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Kobe Bryant may play small forward this season

Kobe Bryant is being tested at the small forward position during training camp by Lakers coach Byron Scott. The Lakers’ first training camp runthrough saw Bryant play the wing with D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson in the backcourt, according to the Orange County Register’s Bill Oram. Scott’s reasoning is quite simple. The objective is to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kupchak: Lakers support Scott if he decides to play veterans over youth

Los Angeles Lakers Byron Scott has a difficult decision to make this season: Should he value winning at all costs or developing the team's youth?In an ideal world, the two go hand in hand. But that might not be the case this season. The Lakers' roster has conflicting interests.Kobe Bryant, Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon Bass are in win-now mode. The veterans are either in...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

'The Herd:' Does Byron Scott worry about the Clippers?

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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott Could Face a Make or Break Year with the Los Angeles Lakers

Byron Scott finished last year with a 21-61 record, which is the worst finish in team history. (USATSI/CBS Sports) Byron Scott has been coaching since 1998. Scott has coached the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and now the Los Angeles Lakers. Throughout his sixteen years of coaching in the NBA, Scott has a 437-582 record. Last year, Byron Scott finished...
Via The Sports Journal
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Are Byron Scott and the Los Angeles Lakers headed in the right direction?

In a recent interview Los Angeles Lakers’ coach Byron Scott said hes excited about the competition they have at every position. This is something that is often preached by coaches, but it is hard to achieve. Coaches believe that competition is what brings the most out of players. So anytime you can create a situation where players are constantly competing, it works better for the...
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: The West Coast Bulls?

Jimmy Butler The Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls finished the regular season on opposite ends of the spectrum. The Lakers were destined for the lottery from the start and they ended up near the bottom of the Western Conference and with the number two pick in the NBA Draft. The Bulls, on the other hand, had title aspirations until they were shut down by LeBron James and...
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers will reportedly pursue Tom Thibodeau

Byron Scott still has a year remaining on his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but that isn’t stopping the team from exploring other options. According to basketball reporter Jordan Schultz, the Lakers are planning to pursue Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. It is basically a foregone conclusion that Thibodeau will not be coaching...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Opposing players say they want to play for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA, and the fact that they have Kobe Bryant is no longer helping. Bryant will turn 37 this summer and cannot stay healthy. How is a 19-53 team with an aging superstar planning to attract free agents? According to Lakers coach Byron Scott,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Byron Scott, like Kobe, irritated by Lakers' celebration

It’s safe to say the Los Angeles Lakers won’t be celebrating much the next time they snap a long losing streak. Several members of the Lakers went a bit over the top Sunday night after the team ended a seven-game losing streak with an overtime win over the Boston Celtics. Nick Young, Jordan Hill and Jeremy Lin hammed it up during a postgame interview after erasing the skid...
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Byron Scott on Jason Kidd: He was known as being an a-hole

It’s a rare occurrence indeed for a member of any coaching fraternity, no matter the sport, to come out and essentially badmouth a fellow head coach, even in a veiled manner. But given the rumored bad blood from days gone by that apparently exists between Byron Scott and Jason Kidd, perhaps the fact that the...Read More The post Byron Scott takes shot at Jason Kidd: ‘He was...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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