Lakers News: Nick Young Discusses Lack Of Ball Movement

The Los Angeles Lakers had their worst outing of the 2015-16 NBA season as they fell to the defending champion Golden State Warriors, 111-77.

One of the more disturbing stats was the Lakers lack of ball movement. The Lakers had only 16 assists on their 31 baskets while the Warriors had 32 on 45 baskets. The Lakers also failed to record an assist in the first quarter.

Now sitting at 2-12, something needs to change for the Lakers and Nick Young said that the team has to focus on playing more as a team as transcribed by reporter Serena Winters:

Young hasn’t necessarily been the voice of reason during his time with the Lakers, but it is hard to argue with his thinking here. Ball movement has to be improved if the Lakers ever hope to get their offense to a more respectable level.

The person who is surely going to come up in this is Kobe Bryant who tied the worst shooting performance of his career, making only one of his 14 attempts. Kobe has tended to take a lot of contested jumpers in isolation moments this season and at times has hurt the ball movement of the team.

Kobe himself has preached ball movement this season and admitted that he needs to take better shots. There are a lot of issues that need fixing for the Lakers right now, but this is among the more pressing ones.

Ball movement or not we would have still been blown out and if nobody has the balls to say nothing to Kobe or B.Scott its no point in talking. The franchise is dysfunctional man from the brother and sister, the GM, the coaching staff and the players even Wes Johnson said that last year nobody knew what was going on during the game and they couldn’t run plays i still think when Kobe walk away the team will still be terrible like they we’re the last couple years Kobe been out until they fire Jim, Mitch and the coaching staff we will be the new Atlanta Hawks from 2004. Its crazy we have better talent this season then last season and we are worst this year than last season we the fans expected this season to be extra competitive but we are worst we need to gut out the entire organization.

  • That’s really rich coming from Nick Young, with a career average of 1.1 apg. Ball movement isn’t their only problem, nor is it their biggest problem.

  • Swaggy is earning more PT but Scott is too busy sucking up to Kobe to realize it

  • Hate to say this but it was much better under D’Antoni. The lack of ball movement is on the coach

  • Yep we know who you are talking about Nick….unfortunately this is going to cost you a lot of minutes and maybe even a DNP after the spiteful Kobe enabler hears it.

  • BS coming out yesterday saying Kobe has carte Blanche and the privilege to stink up the joint unlike the rest of the team pretty much buried this team for good for the season, and it’s not even Dec yet. He put the rest of the team in their place that they are 2nd class citizens in his eyes who are all under a different set of rules, so don’t expect them to play and ball out for BS or the team. They will just play the rest of the year looking out for themselves individually.

  • Kobe will demand Nick to be traded and Lakers FO will give the green light lol

  • Good for Nick, standing up against the double talkin’ dynamic duo of Kobe and B. Scott. I hope other players back him up.

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  • Dang! never thought id see the day Nick Young preaching ball movement! We might just figure it out after all.

  • “That’s what we’re still trying to figure that out,” Russell said. “We just have to learn how to play with one another. When you’re running the system or running a play and he does his thing, you have to learn how to still be available and not just be a robot and be out there.”

    Scott has really messed the team up. I just hope the FO wise up before he does long term damage to these kid’s.

  • The TV contract is at the heart of the issue. Keeping Byron Scott and Kobe Bryant and fawning Laker icon James Worthy on the tube is so old and so nostalgic. D’Antoni was smart and saw what was coming. This is a discouraged disenheartened team (I feel sorry for them young guys) without the real leaders who kept the attitude up last year…..they got rid of them all. What
    is tragic is that they got rid of the wrong peeps after the Nutkupchak interviews. Now the chickens have come home to roost but the coop needs cleaning. Fire Jim Buss and his kid. The Lakers should be grateful that the Warriors had compassion on them and took their feet off the gas pedal…could have been 200-77.

  • *S…you right. When Nick Young gives advice, you know the Lakers are in the bottom of the tank again. Scott will bench him and threaten his players with his old school ways again. The rookies are being hurt by this guy.

  • Team is in disarrray. Morey stepped up and waxed Mchale for not being able to handle the starballer (Harden) and his negative impact on team ball.

  • Let’s face it: the FO wants to keep our protected pick to prepare for the future.

    For those hoping for a February trade or change of coach, I predict that nothing will happen until the FO is sure to get another potential star through the draft. Then, maybe you’ll see a a package including at least two of our youngsters for a Cousins type of player.

  • Ok we were not going to win that game last night reguardless. But,when the Lakers have the ball in the half court.Why do we keep trying to force the ball on Kobes side of the court. Reverse the ball, move the ball to the other side . Our guards waist time and makes our offense predicable. Coach Scott has lost this team. They are stating to look frustrated out . They look like they don’t know what to do.
    Two. It’s time for a line up change PERIOD! Scott is going to lose this job because he’s stubburn and he’s a Kobe fanboy.

  • It is completely unacceptable for Nick to show such disrespect to our Greatest of the greats. As long as Kobe can breath, I will have 100% faith in him and he is entrusted to take any and all shots!

  • The “anyone but D’antoni” movement got us in this predicament.
    Not just anyone, New faces are in order. While 1 name is atop my list, I think Lakers offer it to Luke down the line.

  • Who is responsible for ball movement? Byron. He has the ability to stop his players, but as it is, he’s promoting the “legend deserves what he gets” line. If you want both. play Kobe less. The rest of the time enforce what you preach to the rest of your players. They stray, they get yanked. Your team isn’t winning, then the next step is to use failure as a teaching tool.

  • Hold up….Hold up….Wait….Nick Tha Brick is speaking on ball movement? Never thought I’d see the day when The Black Hole himself talks about playing team basketball….But in the words of the great Rocky Balboa:

    “If I can change,

    And you can change,

    Everybody can change!!!!!!”

  • The BS and Kobe relationship is like that unproductive employee (Kobe) that’s bro’s with the boss (Scott). No matter how awful that employee is (31% fg, 19% 3pt), in the bosses eyes, that employee can do no wrong. Byron needs to be fired…….like right now, Kobe needs to be benched…………………like right now. I’ve been a Kobe fan from the time he air balled his first NBA shot attempt in 1996, but I’ve been a Laker fan every since i was about 7 and will continue to be a Laker fan long after Kobe is gone. I say that to say this; team always comes before player, but Scott is doing the complete opposite. I just hope that when (yes, when) Byron gets fired in the near future, that his replacement understand that the success of the Lakers does not include playing Kobe 37 minutes………..yes, Byron actually played Bryant 37 mins a few games ago. (face palm).

  • Sad but true, I know this time doesn’t have that much talent, but it should be coming close to a near .500 year or above .500. I didn’t expect us to make the playoffs, but I did expect us to be in the position to. Its still early but they have zero offense game plan, its basically take the ball up court and shot. I think the Lakers need to hire a modern coach, Byron has yet to be relevant in this decade. The problem with Jim Buss is that he goes after big names, from coaches to players, instead of getting the right person. Mike brought us offense, but no D, Scott has brought us defense, but no offense. Right now I have no clue what Scott is doing. Lou playing point when have Huerta makes no sense pretty much and Scott is acting like this is pre Achilles injury Kobe.

  • Let me get this straight this team is having trouble with ball movement…LMAO management brought on one on one players to operate in a princeton offense. With having the coach throw a 19 year old kid thats slow and cant create for others in the half court unless its off a pick and roll. With a rotation of streak shooters shooting nothing but 3s.You got to be kidding me.Then to have a player change position after 19 years an now get shots from spots he isnt use to.Along with taking the ball out of his hand to turn him into a catch an shoot player.With a coach who cant call a play that scores coming out of any time out. This was truly set up to fail from the preseason.

  • I really wanted Scott to succeed and nothing against the man, he’s a Laker, but he needs to go. He acts as if Kobe is still himself completely, now last year Kobe still had something left but Scott ran him down with all those minutes. I think there’s still hope Kobe can improve, but not with heavy minutes and they feeding him the ball. The ball movement is horrible because of a lack of plays, a rookie starting a point, and the backup point is a 2 guard. We also need more Black, I really like Nance but we need more rebounding and defense, which Black can give us. The whole team is struggling, its not entirely a lack of talent, its more a coaching problem. I really do like coach Scott, but he’s a coach of the past and he has some issues, like with Jeremy Lin. Of course Lin is no all star, but on last years’ team, he was not the problem and one of the best.

  • True, but its also Scott’s fault, he’s playing Lou at point, instead of Huerta. Russell is starting for future reasons, but off the bench Lou at point makes no sense. Then he should also be playing Black with Bass, love Nance but its not like he’s the clear answer over Black. The offense problem is mostly on the coaching though, there’s hardly any plays going, basically take the ball up and shoot. So I have to say the biggest problem is Scott. Scott has a personality issue as well, he acted like Jeremy Lin was the worse on the team, yet with Kobe he acts like he’s still MVP Kobe.

  • Hey JB like the Manny avatar 🙂 , the “Anyone” movement is pretty much a sign people are fed up. I’m sure we don’t mean lets blind hire anyone just to get rid of someone. But there are names out there than can do a better job. The real problem here aside from our current hire is FO , yes including kids of Dr. Buss as they head the people behind the hiring and research. Personally I hate to see us hire someone because we had old ties or someone that wouldn’t mind coaching a bad team with an aura that he is strict or defensive minded which by the way show 0 development now. Again it is FO and the buss kids that call the shots , do we change for the better or keep going down that hole. On Luke I agree as again there are ties there but if he can prove doing a better job why not. The only downside to Luke is he is coaching a well oiled team with a ton of talent , wonder how he fairs on this current Laker team. Two extremely opposite teams.

  • Maybe a loss to Philly might do it , if not then we will know the true motive moving forward.

  • I totally agree with you on this. The basic principle to winning championships are 5 guys and a good bench all in sync with their goals. There will never be “I” in this sport. It will always be a 5 man rotation playing the right way. Even Michael Jordan realized this and when he did , well we all know what happened, 6 rings. I too have been a Laker fan since the late 70’s and inspight of the stupidity that is going on right now , we laker fans remain loyal. But we cannot take this clear insanity of a team, from way up all the way to the coaching staff and our aged great. FO doesn’t act , coaching has no clue and just a little humility from our aged great. Like you we see this spinning out of control but where ever we end up, we will do our part to help in whatever way.

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