Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Highlights
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Sacramento Kings in their fifth preseason game in Las Vegas. The Lakers are coming off their first win of the preseason, a 126-83 demolishing of Israeli team, Maccabi Haifa. Meanwhile, the Kings are an impressive 3-1 so far, including a win over the San Antonio Spurs. The Kings will be without star DeMarcus Cousins, who has the night off to rest and Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas will once again be sidelined by hamstring issues. With roster cuts looming, the young Lakers will look to prove to head coach Byron Scott that they deserve a place on the team.

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  • Liking the line up young or metta should start but I guess they r looking at Brown real good

  • Liking the line up young or metta should start but I guess they r looking at Brown real good

  • He’s never been a proven shooter I’m pretty sure defensive will tighten up if he keep knocking down shots

  • He’s never been a proven shooter I’m pretty sure defensive will tighten up if he keep knocking down shots

  • With the exception of defending the 3, the Lakers have been playing solid defense throughout the preseason.

  • With the exception of defending the 3, the Lakers have been playing solid defense throughout the preseason.

  • Not quite seeing any of Access Sports player, Number 1 – Project Rook I’m NOT IMPRESSED at all. How many more games can keep him coming off bench, after losing starting role

  • Not quite seeing any of Access Sports player, Number 1 – Project Rook I’m NOT IMPRESSED at all. How many more games can keep him coming off bench, after losing starting role

  • I’ve never understood Lakers Fanboys hatred of Ryan Kelly. He can be a solid contributor to the team.

  • i’ve never understood why non-laker fans continue to come to this site daily.

  • i’ve never understood why non-laker fans continue to come to this site daily.

  • Kelly is a solid player, but he apparently doesn’t measure up to the “here’s my dream Lakers roster” list makers. I hope the Lakers keep him.

  • Kelly is a solid player, but he apparently doesn’t measure up to the “here’s my dream Lakers roster” list makers. I hope the Lakers keep him.

  • This is going to be a battle.

    The sac queens are still sore for us beating them down repeatedly over the years.

  • This is going to be a battle.

    The sac queens are still sore for us beating them down repeatedly over the years.

  • He’s not the point guard. Quit!

    They’re feeding him the ball.

    He’s just getting double and triple teamed.

  • He’s not the point guard. Quit!

    They’re feeding him the ball.

    He’s just getting double and triple teamed.

  • I’d say keep Kelly as a SF. . . Needs to work on D, but like his size and fearlessness – good job Kel

  • Is that all you are going to post about Randy?

    Why are you not mentioning all the good things Kobe HAS done in the game.

  • I’d say keep Kelly as a SF. . . Needs to work on D, but like his size and fearlessness – good job Kel

  • Is that all you are going to post about Randy?

    Why are you not mentioning all the good things Kobe HAS done in the game.

  • Hibbert needs some serious help, when Hibbert commits down low – Randal is a mis match / don’t belong down low defending – Like Bully ball by Randal, nice

  • Hibbert needs some serious help, when Hibbert commits down low – Randal is a mis match / don’t belong down low defending – Like Bully ball by Randal, nice

  • Only the troll’s like yourself need to worry about getting flagged.

    On that note. .FLAGGED.

  • Only the troll’s like yourself need to worry about getting flagged.

    On that note. .FLAGGED.

  • Randal cannot handle Gay on D – But Bass does not have the Bully Ball like young randal

  • Randal cannot handle Gay on D – But Bass does not have the Bully Ball like young randal

  • Looks like Byron experimenting Bass playing the 5. Black Sacre and Upshaw haven’t played yet

  • Perimeter yes, but interior no.

    But your stats are not showing that because he is getting triple teamed, that creates open shots for the rest of the team.

  • Looks like Byron experimenting Bass playing the 5. Black Sacre and Upshaw haven’t played yet

  • Perimeter yes, but interior no.

    But your stats are not showing that because he is getting triple teamed, that creates open shots for the rest of the team.

  • He has been. But I agree he needs to move it a little more against this team.

  • He has been. But I agree he needs to move it a little more against this team.

  • Something about this Byron Scott system and so called defense i don’t like!

  • Something about this Byron Scott system and so called defense i don’t like!

  • It’s not working well. They need a shot blocking C with the 2nd unit…Upshaw maybe?

  • It’s not working well. They need a shot blocking C with the 2nd unit…Upshaw maybe?

  • Um dude this team is full of youngsters and are HUMAN. Don’t expect a coach to coach this team and make this team a top-5 defense team instantly. They have to know when to help on their own.

  • Um dude this team is full of youngsters and are HUMAN. Don’t expect a coach to coach this team and make this team a top-5 defense team instantly. They have to know when to help on their own.

  • They’re beating us at our full strength with their 2nd and third string, i don’t know dog! Too much talent on this roster to always be down! Preseason or not we look slow at times as well like predictable

  • Gay own scored 2 shots, he is just out-hustling Randle on the glass which is the problem.

  • They’re beating us at our full strength with their 2nd and third string, i don’t know dog! Too much talent on this roster to always be down! Preseason or not we look slow at times as well like predictable

  • Gay own scored 2 shots, he is just out-hustling Randle on the glass which is the problem.

  • Unfortunately, it’s going to take another season for some people here truly realize how bad he is. Apparently not everyone is convinced yet.

  • Mitch hired him, and Jerry Buss hired Mitch. But should be able to put together winning combo by Now, JEEZ

  • Unfortunately, it’s going to take another season for some people here truly realize how bad he is. Apparently not everyone is convinced yet.

  • Mitch hired him, and Jerry Buss hired Mitch. But should be able to put together winning combo by Now, JEEZ

  • Same old Byron Scott basketball. Guys, we are playing like last season? We shouldnt be, right? We have better players now. What are you doing, Byron?????

  • He can’t play the 3. That’s why he struggled last season. He’s strictly a 4 that’s it. Nothing more

  • Yea something going on with them, Byron Scott has never been a great coach, he’s cool but his system is not Lakers ball imo

  • Same old Byron Scott basketball. Guys, we are playing like last season? We shouldnt be, right? We have better players now. What are you doing, Byron?????

  • He can’t play the 3. That’s why he struggled last season. He’s strictly a 4 that’s it. Nothing more

  • Yea something going on with them, Byron Scott has never been a great coach, he’s cool but his system is not Lakers ball imo

  • You expect a lottery team in the NBA to turn around that quick with no signing of MAJOR pieces in the offseason? Hibbert and Lou are good pieces that will at least get this team about 10-15 more wins if healthy.

  • You expect a lottery team in the NBA to turn around that quick with no signing of MAJOR pieces in the offseason? Hibbert and Lou are good pieces that will at least get this team about 10-15 more wins if healthy.

  • don’t kno how mitch can make a coaching decision ? I think Mitch lost it, couple years ago, on how to be a good GM, dog

  • don’t kno how mitch can make a coaching decision ? I think Mitch lost it, couple years ago, on how to be a good GM, dog

  • It’s not even about that it’s about his coaching, his system, his rotation, his adjustments, his judgment is never right, he’s so used to tanking he forget how to win.

  • People are underestimating last year’s squad. Lin, Davis, Boozer etc were not that bad, especially considering how Byron was actively trying to tank.

  • It’s not even about that it’s about his coaching, his system, his rotation, his adjustments, his judgment is never right, he’s so used to tanking he forget how to win.

  • People are underestimating last year’s squad. Lin, Davis, Boozer etc were not that bad, especially considering how Byron was actively trying to tank.

  • I don’t expect miracle but I do expect this team to play better. Not seeing it yet and I blame Byron Scott for it!!! His basketball sucks!!!!! We have the players, we have better players.

  • Randle seems like he has the potential to be an elite wing defender, but he’s got to work with Metta on post defense

  • I don’t expect miracle but I do expect this team to play better. Not seeing it yet and I blame Byron Scott for it!!! His basketball sucks!!!!! We have the players, we have better players.

  • Randle seems like he has the potential to be an elite wing defender, but he’s got to work with Metta on post defense

  • The players are getting looks dude if your watching the game. The ball is moving and we are cutting but with miscommunication leading to TO’s and missing open shots can make any offensive system look bad.

  • The players are getting looks dude if your watching the game. The ball is moving and we are cutting but with miscommunication leading to TO’s and missing open shots can make any offensive system look bad.

  • So your saying just because a player(HUMAN) miss a shot or lose his man off a screen that its all Bryon Scott fault. Do you know stupid that sounds? That’s what your telling me right now.

  • Your trolling and antagonistic posting is obvious and documented.

    Flagged.

  • So your saying just because a player(HUMAN) miss a shot or lose his man off a screen that its all Bryon Scott fault. Do you know how stupid that sounds? That’s what your telling me right now.

  • Your trolling and antagonistic posting is obvious and documented.

    Flagged.

  • Let’s forget about nightmare last season brought us. We simply gotta improve now. Byron is the problem if we don’t!!!

  • On paper Lin did fine. The guy is an above average role player. The only way he can disappoint is if you expected him to be a star.

  • Let’s forget about nightmare last season brought us. We simply gotta improve now. Byron is the problem if we don’t!!!

  • On paper Lin did fine. The guy is an above average role player. The only way he can disappoint is if you expected him to be a star.

  • You can’t expect to win if you’re giving up 60+ pts over the half, especially if you’re playing against a team w/out their best player.

  • Lol folks on here live to hate and have nothing to back it up why their hating on Byron. I am only seeing bullshit like this.

  • You can’t expect to win if you’re giving up 60+ pts over the half, especially if you’re playing against a team w/out their best player.

  • Lol folks on here live to hate and have nothing to back it up why their hating on Byron. I am only seeing bullshit like this.

  • Come on, bro. Look at the way they are playing??? Byron Scott is coaching nothing. I really think he needs a Kidd or Paul PG to make him looks good. I have no confidence in him as a coach. None whatsoever.

  • Maybe just a sprain toe. Rondo stepped on his foot when Kobe beat him off the ball.

  • Come on, bro. Look at the way they are playing??? Byron Scott is coaching nothing. I really think he needs a Kidd or Paul PG to make him looks good. I have no confidence in him as a coach. None whatsoever.

  • Maybe just a sprain toe. Rondo stepped on his foot when Kobe beat him off the bounce..

  • Byron Scott come out here with this eastern conference system! Lmao I’m upset with the defense tonight

  • Byron Scott come out here with this eastern conference system! Lmao I’m upset with the defense tonight

  • You keep saying its Byron coaching that’s hurting us, am just asking do you know what coaching is?

  • You keep saying its Byron coaching that’s hurting us, am just asking do you know what coaching is?

  • No not major, he got kneed at the calf.
    It’s being taken care of.

    Not coming back tonight.

  • He got 5 dimes. Point forward out their.
    P.S – Hope Lamar is doing good, heard he is not doing so great.

  • I am still here but it seems there are many Communist here. Like Communists you guys reject different views and actively purging others who are different. Go on, commy, I am not afraid!

  • He got 5 dimes. Point forward out their.
    P.S – Hope Lamar is doing good, heard he is not doing so great.

  • I am still here but it seems there are many Communist here. Like Communists you guys reject different views and actively purging others who are different. Go on, commy, I am not afraid!

  • Kobe never shows the look of pain on his face, he’s true warrior. Once again, hope the basketball gods give Kobe a break this year.

  • Kobe never shows the look of pain on his face, he’s true warrior. Once again, hope the basketball gods give Kobe a break this year.

  • You don’t realize commy purge anyone by first calling them capitalist? Just like you calling anyone you dislike trolls. Wake up, commy. Do you own this site?

  • You don’t realize commy purge anyone by first calling them capitalist? Just like you calling anyone you dislike trolls. Wake up, commy. Do you own this site?

  • Nothing but attention seekers, really wish our society stopped paying them so much attention.

  • Kobe 4-12. He just needs to take smarter shots and his percentage will go up. Too much isos tonight

  • Nothing but attention seekers, really wish our society stopped paying them so much attention.

  • Kobe 4-12. He just needs to take smarter shots and his percentage will go up. Too much isos tonight

  • Smh they had a yahoo blog how Kim said he erks her but now she on the way there smh I can understand khloe n rob but that’s it smh but he don’t have no one so I guess it’s better then nothing

  • Smh they had a yahoo blog how Kim said he erks her but now she on the way there smh I can understand khloe n rob but that’s it smh but he don’t have no one so I guess it’s better then nothing

  • his shooting will only get worse once the season starts and wears on him. He needs his legs to hit baskets but hey can’t hold up to an NBA season anymore.

  • At least we are not turning over the ball much this game. We just aren’t making shots and playing smart team defense

  • At least we are not turning over the ball much this game. We just aren’t making shots and playing smart team defense

  • You only show up to say negative things about Kobe, no other reason. Documented.

    FLAGGED.

  • Kings attempted 26 FT’s. Lots of tic-tac fouls I say. I mean you can’t even body up a player no more to play defense.

  • You only show up to say negative things about Kobe, no other reason. Documented.

    FLAGGED.

  • Kings attempted 26 FT’s. Lots of tic-tac fouls I say. I mean you can’t even body up a player no more to play defense.

  • Are you serious, bro? Stop these flaggings nonsense. We are fans here. Some passionate can do no wrong, others more critical. Who are you to call what’s right or wrong? You are the major troll here, like that?

  • Are you serious, bro? Stop these flaggings nonsense. We are fans here. Some passionate can do no wrong, others more critical. Who are you to call what’s right or wrong? You are the major troll here, like that?

  • This is where Randal Bully Ball is not effective, as much. Needs to have more finesse, through time, but take that 15′ jumper

  • I wonder will we see D’angelo tonight. He’s been on the bench the whole quarter. He makes the offense look easier

  • This is where Randal Bully Ball is not effective, as much. Needs to have more finesse, through time, but take that 15′ jumper

  • I wonder will we see D’angelo tonight. He’s been on the bench the whole quarter. He makes the offense look easier

  • The fact that you defend an infamous troll says allot about your own guilt.

    Flagged again.

  • I wouldn’t say that tonight with him struggling to pass when pressured tightly on defense.

  • The fact that you defend an infamous troll says allot about your own guilt.

    Flagged again.

  • I wouldn’t say that tonight with him struggling to pass when pressured tightly on defense.

  • This system doesn’t hold up against other teams I’m telling you it’s something about it! It’s not exciting and it has weak perimeter defense, guys are always out of position i can’t call it, guys missing shots too tho

  • TRUE. and this is only preseason, pg are only going to get better, guarding Sports Access main man

  • This system doesn’t hold up against other teams I’m telling you it’s something about it! It’s not exciting and it has weak perimeter defense, guys are always out of position i can’t call it, guys missing shots too tho

  • TRUE. and this is only preseason, pg are only going to get better, guarding Sports Access main man

  • The Queens have a chip on their shoulder. They made sure to get Russell out of his rhythm.

  • The Queens have a chip on their shoulder. They made sure to get Russell out of his rhythm.

  • I like the Bass, Kelly combo. Bass is just off tonight, maybe still recovering

  • I like the Bass, Kelly combo. Bass is just off tonight, maybe still recovering

  • Not sure Lakers should be letting Rook Project in there, in a real NBA – I have seen what a Pro Rondo can do against DR, and this is only Rondo. Alot of playing time available on dLeague

  • Not sure Lakers should be letting Rook Project in there, in a real NBA – I have seen what a Pro Rondo can do against DR, and this is only Rondo. Alot of playing time available on dLeague

  • Yea, I Love what he can do in about 2 years too. Not his tenth year in NBA, i kno

  • Yea, I Love what he can do in about 2 years too. Not his tenth year in NBA, i kno

  • Change the system or change the coach and the system cuz i don’t like it! These guys need to play a more free flowing offense

  • Change the system or change the coach and the system cuz i don’t like it! These guys need to play a more free flowing offense

  • Can’t believe, how ACCESS SPORTS is going to try make this game about the Great play of DR Rook Project – NOT. I almost have begun missing ACCESS Sports Nowdays

  • Can’t believe, how ACCESS SPORTS is going to try make this game about the Great play of DR Rook Project – NOT. I almost have begun missing ACCESS Sports Nowdays

  • I’ll give em’ till December to mesh and develop a chemistry, if the Lakers don’t have an identity and they still suck by that time then, BS gotta kick rocks…

  • I’ll give em’ till December to mesh and develop a chemistry, if the Lakers don’t have an identity and they still suck by that time then, BS gotta kick rocks…

  • Kelly needs to be a Forward or Lakers will have to let him go, terrible Center rim protector

  • Kelly needs to be a Forward or Lakers will have to let him go, terrible Center rim protector

  • No defense and rebounding is lacking with that combo. Bass looks off probably still recovering as you mentioned, but I believe they need a rebounder/defender next to Bass off the bench

  • No defense and rebounding is lacking with that combo. Bass looks off probably still recovering as you mentioned, but I believe they need a rebounder/defender next to Bass off the bench

  • Collision just picked Rook DR, and is taking Rook to School, by driving way down into paint area. I’m NOT convinced of even bringing DR off bench, now even more – NO RESULTS too many neg

  • Sure, he could get fired. However, to expect the Lakers to have any chemistry right now and even this season is asking a lot. Doesn’t it take time to develop that? Since when is a team of young guys assembled and expected to go out and beat teams consistently right away?

  • Collision just picked Rook DR, and is taking Rook to School, by driving way down into paint area. I’m NOT convinced of even bringing DR off bench, now even more – NO RESULTS too many neg

  • Sure, he could get fired. However, to expect the Lakers to have any chemistry right now and even this season is asking a lot. Doesn’t it take time to develop that? Since when is a team of young guys assembled and expected to go out and beat teams consistently right away?

  • Russell is allowing the Queens to dictate the pace. He needs to clear his mind and play his game.

  • Russell is allowing the Queens to dictate the pace. He needs to clear his mind and play his game.

  • REally? kid is too weak – wait i got to watch John Stockton’s son chew him up, lmao

  • No chance for offensive rebounds when Kelly is outside and Bass is midrange, why not insert Upshaw or Black

  • REally? kid is too weak – wait i got to watch fourth – fifth String John Stockton’s son against our NO #1 MITCH PICK

  • No chance for offensive rebounds when Kelly is outside and Bass is midrange, why not insert Upshaw or Black

  • Didn’t he have a decent game the other day? Oh yeah, it was against Maccabi Haifa…

  • Didn’t he have a decent game the other day? Oh yeah, it was against Maccabi Haifa…

  • Posting with intent on antagonizing?
    That’s your MO.

    Flagged. Wish you would get banned forever.

  • Posting with intent on antagonizing?
    That’s your MO.

    Flagged. Wish you would get banned forever.

  • I’m also skeptical about blaming Byron Scott. I’m sort of on the fence about it. I wonder if a new coach could do any better?

  • I’m also skeptical about blaming Byron Scott. I’m sort of on the fence about it. I wonder if a new coach could do any better?

  • I want to like DR. He hasn’t proven anything yet, though. Doesn’t matter, he will have a lot of chances to prove himself this season. Until then, I will call it like it is.

  • I want to like DR. He hasn’t proven anything yet, though. Doesn’t matter, he will have a lot of chances to prove himself this season. Until then, I will call it like it is.

  • Damn Mudiay is handling the Warriors. Hopefully Russell holds his own against them next game.

  • Damn Mudiay is handling the Warriors. Hopefully Russell holds his own against them next game.

  • Another good showing from Randle and Hibbert, but outside of those two no one is standing out. Need more players to step up.

  • Another good showing from Randle and Hibbert, but outside of those two no one is standing out. Need more players to step up.

  • If we take a poll about you, 99.9% of members here will confirm you’re a troll and a nuisance.

    It’s a matter of time before you get checked.

    Posting with the sole intent to antagonize under the guise of expressing your opinion is not going to fly with Lakers Nation moderation.

    Flagged.

  • lol yall so quick to write off the lakers and BS. on th ereal im not even mad at it we lost by 7 to a playoff team. kobe only played 17 mins and had 10 points already. get a grip guys, this is a process. I know one thing kelly just got cut BS gave him good mins and he didnt do nothing with them. and brown just found himself on the bench.

  • If we take a poll about you, 99.9% of members here will confirm you’re a troll and a nuisance.

    It’s a matter of time before you get checked.

    Posting with the sole intent to antagonize under the guise of expressing your opinion is not going to fly with Lakers Nation moderation.

    Flagged.

  • lol yall so quick to write off the lakers and BS. on th ereal im not even mad at it we lost by 7 to a playoff team. kobe only played 17 mins and had 10 points already. get a grip guys, this is a process. I know one thing kelly just got cut BS gave him good mins and he didnt do nothing with them. and brown just found himself on the bench.

  • Lakers gave up already with 5 minutes left in the game, it’s just 11 points lead. Byron Scott not putting back the starters, is a sign of giving up. What a coach.
    Lakers has a much much better line up this year compare to last year, the big problem is we still have a ?????? coach.

  • Count me in Bro. I want Wins, don’t care about all MEDIA crap – media trying to tell Jerry Buss, Mitch who should Coach, Play (like that DR rook project) – I just want WINS. Don’t care if I have diehard fans or not – JUST WANT RESULTS

  • Lakers gave up already with 5 minutes left in the game, it’s just 11 points lead. Byron Scott not putting back the starters, is a sign of giving up. What a coach.
    Lakers has a much much better line up this year compare to last year, the big problem is we still have a ?????? coach.

  • Count me in Bro. I want Wins, don’t care about all MEDIA crap – media trying to tell Jerry Buss, Mitch who should Coach, Play (like that DR rook project) – I just want WINS. Don’t care if I have diehard fans or not – JUST WANT RESULTS

  • I agree with not mad at the loss, but better defense should have won that game.

  • I agree with not mad at the loss, but better defense should have won that game.

  • This Lakers group is 0-4 against NBA teams. Yeah it’s preseason but gotta beat one team in the league just to show that they can. smh. Haifa doesn’t count.

  • This Lakers group is 0-4 against NBA teams. Yeah it’s preseason but gotta beat one team in the league just to show that they can. smh. Haifa doesn’t count.

  • cant wait for the cuts so we dont have to waste playing time on scrubs and get our real team ready for the year

  • cant wait for the cuts so we dont have to waste playing time on scrubs and get our real team ready for the year

  • Not sure what, that Offense style was today. Defense was absolutely horrible, cannot expect to be in too many games with poor defense

  • Not sure what, that Offense style was today. Defense was absolutely horrible, cannot expect to be in too many games with poor defense

  • He didnt really lose starting role, hw will start, he just coming back from that injury

  • He didnt really lose starting role, hw will start, he just coming back from that injury

  • I don’t have a problem with you or anyone else expressing their opinions, but trolling is a problem.

    I don’t know how frequently you come here but if you were here enough you would realize that everyone here is sick and tired of Brian and his trolling, provoking, and antagonizing.

  • I don’t have a problem with you or anyone else expressing their opinions, but trolling is a problem.

    I don’t know how frequently you come here but if you were here enough you would realize that everyone here is sick and tired of Brian and his trolling, provoking, and antagonizing.

  • Yep. I’m deeply concerned after watching this game and seeing the Kings get easy buckets and that’s without B. Cousins.

  • Yep. I’m deeply concerned after watching this game and seeing the Kings get easy buckets and that’s without B. Cousins.

  • The kings have been in the lottery every year since I started watching Basketball, they’re not a playoff team. It was a winnable game but Byron wasn’t looking to win with I guess is okay but every other team we’ve played was looking to win

  • The kings have been in the lottery every year since I started watching Basketball, they’re not a playoff team. It was a winnable game but Byron wasn’t looking to win with I guess is okay but every other team we’ve played was looking to win

  • I went back and watched the game, it wasn’t as bad as it looked live….
    And that last two min. Stretch Dlo was capable of hitting 3 threes back to back to back minus the one they took away from bass fouling on the screen but i liked his aggression, my take from that is he needs to score more!

  • I went back and watched the game, it wasn’t as bad as it looked live….
    And that last two min. Stretch Dlo was capable of hitting 3 threes back to back to back minus the one they took away from bass fouling on the screen but i liked his aggression, my take from that is he needs to score more!

  • Lakers need a complete overhaul of their system. New coach, and get rid of Kobe. That will happen next year if every thing goes right.

  • Lakers need a complete overhaul of their system. New coach, and get rid of Kobe. That will happen next year if every thing goes right.

  • a 19 year-old rookie for that matter. Hasn’t played one regular season NBA game. And he thinks the game hinges on him.

  • a 19 year-old rookie for that matter. Hasn’t played one regular season NBA game. And he thinks the game hinges on him.

  • Byron and Kobe disappointed, and they will continue to disappoint until they’re gone.

  • Byron and Kobe disappointed, and they will continue to disappoint until they’re gone.

  • You are absolutely correct man. It’s going to be rough this season with Byron coaching and his assistant in the line-up (Kobe).

  • You are absolutely correct man. It’s going to be rough this season with Byron coaching and his assistant in the line-up (Kobe).

  • 4 turnovers does not concern me. Glad to see him being aggressive. Especially when he had that many assists.

  • 4 turnovers does not concern me. Glad to see him being aggressive. Especially when he had that many assists.

  • the ones that didn’t meet expectations is Kobe and his “shine-boy” Byron Scott.

  • the ones that didn’t meet expectations is Kobe and his “shine-boy” Byron Scott.

  • lol, couple things. First, 100% agree by SERIOUSLY reducing D’Angleo minutes if Lakes want wins against NBA teams – 100% agree sending D’Angelo to Dleague so I WON’T B SURPRISED when this will happen, just to get DR some quality Dleague minutes. Secondly, your “screen ID”? 100% Not feeling it bruh

  • lol, couple things. First, 100% agree by SERIOUSLY reducing D’Angleo minutes if Lakes want wins against NBA teams – 100% agree sending D’Angelo to Dleague so I WON’T B SURPRISED when this will happen, just to get DR some quality Dleague minutes. Secondly, your “screen ID”? 100% Not feeling it bruh

  • Fire Bs!!!! Trade Clarkson, Randle, hibbert for cousins. Tank for Ben Simmons. You’ll have a big three with Russell, Simmons, Cousin. With Larry at pf and FA pick up at shooting guard.

  • Byron worked Russell out. He gave the FO the go ahead on what he saw as to the talent projection. Jimmy and Mitch drafted Russell based off of that.

  • So what about Becky Hammon guys? I don’t know if we could get Luke Walton at any point this season unfortunately.

  • True. As much as I’m getting impatient with BS, it might be best to wait until the offseason to look around. But I like what I saw from her during SL and she is learning from Pop so that’s a plus.

  • It may also be a gamble to wait until the off season. Who knows what damage Byron could do before then. Hibbert has been playing well, but he will be a free agent, he could go the same route as Davis and DCoward The Lakers should give him something to stick around for. An entire season playing in Byron’s “system” could wreck these young guys’ confidence, another low 20’s win season could help keep a draft pick, but it will also wreck the Lakers brand even further.

  • yeah Russell wonders why Kobe is not fond of him now he is lazy and non-help, glad Kobe gave Clarkson props!

  • Wow that’s tough. I can totally see Byron losing the locker room by the all star break, but you make a good point about the draft pick. They should probably just pull the trigger and hire someone else though. We’re in a position to land just outside the top 3 at this rate.

  • trade Clarkson were already laughed at teams would really laugh at us then if we got rid of Clarkson!

  • nah, mark jackson, he supports players and Ilike his words to the warrior guys in thatgame 7 they had! you guys are winners I am doing this for you its all on me to be the best coach He got me by encouraging his team!

  • right then he got owned by mike malone whhen malone said byron is just jealous tand that byron and russ are losers!

  • yeah he knew he lost and screwed up, look at porzingis 29 points man I am jealous now!

  • yeah kristaps porzingis said he wanted to be a laker, now he is with phil,stupid fo gambled like they were in vegas and lost , now our pick is in sixers hands dude!

  • Were not going anywhere. PLAY THE F*****G ROOKIE…… PERIOD!!!! I really don’t want to hear this B.S. I like lou Williams but Russell needs those minutes. We’re not going anywhere might as well developed are young talent.

  • Your words are like a broken record.

    If all you can do is come here to complain, please go somewhere else.

    Nothing is going to change until June, and having to read your noise is getting old after 10 games.

  • Mark Jackson sucked in Golden State and got fired.
    Why do you want another retread?

  • Please post a link that shows that Kobe is not fond of Russell.

    I’ve read quite the contrary.

  • I thought you just wrote that the Lakers were going to miss the lottery. Find consistency.

  • Mitch made the pick. The coaches had input, but it’s well established that the pick came from Mitch and Jimmy.

    And, Mitch got the pick right.

  • Scott just did what he was told. We all know that was Jimmy Boys doing. Me personally I thought we should have picked Okafor because we had Clarkson but now that Russell is here I will ride with him.

  • please post a link.
    otherwise you are just making things up.

    – I just called you out.

  • Don’t you read anything?
    Go back on Lakers com and read that Scott and Medina said that they had some input, but ultimately they weren’t involved with the selection.

    If you don’t do your homework, folks are gonna call you out as a BS’er.

  • the real lebrick would run you over and send you to a hospital lol nice try lamewad!

  • theres the cavaliers lebrick you can more join over the hill pldlrbron old fool!

  • Sorry LeBron doesn’t play for the Lakers. I’m telling you man the Cluckers would love to have you. We don’t need any Fake laker fans here

  • speaking of the guy who has lebrons nickname go back to cleveland cavalose lol hahar!

  • Then why did Byron say he had nothing to do with the pick?
    Mitch asked his opinion of the 4 guys they worked out and then Mitch and Jimmy made the selection.

    Go read the article on Lakers com.

  • he did thatto cover up he forced mitchto select russell and now hes trying to cover he blew a pickfor the lakers!

  • Scott forced Mitch to make the pick?

    I’ll leave it at that….

    You’re grasping at straws and making things up to win a battle.

  • your grasping at you knowthat I am right and youare wrong stupid but have anice day lol!

  • Personally I hoped they would pick Porzingis or Mudiay. But I figured both of those guys might be a stretch at #2, so I knew they wouldn’t pick either. Russell may very well become what the FO hoped for, but it might take some time.

  • smh youhave the name lebrickas a name smh poor loser you are have a nice day smh lol!

  • nah, he wont if he got chewed up by brandon knight I am afraid of lowry onfriday!

  • With Randle, Porzingis is redunant, and given the situation, the front office couldn’t gamble on Porzingis, especially with the #2 pick.

    And Mudiay is becoming exactly what people thought, which is a flash in the pan. He’s out of control, makes a ton of turnovers, and the only reason why he’s scoring is that he’s had 5 months in China as a lead scorer. He’s not a good decision maker, and is nothing more than a really good combo-guard.

    All the while, Russell is quietly doing all the right things, getting better with each game and playing in a very controlled system.

  • if we start flagging you, you will go away.

    how about you put on the big boy pants and join the adult conversation?

  • better how is beingowned by knight and blodsoe better what fantasy story are youin?

  • No diss, but shut yo mouth, don’t give an F if Russ wears a Mohawk as long as he produces/gets the job done on the floor. Next thing you know you’ll start to provide suggestions on how he should dress lol.

    Scotts the issue, he’s not protecting anyone. This team lacks consistent scorers and he’s yet to get Hibbert (and a few others) more involved on the offensive end (Hibbs’s currently averaging half his fga as in past years).

    Scott’s been given good/decent players and still hasn’t capitalized on them given his bad rotations. It’s almost like he’s learning on the job smh. No diss to Scott but after his time is up with the Lakers doubt he’d get considered for other HC jobs in the future.

  • big boy pants copying kobe what ajoke and you uys think your adults I dont need kobes words to be one I amalready one and I bet you ools did notinish school or college junkie! lol

  • the only muisance is yyour voice I bet girls turn you away like you are a loser wait you are lol!

  • Porzingis is a stretch 4/5 with 3 point range and has length to alter shots; he wouldn’t have been redundant with Randle.
    Russell’s downside would be a decent starter/6th man. Not bad, but at 2nd pick would be considered a disappointment.

  • Thug?… say’s a tin pan Lol. Never been called a thug but go back to school and finish your high school degree *sswipe. The only way to find out if Russ will exceed expectations or be going ther route of Wesley Johnson is to throw him in the den and let him sink or swim.

  • Howcan I stopwhen I have eyes infrot to see it dude you reallyfailed science class in schoolhowdumbwere you?!

  • According to B. Scott he just needs to man up. Is he calling him a wussy or what? I’d be thinkin’ about talkin’ to Mitch if I were him.

  • Close them, turn off your phone, log out, there’s a number of things u can do so u won’t have to be bothered by my username. U poor thing I wouldn’t want it to hurt you.

  • Nah, this is the no spin zone, ain’t spinning sht here. Low life with a master degree? Lol. You know you don’t have a life when all you do is troll here and btch and moan about everything. How’s your life going LOL

  • hurt me how you probably phsically never won afight, youprobably were bullied by jocks I feelsorry for you not lol!

  • oh graduated high school all as in college so far and have a neat girlfriend how has your life been lol!

  • Here’s a list of the 16 coaches from last season who got their team into the playoffs and where they were originally found before getting the job (Best to worst record)

    GSW: Steve Kerr, no previous NBA head coaching experience
    ATL: Budenholzer, Spurs assistant
    HOU: McHale, former VP of BBall operations
    LAC***: Doc, Championship winner with Boston 2008
    MEM: Joerger, promoted from within
    SAS: Popovich, GSW assistant
    CLE: Blatt, no previous NBA head coaching experience (European coach)
    POR: Stotts, Was DAL assistant when hired
    CHI: Tibodeau, BOS assistant
    DAL***: Carlisle, Former coach of the year
    TOR: Casey, Was DAL assistant when hired
    WAS: Whittman, promoted from within
    NOP: Williams, POR assistant
    OKC: Brooks, promoted from within
    MIL: Kidd, 1 year of experience as NBA head coach
    BOS: Stevens, college coach

    *** indicates teams that hired their coaches based on their previous NBA head coaching record (only 2 out of 16)

    Now let’s look at how the Lakers do business when hiring coaches, I’m going to exclude Phil Jackson as he is an exception.

    Byron Scott: two time NBA FInals appearances 11 years removed, one time coach of the year 6 years removed
    Mike D’Antoni: one time coach of the year 7 years removed
    Mike Brown: one time coach of the year 2 years removed
    Rudy T: 2 time NBA Champion 9 years removed
    Del Harris: coached the Bucks to 4 years in the playoffs3 years removed Led Rockets to WCF 13 years removed
    Pfund: Hired from within 1992
    Dunleavy: MIL assistant coach
    Riley: Hired from within.

    The one thing that really strikes out at me, is that the Lakers used to be smart about their coaching appointment, but then started to chase coaches based on what they did in the past, and often the very distant past. Perhaps trying to emulate the success with Phil Jackson.

  • ordering people todo stuff are yout he popula rkid at school or something with self-confidence issues!

  • own your what,dude wha ta lame saying do you here yourself thats sign of a 0/ out of a 10 comeback nice fail though lol!

  • Just the fact that you describe your girl as ‘neat’ (or tidy) say’s it all. Good for you, at least trolls get love too. Life’s on the up and up.

  • yeah why repeat my words have no confidenc eand a miserable life with your only friend a computer lol!

  • lol what you are making no sense go back and get a better comeback leloser idioso lol!

  • I am not going anywhere brother because yourself is beyond bad you are embarrassing yourself lol see ya!

  • Miserable?… no way look in the mirror. You’re trolling can literally be found on every article to an extent. Can give you hundredths of other words to describe your lady. But the best you can come up with is ‘neat’ Lol.

    Trolls aren’t getting something at home given they’re constant pessimism. I bet you agree with that too.

  • dude that shows you are a loser a tlife why are you mentioning my women,worry abou tyours, wait you dont have one lol chow dude!

  • Didn’t you bring up that I copied your words fool? lol You lack insight troll aside of being mentally challenged since you can’t carry a conversation. All you do is btch and troll but that’s your style.

  • Scott was given a good/decent roster. Rather than take responsibility as any good coach would for the current record he places it on the youth who expect leadership from him and the vets.

    Things will likely improve towards the mid/late season as opposed to making the necessary adjustments now given his coaching ways.

  • You are still on this?
    I go away for an hour, and come back….

    It says a lot that you can’t win with wit and logic.

    But then again, I probably have Lakers jerseys older than you, so it doesn’t surprise me.

  • Forget college, go back to elementary school O_o. You lack reading comprehension, but apologies if you’re a female and took that as an insult Lol.

  • nice lame come back jamie jimmy , I bet you watch movies with your mom mommas boy lol!

  • This sounds like dimwitted? Bet your IP got banned from using other aliases right? That speaks volumes in itself.

  • nope same username never got blocked ever! but nice fail though lol good night jimmy-boy!

  • This kid has got a big frame. I see in him the Kurt Rambis, Luke Walton, Michael Thompson type. He also has a bright future if developed. I’m not worried about D’ Angelo at this time. I’m more worried about Byron Scott.

  • I disagree simply because Russell is performing as well as all other Rookies not named Okafor, Towns or Portringiz. And Russell is shooting the same FG percent as Portringiz.

  • โ€œHeโ€™s trying to get his niche, and his niche is hard work right now. He can do so many things that nobody knows yet,โ€

    I wonder if DR is intentionally not driving to the basket like the majority of nba guards tend to do, and they don’t hold back. Cuz lots of fans are waiting to see if he can do that one “thing”

  • U spoke on it so it’s on u dummy thats how it works. So I’m glad you got that of ur chest

  • Our pick was going to Philly anyway. Our FO is not the only one who were leery of Kristaps.

  • the issue is that russel is not shooting the ball like he should be he is getting around 5 open threes a game and only taking a little under 2 thats not good every open shot he should be taking instead of second gussing himself and hurting the team

  • Everyone who attempts to read what you say thinks you are stupid. Every time you respond and call someone a loser like you will with this, people lose brain cells. You are wasting time in people’s lives they will not be able to get back.

  • honestly i would hire bikerstaff the dude can coach. he has a great defensive system and he builds his offense off of his defense

  • If that flagging shee-ate worked we wouldn’t have seen so many Lin fans here last season… I bet trolls like Clippersrunla have been flagged a million times but they still won’t get banned, so good luck with this mental midget you’re currently battling. <:-)

  • Maybe not banned but I’ve seen a few get deleted. Along with their comments. I know because its happened to me LOL

  • Give Russell more mins and lets find out what he’s really got. Was also hoping to see more of A. Brown, hope the D league is good to him. Faith in Scott is ebbing.

  • Notice how everybody that is pro-Russell is saying “give” him more minutes? Since when should players be given minutes? Shouldn’t they have to earn minutes? So Russell needs to be given 30 plus minutes a game to show what he can do? He can’t show it with less than 30 minutes? That’s a problem.

    Russell could learn a lesson from Nance and Clarkson about the importance of having the right attitude. Nance has way more he could offer to the team and has worked hard since day one, but has accepted what he has been given and maximized that opportunity.

    At this point, I would rather Russell not have a long tenure with the Lakers. His attitude just isn’t what the Lakers need out of their young players.

  • LOL…You should try to get a career in politics or become a commentator on Fox News or CNN because you are great at spinning information to prove your points. There are so many things you left out of your post that I really don’t know where to begin. Let me start here though…Steve Kerr, had been President of Basketball Operations for the Phoenix Suns, came to coaching from commentating and won championships with the Bulls and Spurs some years removed. You left all of that out yet you highlighted those things for the guys you wanted to criticize the Lakers for hiring.

    Next, if you are giving a full assessment you can’t simply rule out somebody simply saying that he is an exception. You have to include them anyway otherwise you make your whole argument lose some merit. Somebody would say that Kerr is an anomaly simply because it is rare that someone with no direct coaching experience wins a championship in their first season. However, you didn’t take him out.

    Like I said, you would be a great addition to Fox News or CNN with your ability to spin facts.

  • So you want to trade 3 guys that have produced much more than Russell and then put the team in the hands of Russell, a new rookie next year, and Cousins? LOL

  • Your point? Are you suggesting that the Rockets made the right decision and that the Lakers should follow simply based on one game?

  • With the exception of Brown, the rookies are getting plenty of minutes. Definitely enough time to earn more. Russell is doing fine in most areas but he has to have more energy. I feel if he shows more energy and hustle he will see his minutes grow.

  • Curry, CP3 and even Irving rarely drive unless the defense offers it. No reason to force the issue. If we need someone to force the issue in ISO, Randle and Clarkson suit that role better.

  • Russell needs an attitude adjustment because there is no reason that a rookie should be having energy issues so early in the season.

  • byron scott please quit now on your job right now as head coach LA Lakers and We do not want you anymore as coach but I respect you as former player of LA Lakers

  • You are probably right, I am just holdung out hope that he was not a wasted draft pick.

  • He is only wasted if they don’t get anything good for him. It’s like when the Lakers got Kwame Brown. It looked like a wasted move until they used him as part of a trade to get Pau Gasol. Sometimes it’s the second or third move that proves to be beneficial.

  • Gotta wait the season out IMO. No one on the bench is suitable to be a temp. And hiring midseason leads to bad hires.

  • Yes…I agreed….You don’t get much of that probably so it surprised you. LOL

  • you argue that he didn’t mention how many “years removed” kerr was. That fact he said “no head coaching experience” definitely implies he is removed and is a stronger statement. You even said it yourself. “Somebody would say that Kerr is an anomaly simply because it is rare that someone with no direct coaching experience wins a championship in their first season. However, you didn’t take him out.” —-your’re right he didn’t take him out and even though it hurt his argument. no spinning there. He didn’t include Jackson because there was no point. It would have been a waste of time to type Jackson’s fantastic credentials. It was an easy hire. There was no real hiring process when hiring Jackson as there were for the other cases he listed.

  • Nance should be getting more min (22-26) imo. Black also should be getting min since he’s an upgrade over Bass at C. Other than that I agree.

  • LOL…great comeback. Clearly I can’t read. Thanks for pointing that out for me. You are so helpful and an asset to this message board.

  • We should be winning more games. And could actually have a shot at the playoffs if you look at what’s going on with Houston and New Orleans and Portland.

  • CP3 and Irving get into the lane a lot. Curry is the only one that only drives rarely. Every good offensive player takes what the defense offers.

  • I used Kerr as just the first example. If you are going to remove Jackson, you should remove Kerr for the same reason…not a normal situation. Next, the first time Jackson was hired it was a hiring process. Who even knew there was even a possibility of Phil Jackson coming to the Lakers before he did it?

    My point is that he included what strengthened his argument and removed what didn’t all through his post.

  • B. Scott is sacrificing “developing” the young guys in favor of trying to win “now”. What a joke, he’s failing at that miserably.

  • So no one would have a problem if he were playing all the young guys and not the veterans and losing all the games like the Sixers? I doubt that very seriously.

    It is never easy trying to balance development with winning.

  • Did I say he was playing at KP level? No, I just said KP a big is shooting the same FG percent as Russell, and how Russell is performing as well if not better than all but Okafor, Towns and KP.

  • Do you realize that Russell’s numbers are exactly the same as Harden and Curry through the first 11 games of their careers? And Russ is two years younger than they were as rookies. Folks need to calm dowm.

  • everytime i hear robert horry talk on twc i cant help think how he would be a good coach for the lakers or at least a way better coach than scott. horry has won many rings and always had a really good understanding as to how to play the game, he was never the fastest strongest or most athletic dude on the team but was very successful because of his knowledge for the game, he’s also played for the best coaches in phil and papabitch and if I’m not mistaking i believe he won rings with rudy t. robert horry has my vote bring him in to finish this season.

  • LOL….I don’t know what’s worse, your comment or the fact that you are serious!

  • Time for Jeanne to start cleaning house. We have to start making our roster and our decision makers more attractive for free agents.

  • And Jeanie has a long standing history of making the right decisions for the team! She is the key to our future. It is so crazy that Dr. Buss didn’t realize this and choose her to run the team before he died instead of Jim.

  • is that all your brain allowed you to post? you’re the new joshhh. why dont you share your ideas as to who should coach this team?

  • First, I don’t know the old joshhh so I can’t begin to determine if you are offering a compliment or making a weak attempt of a wisecrack. Oh, and yes, my brain is very limited as you suggested and that is why I posted what I did. You are clearly using all of your brain, which is great for you.

    I can’t begin to suggest a coach without knowing who the team is willing to part with concerning the roster as well as who might be available to be acquired. The problem the past few years is that they have made coaching decisions without taking everything into account…I have nothing else to add at this point as my brain can’t handle it.

  • Kevin McHale was fired by Houston with a 4-7 record, and here we are sitting at 2-9, Byron Scott is still the coach of the Lakers smh.

  • If Thibs or Marc Jackson is available now, wouldn’t you hire them in a heartbeat right now?? They are consider bad hires??

  • i can respect this comment but when you reply with a stupid childish comment and sound like joshhh you can expect the same in return, have you even heard the things horry says on twc? he says the things i wish scott would say

  • I think her and Magic would make a wonderful team. What free agent would tell magic no. And it would be hard for any player to say no to Jeanies pretty face as well

  • Byron sounded good before he became the coach too. AC Green, Worthy, Jamison, they all sound good when they are on the show.
    There’s that joshhh guy again being compared to me. I appreciate knowing now what it takes to get my comments respected by you. I am a better person for knowing. I will always remember your act of kindness this day…thank you godfather!

  • Cookie and Phil might have a problem with that wonderful team! LOL

    Magic wanted Byron, right? Magic wanted Pau and Howard to still be here too.

  • Byron Scott need to play Russell at least 35 minutes a game to see whether he is any good. Russell is averaging 9.5 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assist per game and only playing only 24 minutes. James Harden had the same numbers as a rookie. Stephen Curry averaged about 11 points per game as a rookie.

  • Listen joshhh, what a guy does as a player and what they do as a coach are not even remotely the same thing, Popovich didn’t play in the NBA, Magic Johnson was a horrible coach, I could list a thousand examples, but I won’t bother. The whole post was to highlight how in today’s NBA, teams are hiring based on what a guy can offer looking forward, rather than what he did in the past. Steve Kerr hadn’t had a job in 4 years, had never coached in the NBA. He was essentially hired off of an interview.

    I didn’t leave out any facts, I omitted Phil Jackson because he is the exception to the rule and the greatest bball coach ever, I also stated my omission, another ‘fact’. You should get a job as Mary, Mary quite contrary. Because seriously, you are worse than a female, arguing about anything and everything.

  • If you think Kerr was hired off of an interview alone that means you are totally discounting what he learned under Pop as a player and his basketball experience running the Suns.

    I simply point out when guys make idiotic posts as you do on a regular.

  • so you’re saying the defense offers it (them driving) a ton. Chris Paul takes 20% of his shots within 3 ft. Kyrie takes 26.8% of his shots from within 3 ft for his career. Curry takes 15.3% from within 3 ft. And Curry is a special case. In case you didn’t know, he’s gawdy from the 3-pt line. Shooting at the #2 best all-time percentage ever in the NBA, he should be allowed to not go the rim, yet he does.

    So what does our boy DR do? Shoot 65% of his shots from beyond 16 ft. I can tell you, DR is alot closer to Steve Blake’s 8.2% than Steve Nash 25%.

    And C’mon man, “no reason to force the issue?” That’s a ultimate DLO apologists view. Lots and lots of NBA guards go to to the rim without forcing the issue. If DR isn’t suited for driving, maybe he should just be a SG.

  • Again that just proves my point, he was hired on what he learned, not what he accomplished.

  • Who else would you hire to replace him that can do a better job? Not to mention you would be paying two coaches with the team still losing.

  • Dude the Rockets were expected to be contenders. The Lakers are not. I’m sure you realize that?

  • To defend my opinion, at the end of this season Clarkson can leave. He has the most trade value out of anybody on the team, therefore, he’s the only person that we can get someone in return.

  • Byron is justified in what he said.

    Russell has flashes of offensive greatness but where the TEAM needs him, play making, he is really far behind his potential as of now. Once Russell can drive a little better and make better play decisions Byrons stance will change.

  • Clarkson got insult by coach Byron Scott saying he’s not a point guard by drafting Russell. However, Clarkson trained with a great point (Steve Nash? in order to be the point guard for the lakers. Do you think he’s going to stay?

  • I upvoted you because you have a valid point but Russell will improve.

    Lets not trade the future for the quick fix.

  • One more thing, Clarkson is not getting fully utlized, why would he want to play for a coach like Bryon Scott, who attacks players character and lack of motivation. If the lakers don’t fire bs, we’re going to lose Clarkson.

  • Exactly that’s the same reason we fired Mike Brown when we had that super team with Dwight,Kobe, Gasol, and Nash. we lost every preseason game and started the season horrible.

  • If the lakers can get her a great assistant coach I’ll be all in for it. If the get thib, brooks, Jackson, even MDA to help guide her even more. Rookie coach’s need a great supporting case in order to do well. Does matter if it’s players or coach’s.

  • The thing i want to know dude why you calling this dude joshhh when he is clearly more leveled headed than josh and clearly has better grammar.

  • No, because they are from the “trophy for participation camp.” Russell has got to be the most underwhelming rookie in the history of the sports. Ok, that’s over the top, but he has got be to the biggest disappointment in Laker’s history.

    ETA: Most disappointing rookie selected in the 1st round. A sense of entitlement just seems to drip from him, fed and enabled by the premature fanjulation of some of the fair public on this forum.

  • So only previous NBA head coaching experience counts? Being the head of basketball operations means nothing as to gaining experience?

  • How exactly does being a GM help Kerr coach a team that was already assembled (by another GM) to an NBA championship? He was 4 years removed from that position I might add. You seem to think coaching, playing and being a general manager of a basketball team are completely interchangeable roles. Maybe the Lakers should fire Byron and put Jim Buss or Mitch Kupchak as head coach and see how that goes.

  • Could you all give Russel a break?! Seriously, the kid — he’s just 19 for God’s sake! — is a first-year student. What did you expect?

    Plus, almost everyone said Randle was our future and as such was untradable. In that context, what should the FO have selected Porzingis for?!

    I’m as upset as you that we shall suck big time for the third consecutive year but I’m confident that the dog days are behind us. We’re still losing but I think that we’re already playing much better than last year. So everybody chill out a bit.

  • i wouldnt trade dangelo for any other rookie.
    including big P okafor or Towns….
    i have faith in Russell that he will bloom soon.

  • I don’t care about other players I want to see this team win and his indecisiveness is costing us games

  • There’s nothing to agree with he’s just saying dumb ish that doesn’t make sense.

  • I know he’s just a kid, but he’s so casual and seemingly disconnected. I don’t think he’s career is going to be a long one…unless he can find some determination and focus…

  • yes it is he has the wrost numbers by far of any of the statarters the offense and defense are all better when hes on the bench

  • Believing we have to try to “win now” is ridiculous. For all of his win now priority, B. Scott is only able to muster 2 wins? He should fire himself. Making developing the young guys priority means they get developed faster and we get out of the basement faster. These “veterans” won’t be around once they become a playoff ready team. So what exactly is there to “balance”?

  • Yeah let’s just put him on the pine so he can watch Kobe and Lou show him how to really not pass and throw up bricks.

  • I feel you. I wanted Okafor but I’m not gonna call Russell a bust after 11 games. Especially when he’s performing better than folks wanna give him credit for compared to all the other rookies.

  • Having a job versus losing your job. He has to try to win or he will lose his job. If he tries and fails…he will still lose his job. If he doesn’t even try, he is will lose his job. He can’t win…he will lose his job.

  • No, I never said that the roles are interchangeable. I’m simply suggesting that experience from one area can assist with working in the next area.

  • He was a lottery pick, second overall. Randle was one the year before that. What part of the last few seasons is not us being a lottery team? Russell should be starting and getting full burn like most top 5 lotto picks on lotto teams.

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