a Kobe three and a pair of Randle free throws cut the Mavs lead to seven with three minutes remaining. A pair of free throws from Williams made it a two possession game at 97-91, but a huge basket from Felton put Dallas up eight with under two minutes left. The Lakers were unable to score on their next possession and Barea hit a jumper to ice the game as Dallas went back up 10. The rest was academic as the Lakers ultimately fell 103-93.

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Blockhead Daryl Peek, “great game by the starters, just another 79 games to go.” Starting rotations the problem here, got themselves in a 10+ point deficit in the first quarter and the Mavs never looked back b/c the first unit couldn’t shoot their way back in the game.

Don’t expect the 2nd unit (mediocre) to outperform the starters or bring them back from double digit deficits mostly this season. Can’t shoot jumpers consistently, thus settle for scoring mostly from inside (paint).The stress will only grow for this team to which they should’ve been 1-3 as opposed to 0-4.

  • Better than last game.

    We need to continue to tighten that defense.

    We need to continue shooting the 3, eventually those shots will start dropping!

  • Kobe cannot even shoot 30% from three anymore? The man just retire. Been a big fan and don’t want to see him like this. Don’t ruin the memories we have of your greatness

  • Better than last game.

    We need to continue to tighten that defense.

    We need to continue shooting the 3, eventually those shots will start dropping!

  • Kobe cannot even shoot 30% from three anymore? The man just retire. Been a big fan and don’t want to see him like this. Don’t ruin the memories we have of your greatness

  • Scott’s rotation is straight up AWFUL, and our defense is losing the games for us and what’s the deal with Scott playing Kelly instead of Tarick Black? Kelly already had his chance and he messed it up while Black has been playing great in the few minutes that he has played this season, he’s younger and WAY better.

  • Scott’s rotation is straight up AWFUL, and our defense is losing the games for us and what’s the deal with Scott playing Kelly instead of Tarick Black? Kelly already had his chance and he messed it up while Black has been playing great in the few minutes that he has played this season, he’s younger and WAY better. Oh and for pete’s sake let D’Angelo play AT LEAST 30 minutes DAMN, if he played at least 30 minutes i’m sure he would end each game with 15 or more points…

  • Don’t watch, that simple Ray.

    Eventually his shots will start dropping and people are going to have amnesia.

  • B Scott is gonna get fired after 5 games. This is the most disorganized offense I have ever seen. And I have been watching the game closely since the mid 90’s. I just can’t recall a team that plays exclusively off long balls and isos. Mitch has got to be seeing the same thing. The young guys cant develop in this

  • Don’t watch, that simple Ray. Lol

    Eventually his shots will start dropping and people are going to have amnesia.

  • B Scott is gonna get fired after 5 games. This is the most disorganized offense I have ever seen. And I have been watching the game closely since the mid 90’s. I just can’t recall a team that plays exclusively off long balls and isos. Mitch has got to be seeing the same thing. The young guys cant develop in this

  • Feel like whenever KEllys doing good Bass is playing poor, and whenever Bass is playing good Kellys playing dumb, either way as coach Byron should take one of them out and play Black!!!!
    remember last season when he said he’d wait til they were 15-20 to make lineup changes, but they never got that far

  • I think I’m going to start watching some more college ball this year, going to see who the Lakers can pick up with that top 3 pick. Also going to be watching the D-Fenders a lot too, I’m sure they actually have a decent coach and run some decent offense and defense. F.U.B.S.

  • jim buss and gm mitch it’s time to think about some trade and also think about consider fired byron scott LA Lakers Head coach

  • Feel like whenever KEllys doing good Bass is playing poor, and whenever Bass is playing good Kellys playing dumb, either way as coach Byron should take one of them out and play Black!!!!
    remember last season when he said he’d wait til they were 15-20 to make lineup changes, but they never got that far

  • I think I’m going to start watching some more college ball this year, going to see who the Lakers can pick up with that top 3 pick. Also going to be watching the D-Fenders a lot too, I’m sure they actually have a decent coach and run some decent offense and defense. F.U.B.S.

  • jim buss and gm mitch it’s time to think about some trade and also think about consider fired byron scott LA Lakers Head coach opinion

  • Randle was the silver lining in the game… Russell played better in the 2nd half

  • No ball movement
    No spacing
    bass and Kelly front court
    Fire BS

  • Randle was the silver lining in the game… Russell played better in the 2nd half

  • Scott is trying to get fired, that way the Lakers will still have to pay out the rest of his contract.

  • Scott is trying to get fired, that way the Lakers will still have to pay out the rest of his contract.

  • Don’t get me wrong I like Bass..but he hasn’t been hitting his mid range and he is not a 5
    BS has 3 centers as much as it pains me to say this he had Upshaw Sacre and Black and Bass is seeing more minutes at the C I just don’t understand

  • Clarkson, Randle, and Russell should prowess but they will not get anywhere with this offense.

  • Scott doesn’t have a plan offensively or defensively…..Substitutions out of balance. ..

  • Don’t get me wrong I like Bass..but he hasn’t been hitting his mid range and he is not a 5
    BS has 3 centers as much as it pains me to say this he had Upshaw Sacre and Black and Bass is seeing more minutes at the C I just don’t understand

  • Clarkson, Randle, and Russell should prowess but they will not get anywhere with this offense.

  • Scott doesn’t have a plan offensively or defensively…..Substitutions out of balance. ..

  • Trade bass for a second if u not gona place release him and make him assistant.. After all star break if upshaw shows improvement in dleague bring him back

  • Trade bass for a second if u not gona play MWP release him and make him assistant.. After all star break if upshaw shows improvement in dleague bring him back

  • Byron is brilliant. He said a 7’2 center known for blocking shots? Psshh who needs him? I’ll play Brandon Bass at center!!

  • Byron is brilliant. He said a 7’2 center known for blocking shots? Psshh who needs him? I’ll play Brandon Bass at center!!

  • This is not a good team being run by a poor coach. It’s a bad team that’s being run by an even worse coach.

  • This is not a good team being run by a poor coach. It’s a bad team that’s being run by an even worse coach.

  • As usual. Always playing a PF at center smh. Get Byron and the Princeton the entire f outta here. We need Mark Jackson/ JVG or even Thibbs would do

  • I can enjoy a loss when the young guys are showing improvement. That said, we need to play Brown and Nance more. Embrace the youth movement.

  • As usual. Always playing a PF at center smh. Get Byron and the Princeton the entire f outta here. We need Mark Jackson/ JVG or even Thibbs would do

  • I can enjoy a loss when the young guys are showing improvement. That said, we need to play Brown and Nance more. Embrace the youth movement.

  • You are delusional.when lakers lost enough games, he will pretend he got hurt and retire…..i love kobe, but i can smell this coming…ay…

  • At least a.brown if u gona let them shoot 3’s let the guy who shot near 40% at stanford

  • You are delusional.when lakers lost enough games, he will pretend he got hurt and retire…..i love kobe, but i can smell this coming…ay…

  • At least a.brown if u gona let them shoot 3’s let the guy who shot near 40% at stanford

  • Scare too. I don’t know how he keeps making the team each year. He might make it past Kobe for seasons under 1 team.

  • Nah, it’s about consistency. Been going at it (DP) since DH’s departure here on the site when it was literally just the two of going at it on a close to day to day basis. The inept FO haven’t disappointed and DP’s views change on a yearly basis.

    Still stand by what I’ve been saying since 2013, this is an FO issue. could’ve signed better players for the rotation (which goes back to DH’s departure) but they settled for mediocre players. No excuses for Scott to not be able to win for than 30 games with this team since it’s better than Donephoni’s 27-55 season.

  • Can someone tell me why the Princeton offense is in the NBA? When did Princeton even win a National Championship?

  • Sacre too. I don’t know how he keeps making the team each year. He might make it past Kobe for seasons under 1 team.

  • Nah, it’s about competitiveness foremost. Been going at it (DP) since DH’s departure here on the site when it was literally just the two of us going at it on a close to day to day basis. The inept FO haven’t disappointed and DP’s views change alot.

    Still stand by what I’ve been saying since 2013, this is an FO issue. could’ve signed better players for the starting rotation (which goes back to DH’s departure) but they settled for mediocre players. No excuses for Scott to not be able to win 30 games with this team since they’re better than Donephoni’s 27-55 season.

  • Can someone tell me why the Princeton offense is in the NBA? When did Princeton even win a National Championship?

  • We can’t get upset for the Lakers shooting 3s. Eventually the shots will start falling for them.

    But if we want to compete we HAVE to hit our 3s.

  • It isn’t much different than any read and react offense. We just don’t really run it to be honest.

  • We can’t get upset for the Lakers shooting 3s. Eventually the shots will start falling for them.

    But if we want to compete we HAVE to hit our 3s.

  • It isn’t much different than any read and react offense. We just don’t really run it to be honest.

  • Randle Clarkson and D’Angelo are the perfect players for a run and gun system, not to mention Lou and N Young too. Let them loose. Fire Byron Scott. Sure it won’t fit Kobe but who cares, he is just holding everyone back.

  • Lakers are playing YMCA Basketball….Scott speech seems like a Rerun….He starting to feel the pressure of the Lakers fanbase…Starting to look like his days in Cleveland…..This is Scott’s last chance at being a HC….

  • I was aware we’re not going to win much games this season. This season is about the development and Randle had a MONSTER game so

  • Randle Clarkson and D’Angelo are the perfect players for a run and gun system, not to mention Lou and N Young too. Let them loose. Fire Byron Scott. Sure it won’t fit Kobe but who cares, he is just holding everyone back.

  • Lakers are playing YMCA Basketball….Scott speech seems like a Rerun….He starting to feel the pressure of the Lakers fanbase…Starting to look like his days in Cleveland…..This is Scott’s last chance at being a HC….

  • I was aware we’re not going to win much games this season. This season is about the development and Randle had a MONSTER game so

  • I’m delusional and youre a pessimistic loser when the war has just begun.

  • I told him Mitch has lost his touch and Jim Buss has always been out of his mind. All reports out of free agent meetings say the same thing-the FO’s pitch was poor which leads me to believe they are clueless and the product on the floor supports that claim.

  • Bryant stunk it up again, 3-15 FG and a miserable 2-8 from 3pt, only 1 assist. Only one assist for D’Angelo “Bust” Russell.

  • Then what are running. Its very ugly. These losses have more to do with the coach than anybody else

  • I’m delusional and youre a pessimistic loser when the war has just begun.

  • I told him Mitch has lost his touch and Jim Buss has always been out of his mind. All reports out of free agent meetings say the same thing-the FO’s pitch was poor which leads me to believe they are clueless and the product on the floor supports that claim.

  • Bryant stunk it up again, 3-15 FG and a miserable 2-8 from 3pt, only 1 assist. Only one assist for D’Angelo “Bust” Russell.

  • Then what are running. Its very ugly. These losses have more to do with the coach than anybody else

  • Exactly. What I hate so much about this offense is that there’s so much ball watching nobody switches it’s just really stagnant and that affect the spacing so much
    I don’t understand why BS doesn’t make any corrections

  • It’s the system. As much as I like scott, he can’t control these offensive players..

  • Randle, Roy and Russell are trying to run the offense. Clarkson gets a little lost. Kobe is doing his own thing.

  • Exactly. What I hate so much about this offense is that there’s so much ball watching nobody switches it’s just really stagnant and that affects the spacing so much
    I don’t understand why BS doesn’t make any corrections

  • It’s the system. As much as I like scott, he can’t control these offensive players..

  • Randle, Roy and Russell are trying to run the offense. Clarkson gets a little lost. Kobe is doing his own thing.

  • Exactly to ne honest i wana c what nance got he has a nice lil jumper and brings energy

  • If Dantoni was the coach, at least we’d see a solid offense for the young guys. This system Byron is running is just a hot mess.

  • To be fair, Russell should have had 7 or 8 assists. He can’t shoot the shots for guys. Two of them were layups that were missed.

  • Exactly to ne honest i wana c what nance got he has a nice lil jumper and brings energy

  • If Dantoni was the coach, at least we’d see a solid offense for the young guys. This system Byron is running is just a hot mess.

  • To be fair, Russell should have had 7 or 8 assists. He can’t shoot the shots for guys. Two of them were layups that were missed.

  • Our P&R defense is horrendous! Every time there’s a P&R, the big man hedges way too high and they switch.. EVERY SINGLE TIME! Dirk got at least 4 baskets just from mismatches. Byron obviously can’t teach neither offense, nor defense. Fire that bum!

  • Our P&R defense is horrendous! Every time there’s a P&R, the big man hedges way too high and they switch.. EVERY SINGLE TIME! Dirk got at least 4 baskets just from mismatches. Byron obviously can’t teach neither offense, nor defense. Fire that bum!

  • I like Byron also as a real laker… But he can’t coach a high caliber team. 3rd string players on the 4th quarter? Come on!

  • These rotations obviously are not working and he keeps doing the same thing why is Nance or Brown or Black or Metta not getting a chance
    These are defensive players here! Scott is horrible

  • I like Byron also as a real laker… But he can’t coach a high caliber team. 3rd string players on the 4th quarter? Come on!

  • These rotations obviously are not working and he keeps doing the same thing why is Nance or Brown or Black or Metta not getting a chance
    These are defensive players here! Scott is horrible

  • Search fire byron scott petition on google, its the first link. I request everyone to sign this petiton…its about damn time we need a new coach!!!

  • so, this is the first regular season game i’ve been able to watch… did the other 2 games look as ugly as tonight’s? I had some hope coming into this season (with the exception of byron) but that was amateur hour. Mavs makin us look like scrub city out there

  • Lakers could’ve signed Iguadola after DH’s departure (brought that up back then too) but settled for cheap contracts. I’d also gone after Draymond Green, ever since watching him in his final year at Michigan and in the Final four knew he had that hustle that would help a team in the long run.

    Seriously doubt the Lakers will be able to attract top tier talent in 2016’s FA. Best to acquire an impactful player by the trade deadline to help the starting rotation which goes for helping to attract talent for next years FA.

  • I agree. Randle and Clarkson all do the same thing which is drive in a straight line from the perimeter. they are both so talented and just a little structure could make them legitimate bests in this league

  • Search fire byron scott petition on google, its the first link. I request everyone to sign this petiton…its about damn time we need a new coach!!!

  • so, this is the first regular season game i’ve been able to watch… did the other 2 games look as ugly as tonight’s? I had some hope coming into this season (with the exception of byron) but that was amateur hour. Mavs makin us look like scrub city out there

  • Lakers could’ve signed Iguadola after DH’s departure (brought that up back then too) but settled for cheap contracts. I’d also gone after Draymond Green, ever since watching him in his final year at Michigan State and in the Final Four knew he had the hustle that would help a team in the long run.

    Seriously doubt the Lakers will be able to attract top tier talent in 2016’s FA. Best to acquire an impactful player by the trade deadline to help the starting rotation which goes for helping to attract talent for next years FA.

  • I agree. Randle and Clarkson all do the same thing which is drive in a straight line from the perimeter. they are both so talented and just a little structure could make them legitimate bests in this league

  • We have a lot of good players and our bench is also one of the best (on paper), we just don’t have a good system, hence bad team..

  • We have a lot of good players and our bench is also one of the best (on paper), we just don’t have a good system, hence bad team..

  • The bench looks good due to us being blown out the 1st two games. They have played a lot of minutes, that’s not a positive at all.

  • Specially since he’s in the sec i cant wait to c him … Come on down to Coleman so i can scout ya lol

  • I agree.
    It’s not that we’re taking too much 3’s
    It’s that were taking a lot of bad 3’s
    With a little ball movement and driving and kicking I mean anything we can get better looks and it seems like Scott doesn’t understand these simple tactics

  • The bench looks good due to us being blown out the 1st two games. They have played a lot of minutes, that’s not a positive at all.

  • Specially since he’s in the sec i cant wait to c him … Come on down to Coleman so i can scout ya lol

  • I agree.
    It’s not that we’re taking too much 3’s
    It’s that were taking a lot of bad 3’s
    With a little ball movement and driving and kicking I mean anything we can get better looks and it seems like Scott doesn’t understand these simple tactics

  • It’s their boy, they are probably thinking it but won’t dare say it publically.

  • It’s their boy, they are probably thinking it but won’t dare say it publically.

  • Everytime they show Byron Scott…he looks lost..lol..hey Jim..its ok if you change coaches now..any chance we can get Tim Thibedou..not sure on my spelling..lol

  • Dear NBA, since you took Chris Paul away from us, can we have our #2 draft pick back?

    I was hoping Kobe would retire BEFORE he allowed himself to become a mere mortal. Sadly, he looks DONE. But perhaps he’s still got a Drew Brees-like performance in him, and can come on strong later in the season.

  • Everytime they show Byron Scott…he looks lost..lol..hey Jim..its ok if you change coaches now..any chance we can get Tim Thibedou..not sure on my spelling..lol

  • Dear NBA, since you took Chris Paul away from us, can we have our #2 draft pick back?

    I was hoping Kobe would retire BEFORE he allowed himself to become a mere mortal. Sadly, he looks DONE. But perhaps he’s still got a Drew Brees-like performance in him, and can come on strong later in the season.

  • I agree with both of you guys. Teams that shoot them well drive and kick and swing the ball. We bring the ball up and then jack them up. Thats on the coach

  • The Lakers should just come out front and tell us if we’re going to tank this year. We’ll still watch for development, but at least we don’t have to expect a win.

  • I agree with both of you guys. Teams that shoot them well drive and kick and swing the ball. We bring the ball up and then jack them up. Thats on the coach

  • The Lakers should just come out front and tell us if we’re going to tank this year. We’ll still watch for development, but at least we don’t have to expect a win.

  • He will have a few nights where he is old Kobe and have a scoring outburst, but carrying the team Kobe is long gone.

  • lakers still rolling out kelly which is just sad….and the bench rotations are a mess, kobe and clarkson couldn’t make anything and that was pretty much game

  • What this type of playing is doing…is Scaring away potential FA’s….KD or Westbrook is not stepping into this Mess.i

  • He will have a few nights where he is old Kobe and have a scoring outburst, but carrying the team Kobe is long gone.

  • lakers still rolling out kelly which is just sad….and the bench rotations are a mess, kobe and clarkson couldn’t make anything and that was pretty much game

  • What this type of playing is doing…is Scaring away potential FA’s….KD or Westbrook is not stepping into this Mess.i

  • It’s hard to believe that Byron Scott has been coaching for 15 years. Honestly, you’d have thought it was his first time. 33 coaches have coached more than 13 years in the NBA, Byron Scott has the worst record of them.

  • I said on paper.. Other teams would gladly have our bench and be a better team. And the bench I’m talking about is supposed to be our “real” backups on
    Guard: Marcelo,Lou,
    Forward: Young, Nancy, Bass
    Center: Black
    But BScott seem to confuse the rotation and make our players out of rhythm. .

  • It’s hard to believe that Byron Scott has been coaching for 15 years. Honestly, you’d have thought it was his first time. 33 coaches have coached more than 13 years in the NBA, Byron Scott has the worst record of them.

  • I said on paper.. Other teams would gladly have our bench and be a better team. And the bench I’m talking about is supposed to be our “real” backups on
    Guard: Marcelo,Lou,
    Forward: Young, Nancy, Bass
    Center: Black
    But BScott seem to confuse the rotation and make our players out of rhythm. .

  • There was a shot of Mitch during the game. Seemed to be pondering something…I think Byron’s days are numbered

  • They weren’t coming to a team rebuilding anyways, can you blame them?

  • We only lost 3 games so far…if Mitch gonna fire Byron he better do it quick and not wait till the end of the season

  • There was a shot of Mitch during the game. Seemed to be pondering something…I think Byron’s days are numbered

  • They weren’t coming to a team rebuilding anyways, can you blame them?

  • We only lost 3 games so far…if Mitch gonna fire Byron he better do it quick and not wait till the end of the season

  • Randle played great, man. He’s amazing! When he develop a consistent mid range he will be unstoppable.

    D’angelo seems more confortable to me in second half, no way he will be a bust! He has size, a great basketball IQ, and his shot is a promise working progress. HE’S ONLY 19…

  • Some marquee FA’s would go to rebuilding teams that have it together like the Jazz or the Celtics. I thought the team would be like that this year. But those teams have something we lack – a good NBA coach

  • There’s a reason Byron Scott has a losing coaching record guys

  • Randle played great, man. He’s amazing! When he develop a consistent mid range he will be unstoppable.

    D’angelo seems more confortable to me in second half, no way he will be a bust! He has size, a great basketball IQ, and his shot is a promise working progress. HE’S ONLY 19…

  • Some marquee FA’s would go to rebuilding teams that have it together like the Jazz or the Celtics. I thought the team would be like that this year. But those teams have something we lack – a good NBA coach

  • Randle + midrange = PROBLEM
    Randle just needs to switch it up but this kid is a monster

  • Randle + midrange = PROBLEM
    Randle just needs to switch it up but this kid is a monster

  • i think Mark Jackson deserves another chance of creating another elite backcourt

  • i think Mark Jackson deserves another chance of creating another elite backcourt

  • Really. Kick rocks as the growing pains must be endured. Loss IS a loss but the team played harder.

  • Really. Kick rocks as the growing pains must be endured. Loss IS a loss but the team played harder.

  • Too early
    This system BS is running isn’t helping either

  • Same i think scott brooks will be perfect for this young team they way he developed KD and westbrook

  • its not to early this is the 13th game they have played to gether and in every game the team and both players have played better when they are not on the court together

  • Frontcourt has promise in Hibbert and Randle too. Bass isn’t bad, but he’s a PF not a C. Black showed promise as a C last year, but Scott won’t ever play him.

  • Same i think scott brooks will be perfect for this young team they way he developed KD and westbrook

  • its not to early this is the 13th game they have played to gether and in every game the team and both players have played better when they are not on the court together

  • Frontcourt has promise in Hibbert and Randle too. Bass isn’t bad, but he’s a PF not a C. Black showed promise as a C last year, but Scott won’t ever play him.

  • The Lakers are Paying Brown, D’Atoni and Sooner than Later Scott…..We thank you Scott for Showtime….but not for this Lowtime.

  • The Lakers are Paying Brown, D’Atoni and Sooner than Later Scott…..We thank you Scott for Showtime….but not for this Lowtime.

  • the guy gets rebounds for us. clearly we’re not doing great on the rebounding side but byron doesn’t recognize that for some reason.

  • not false. 5 summer league, 5 preseason, 3 regular season.

    in all 13 games the team and both russ and jc play much much much better when they are not on the court together

  • the guy gets rebounds for us. clearly we’re not doing great on the rebounding side but byron doesn’t recognize that for some reason.

  • not false. 5 summer league, 5 preseason, 3 regular season.

    in all 13 games the team and both russ and jc play much much much better when they are not on the court together

  • Exhibition don’t count when you trying players who wont be on the team for real games. SMH

  • Exhibition don’t count when you trying players who wont be on the team for real games. SMH

  • Big Kobe fan, but if he can’t play like Duncan and play smart not shooting 3s, then maybe it is time for him to go. I really hate to say it.

  • It’s not that bad. First game, they played some monster minutes and had a chance at the end. Tonight, if you start after the first five minutes, Lakers won the game. They are very young, very new to each other. When they can put together a full 48 minutes, they will be okay. It’s just going to take a little time.

  • If he want to continue playing please fo dont sign him. Let him play another team

  • I did back in the start of preseason, but the only good thing I’ve seen from him so far is his defense. Shooting worse than ever.

  • Better question, does anyone want to see Kobe during the rest of this season?

  • Big Kobe fan, but if he can’t play like Duncan and play smart not shooting 3s, then maybe it is time for him to go. I really hate to say it.

  • It’s not that bad. First game, they played some monster minutes and had a chance at the end. Tonight, if you start after the first five minutes, Lakers won the game. They are very young, very new to each other. When they can put together a full 48 minutes, they will be okay. It’s just going to take a little time.

  • If he want to continue playing please fo dont sign him. Let him play another team

  • I did back in the start of preseason, but the only good thing I’ve seen from him so far is his defense. Shooting worse than ever.

  • Better question, does anyone want to see Kobe during the rest of this season?

  • in the 13 games the lakers are a -173 points with russ and jc on the court at the same time. were a +107 when one of them is on the court wile the other one is not.

    just threw the first three games its -63, +32 respectively

  • in the 13 games the lakers are a -173 points with russ and jc on the court at the same time. were a +107 when one of them is on the court wile the other one is not.

    just threw the first three games its -63, +32 respectively

  • Kobe’s legs are gone. That is why he cant shoot or defend anymore. The good news is that top 3 pick looks more likely.

  • A cruel question. Is ESPN wrong when they said Kobe is the 96 best player in the league?

  • Kobe’s legs are gone. That is why he cant shoot or defend anymore. The good news is that top 3 pick looks more likely.

  • A cruel question. Is ESPN wrong when they said Kobe is the 96 best player in the league?

  • Its either kelly or bass have got to go out of thos rotation but gahh damn… Id rather have j hill and ed davis back lol

  • Its either kelly or bass have got to go out of thos rotation but gahh damn… Id rather have j hill and ed davis back lol

  • scott is making him take a back seat to the young blood in russ that cant play yet

  • Last season it was Byron changing the starting five every 20 games and this season he wants to stick to his 10 man rotation no matter what. We have Black, Nance and Brown who are all young, athletic and known for defense yet he refuses to play them. I know this was not going to be a winning season but can we at least see something different? DANG!

  • So far those 3 point jumpers are probably one of the ugliest jumper I’ve ever seen!!! And he had one of the most nicest jumper in NBA history. Father time really did him wrong..

  • scott is making him take a back seat to the young blood in russ that cant play yet

  • Last season it was Byron changing the starting five every 20 games and this season he wants to stick to his 10 man rotation no matter what. We have Black, Nance and Brown who are all young, athletic and known for defense yet he refuses to play them. I know this was not going to be a winning season but can we at least see something different? DANG!

  • So far those 3 point jumpers are probably one of the ugliest jumper I’ve ever seen!!! And he had one of the most nicest jumper in NBA history. Father time really did him wrong..

  • He didn’t run the team in preseason. I think Clarkson was mainly running the team.

  • This guy is the ultimate Kobe apologist, he has many excuses, but there really is no excuse, other than father time.

  • He didn’t run the team in preseason. I think Clarkson was mainly running the team.

  • This guy is the ultimate Kobe apologist, he has many excuses, but there really is no excuse, other than father time.

  • Hahaha so Scott forcing him to miss all them shots? Scott forcing him to take to bad shots? WOW

  • Face palm every time i see him get the ball and theres still 10 second on the clock with a hand on the face… Love kobe, but he need to be like old Jordan and stay on 2 point line…

  • nope. your ok with this team being bad because its “grooming” a player.

    every stat every eye test shows russ needs to come off the bench. starting 4 ball domonite players is stupid and doomed to fail

  • Hahaha so Scott forcing him to miss all them shots? Scott forcing him to take to bad shots? WOW

  • Face palm every time i see him get the ball and theres still 10 second on the clock with a hand on the face… Love kobe, but he need to be like old Jordan and stay on 2 point line…

  • nope. your ok with this team being bad because its “grooming” a player.

    every stat every eye test shows russ needs to come off the bench. starting 4 ball domonite players is stupid and doomed to fail

  • there is nothing russ is learning starting that he cant learn off the bench except that its ok to fail and hurt the team because he is not being punished

  • there is nothing russ is learning starting that he cant learn off the bench except that its ok to fail and hurt the team because he is not being punished

  • Yeah but now he’s shooting around 18% on about 30 attempts. Gotta know your limits.

  • Yeah but now he’s shooting around 18% on about 30 attempts. Gotta know your limits.

  • Rhetorical question, but why did Kobe play 31 minutes while D’lo played only 27? Dafuq Byron?

  • Looking at the box score and why is Kobe playing the second most minutes?
    Why is Clarkson only playing 30 minutes? He’s 23 years old.
    Nick Young playing 18 minutes.

    You can’t tell me this man named BS isn’t trying to tank.

  • Rhetorical question, but why did Kobe play 31 minutes while D’lo played only 27? Dafuq Byron?

  • Looking at the box score and why is Kobe playing the second most minutes?
    Why is Clarkson only playing 30 minutes? He’s 23 years old.
    Nick Young playing 18 minutes.

    You can’t tell me this man named BS isn’t trying to tank.

  • True. I hope he limits himself to 4 threes a game, the rest needs to be in the paint, midrange, or post

  • not making an excuses for kobe.

    the whole team is worse with russ and clark on the court.

  • True. I hope he limits himself to 4 threes a game, the rest needs to be in the paint, midrange, or post

  • not making an excuses for kobe.

    the whole team is worse with russ and clark on the court.

  • He was wondering if the “Washington generals coach was still available”!!

  • It’s apparent that he hates Young. Young is shooting better than lou but Scott always chooses Lou instead.

  • He was wondering if the “Washington generals coach was still available”!!

  • It’s apparent that he hates Young. Young is shooting better than lou but Scott always chooses Lou instead.

  • I don’t see any humility in losing from this team
    …I want to see one Complain or be honestly concerned

  • I don’t see any humility in losing from this team
    …I want to see one Complain or be honestly concerned

  • Kobe for the first three games he has 76 1/2 minutes 16/51 = 33.3 % shooting and 6/29 3s =18.2 % why is he in the 4 th qtr. and his name but no game, Kobe played the 4 th while CLARKSON sat on the bench the best player so far this season, I guess it mujst be the good coaching we are getting.

  • Kobe for the first three games he has 76 1/2 minutes 16/51 = 33.3 % shooting and 6/29 3s =18.2 % why is he in the 4 th qtr. and his name but no game, Kobe played the 4 th while CLARKSON sat on the bench the best player so far this season, I guess it mujst be the good coaching we are getting.

  • Kobe: “I’m the 200th best player in the league right now. I freaking suck.

  • He can just put him in…he doesn’t have to get someone injured to put him in….Put him in.

  • Kobe: “I’m the 200th best player in the league right now. I freaking suck.

  • He can just put him in…he doesn’t have to get someone injured to put him in….Put him in.

  • You’re right, since clarkson tends to penetrate the paint more and usually collapses the defense but Russell just stays above the 3 point line and passes it to Kobe.

  • You’re right, since clarkson tends to penetrate the paint more and usually collapses the defense but Russell just stays above the 3 point line and passes it to Kobe.

  • Read the play by play on nba . com. His substitutions are horrible.

  • I remember that jim buss said that this laker team can make the playoff.
    If he really want the team reach the playoff or close to 8th seed he need to speak right now and get rid of BS.

  • Yeah right. Start Rookie D’Lo, 2nd yr Clarkson, 2nd yr Randle – get Way Behind, probably 15 or so point, Then Blame Coach, for waiting forever till putting in Veteran Players to try and Win

  • I remember that jim buss said that this laker team can make the playoff.
    If he really want the team reach the playoff or close to 8th seed he need to speak right now and get rid of BS.

  • Yeah right. Start Rookie D’Lo, 2nd yr Clarkson, 2nd yr Randle – get Way Behind, probably 15 or so point, Then Blame Coach, for waiting forever till putting in Veteran Players to try and Win

  • Like “I’ll Bench Myself, since I’m just playing terrible or I’m just Not ready for the NBA”, should be opening lines

  • Like “I’ll Bench Myself, since I’m just playing terrible or I’m just Not ready for the NBA”, should be opening lines

  • You are right abouy Randle but dont share your optimism about Russell. Just forget about the fact that some geniuses think he’s no 2 pick and you will him pretty ordinary by average NBA PGs standard. High BB IQ means ‘I cant think of anything good to describe his skills set’. Yeah, give him a chance but let’s not ahead of what we really see.

  • You are right abouy Randle but dont share your optimism about Russell. Just forget about the fact that some geniuses think he’s no 2 pick and you will him pretty ordinary by average NBA PGs standard. High BB IQ means ‘I cant think of anything good to describe his skills set’. Yeah, give him a chance but let’s not ahead of what we really see.

  • i’m sorry but this team is no better than mike brown or dantaoni team.
    maybe even worse, if I see the rotation B. SCOTT is running
    it’s atrocious and blasphemous!!!

  • i’m sorry but this team is no better than mike brown or dantaoni team.
    maybe even worse, if I see the rotation B. SCOTT is running
    it’s atrocious and blasphemous!!!

  • I want Byron to play mind tricks with Kobe. Go up to him and be like “Hey man listen you looking a little tired, I know training camp was rough. Your shots are all short. How about we sit you out for a week and bring you back after you rest up?” Just to see how these guys play without Kobe. Then I want him to play Tarik Black, Anthony Brown and bench Ryan Kelly.

  • I want Byron to play mind tricks with Kobe. Go up to him and be like “Hey man listen you looking a little tired, I know training camp was rough. Your shots are all short. How about we sit you out for a week and bring you back after you rest up?” Just to see how these guys play without Kobe. Then I want him to play Tarik Black, Anthony Brown and bench Ryan Kelly.

  • Again, 100% certain Thibs would Never start D’Lo – if you want to see more of D’lo, better pray Byron sticks around Bruh

  • I am all down if kobe prove me wrong…but i dont see it coming…i hope he see this and actually do good…but . ..ay…this is last season ll over again….

  • Again, 100% certain Thibs would Never start D’Lo – if you want to see more of D’lo, better pray Byron sticks around Bruh

  • I am all down if kobe prove me wrong…but i dont see it coming…i hope he see this and actually do good…but . ..ay…this is last season ll over again….

  • Uummm, no NBA GM (other than the Lakers) would even offer a contract for Byron Scott. He should be happy he’s still coaching.

  • Uummm, no NBA GM (other than the Lakers) would even offer a contract for Byron Scott. He should be happy he’s still coaching.

  • I call what I see. On the other hand, you see what you want. That’s difference between us.

  • I call what I see. On the other hand, you see what you want. That’s difference between us.

  • Still, No Coach would even give D’lo Scrub minutes.

    If Mitch Never did make the Intelligent decision of choosing D’lo, D’lo would have gone undrafted Bruh

  • Having Lou Will and Swaggy P on the same team at the same time is stupid and redundant even Philly knew that

  • I just wonder when is Scott going to see his rotations is all wrong…and players like MWP,Brown and Black get in the rotation.

  • Still, No Coach would even give D’lo Scrub minutes.

    If Mitch Never did make the Intelligent decision of choosing D’lo, D’lo would have gone undrafted Bruh

  • Having Lou Will and Swaggy P on the same team at the same time is just stupid and redundant even Philly knew that. D’Angelo its time to piss or get off the potty!

  • I just wonder when is Scott going to see his rotations is all wrong…and players like MWP,Brown and Black get in the rotation.

  • Quite a big challenge for our NBA Veterans, to try and come out of, time and time again such a large deficit of a lead.

    Makes Me wonder, what Byron is doing with D’lo ? ?
    I seen lack of maturity, lack of Defense, lack of physical strength for the NBA, the first Summer League.

    But for some reason, Byron keeps playing kid, to run a Billion dollar Team, who has NO Skill

  • There has to be a reason why BS coaching is so piss poor. I really can’t get some of his rotations and also his understanding of game flow and when to change it up and when to leave it. It’s Mind boggling. He has to be coaching to lose surely. And I don’t want to say that.

  • Quite a big challenge for our NBA Veterans, to try and come out of, time and time again such a large deficit of a lead.

    Makes Me wonder, what Byron is doing with D’lo ? ?
    I seen lack of maturity, lack of Defense, lack of physical strength for the NBA, the first Summer League.

    But for some reason, Byron keeps playing kid, to run a Billion dollar Team, who has NO Skill

  • There has to be a reason why BS coaching is so piss poor. I really can’t get some of his rotations and also his understanding of game flow and when to change it up and when to leave it. It’s Mind boggling. He has to be coaching to lose surely. And I don’t want to say that.

  • Don’t think so . . . My Example then, “Try” and Trade D’lo – Lakers may get a 1% expired OFF coupon for a stale bag of Popcorn, if that

  • Don’t think so . . . My Example then, “Try” and Trade D’lo – Lakers may get a 1% expired OFF coupon for a stale bag of Popcorn, if that

  • Ben Simmons……
    or Durant.

    At this point, it looks like Scott, Mitch and Jimmy are angling toward Ben.

  • kobe bryant: drafted 13th not ready for nba game sits first two seasons to get better. best lakers ever

    andrew bynum: drafted 10th not ready for the nba sat his first two seasons(behind brown). major part to lakers title teams.

    randle: drafted 7th not ready for nba sat behind bozzer to start season. is now proving u can improve with out pt.

    clarkson: picked 45 sat the first half of the season injurys got him pt now in the argument for best player on this team.

    all of these players prove you dont need to start to improve.

    russ; picked 2nd starting form day one. not ready for the nba. not showing any improvement.

    now tell me daryl peeks tell me why we need to change our proven way to make young rookies better in sitting them and letting them learn. we are gaining nothing but losses by starting russ at this point hes not ready. let him come off the bench and fight his way onto the starting line up like all other rookies before him

  • Ben Simmons……
    or Durant.

    At this point, it looks like Scott, Mitch and Jimmy are angling toward Ben.

  • kobe bryant: drafted 13th not ready for nba game sits first two seasons to get better. best lakers ever

    andrew bynum: drafted 10th not ready for the nba sat his first two seasons(behind brown). major part to lakers title teams.

    randle: drafted 7th not ready for nba sat behind bozzer to start season. is now proving u can improve with out pt.

    clarkson: picked 45 sat the first half of the season injurys got him pt now in the argument for best player on this team.

    all of these players prove you dont need to start to improve.

    russ; picked 2nd starting form day one. not ready for the nba. not showing any improvement.

    now tell me daryl peeks tell me why we need to change our proven way to make young rookies better in sitting them and letting them learn. we are gaining nothing but losses by starting russ at this point hes not ready. let him come off the bench and fight his way onto the starting line up like all other rookies before him

  • Observations

    – Randle continues to impress, once he develops his mid range game and plays a bit more in control will be amazing, will be an allstar in 2-3 years
    – dlo looks better. Still don’t understand why he brings the ball up and just hands it off and stands in the corner, bad offensive game plan.
    – why is kelly getting so much burn? He and bass have been terrible. The Kelly we saw in preseason is gone, he is horrible
    – byrons sub patterns are putrid
    – Kobe, love you man….the legs are gone though
    – Huertas is pure garbage. Won’t shoot, no foot speed

    Would love to see bass start backing up Randle and for black to sub for Roy. Also, dlo needs to play 8+ minutes a quarter, huertas 2 at the backup point and Jc the balance of the pg minutes. Also, Byron needs to put a leash on Kobe, when the 3s start to fly he needs to sub him out for his own good.

  • can mr scott make some right rotation like starting: russell kobe anthony brown randle hibbert
    second unit: clarkson lou mwp/young bass/nance black
    at least get some guys who can play d in our rotation!!!not the guy who play iso every time!!!

  • Observations

    – Randle continues to impress, once he develops his mid range game and plays a bit more in control will be amazing, will be an allstar in 2-3 years
    – dlo looks better. Still don’t understand why he brings the ball up and just hands it off and stands in the corner, bad offensive game plan.
    – why is kelly getting so much burn? He and bass have been terrible. The Kelly we saw in preseason is gone, he is horrible
    – byrons sub patterns are putrid
    – Kobe, love you man….the legs are gone though
    – Huertas is pure garbage. Won’t shoot, no foot speed

    Would love to see bass start backing up Randle and for black to sub for Roy. Also, dlo needs to play 8+ minutes a quarter, huertas 2 at the backup point and Jc the balance of the pg minutes. Also, Byron needs to put a leash on Kobe, when the 3s start to fly he needs to sub him out for his own good.

  • can mr scott make some right rotation like starting: russell kobe anthony brown randle hibbert
    second unit: clarkson lou mwp/young bass/nance black
    at least get some guys who can play d in our rotation!!!not the guy who play iso every time!!!

  • Kobe 3/15 , still no defense and played the 2nd most minutes !!!! 28 % FG , 12 % 3’s , (-15) avg. in 3 games !!! And You want to know why are starters are constantly falling double digits down to start the game ? Russ and Kobe should move to the second unit ! Magic moved to the bench in his final year and Black needs to replace Bass ! And BS got to go !!!!!!!!!

  • Again, that is what LA Defenders is for “Developmental Players” – No Shame going there either.

    In NBA, goal is making playoffs, making $$ for Team

  • Tank?
    How about just letting the rookies play and gain experience.

    Russell, Randle, Clarkson, Nance, Brown and Black aren’t better than 21 wins by themselves (this year).

  • Kobe 3/15 , still no defense and played the 2nd most minutes !!!! 28 % FG , 12 % 3’s , (-15) avg. in 3 games !!! And You want to know why are starters are constantly falling double digits down to start the game ? Russ and Kobe should move to the second unit ! Magic moved to the bench in his final year and Black needs to replace Bass ! And BS got to go !!!!!!!!!

  • Again, that is what LA Defenders is for “Developmental Players” – No Shame going there either.

    In NBA, goal is making playoffs, making $$ for Team

  • Tank?
    How about just letting the rookies play and gain experience.

    Russell, Randle, Clarkson, Nance, Brown and Black aren’t better than 21 wins by themselves (this year).

  • He’s the next era’s version of Lebron.

    Except, he’s Ben Simmons and not Lebron James.

  • this proves you dont watch games kobe was the best defender on this team tonight. and hes up to 3rd best behind young and hibbert on the season

  • He’s the next era’s version of Lebron.

    Except, he’s Ben Simmons and not Lebron James.

  • this proves you dont watch games kobe was the best defender on this team tonight. and hes up to 3rd best behind young and hibbert on the season

  • Think we can trade Rusell for some team needing a point guard?..and perhaps start Huertas and Lou Williams to be the prime back up..the offense seems to run better with the ball in Huertas hands..Rusell so far in 3 games seems lost..doe not know what he wants to do with the ball…so far he has not done anything spectacular..should have stayed in school…

  • Think we can trade Rusell for some team needing a point guard?..and perhaps start Huertas and Lou Williams to be the prime back up..the offense seems to run better with the ball in Huertas hands..Rusell so far in 3 games seems lost..doe not know what he wants to do with the ball…so far he has not done anything spectacular..should have stayed in school…

  • Yes…..DLo should have had to earn it like the rest…Randle came off bench his rookie year

  • The Lakers would beat the Sparks easily in a game – probably by at least 10 points

  • Maybe,
    Byron is just letting guys get experience. And not trying to win.

    When Russell, Randle, and Clarkson learn how to play together, they will win games. Until then, we’re on track to keep our top 3 pick and give Philadelphia a big middle finger.

  • He is shooting 28 % , 12 % 3’s ……. , and I have watched the past two multiple times and seen tonight’s too !

  • Yes…..DLo should have had to earn it like the rest…Randle came off bench his rookie year

  • The Lakers would beat the Sparks easily in a game – probably by at least 10 points

  • Maybe,
    Byron is just letting guys get experience. And not trying to win.

    When Russell, Randle, and Clarkson learn how to play together, they will win games. Until then, we’re on track to keep our top 3 pick and give Philadelphia a big middle finger.

  • He is shooting 28 % , 12 % 3’s ……. , and I have watched the past two multiple times and seen tonight’s too !

  • I’ve watched all 3 games and I do think Russell has improved dramatically from sl and the preseason. He’s starting to let the shots fly and his passing has Been much more on point. He’s still not ready, but I see his conditioning improving and he looks less scared every game.

  • I’ve watched all 3 games and I do think Russell has improved dramatically from sl and the preseason. He’s starting to let the shots fly and his passing has Been much more on point. He’s still not ready, but I see his conditioning improving and he looks less scared every game.

  • Tons of Faith Bruh – Believe me, No One wants D’Lo to be Great more then Me, but I would rather Win

    In Developmental League, here D’lo can hit the gym, since D’lo is Not playing against other 19 yo, but “real” Men that far outshine our Developmental Project – And we haven’t even begin playing the Good teams yet

  • Huertas has been garbage, won’t shoot and can’t guard. He does have a good feel for the game but not athletic enough.

  • Why not just let them play?

    If you aren’t going to make the playoffs, why not ignore the idea of winning and focus on player development?

    You are so focused on winning, and after 3 games, its apparent Mitch, Jimmy, and Scott have a different vision. – Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram.

  • Tons of Faith Bruh – Believe me, No One wants D’Lo to be Great more then Me, but I would rather Win

    In Developmental League, here D’lo can hit the gym, since D’lo is Not playing against other 19 yo, but “real” Men that far outshine our Developmental Project – And we haven’t even begin playing the Good teams yet

  • Huertas has been garbage, won’t shoot and can’t guard. He does have a good feel for the game but not athletic enough.

  • Why not just let them play?

    If you aren’t going to make the playoffs, why not ignore the idea of winning and focus on player development?

    You are so focused on winning, and after 3 games, its apparent Mitch, Jimmy, and Scott have a different vision. – Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram.

  • Half of the arena is there to see Kobe.
    3 guys DLo put on his guest list are there to see Russell.

  • Half of the arena is there to see Kobe.
    3 guys DLo put on his guest list are there to see Russell.

  • I’ll be happy with a top-3 pick.
    Adding an all star SF to the rotation really sets the team up for a very promising future.

  • I’ll be happy with a top-3 pick.
    Adding an all star SF to the rotation really sets the team up for a very promising future.

  • This team is nothing what we thought it might be gonna take a lot more work or maybe a trade in the future.

  • This team is nothing what we thought it might be gonna take a lot more work or maybe a trade in the future.

  • If they get Ben Simmons do they need KD?
    If they have Russell and Clarkson do they need Westbrook?

    I’m starting to think the front office is content with a 2-3 year grooming project. And just when the Spurs, Golden State, Houston, and the Clippers are declining and succumbing to cap issues, the Lakers are on the upswing with tons of $.

  • If they get Ben Simmons do they need KD?
    If they have Russell and Clarkson do they need Westbrook?

    I’m starting to think the front office is content with a 2-3 year grooming project. And just when the Spurs, Golden State, Houston, and the Clippers are declining and succumbing to cap issues, the Lakers are on the upswing with tons of $.

  • Broadcasters don’t like honest teams.
    Fans don’t like honest teams.

    Outside of the 76ers, no owner or team will tell the fanbase that the team is going to suck for the next year.

    And, “tanking” isn’t the Lakers way.

  • Broadcasters paying millions don’t like honest teams.
    Fans don’t like honest teams.

    Outside of the 76ers, no owner or team will tell the fanbase that the team is going to suck for the next year.

    And, “tanking” isn’t the Lakers way.

  • Yes but mostly forcing contested shots and holding the ball , 8 of his shots tonight were threes , last game 15 !!! if Nick had played as starter and had the same stat line as Mamba , wouldn’t everyone call for the dudes head and starter minutes ? If you are shooting 12 % from the 3 , you shouldn’t be shooting them !!!!!!!!!

  • No NBA Team would want Russell – that is Laughable.

    I say, “Try” and Trade Russell – No Developmental Team would want D’lo, except Mitch and Coach Byron

    GM would be like (on Trade for Russell), ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, for WNBA? Not even there

  • Who doesn’t look lost though? The system is a crapshoot. It can make anyone look bad on any given night, usually one player looks good and the rest look like bums, see Clarkson last game, Randle this game.

  • Yes but mostly forcing contested shots and holding the ball , 8 of his shots tonight were threes , last game 15 !!! if Nick had played as starter and had the same stat line as Mamba , wouldn’t everyone call for the dudes head and starter minutes ? If you are shooting 12 % from the 3 , you shouldn’t be shooting them !!!!!!!!!

  • No NBA Team would want Russell – that is Laughable.

    I say, “Try” and Trade Russell – No Developmental Team would want D’lo, except Mitch and Coach Byron

    GM would be like (on Trade for Russell), ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, for WNBA? Not even there

  • Who doesn’t look lost though? The system is a crapshoot. It can make anyone look bad on any given night, usually one player looks good and the rest look like bums, see Clarkson last game, Randle this game.

  • The young kids have to learn how to win and play a full 48 minutes.

    This is part of their maturing process.

  • has a ton to do with starting two pgs that cant shoot and letting the yongest and greenest of the two try and run the team

  • No man BS told him to move inside from the elbow and stop shooting too many 3’s after the last game , Kobe is the man no question and he will do what he wants to .

  • The young kids have to learn how to win and play a full 48 minutes.

    This is part of their maturing process.

  • has a ton to do with starting two pgs that cant shoot and letting the yongest and greenest of the two try and run the team

  • No man BS told him to move inside from the elbow and stop shooting too many 3’s after the last game , Kobe is the man no question and he will do what he wants to .

  • Don’t bother arguing, it’s like talking to a brick wall with that guy. He will defend Kobe to his last breath. He doesn’t live in reality.

  • Don’t bother arguing, it’s like talking to a brick wall with that guy. He will defend Kobe to his last breath. He doesn’t live in reality.

  • Yeah, because Kobe always stayed within the Triangle and didn’t do what he wanted. SMH…There is no excuse for Kobe no more

  • Yeah, because Kobe always stayed within the Triangle and didn’t do what he wanted. SMH…There is no excuse for Kobe no more

  • watch scotts system last season and in the past there is a reason kobe and young are taking so many threes . its the shot the three takes in his system

  • watch scotts system last season and in the past there is a reason kobe and young are taking so many threes . its the shot the three takes in his system

  • PG: Russell
    SG: Clarkson
    SF: Simmons
    PF: Randle
    C: Hibbert

    Who going to shoot 3?
    Both Simmons and Randle are point forward and Russell/Clarkson only thrive with ball in their hand. Is this team balance?

  • PG: Russell
    SG: Clarkson
    SF: Simmons
    PF: Randle
    C: Hibbert

    Who going to shoot 3?
    Both Simmons and Randle are point forward and Russell/Clarkson only thrive with ball in their hand. Is this team balance?

  • That’s BS and you know it. How many times has Phil said in the past Kobe use to say screw the Triangle and do what he does. Kobe listens to no one, and Scott is no different. Kobe is not the guy no more. He’s old, and his legs are shot. No lift at all on his jumpers.

  • All I know is Russell has no explosiveness and below average handles! Even if he’s not top dog in the league he should at least be doing a lot better against the Rubio’s and Barrea’s of the NBA! So far this kid sucks! Hope he turns it around fast! Looking like a complete bust so far!

  • That’s BS and you know it. How many times has Phil said in the past Kobe use to say screw the Triangle and do what he does. Kobe listens to no one, and Scott is no different. Kobe is not the guy no more. He’s old, and his legs are shot. No lift at all on his jumpers.

  • All I know is Russell has no explosiveness and below average handles! Even if he’s not top dog in the league he should at least be doing a lot better against the Rubio’s and Barrea’s of the NBA! So far this kid sucks! Hope he turns it around fast! Looking like a complete bust so far!

  • What good are 31 wins?

    Unless Durant wants to come to LA, the best option is the draft.

    And, if by chance, LA is off the table due to a draft pick, Durant’s choice will probably be to stay in OKC. <- I am sure Silver would be happy to see this.

  • What good are 31 wins?

    Unless Durant wants to come to LA, the best option is the draft.

    And, if by chance, LA is off the table due to a draft pick, Durant’s choice will probably be to stay in OKC. <- I am sure Silver would be happy to see this.

  • Dlos shooting % is better than okafors or mudiays and both of them average like 7 turnovers a game. If dlo was getting 35 minutes a game he’d be averaging 15 points. Towns is the class of this draft, nobody else looks that good yet. Dlo will be fine……have patience

  • Lou or Nick need to replace Russ as a starter and I really feel Kobe might not be in game shape since he sat out most practices and didn’t work with the guys ,maybe a few game MIA and just purely working on his game will do him justice , he doesn’t show he has the same elevation with his shots and legs and needs to work the gym !!!! BS worked these guys to injuries , Huertas , Bass , Nance , Clarkson ……..all with nagging injuries and the season has just began !!!!

  • if Mitch wants the team to win and compete for playoffs he will Fire Byron ASAP but if he wants to tank again this season he wont fire him

  • Dlos shooting % is better than okafors or mudiays and both of them average like 7 turnovers a game. If dlo was getting 35 minutes a game he’d be averaging 15 points. Towns is the class of this draft, nobody else looks that good yet. Dlo will be fine……have patience

  • Lou or Nick need to replace Russ as a starter and I really feel Kobe might not be in game shape since he sat out most practices and didn’t work with the guys ,maybe a few game MIA and just purely working on his game will do him justice , he doesn’t show he has the same elevation with his shots and legs and needs to work the gym !!!! BS worked these guys to injuries , Huertas , Bass , Nance , Clarkson ……..all with nagging injuries and the season has just began !!!!

  • if Mitch wants the team to win and compete for playoffs he will Fire Byron ASAP but if he wants to tank again this season he wont fire him

  • There is a reason other players usually don’t play twenty or more seasons.
    Shaq, MJ or Ewing could be playing today and shoot better than 3/15. There is a reason he’s not doing it.

  • we could end up being the nicks and have the second worst record in the league and still not get our draft pick

  • There is a reason other players usually don’t play twenty or more seasons.
    Shaq, MJ or Ewing could be playing today and shoot better than 3/15. There is a reason he’s not doing it.

  • we could end up being the nicks and have the second worst record in the league and still not get our draft pick

  • Don’t stress on Russ , he has a smooth silk jumper not to mention dribbling . Remember Rubio and what a bust he was and just look at his performance this season , his line the other night 28 and 14 assists . Same with Paul , Curry …… !!!!
    He is only 19 .

  • Yeah thats the scariest part. He ain’t even played the top dogs Irving, Lillard, Paul, Westbrook, and Curry yet. Yikes

  • First Mike Brown, then Mike D’antoni and now Byron Scott FU** FU#C#… I WISH WE HAD HIRED PHIL JACKSON WHEN WE HAD THE CHANCE!

  • Don’t stress on Russ , he has a smooth silk jumper not to mention dribbling . Remember Rubio and what a bust he was and just look at his performance this season , his line the other night 28 and 14 assists . Same with Paul , Curry …… !!!!
    He is only 19 .

  • Yeah thats the scariest part. He ain’t even played the top dogs Irving, Lillard, Paul, Westbrook, and Curry yet. Yikes

  • First Mike Brown, then Mike D’antoni and now Byron Scott FU** FU#C#… I WISH WE HAD HIRED PHIL JACKSON WHEN WE HAD THE CHANCE!

  • But consensus says fans wanted russel start. Fo also agrees for tickets sales. Its gonna a painstaking season to watch..

  • What a mess. Kobe is missing shots due to not being able to get enough lift on his shot. Needs to play 15 minutes max. He’s killing the team.

  • But consensus says fans wanted russel start. Fo also agrees for tickets sales. Its gonna a painstaking season to watch..

  • What a mess. Kobe is missing shots due to not being able to get enough lift on his shot. Needs to play 15 minutes max. He’s killing the team.

  • No keep Clarkson , Lou or nick play as a second guard and wishful thinking Kobe to the bench or MIA until he can shoot again .

  • Mudiay + Clarkson would have been better
    Stanley + Clarkson -> line up would have been (clarkson,Bryant,Stantley,Randle,Hibbert)
    winslow > Dlo
    Okafor> Dlo but would mess up Randle’s game still a better choice at #2
    Hezonja > Dlo

    Lakers invested on a really obscure future for sure.

  • No keep Clarkson , Lou or nick play as a second guard and wishful thinking Kobe to the bench or MIA until he can shoot again .

  • Mudiay + Clarkson would have been better
    Stanley + Clarkson -> line up would have been (clarkson,Bryant,Stantley,Randle,Hibbert)
    winslow > Dlo
    Okafor> Dlo but would mess up Randle’s game still a better choice at #2
    Hezonja > Dlo

    Lakers invested on a really obscure future for sure.

  • Wrong Draft Player? YES, yes. Yes times #of stars in Sky to a billionth power, Yes.

    Who gives Mitch Scouting reports ?

    Who tells Mitch, “pass on Cousins” – Get another guard, we only have five already

    Nothing wrong with Developmental League, No Shame Bruh

  • Wrong Draft Player? YES, yes. Yes times #of stars in Sky to a billionth power, Yes.

    Who gives Mitch Scouting reports ?

    Who tells Mitch, “pass on Cousins” – Get another guard, we only have five already

    Nothing wrong with Developmental League, No Shame Bruh

  • Well, you should be getting more from a Number 2. It’s not typically a pick that needs to span several years before they play well.

  • i wish we could D’antoni back as an offensive coach and Tom Thibedeau as Defensive that would be perfect

  • kobe and young are taking the same shots because its the system.

    young gets nicer looks because he is playing with thebetter unit

  • Well, you should be getting more from a Number 2. It’s not typically a pick that needs to span several years before they play well.

  • i wish we could D’antoni back as an offensive coach and Tom Thibedeau as Defensive that would be perfect

  • kobe and young are taking the same shots because its the system.

    young gets nicer looks because he is playing with thebetter unit

  • Not when he’s throwing up too many shots and missing most. I’m a big time Kobe fan so don’t get me wrong, if he was more a facilitator I think would help the team best.

  • If its too early to tell for Russell same could be said for Mario but Mario has already shown great potential.

  • Pretty low shooting percentage and he’s taking some ridiculous=ly forced shots.

  • Not when he’s throwing up too many shots and missing most. I’m a big time Kobe fan so don’t get me wrong, if he was more a facilitator I think would help the team best.

  • If its too early to tell for Russell same could be said for Mario but Mario has already shown great potential.

  • Pretty low shooting percentage and he’s taking some ridiculous=ly forced shots.

  • Oh ok we should shake things up move clarkson to the one. Nick to the 2 kobe 3 let russell feed lou and see what happens

  • So far this is the third straight season that Robert Sacre has a higher field goal percentage than Kobe Bryant.

  • Oh ok we should shake things up move clarkson to the one. Nick to the 2 kobe 3 let russell feed lou and see what happens

  • So far this is the third straight season that Robert Sacre has a higher field goal percentage than Kobe Bryant.

  • yes i agree but he needs to make those shots…he keeps shooting even if he misses

  • yes i agree but he needs to make those shots…he keeps shooting even if he misses

  • Even a top 5 can b a project people be patient its gona take at least 3 more years to see things come to fruition

  • He should be doing more against JJ Berea and Ricky Rubio! 19 or not. If ur the #2 pick with the ball in ur hands don’t just hand it off like a qb when u cross half court and camp out in the corner act like it! Especially the way he ran his mouth leading up to the draft saying he was definitely the best player in it and the comparing himself to Steph.

  • Even a top 5 can b a project people be patient its gona take at least 3 more years to see things come to fruition

  • He should be doing more against JJ Berea and Ricky Rubio! 19 or not. If ur the #2 pick with the ball in ur hands don’t just hand it off like a qb when u cross half court and camp out in the corner act like it! Especially the way he ran his mouth leading up to the draft saying he was definitely the best player in it and the comparing himself to Steph.

  • no the issue is when hes off the court. the lakers are a -42 on the season when kobes off the court -26 when hes on the court

  • no the issue is when hes off the court. the lakers are a -42 on the season when kobes off the court -26 when hes on the court

  • Bring back D’Antoni !!! he won the most games after the allstars and the following year won more with rotating D-leaguers than this guy !!!!!!!!!

  • Bring back D’Antoni !!! he won the most games after the allstars and the following year won more with rotating D-leaguers than this guy !!!!!!!!!

  • yea our defense sucks ball…we need a new coach. Byron is not a good coach for this team

  • I respect your opinion G, I don’t mean Kobe is the whole problem at all, just that he’s not helping the situation by throwing up so many shots…

  • yea our defense sucks ball…we need a new coach. Byron is not a good coach for this team

  • I respect your opinion G, I don’t mean Kobe is the whole problem at all, just that he’s not helping the situation by throwing up so many shots…

  • I agree with that. BTW Datoni may be what Russell needs. It will surely help some FOs who made the call saving their jobs.

  • I agree with that. BTW Datoni may be what Russell needs. It will surely help some FOs who made the call saving their jobs.

  • Yea I bet that -42 is wrong too. You always overexaggerate your made up numbers.

  • Yea I bet that -42 is wrong too. You always overexaggerate your made up numbers.

  • They want to see their #2 pick play.. Jc play is not yet polished. Randle needs time to grow. No other veterans can even hold their ground. Perhaps fo already know this so their turning into popular demand..

  • Man IF the Lakers suck in defense, then they MUST have an offense. Run and Gun, bring back the less worst coach — bring back D’Antoni nyahahahahahaha!

  • They want to see their #2 pick play.. Jc play is not yet polished. Randle needs time to grow. No other veterans can even hold their ground. Perhaps fo already know this so their turning into popular demand..

  • Man IF the Lakers suck in defense, then they MUST have an offense. Run and Gun, bring back the less worst coach — bring back D’Antoni nyahahahahahaha!

  • Well I’m about to actually do the stats here, so last chance to change it.

  • Well I’m about to actually do the stats here, so last chance to change it.

  • The thought of a worse season this year than last makes me literally sick smdh……

  • The thought of a worse season this year than last makes me literally sick smdh……

  • I’m actually going to go through the play by play on all three games and find out if what you are saying is true, because I bet it isn’t

  • I’m actually going to go through the play by play on all three games and find out if what you are saying is true, because I bet it isn’t

  • Played decent against the Wolves and how that turn out? the main factor is the youth starting to which my views always been that they can play substantial minutes without sacrificing wins. However, it is what it is being it’s Scott’s team.

    Thus we should know by the end of the month (sooner tho) if Scott’s rotations have paid off requiring the team to favorable adapt to it.

  • Kerr and the new NO’s coach both credited D’Antoni and his system for winning the championship , the guy is an offensive genius and the media killed him for his last year playing with rotating D-leaguers !!! BS does not have the coaching intelligence to be in this league , last year he fudged up on 8 mistakes in the last minute of the game with timeouts and time management alone !!! Now add to that his outside issues with the divorce and the new gold digger and you can figure out the rest !!!!!!

  • R u still considered the Coach, if Players Refuse to do what say? Or if Players Refuse to play Defense, like u may want?

    Pay me only $15 mil as HC, and I will do just that, lol

  • Played decent against the Wolves and how that turn out? The main factor is the youth starting to which my view’s always been that they can play substantial minutes without sacrificing wins. However, it is what it is being it’s Scott’s team.

    Thus we should know by the end of the month (sooner tho) if Scott’s rotations have paid off requiring the team to adapt to them.

  • Kerr and the new NO’s coach both credited D’Antoni and his system for winning the championship , the guy is an offensive genius and the media killed him for his last year playing with rotating D-leaguers !!! BS does not have the coaching intelligence to be in this league , last year he fudged up on 8 mistakes in the last minute of the game with timeouts and time management alone !!! Now add to that his outside issues with the divorce and the new gold digger and you can figure out the rest !!!!!!

  • R u still considered the Coach, if Players Refuse to do what say? Or if Players Refuse to play Defense, like u may want?

    Pay me only $15 mil as HC, and I will do just that, lol

  • Seems like they have a real shot at top 3 worst record. No defense at all. Kobe gunning those 3s is just a comedy. He doesn’t even seem to want to rebound either. Loved you Kobe but you have really lost it. Your Legacy is taking a big hit.

  • No hes not the F u talkin about. Kobe is having a rough flow give him few games he will get back to his rhythm

  • Competitiveness, that’s what it’s all about leaving it out-there on the floor. Can’t win titles every year, being saying this since 2013.

  • Seems like they have a real shot at top 3 worst record. No defense at all. Kobe gunning those 3s is just a comedy. He doesn’t even seem to want to rebound either. Loved you Kobe but you have really lost it. Your Legacy is taking a big hit.

  • No hes not the F u talkin about. Kobe is having a rough flow give him few games he will get back to his rhythm

  • Competitiveness, that’s what it’s all about leaving it out-there on the floor. Can’t win titles every year, been saying this since 2013.

  • I picked the Lakers to win 40-43 games on this forum, now I feel like a fool.

  • Just cuz Kobe is struggling right now you guys are saying hes the problem but when he starts making those shots im sure yall be praising how great Kobe is smh

  • I picked the Lakers to win 40-43 games on this forum, now I feel like a fool.

  • Just cuz Kobe is struggling right now you guys are saying hes the problem but when he starts making those shots im sure yall be praising how great Kobe is smh

  • Kobe and Matt Harvey have the same attitude. When they have nothing left they want to stay in and hurt the team.