The Los Angeles Lakers kicked off their 2015 exit interviews early this year, conducting their first round of interviews with Julius Randle, Jeremy Lin, Nick Young, Wayne Ellington and Ronnie Price – all of which experienced season-ending injuries.
Videos of the aforementioned Lakers are all below. For a quick recap, Price voiced his enthusiasm that he would love to be a Laker next year and expects to be 100% in the upcoming weeks. Ellington voiced similar sentiments as Price, stating that he told Byron Scott and Mitch Kupchak that he wants to remain a part of the Lakers organization but he also understands the business of the NBA.
Jeremy Lin also said he is not ruling out the Lakers as an option this summer. Lin admitted that if he was asked about his situation in December or January, he probably would have had a different answer, but he felt encouraged and optimistic about the progress that was made in the final months of the Lakers season and his evolving relationship with Byron Scott.
Young downplayed any perceived tension between him and Scott and joked that his poor shooting struggles were the rim’s problem. Julius Randle discusses what he learned over the course of the season and the constant support of teammate Kobe Bryant.
Jeremy Lin (PT. 1) – Discusses Difficulties At The Beginning Of The Season
Jeremy Lin (PT. 2) – Evolving Relationship With Byron Scott, Criticisms He’s Received, Fan Base
Jeremy Lin Does Not Rule Out Possibility Of Being A Laker Next Season
Nick Young (PT. 1) Blames Rim For Shooting Struggles, Talks Relationship With Byron Scott
Nick Young (PT. 2) On His Relationship With Kobe Bryant
Julius Randle Talks Goals And Support From Kobe Bryant
Wayne Ellington Would Love To Be A Laker Next Year
Ronnie Price Says He Would Be Willing To Come Back To The Lakers In Third String Role