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Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (54) / 3/28/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 202

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Coach Byron Scott said he could make a lineup change if he doesn't like the effort after Tuesday's game against the Warriors.
The Lakers are on the road to face the Warriors, so they are going to need one heck of an effort to get a win. This quote is probably more about motivation than anything, so don't expect the Lakers to make a change this week. Nov 23 - 3:33 PM

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Byron Scott wants to see better ball movement from the Lakers.

The Lakers have a tendency to watch Kobe when he was the ball in his hands. On top of that, Los Angeles has poor spacing and a group of players who all like to operate with the ball in their hands. Despite the mounting losses, there have been some signs of progress, but it's a one step forward, two steps back approach that won't result in anything consistent. "It’ll be a constant process. It just happens. Growing up we’re used to having the ball and making plays," Bryant said.
Nov 23 - 10:28 AM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that he isn't planning on shaking up his frontcourt rotation despite a lack of rebounding.

"I’m not going to say I’m extremely happy with everything going on with the guys I have rotating. But I’m trying to give them a shot before I make decisions," Scott said. "A couple of bad more rebounding games will do that." The Lakers haven't gotten consistent production out of Brandon Bass and Larry Nance off the bench, while Tarik Black and Robert Sacre are currently out of the rotation. Julius Randle and Roy Hibbert are the only bigs with fantasy value anyways, and it doesn't sound like their starting spots are in danger.
Nov 20 - 10:17 AM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that he will stick with the same starting five against the Nets on Friday, but he did say that his threshold for patience has lowered.

Simply put, Scott will make changes soon if this lineup doesn't perform. Scott's bench rotation will be different tonight and he said it's possible that Metta World Peace and Larry Nance could see the floor, but nothing is certain at this point. The Lakers and Nets have yet to win this season.
Nov 6 - 1:07 PM

Coach Byron Scott said the Lakers got into a verbal altercation late in the fourth quarter on Tuesday.

Scott said he didn't mind it because it's a positive the team wasn't happy with a loss. The Lakers are one of three 0-4 teams (Pelicans and Nets), but it's easy to argue they are the worst of that bunch based on their schedule with three home games and facing just one playoff team.
Nov 4 - 4:29 PM

Byron Scott said that he would like for the Lakers to take between 18-25 three-pointers per game this season.

Scott said with the improved personnel on the roster, the Lakers will be able to better utilize the 3-point shot, and through four preseason games they've averaged 25.5 three-point attempts per game. Nick Young, D'Angelo Russell, Ryan Kelly, Kobe Bryant and Lou Williams are all capable of knocking down their 3-point attempts, and it sounds like Scott is prepared to let those guys fire away from deep.

Byron Scott said the Lakers are not going to "just come down and be launching 3-pointers."

Sorry, Swaggy P. After drawing harsh criticism last season for his resistance to the 3-point shot, Scott doesn't appear swayed. "We have a number of guys who can make them on a consistent basis, but it's not going to be the focal point of our offense." While the Lakers' personnel simply doesn't dictate a team that should be taking a lot of triples, it shouldn't be overlooked entirely.
Sep 21 - 9:30 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers are happy with Byron Scott as their head coach and are not interested in Tom Thibodeau, according to Ramona Shelburne.

The Lakers had been interested in Thibodeau before hiring Byron Scott last summer, but are reportedly happy with their current head coach and won't make a play for the Chicago Bulls' most recent ex-head coach. While nothing in the NBA is written in stone, it sounds like Scott will get at least one more year as the Lakers head coach.
May 28 - 1:28 PM

Byron Scott recently revealed that opposing free agents have told him during games that they'd "love to be in LA next year."

Perhaps they meant playing for the Clippers. In all sincerity, this type of stuff happens routinely, and there is no way to have any tangible read into it or extrapolate any possible significance. The Lakers have holes at every position on the roster to fill this offseason.
Mar 30 - 9:31 AM

Byron Scott will resume his head coaching duties for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

Scott took Tuesday and Wednesday off to attend his mothers' funeral, but he will be back with the Lakers on Friday. "I know she’s in a much better place because she’s not in pain anymore. That’s one thing I have some comfort in," Scott said.
Mar 27 - 9:12 AM

Byron Scott will not be at the Lakers' games on Tuesday or Wednesday as he will be attending the funeral services for his mother.

We wish Scott nothing but the best during this difficult time, and we hope to see him back soon. Assistant coach Paul Pressey will take charge of the Lakers in Scott's absence.
Mar 22 - 7:51 PM

Byron Scott again lit into his big men after Sunday's loss to the Hawks for their inability to set screens.

This has been a theme in Lakerland this season. "I don't know. You have to ask them. Maybe they're scared of contact," Scott said. "I'm serious. I've asked them." Both Ed Davis and Tarik Black agreed with the head coach's assessment, but that doesn't mean much until the Lakers are about that action, boss.
Mar 16 - 9:34 AM

Head coach Byron Scott is reportedly thinking about altering his starting lineup once again.

The Lakers are struggling to stay relevant in the Western Conference, so it's not at all surprising to hear these reports. While he didn't say what positions were up for debate, one would have to think that Ronnie Price (elbow) is on the hot seat after his recent struggles, even though Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson haven't exactly been knocking on the door. Regardless, we will continue to follow this story closely and we will pass along further updates as needed.
Jan 18 - 10:25 AM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott admitted to overworking Kobe Bryant earlier this season.

It's great for Scott to (finally) accept accountability, but it's also fair to wonder how many problems his "plan" created for Kobe that otherwise wouldn't have existed. "I thought his workload was too much," Scott said. "He had a number and my number was higher. His number was right when I look back at it." Kobe needs to be between 25-30 minutes nightly at this stage of his career.
Source: ESPN LA
Jan 12 - 9:45 AM

Byron Scott said that he will soon be making a change to the Lakers' starting lineup, but the change will not come Sunday vs. Toronto.

Scott would not comment on whom exactly he's thinking of sending to the bench, but it would likely be Wes Johnson, Carlos Boozer, or Jordan Hill. Unfortunately for the Lakers, a change to the starting lineup wouldn't have too much of an impact on their 3-13 record as they're simply dealing with a lack of talent in LA. Stay tuned.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 03:01:00 PM