Lakers News: Byron Scott Addresses ‘Tired Legs’ During Preseason
Byron Scott: Kobe Bryant, Metta World Peace Are Lakers Best Defenders
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

After numerous years, the 2015-16 Los Angeles Lakers made their return to Hawaii for training camp. In the past week, numerous players have talked about how challenging head coach Byron Scott’s training camps are. Following the loss to the Utah Jazz in their first preseason game, it was evident the Lakers had tired legs after a week two-a-day practices.

With the Lakers playing one more game in Hawaii before returning to Los Angeles, Scott was asked about tired legs during preseason. According to Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell, Scott believes his training camp will pay off during the regular season:

After losing numerous players to injuries this past season, there are concerns about the demanding workload during training camp. While Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and Julius Randle (leg) have returned from their season-ending injuries, the Lakers need everyone relatively healthy to compete for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Heading into the new season, this year’s Lakers seemed determined and are working on building chemistry. With the season opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves quickly approaching, it will be interesting to see how quickly this team can come together.

tired legs turn into hamstring injuries..never fails

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  1. If I could be justifiably convinced that this toughness was somehow beneficial I would be the first to back up Scott.

    Unfortunately I do not agree with this military type of conditioning. I just do not agree with it.

    1. If I could be justifiably convinced that this toughness was somehow beneficial I would be the first to back up Scott.

      Unfortunately I do not agree with this military type of conditioning. I just do not agree with it.

        1. Enlighten me…
          How am i a hypocrite?

          Please google that word…

          and then explain how i am such…

          or is it the most intellectual word that you know and you want to sound big while using it?

          1. oh thank you for complimenting me taylor you really compliment good! I am big!

        1. Do you even follow the news?
          It was just proven that that statement was taken out of context…

          and just for your information….
          Pops and Phil Jackson share a similar sentiment.

          So whatever you choose to believe about stats, the 2 most successful guys in NBA history kinda disagree.

          1. lol Popovich uses analytics a lot especially when it comes to making adjustments

          2. But Popovich does a very tough conditioning program.
            ANd pops uses analytics JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER COACH, but he says that on gameday, “he just goes with his gut.”

            Do you really think that a billion dollar franchise and organization like the lakers doesn’t use analytics?
            -maybe you missed the article about the 2 guys with PHD’s running the lakers numbers team.

          3. POP does not like the media, and messes with their heads, as for him it is time lost.

      1. Just a few days ago BS said we are way ahead of were we were last year and to day he said we have a lot of work to do, we are back where he cant make up his mind.

          1. Then he makes the team run suicides. He was once a good coach, but he has lost his way.

        1. Enlighten me…
          How am i a hypocrite?

          Please google that word…

          and then explain how i am such…

          or is it the most intellectual word that you know and you want to sound big while using it?

          1. oh thank you for complimenting me taylor you really compliment good! I am big!

        1. Do you even follow the news?
          It was just proven that that statement was taken out of context…

          and just for your information….
          Pops and Phil Jackson share a similar sentiment.

          So whatever you choose to believe about stats, the 2 most successful guys in NBA history kinda disagree.

          1. lol Popovich uses analytics a lot especially when it comes to making adjustments

          2. But Popovich does a very tough conditioning program.
            ANd pops uses analytics JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER COACH, but he says that on gameday, “he just goes with his gut.”

            Do you really think that a billion dollar franchise and organization like the lakers doesn’t use analytics?
            -maybe you missed the article about the 2 guys with PHD’s running the lakers numbers team.

          3. POP does not like the media, and messes with their heads, as for him it is time lost.

      1. Just a few days ago BS said we are way ahead of were we were last year and to day he said we have a lot of work to do, we are back where he cant make up his mind.

          1. Then he makes the team run suicides. He was once a good coach, but he has lost his way.

    1. yes it is…
      have you ever played sports?

      You can get more injury from improper conditioning than over conditioning.

        1. Ask every Thibideau team in history.
          Bill Parcells has how many championships in football?
          Bilicheck does well for himself.

          And let’s look at the other side…..
          and talk about “soft teams” that aren’t physically prepared.

          Conditioning in October means stronger legs in January through April when other teams fade out.

          1. Lol, look what he did last year, though. He ran those players into the ground all year. That’s part of the reason they played so badly.

          2. Why is it other coaches can have tough programs, but when its scott, it’s a wrong choice?

            if he had made it to the playoffs last year, none of you would be talking…

            some folks just wanna bitch like old nags.

          3. Well, Thibbs, For Example, has a tough program, but he never made it a point to try and demoralize players like Scott did to Lin, Young, and other players last year. He ran players into the ground and changed his rotation around way too much. He likes to play guys off each other to create a sense of urgency, but all he’s doing is making guys more unsure of themselves.

            If he does that with Russell, Clarkson, and Randle then I want him gone ASAP.

          4. I don’t agree with the extreme conditioning but I disagree with you.

            First of all Lin sucks.

            Now, if any player can not handle competition then they don’t belong on a 16 times championship team.

            If competing with your teammates affects your confidence, you definitely need to remove that Purple and Gold jersey.

          5. It’s not really about Lin. It’s about Russell. Rookies have to play a lot of minutes in order to develop into great players. If they bench him he will be a bust. It’s crazy to have him competing against Lou Williams for his spot.

            That whole “16 times championship team” mess is the reason why no free agents will come to LA. They will have to improve through player development because they have given up their draft picks for the next 3 years and they have nobody with good trade value.

            If they wanted a guy that would be great right now they should have drafted Jahlil Okafor.

          6. I don’t have a problem with the conditioning regiment but let me remind you of Pat Riley and 89-1990. After running the team to death it culminated into constant in season injuries and a turbulent season. Team chemistry was shot that season also.

          7. J Taylor,

            Byron Scott didn’t have a talented enough team last year to make the playoffs. And he didn’t have much say on selecting last years team. I think Byron had a hand in selecting this years team.

            And I think we should judge how he does this year more critically than last season. This year if the team can stay healthy there shouldn’t be a bunch of excuses and finger pointing.

            I agree with you some will find fault even if and when the Lakers win the championship. They’ll say I’m sure Phil Jackson would have won it in 5 not 7 games etc….

            Go Lakers !

            Paytc

          8. I agree! this is the biggest reason they were so bad last year. They played decent for the first 3 quarters and tired in the 4th. Its going to be a repeat this year if they keep Byron

  • Why is this a story?
    Why did Trudell report it… and Duangdao repost it?

    It’s preseason conditioning. If it works (as designed) it helps the regular season avoid injury, and help the team play at a high level for nearly 6 months.

      1. yes it is…
        have you ever played sports?

        You can get more injury from improper conditioning than over conditioning.

          1. Ask every Thibideau team in history.
            Bill Parcells has how many championships in football?
            Bilicheck does well for himself.

            And let’s look at the other side…..
            and talk about “soft teams” that aren’t physically prepared.

            Conditioning in October means stronger legs in January through April when other teams fade out.

          2. Lol, look what he did last year, though. He ran those players into the ground all year. That’s part of the reason they played so badly.

          3. Why is it other coaches can have tough programs, but when its scott, it’s a wrong choice?

            if he had made it to the playoffs last year, none of you would be talking…

            some folks just wanna bitch like old nags.

          4. Well, Thibbs, For Example, has a tough program, but he never made it a point to try and demoralize players like Scott did to Lin, Young, and other players last year. He ran players into the ground and changed his rotation around way too much. He likes to play guys off each other to create a sense of urgency, but all he’s doing is making guys more unsure of themselves.

            If he does that with Russell, Clarkson, and Randle then I want him gone ASAP.

          5. I don’t agree with the extreme conditioning but I disagree with you.

            First of all Lin sucks.

            Now, if any player can not handle competition then they don’t belong on a 16 times championship team.

            If competing with your teammates affects your confidence, you definitely need to remove that Purple and Gold jersey.

          6. It’s not really about Lin. It’s about Russell. Rookies have to play a lot of minutes in order to develop into great players. If they bench him he will be a bust. It’s crazy to have him competing against Lou Williams for his spot.

            That whole “16 times championship team” mess is the reason why no free agents will come to LA. They will have to improve through player development because they have given up their draft picks for the next 3 years and they have nobody with good trade value.

            If they wanted a guy that would be great right now they should have drafted Jahlil Okafor.

          7. I don’t have a problem with the conditioning regiment but let me remind you of Pat Riley and 89-1990. After running the team to death it culminated into constant in season injuries and a turbulent season. Team chemistry was shot that season also.

          8. J Taylor,

            Byron Scott didn’t have a talented enough team last year to make the playoffs. And he didn’t have much say on selecting last years team. I think Byron had a hand in selecting this years team.

            And I think we should judge how he does this year more critically than last season. This year if the team can stay healthy there shouldn’t be a bunch of excuses and finger pointing.

            I agree with you some will find fault even if and when the Lakers win the championship. They’ll say I’m sure Phil Jackson would have won it in 5 not 7 games etc….

            Go Lakers !

            Paytc

          9. I agree! this is the biggest reason they were so bad last year. They played decent for the first 3 quarters and tired in the 4th. Its going to be a repeat this year if they keep Byron

      1. Football does the same type of conditioning….

        I am not sure you’ve ever played competitive sports or team sports as conditioning has almost nothing to do with over use or “pushing players to injury.”

        Folks are making way too much about tired legs and trying to find any way to vent their misguided frustration toward the coach.

        1. dude I have played basketball football and baseball and my coaches said to notoverexert in practice after 2 or 3 hard practicedays, I dont know any competitive sports you have been in!

          1. Have you played 82 games over 6 months?
            I bet it was in high school when you never got more than 25 games in 5 months.

            We’re talking about professional sports not high school delusions.

            And if your High school football coach didn’t kick your ass in the first weeks of training and conditioning i bet your team never went to CIF or any post season glory.

          2. dude we won championships or close mostyears , we did practice hard which coachsaw and when he saw us overwork he would stop and say take a break and get water !

          3. I doubt he said that 7 days into the training camp.

            There are COUNTLESS examples of coaches who have had very high success with tough conditioning, but very few who have success with light conditioning….

            Phil Jackson did the same….. Pops regularly has a guy puke in the first days of his camp….

            Seems to me like you are one of the “soft” guys who aren’t dedicated enough to endure a tough program. And as such, you want to project your misguided thoughts onto a professional system and very well informed coaching staff.

          4. dude soft is when you get your bricks beat by 20 points in a real game like yesterday thats what I saw, second, whoare you to talk about soft your probably a string bean loser who could not win at sports or fights a day in your life!

          5. Somehow you think that coaches try to win preseason games.

            I have a unicorn in my backyard for sale… maybe you want it… the horn is shiny and bright…

          6. Preseason games are not for winning. That’s why the win-loss stat do not count. It’s for you to build chemistry, get your feet wet, check which line up works, gauge who among your 19 players are you going to cut.

          7. Then go to his house and comfort him. Tell him people are unfair that it was counted for him and not for Scott. Maybe if you guys hug it out, everything will be okay. 🙂 God bless.

          8. maybe if you kenny c would hug and understand true basketball you would not be a loser at the computer!

          9. Oh no. He called me “loser” twice and even said “lol”. That’s really hurting my feelings right now. He must be the King of internet trash talking. I can’t handle it anymore. Goodbye world.

          10. Oh crap. Now I’m not just a weirdo, I’m the biggest weirdo. I can’t. I really can’t anymore. I give up. @Bpowell1:disqus , you win in life. You can have all the cookies you wan’t

          11. no ,I already eat good meal of cookies lol but thanks for asking and trying to be funnily nice have a great day hasta-lavista loser lol!

          12. You like saying “loser” a lot don’t you? Yeah, I like saying my name too.

          13. Not really. I’m sure it’s more fun when you say it since I’m not as fun as you. You’re the best person alive.

          14. That’s because the media was all on his case because we had that super team.

    1. Not only does Sacre suck and waste a roster spot. Hes now hurting other players on the team. Great.

    1. Not only does Sacre suck and waste a roster spot. Hes now hurting other players on the team. Great.

    1. What?
      Why are you projecting the failures of the players on the coach?

      Does he stand on the sidelines and say, “Randle don’t rebound that ball…” ??

          1. Lol, he did the same thing the whole year last year. He ran the team into the ground and demoralized everyone on the team.

        1. He had better start making a rotation, that will not kill his players, he is pushing it way to much.

          1. It’s not the the game minutes, but the practice that’s causing the trouble.

      1. JT don’t you see how radicals all of this is, don’t make a fool of your self, take a break count to 2000.

    1. What?
      Why are you projecting the failures of the players on the coach?

      Does he stand on the sidelines and say, “Randle don’t rebound that ball…” ??

          1. Lol, he did the same thing the whole year last year. He ran the team into the ground and demoralized everyone on the team.

        1. He had better start making a rotation, that will not kill his players, he is pushing it way to much.

          1. It’s not the the game minutes, but the practice that’s causing the trouble.

  • “I’m takin’ it back to the old school, ’cause I’m an old fool, who’s so cool….”

    1. lol agreed byron is a bald loser who still thinks he cool this is not 1987 byron its 2015, its not even the 90s anymore and there more close to looking like the 2000s lol!

  • “I’m takin’ it back to the old school, ’cause I’m an old fool, who’s so cool….”

    1. lol agreed byron is a bald loser who still thinks he cool this is not 1987 byron its 2015, its not even the 90s anymore and there more close to looking like the 2000s lol!

  • Reading Tweets responding to these reports makes me sick to think how many stupid Laker fans there are… I mean seriously. Twitter and social media is for dumb to people to feel important..

    I guess it’s that way for any team, but damn people are stupid. Scott is spot on. Who cares about tired legs in the games that DON’T matter? Get all that out now and be ready for the long grind of the regular season. Hell, you don’t see the players complaining do you? So why do “fans” see the need to? Making shots doesn’t determine your value so no point in being rested for evaluation. The coaching staff knows the talent of each player, otherwise they wouldn’t be here.

    Hell, they’re even blaming him for the injuries to both Browns… Jesus, anything that goes wrong is Scott’s fault.

      1. So they don’t get better with practice? Gotcha. SMH. Why you are not a professional basketball coach.

          1. And who is then? A rookie head coach? One from college?

            You’ve got to be joking. This guy WAS/IS a Laker. You’re just a stats kid. Always judging by record and not circumstance. I bet you never watched a BS coached team before he came here. Naw, I bet you just looked up media opinion and actually took last year seriously.. as a measuring stick to his coaching pedigree.

          2. Ilooked athis coaching perc. and he has the worst coach perc., I guess you did not study perc or fractions in school, below 400.% thats terrible!

          3. Remind me….
            Last year when NO ONE wanted to coach the team, what options were available?

            And beyond the winning percentages, how are his 2 finals trips reflected in the stats?

            George Karl holds the record for winning percentages, and yet NONE of his teams have ever been in the finals, and only 3 have made it past the first round.

            Cherry picking stats to support a weak argument isn’t smart when folks will call bullshit on you.

          4. Such a witty response…

            You should take a second next time to think about what you write so it’s a bit more relevant and makes a bit more sense based on the discussion.

            I can post random responses too… just like an out of control kid being beaten in a discussion.

          5. speaking of a kid for responding to a kid response how mature is that taylor?!

          6. since you are a stats guy,
            post the rest of Karl’s results.

            Let’s talk about Golden State and then Denver Nuggets….

          7. So you are saying that you wanted Karl last year instead of Scott…

            Because those were the only 2 options….
            unless you want to talk about the Brian Shaw failure, or the Derek Fisher failure.

          8. So since you are such a great basketball mind…
            Tell us what REALISTIC options are available.

            or are you just bitching to bitch.

            Solutions not words bro.

          9. At least they would bring something new to the franchise. I’m tired of these recycled coaches. Find the next great coach

          10. Oh, so you are talking about coaches with experience when you say “recycled”? I don’t agree with that. I would like Scott Brooks or Thibbs to come in and coach the team. Even Vinnie Del Negro would be better than Scott, right now.

          11. Why not find that new coach who grow with these young guys. Look at Brad Stevens and now Quin Snyder with Jazz. Give someone new a chance to see if they can be more than just average

          12. The Jazz haven’t proven anything really. All they’ve shown is that they can beat a team with tired legs. They didn’t do much last year. Thomas was really a steal for the Celtics and the east was really weak. I’d much rather have Scott Brooks. I know Brooks can win games.

          13. Jazz had the best defense in the second half of the season and one of the best records since all-star break

          14. Scott Brooks had Westbrook and Durant his whole life. I’m pretty sure anyone can do what he did with those guys.

          15. I’ll give you that. You know what, as long as he starts D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle I don’t care what else he does. If he puts them on the bench then I want him gone ASAP.

          16. Everything is earned in this league. If the starting role proves to be too much for Russ and Julius, sit them down and have them come off the bench. They’ll still develop. Whatever wins games I’m down with. I mean even last night, the Lakers played better with just Clarkson at the point. Not a slight to anyone, just whatever wins. I don’t think you go into the season already with development as your primary goal. If the season goes too far south too early, then you run the young guys. But this team has a legit shot at a playoffs spot IMO.

          17. I don’t know why people including you are complaining about his conditioning drills. Its not about old school or new school, its about getting into basketball shape and be able to perform at a high level even late in games. I mean…if any of you have played basketball before or in a high school or college team, suicide and conditioning practice is a common and helpful drills to help players. If you watch basketball / nba before, they never complained about these kind of stuffs, kobe doesn’t complain about it. Players these days / this generation are just too comfortable with their style of playing with no fundamentals and not in shape.

          18. not the way byron does it fool, he ran them into the ground and you could see it on day 5 or 6 of trining camp!

          19. Cause he did it all last year and the team suffered. They will lose games because they are too tired and because they are losing games he will run them some more and they will have more injuries and lose more games.

          20. Simply looking at a coach’s record is a simpleton way of looking at whether someone can coach or not. Byron spent three years in Cleveland after LeBron left. You’re going to hold that against him? Byron took the Nets to the Finals twice and took over a team in New Orleans that was a losing team and had them in the playoffs. He also played a huge role in the development of three HOF caliber guards in Jason Kidd, Chris Paul, and Kyrie Irving.

        1. so running players into the ground is smart wow thats the dumbest thing in practice having this suicide course no team runs anymore!

          1. The team has been in organized practice 1 week…

            How is it PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES are being run into the ground in 7 days?

            US Marines do more in 7 days than the Lakers training camp….

          2. dont say that at least tha tis thinking and not oblivious these people some have no idea injury vision!

      1. I ignore everything you ever write.. you’re just a pessimistic hater who doesn’t deserve a rational response. SMH. Done.

        1. He’s right. Scott needs to calm down at the end of the day. Russell and Randle need the opportunity to play with fresh legs at some point.

          1. No he’s not right. He’s ignorant. Russell and Randle have the regular season to do that. Scott doesn’t do his training camp regiments during the REGULAR SEASON!! How many times are people going to think this?!

            He gives them day-offs and they’re monitoring player health more accurately this season. The injuries in practice are during scrimmages, not conditioning. Meaning the players are hurting each other. Not Scott.

            You guys need to give Scott a break. Been going on since last season.

          2. Just because they didn’t get injured while running suicides that doesn’t mean fatigue wasn’t a factor.

          3. They were both upper-body injuries…. one to the shoulder off a screen and the other a hand contusion…

            Yeah, fatigue really aided in those. SMFH! You’re so foolish it’s hard to believe you can actually post on the Internet.

    1. Thanks for a thoughtful, rational post. You know what made the Showtime team? They would run you down, and in the 4th quarter when your legs were shot, they’d run you even harder. That’s what Scott is trying to get this team to. No one griped about Pat Riley’s camp drills. These days, kids want a medal just for showing up, and having to actually push themselves beyond their limits to improve just makes no sense to them. They don’t understand the hard-easy-harder method.

      1. this is not showtime I think you people want to live your childhoods of the 80s a little too over grow up you saw when the early 90s came sowtime could not do that against the bulls or other teams!

        1. They did it for a decade. they got old. They retired. Magic retired in 1991. What do you expect? What, you think players can’t take what they could take in the ’80s, anymore?

          1. see right there 80s mindset grow up and stop pretending this is the valley girl jheri curled 80s maam!

          2. Oh, you’re a troll. Well, why didn’t you just say so, so I could ignore you from the beginning? Carry on.

          3. ok I will continue that if this was the 80s mindset to keep today why did you change your hair to straight!?

      2. But with Pat Riley it actually produced championships. And the players eventually got tired with him and he left to go New York

        1. Well, we are hoping it can produce championships here, eventually. I see Scott looking like he’s trying to create a Junior Showtime. And frankly, I like the idea, with Russell at PG. I think it might work.

          1. Yes, it is. And I think with Russell, Clarkson and Randle, we can play that kind of ball, too. You agree?

          2. Really? Because that’s not playing to Russell’s strengths at all. The two major weaknesses in his game are his lack of speed and athleticism.

          3. See, I think it does play to his strengths. I think you underestimate his ability to run the floor, and if he can replicate the kind of passes he sent to Randle last night on the break, I think they can do it, and give Golden State a run for their money in fast break basketball.

          4. Nah, he’s not that kind of player. Russell can be great, but more like Steve Nash and other slow point guards with good jumpshots.

          5. Curry is faster than Russell. Magic wasn’t faster, but he played at a much faster pace. For some reason Russell is hardly ever sprinting versus Magic who would use every opportunity to go full speed at the basket.

          6. Nah, Russell is never running full speed in the game. He is always jogging or making quick movements. Even if he is slow he could still be running like Stockton, Nash, and Kidd did in their careers.

          7. Steve Nash thrived in the fastbreak with Mike D……..and he wasn’t even that fast dude, He knew how to change speeds when he needed to.

          8. showtime will not be replicated no will shaq and kobe, this is not 1980 or 1989 get over it!

          9. Russell isn’t going to win any sprinting contests. He’s more like Mark Jackson or Sam Cassell than he is Magic.

          10. exactly what I was thinking. Russel has Mark Jackson skillsets written all over him. Magic was 6’9″ he got to spots faster because of his long legs – plus that change in direction screws defenders up.

          11. Its an idea of great potential. With:

            D’Angelo’s Russel’s [passing],[three point shooting][mid-jumper],

            Clarkson’s [speed][steals][attacking the basket]

            Randle ‘s [rebounding][coast to coast][slam dunking].

      3. I guess a lot of these fools want Mike Brown back???

        Im very impressed with Byron and think this team will do well this season

        1. speaking of a person with a picture dressing like it is the snow blizzard winter being in la knowing it is sunny not snowing! now that’s a fool.

      4. The players do. And that’s all that matters. These ignorant, naive “fans” are apart of the LeBron-era of fans. Who think everyone needs to be pampered and taken care of. SMH.

        1. speaking of the guy that uses and twitters each day without goingto a real gym like lebron enjoy being oft little one!

      1. No he didn’t do that last year. Who fed you that BS? He ramps up practice intensity in TRAINING CAMP for conditioning purposes. Not regular season practices. You guys just blatantly hate Scott because he didn’t take us to the Promised Land last year with little to nothing to work with.

          1. Show me the quotes and I’ll believe you. And even if it were true, have you never heard of discipline? Just because these guys are “pros” doesn’t mean they play like it all the time. Practicing hard teaches principles… something I’m sure you and all his other soft detractors have never heard of before.

            You got no leg to stand on here man… give it up with the anti-Byron BS.

    2. I agree but at least show some basketball defense. .he need to work more on his system. .those players are paid to play they already practice and running all time!! Just teach system at least

      1. At the end of the day, defense has to be performed by the players. Too many times guys were lagging back because they’re trying to get the offensive rebounds. The effort is at least there, and Hibbert helps A LOT. And BTW, Scott isn’t the only coach in the league to have such “tough” practices. Seriously, even the fans are getting soft. Just like the league.

        Coach Carter is a great example of what Scott’s doing. Watch the movie if you don’t know the story. Conditioning is more important than systems.

          1. With what rosters again? OH THAT’S RIGHT! SMH.

            PJ was an ego-manager, that’s it. Stop pretending he was the GOD of all coaches because of his championship record. Again, you’re a STATS/NUMBERS guy. You don’t know anything outside of what the numbers say.

          2. Numbers say Byron Scott has a terrible offensive system that generate a ton of mid range jumpers which is the worst shot in basketball

          3. Byron is the idiot bro. Just watch how the team plays on offense it’s ugly basketball

        1. If true I will go bring soccer players and ask them to play basketball! !!!! Conditioning is very important it a must..but u shouldn’t forget the plan and system. .because they can out run people as much they won’t but if they can’t Crack defense it’s a loss..yesterday was simply bunch of street boys playing no coaching nothing..but I say tonight is a much better judgment if we learn from mistakes and coach adjust things and we see some basketball going I will be happy..doesn’t mean wining just better basketball game

          1. “yesterday was simply bunch of street boys playing no coaching nothing”…..

            I guess this confirms you’ve never watched a preseason game. LOL. The entire preseason will be littered with mistakes and hiccups. As will the first 30 games or so. Patience is required when dealing with so many young players. We have a good mix, between vets and rookies, but we have a lot more young players. Consistency is hard to ask for when you have a rotating door of players each year.

            That’s what separates us from the other teams. They all generally have the same core of players on the roster. Add a couple guys here and there, not us. 3/4 of our roster is new. So mistakes will continue to happen, coaching or no coaching. Get used to it. On thing they can’t mess up on… conditioning. Your soccer player statement is ignorant.

          2. Oh I agree with u..I am not saying we gave to win preseason game .I am am saying we shouldn’t just focus on conditioning only..we should show some system or part of it..my soccer players statement is spot on when u think conditions is only important thing now..not true..but I hope we show so grew in today game ..and if not I will say from now early or not it’s going to be long season

      1. the majority of your image is how pathetic trying to be cool your picture is which is lame sunglasses not combed hair nobody has that image anymore stop living in the 80s maam!

      2. It’s like that everywhere. So many dumb fans who expect 60+ win seasons every year regardless of roster. Will always blame the coach regardless of circumstances… they always assume that if the team sucks it’s the system..

  • Reading Tweets responding to these reports makes me sick to think how many stupid Laker fans there are… I mean seriously. Twitter and social media is for dumb to people to feel important..

    I guess it’s that way for any team, but damn people are stupid. Scott is spot on. Who cares about tired legs in the games that DON’T matter? Get all that out now and be ready for the long grind of the regular season. Hell, you don’t see the players complaining do you? So why do “fans” see the need to? Making shots doesn’t determine your value so no point in being rested for evaluation. The coaching staff knows the talent of each player, otherwise they wouldn’t be here.

    Hell, they’re even blaming him for the injuries to both Browns… Jesus, anything that goes wrong is Scott’s fault.

      1. So they don’t get better with practice? Gotcha. SMH. Why you are not a professional basketball coach.

          1. And who is then? A rookie head coach? One from college?

            You’ve got to be joking. This guy WAS/IS a Laker. You’re just a stats kid. Always judging by record and not circumstance. I bet you never watched a BS coached team before he came here. Naw, I bet you just looked up media opinion and actually took last year seriously.. as a measuring stick to his coaching pedigree.

          2. Ilooked athis coaching perc. and he has the worst coach perc., I guess you did not study perc or fractions in school, below 400.% thats terrible!

          3. Remind me….
            Last year when NO ONE wanted to coach the team, what options were available?

            And beyond the winning percentages, how are his 2 finals trips reflected in the stats?

            George Karl holds the record for winning percentages, and yet NONE of his teams have ever been in the finals, and only 3 have made it past the first round.

            Cherry picking stats to support a weak argument isn’t smart when folks will call bullshit on you.

          4. Such a witty response…

            You should take a second next time to think about what you write so it’s a bit more relevant and makes a bit more sense based on the discussion.

            I can post random responses too… just like an out of control kid being beaten in a discussion.

          5. speaking of a kid for responding to a kid response how mature is that taylor?!

          6. since you are a stats guy,
            post the rest of Karl’s results.

            Let’s talk about Golden State and then Denver Nuggets….

          7. So you are saying that you wanted Karl last year instead of Scott…

            Because those were the only 2 options….
            unless you want to talk about the Brian Shaw failure, or the Derek Fisher failure.

          8. So since you are such a great basketball mind…
            Tell us what REALISTIC options are available.

            or are you just bitching to bitch.

            Solutions not words bro.

          9. At least they would bring something new to the franchise. I’m tired of these recycled coaches. Find the next great coach

          10. Oh, so you are talking about coaches with experience when you say “recycled”? I don’t agree with that. I would like Scott Brooks or Thibbs to come in and coach the team. Even Vinnie Del Negro would be better than Scott, right now.

          11. Why not find that new coach who grow with these young guys. Look at Brad Stevens and now Quin Snyder with Jazz. Give someone new a chance to see if they can be more than just average

          12. The Jazz haven’t proven anything really. All they’ve shown is that they can beat a team with tired legs. They didn’t do much last year. Thomas was really a steal for the Celtics and the east was really weak. I’d much rather have Scott Brooks. I know Brooks can win games.

          13. Jazz had the best defense in the second half of the season and one of the best records since all-star break

          14. Scott Brooks had Westbrook and Durant his whole life. I’m pretty sure anyone can do what he did with those guys.

          15. I’ll give you that. You know what, as long as he starts D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle I don’t care what else he does. If he puts them on the bench then I want him gone ASAP.

          16. Everything is earned in this league. If the starting role proves to be too much for Russ and Julius, sit them down and have them come off the bench. They’ll still develop. Whatever wins games I’m down with. I mean even last night, the Lakers played better with just Clarkson at the point. Not a slight to anyone, just whatever wins. I don’t think you go into the season already with development as your primary goal. If the season goes too far south too early, then you run the young guys. But this team has a legit shot at a playoffs spot IMO.

          17. I don’t know why people including you are complaining about his conditioning drills. Its not about old school or new school, its about getting into basketball shape and be able to perform at a high level even late in games. I mean…if any of you have played basketball before or in a high school or college team, suicide and conditioning practice is a common and helpful drills to help players. If you watch basketball / nba before, they never complained about these kind of stuffs, kobe doesn’t complain about it. Players these days / this generation are just too comfortable with their style of playing with no fundamentals and not in shape.

          18. not the way byron does it fool, he ran them into the ground and you could see it on day 5 or 6 of trining camp!

          19. Cause he did it all last year and the team suffered. They will lose games because they are too tired and because they are losing games he will run them some more and they will have more injuries and lose more games.

          20. Simply looking at a coach’s record is a simpleton way of looking at whether someone can coach or not. Byron spent three years in Cleveland after LeBron left. You’re going to hold that against him? Byron took the Nets to the Finals twice and took over a team in New Orleans that was a losing team and had them in the playoffs. He also played a huge role in the development of three HOF caliber guards in Jason Kidd, Chris Paul, and Kyrie Irving.

        1. so running players into the ground is smart wow thats the dumbest thing in practice having this suicide course no team runs anymore!

          1. The team has been in organized practice 1 week…

            How is it PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES are being run into the ground in 7 days?

            US Marines do more in 7 days than the Lakers training camp….

          2. dont say that at least tha tis thinking and not oblivious these people some have no idea injury vision!

      1. I ignore everything you ever write.. you’re just a pessimistic hater who doesn’t deserve a rational response. SMH. Done.

        1. He’s right. Scott needs to calm down at the end of the day. Russell and Randle need the opportunity to play with fresh legs at some point.

          1. No he’s not right. He’s ignorant. Russell and Randle have the regular season to do that. Scott doesn’t do his training camp regiments during the REGULAR SEASON!! How many times are people going to think this?!

            He gives them day-offs and they’re monitoring player health more accurately this season. The injuries in practice are during scrimmages, not conditioning. Meaning the players are hurting each other. Not Scott.

            You guys need to give Scott a break. Been going on since last season.

          2. Just because they didn’t get injured while running suicides that doesn’t mean fatigue wasn’t a factor.

          3. They were both upper-body injuries…. one to the shoulder off a screen and the other a hand contusion…

            Yeah, fatigue really aided in those. SMFH! You’re so foolish it’s hard to believe you can actually post on the Internet.

    1. Thanks for a thoughtful, rational post. You know what made the Showtime team? They would run you down, and in the 4th quarter when your legs were shot, they’d run you even harder. That’s what Scott is trying to get this team to. No one griped about Pat Riley’s camp drills. These days, kids want a medal just for showing up, and having to actually push themselves beyond their limits to improve just makes no sense to them. They don’t understand the hard-easy-harder method.

      1. this is not showtime I think you people want to live your childhoods of the 80s a little too over grow up you saw when the early 90s came sowtime could not do that against the bulls or other teams!

        1. They did it for a decade. they got old. They retired. Magic retired in 1991. What do you expect? What, you think players can’t take what they could take in the ’80s, anymore?

          1. see right there 80s mindset grow up and stop pretending this is the valley girl jheri curled 80s maam!

          2. Oh, you’re a troll. Well, why didn’t you just say so, so I could ignore you from the beginning? Carry on.

          3. ok I will continue that if this was the 80s mindset to keep today why did you change your hair to straight!?

      2. But with Pat Riley it actually produced championships. And the players eventually got tired with him and he left to go New York

        1. Well, we are hoping it can produce championships here, eventually. I see Scott looking like he’s trying to create a Junior Showtime. And frankly, I like the idea, with Russell at PG. I think it might work.

          1. Yes, it is. And I think with Russell, Clarkson and Randle, we can play that kind of ball, too. You agree?

          2. Really? Because that’s not playing to Russell’s strengths at all. The two major weaknesses in his game are his lack of speed and athleticism.

          3. See, I think it does play to his strengths. I think you underestimate his ability to run the floor, and if he can replicate the kind of passes he sent to Randle last night on the break, I think they can do it, and give Golden State a run for their money in fast break basketball.

          4. Nah, he’s not that kind of player. Russell can be great, but more like Steve Nash and other slow point guards with good jumpshots.

          5. Curry is faster than Russell. Magic wasn’t faster, but he played at a much faster pace. For some reason Russell is hardly ever sprinting versus Magic who would use every opportunity to go full speed at the basket.

          6. Nah, Russell is never running full speed in the game. He is always jogging or making quick movements. Even if he is slow he could still be running like Stockton, Nash, and Kidd did in their careers.

          7. Steve Nash thrived in the fastbreak with Mike D……..and he wasn’t even that fast dude, He knew how to change speeds when he needed to.

          8. showtime will not be replicated no will shaq and kobe, this is not 1980 or 1989 get over it!

          9. Russell isn’t going to win any sprinting contests. He’s more like Mark Jackson or Sam Cassell than he is Magic.

          10. exactly what I was thinking. Russel has Mark Jackson skillsets written all over him. Magic was 6’9″ he got to spots faster because of his long legs – plus that change in direction screws defenders up.

          11. Its an idea of great potential. With:

            D’Angelo’s Russel’s [passing],[three point shooting][mid-jumper],

            Clarkson’s [speed][steals][attacking the basket]

            Randle ‘s [rebounding][coast to coast][slam dunking].

      3. I guess a lot of these fools want Mike Brown back???

        Im very impressed with Byron and think this team will do well this season

        1. speaking of a person with a picture dressing like it is the snow blizzard winter being in la knowing it is sunny not snowing! now that’s a fool.

      4. The players do. And that’s all that matters. These ignorant, naive “fans” are apart of the LeBron-era of fans. Who think everyone needs to be pampered and taken care of. SMH.

        1. speaking of the guy that uses and twitters each day without goingto a real gym like lebron enjoy being oft little one!

      1. No he didn’t do that last year. Who fed you that BS? He ramps up practice intensity in TRAINING CAMP for conditioning purposes. Not regular season practices. You guys just blatantly hate Scott because he didn’t take us to the Promised Land last year with little to nothing to work with.

          1. Show me the quotes and I’ll believe you. And even if it were true, have you never heard of discipline? Just because these guys are “pros” doesn’t mean they play like it all the time. Practicing hard teaches principles… something I’m sure you and all his other soft detractors have never heard of before.

            You got no leg to stand on here man… give it up with the anti-Byron BS.

    2. I agree but at least show some basketball defense. .he need to work more on his system. .those players are paid to play they already practice and running all time!! Just teach system at least

      1. At the end of the day, defense has to be performed by the players. Too many times guys were lagging back because they’re trying to get the offensive rebounds. The effort is at least there, and Hibbert helps A LOT. And BTW, Scott isn’t the only coach in the league to have such “tough” practices. Seriously, even the fans are getting soft. Just like the league.

        Coach Carter is a great example of what Scott’s doing. Watch the movie if you don’t know the story. Conditioning is more important than systems.

          1. With what rosters again? OH THAT’S RIGHT! SMH.

            PJ was an ego-manager, that’s it. Stop pretending he was the GOD of all coaches because of his championship record. Again, you’re a STATS/NUMBERS guy. You don’t know anything outside of what the numbers say.

          2. Numbers say Byron Scott has a terrible offensive system that generate a ton of mid range jumpers which is the worst shot in basketball

          3. Byron is the idiot bro. Just watch how the team plays on offense it’s ugly basketball

        1. If true I will go bring soccer players and ask them to play basketball! !!!! Conditioning is very important it a must..but u shouldn’t forget the plan and system. .because they can out run people as much they won’t but if they can’t Crack defense it’s a loss..yesterday was simply bunch of street boys playing no coaching nothing..but I say tonight is a much better judgment if we learn from mistakes and coach adjust things and we see some basketball going I will be happy..doesn’t mean wining just better basketball game

          1. “yesterday was simply bunch of street boys playing no coaching nothing”…..

            I guess this confirms you’ve never watched a preseason game. LOL. The entire preseason will be littered with mistakes and hiccups. As will the first 30 games or so. Patience is required when dealing with so many young players. We have a good mix, between vets and rookies, but we have a lot more young players. Consistency is hard to ask for when you have a rotating door of players each year.

            That’s what separates us from the other teams. They all generally have the same core of players on the roster. Add a couple guys here and there, not us. 3/4 of our roster is new. So mistakes will continue to happen, coaching or no coaching. Get used to it. On thing they can’t mess up on… conditioning. Your soccer player statement is ignorant.

          2. Oh I agree with u..I am not saying we gave to win preseason game .I am am saying we shouldn’t just focus on conditioning only..we should show some system or part of it..my soccer players statement is spot on when u think conditions is only important thing now..not true..but I hope we show so grew in today game ..and if not I will say from now early or not it’s going to be long season

      1. the majority of your image is how pathetic trying to be cool your picture is which is lame sunglasses not combed hair nobody has that image anymore stop living in the 80s maam!

      2. It’s like that everywhere. So many dumb fans who expect 60+ win seasons every year regardless of roster. Will always blame the coach regardless of circumstances… they always assume that if the team sucks it’s the system..

  • Ive always thought Scott focuses too much on running etc. He needs to slow down and focus on teaching his offensive and defensive systems instead… I dont think either Phil or Popovich focused on running their players into the ground during training camp… Byron needs to learn from that and just stop it… These guys obviously need more time learning and playing in that system.

    1. agreed tey canrun but what can they do organized in halfcourt sorry to byron but this is not showtime thats 30 years ago, were in 2015 were half-court of the 90s has turned into half-cort threes,byron needs to get out of the 80s basketball!

      1. Thibideau uses even more of a conditioning and full contact system..

        and no one is talking about his successes…

        1. because it produced results on the court. But the team eventually tuned him out. Same will happen with Byron like the previous 3 times he’s been fired

          1. Scott inherits a trainwreck and horrible team, and magically he’s supposed to turn it into a playoff team?

            And if he’s “no playoff coach” how did he go to 2 finals?
            -Maybe I’m wrong, but i figure that he’s got at least 24 playoff wins next to his name.

          2. thatstrue but You cant have both its a trainwreck but byron is a former laker phony coach he is suppose to leadand develop a young team does not look like that.

          3. It’s really not about his record. I’m more worried about Randle and Russell’s moral than I am the record. He needs to be focused on developing those two, but I suspect that they will get thrown under the bus once the team starts losing.

          4. Right now the team is in the mindset of making the playoffs not tanking which lots of Laker fans are thinking.

          5. I’m not that thinking that at all. They don’t have any picks for the next 3 years so I definitely don’t want them to tank, but they have invested way too much in D’Angelo Russell for him to become a bust. Scott is essentially saying he will start Williams and Bass. If that’s the case then they should have drafted Okafor

          6. The team tuned him out because he was on his way out, regardless. That was just because he had disagreements with Paxson. If Thibbs was coaching this team they would make the playoffs easily.

    1. I was surprised to see that he won NBA Coach Of The Year once. He just needs to stop running players into the ground at some point and I think he will be fine.

  • Ive always thought Scott focuses too much on running etc. He needs to slow down and focus on teaching his offensive and defensive systems instead… I dont think either Phil or Popovich focused on running their players into the ground during training camp… Byron needs to learn from that and just stop it… These guys obviously need more time learning and playing in that system.

    1. agreed tey canrun but what can they do organized in halfcourt sorry to byron but this is not showtime thats 30 years ago, were in 2015 were half-court of the 90s has turned into half-cort threes,byron needs to get out of the 80s basketball!

      1. Thibideau uses even more of a conditioning and full contact system..

        and no one is talking about his successes…

        1. because it produced results on the court. But the team eventually tuned him out. Same will happen with Byron like the previous 3 times he’s been fired

          1. Scott inherits a trainwreck and horrible team, and magically he’s supposed to turn it into a playoff team?

            And if he’s “no playoff coach” how did he go to 2 finals?
            -Maybe I’m wrong, but i figure that he’s got at least 24 playoff wins next to his name.

          2. thatstrue but You cant have both its a trainwreck but byron is a former laker phony coach he is suppose to leadand develop a young team does not look like that.

          3. It’s really not about his record. I’m more worried about Randle and Russell’s moral than I am the record. He needs to be focused on developing those two, but I suspect that they will get thrown under the bus once the team starts losing.

          4. Right now the team is in the mindset of making the playoffs not tanking which lots of Laker fans are thinking.

          5. I’m not that thinking that at all. They don’t have any picks for the next 3 years so I definitely don’t want them to tank, but they have invested way too much in D’Angelo Russell for him to become a bust. Scott is essentially saying he will start Williams and Bass. If that’s the case then they should have drafted Okafor

          6. The team tuned him out because he was on his way out, regardless. That was just because he had disagreements with Paxson. If Thibbs was coaching this team they would make the playoffs easily.

    1. I was surprised to see that he won NBA Coach Of The Year once. He just needs to stop running players into the ground at some point and I think he will be fine.

    1. Football does the same type of conditioning….

      I am not sure you’ve ever played competitive sports or team sports as conditioning has almost nothing to do with over use or “pushing players to injury.”

      Folks are making way too much about tired legs and trying to find any way to vent their misguided frustration toward the coach.

      1. dude I have played basketball football and baseball and my coaches said to notoverexert in practice after 2 or 3 hard practicedays, I dont know any competitive spots you have been in!

        1. Have you played 82 games over 6 months?
          I bet it was in high school when you never got more than 25 games in 5 months.

          We’re talking about professional sports not high school delusions.

          And if your High school football coach didn’t kick your ass in the first weeks of training and conditioning i bet your team never went to CIF or any post season glory.

          1. dude we won championships or close mostyears , we did practice hard which coachsaw and when he saw us overwork he would stop and say take a break and get water !

          2. I doubt he said that 7 days into the training camp.

            There are COUNTLESS examples of coaches who have had very high success with tough conditioning, but very few who have success with light conditioning….

            Phil Jackson did the same….. Pops regularly has a guy puke in the first days of his camp….

            Seems to me like you are one of the “soft” guys who aren’t dedicated enough to endure a tough program. And as such, you want to project your misguided thoughts onto a professional system and very well informed coaching staff.

          3. dude soft is when you get your bricks beat by 20 points in a real game like yesterday thats what I saw, second, whoare you to talk about soft your probably a string bean loser who could not win at sports or fights a day in your life!

          4. Somehow you think that coaches try to win preseason games.

            I have a unicorn in my backyard for sale… maybe you want it… the horn is shiny and bright…

          5. Preseason games are not for winning. That’s why the win-loss stat do not count. It’s for you to build chemistry, get your feet wet, check which line up works, gauge who among your 19 players are you going to cut.

          6. Then go to his house and comfort him. Tell him people are unfair that it was counted for him and not for Scott. Maybe if you guys hug it out, everything will be okay. 🙂 God bless.

          7. maybe if you kenny c would hug and understand true basketball you would not be a loser at the computer!

          8. Oh no. He called me “loser” twice and even said “lol”. That’s really hurting my feelings right now. He must be the King of internet trash talking. I can’t handle it anymore. Goodbye world.

          9. Oh crap. Now I’m not just a weirdo, I’m the biggest weirdo. I can’t. I really can’t anymore. I give up. @Bpowell1:disqus , you win in life. You can have all the cookies you wan’t

          10. no ,I already eat good meal of cookies lol but thanks for asking and trying to be funnily nice have a great day hasta-lavista loser lol!

          11. You like saying “loser” a lot don’t you? Yeah, I like saying my name too.

          12. Not really. I’m sure it’s more fun when you say it since I’m not as fun as you. You’re the best person alive.

          13. That’s because the media was all on his case because we had that super team.

  • the guys will be fine. the injuries are not major. besides, both browns got hurt on BASKETBALL plays and not because byron was running them too much.

  • the guys will be fine. the injuries are not major. besides, both browns got hurt on BASKETBALL plays and not because byron was running them too much.

  • Another reason why Byron is a terrible coach- Once he leaves Lakers, there won’t be anymore opportunities for him

    1. What is the point about complaining about the coach when he’s an immovable object, AND we haven’t seen ANY sort of indication of how the team will perform in the REGULAR SEASON.

      some people have to feel important and open their mouths (or in this case use a keyboard).

  • Making excuses is pathetic. Just take the God damn L

    Face it Scott, your system is garbage and your defensive mind is not as good as you think it is

  • Another reason why Byron is a terrible coach- Once he leaves Lakers, there won’t be anymore opportunities for him

    1. What is the point about complaining about the coach when he’s an immovable object, AND we haven’t seen ANY sort of indication of how the team will perform in the REGULAR SEASON.

      some people have to feel important and open their mouths (or in this case use a keyboard).

  • Making excuses is pathetic. Just take the God damn L

    Face it Scott, your system is garbage and your defensive mind is not as good as you think it is

  • Scott definitely needs to relax on the running drills in practice. He wouldn’t have had to address this if no one thought it could be problematic. I remember this issue coming up last season. There is no reason players should suffer injury or fatigue because of practice drills.

  • Scott definitely needs to relax on the running drills in practice. He wouldn’t have had to address this if no one thought it could be problematic. I remember this issue coming up last season. There is no reason players should suffer injury or fatigue because of practice drills.

  • Folks, this is a tried and true method for increasing endurance. Marathoners do it. The Showtime Lakers did it. You just have to understand that Scott doesn’t do two-a-days the whole training camp, he does it for a few days, eases up, then hits it again. This is how you build endurance like a boss. It ain’t easy, but it’s effective. It can have them running teams out of the building in 4th quarters, which is what Scott wants to do. So, put your hair out and let it happen.

    1. That’s what’s wrong. Stop looking at Showtime Lakers. These athletes today will run any team from the 80s out of the gym. Why do you think more injuries are happening today? Players like Westbrook and DRose are pushing their athleticism to the limits. Players’ bodies today are different

        1. And in order to stay conditioned, you have to be constantly pushing yourself to the limit. So going hard in training camp means nothing.

          1. whatever, this team will be terrible to watch this year in all aspects except seeing development from the young guys

        2. @ Dana, this thread has to many cry-babies. Some of these guys nowadays just don’t know how to be men.

          1. speaking of a guy with a lame name like rico whichdoes it mean crybbaby rico who probably couldnt last 5seconds excercising in a gym!

    2. It makes sense if he only did it during training camp, but he ran his guys into the ground all year last year.

  • Folks, this is a tried and true method for increasing endurance. Marathoners do it. The Showtime Lakers did it. You just have to understand that Scott doesn’t do two-a-days the whole training camp, he does it for a few days, eases up, then hits it again. This is how you build endurance like a boss. It ain’t easy, but it’s effective. It can have them running teams out of the building in 4th quarters, which is what Scott wants to do. So, put your hair out and let it happen.

    1. That’s what’s wrong. Stop looking at Showtime Lakers. These athletes today will run any team from the 80s out of the gym. Why do you think more injuries are happening today? Players like Westbrook and DRose are pushing their athleticism to the limits. Players’ bodies today are different

        1. And in order to stay conditioned, you have to be constantly pushing yourself to the limit. So going hard in training camp means nothing.

          1. whatever, this team will be terrible to watch this year in all aspects except seeing development from the young guys

        2. @ Dana, this thread has to many cry-babies. Some of these guys nowadays just don’t know how to be men.

          1. speaking of a guy with a lame name like rico whichdoes it mean crybbaby rico who probably couldnt last 5seconds excercising in a gym!

    2. It makes sense if he only did it during training camp, but he ran his guys into the ground all year last year.

  • Scott can wind up losing players with his drill Sargeant mindset….players wind up signing else where….Can eventually be a problem.

      1. Nance was cleared tonight, worldpeace limited, jabari hand, Anthony Brown shoulder hurt bad

      2. Like these guys are key role players…..Are you people serious right now? These guys are bench 3 stringers that might get spent into the DL.

        1. these guys are role player youcant have less guys too much you will get killed by teams,are you serious or your a delusional joker?!

          1. Both are SG last time I thought and don’t we have lots already you dumb fuck.We have Lou,Clarkson, Kobe, Russell, and Young taking up the buck of the minutes in the rotation as we see it already. I am pretty sure Both Brown’s are extendable.

          2. I have an idea for Bpowell1 and Randy. Why don’t you guys apply for the Lakers. Maybe if you were part of the staff, they’d listen to you. I’m sure they’d hire you easily given your knowledge and credentials. Tell me how it goes. I’m rooting for both of you. Good luck! 🙂

          3. gladly we would show youkenny loser c and notbadaasst12 how its done and baddazz stop trying to be cool by thatname you come off as a lamewad!

          4. What are you still doing here? By now, you should be doing your resume already and booking a flight to Hawaii so you can meet with the Lakers and do an interview with Mitch. Or maybe the front office is in LA. I don’t know. Just go already. Stop wasting time here. Just go and apply already. Best of luck.

            and sorry for being uncool. You’re really the coolest person alive. I’m nothing but a lamewad.

          5. Why are you still replying? I thought you were gladly applying a job in the Lakers. I thought you would show me. Come on. Show me already.

      3. Not too worried about little nagging injuries. Those are inevitable. The only one that I’ve heard so far that’s worth mentioning is Huertas hamstring, since he’s had issues with it for years. Hopefully he can participate in some of the preseason games though, and make the team.

  • Scott can wind up losing players with his drill Sargeant mindset….players wind up signing else where….Can eventually be a problem.

      1. Nance was cleared tonight, worldpeace limited, jabari hand, Anthony Brown shoulder hurt bad

      2. Like these guys are key role players…..Are you people serious right now? These guys are bench 3 stringers that might get sent into the DL.

        1. these guys are role player youcant have less guys too much you will get killed by teams,are you serious or your a delusional joker?!

          1. Both are SG last time I thought and don’t we have lots already you dumb fuck.We have Lou,Clarkson, Kobe, Russell, and Young taking up the buck of the minutes in the rotation as we see it already. I am pretty sure Both Brown’s are extendable.

          2. I have an idea for Bpowell1 and Randy. Why don’t you guys apply for the Lakers. Maybe if you were part of the staff, they’d listen to you. I’m sure they’d hire you easily given your knowledge and credentials. Tell me how it goes. I’m rooting for both of you. Good luck! 🙂

          3. gladly we would show youkenny loser c and notbadaasst12 how its done and baddazz stop trying to be cool by thatname you come off as a lamewad!

          4. What are you still doing here? By now, you should be doing your resume already and booking a flight to Hawaii so you can meet with the Lakers and do an interview with Mitch. Or maybe the front office is in LA. I don’t know. Just go already. Stop wasting time here. Just go and apply already. Best of luck.

            and sorry for being uncool. You’re really the coolest person alive. I’m nothing but a lamewad.

          5. Why are you still replying? I thought you were gladly applying a job in the Lakers. I thought you would show me. Come on. Show me already.

      3. Not too worried about little nagging injuries. Those are inevitable. The only one that I’ve heard so far that’s worth mentioning is Huertas hamstring, since he’s had issues with it for years. Hopefully he can participate in some of the preseason games though, and make the team.

      1. I do think Scott needs to spend more time teaching these guys the system. Maybe the two a day practices should be all conditioning and scrimmage one practice and the other practice should be working on that Princeton offense

      1. I do think Scott needs to spend more time teaching these guys the system. Maybe the two a day practices should be all conditioning and scrimmage one practice and the other practice should be working on that Princeton offense

  • these kids today are too soft. they need to hire better offseason trainers. these are pro athletes (right?) and they play a sport where conditioning is important, yet we are sitting here complaining about the coach actually driving his players? the conditioning is necessary to help prevent injury and help them get thru the 82 game grind.

    My only complaint at this point is the offense….i don’t think it fits the personnel, but Im not an NBA coach either.

    1. in MMA a fighter gets his stamina from a full training camp (6-12 weeks) but the most durable fighters are the ones with cardio as a way of life. I think Kobe falls into this category. The rest of the lakers seem to rely on camp to get their cardio. And 2-weeks ain’t enough to build and break down. 2-weeks gets them sore and unable to recover. The best lesson that can be taken away is that after going thru one of Byron’s camp, returning players won’t want to come camp out of shape again.

      1. Yup, if you’re a basketball player and running gets you hurt something is wrong. You have to work out hard, but also smart. What they’re doing is hard, but its not that crazy. Its just two a days, some high school teams do as much, I know I did and made me ache and throw up too. 2 days rest after a month of conditioning and you feel ok physically, and stronger. The fatigue wont carry over into the season. A pulled muscle might sideline you for a bit, but if they had stayed in shape their chances of that happening are low. Aside from building conditioning, Byron needs to work on his substitution patterns if he’s concerned with 4th quarter fatigue, that plays a much bigger role. Byron doesn’t exactly have a great record with his player rotation.

  • these kids today are too soft. they need to hire better offseason trainers. these are pro athletes (right?) and they play a sport where conditioning is important, yet we are sitting here complaining about the coach actually driving his players? the conditioning is necessary to help prevent injury and help them get thru the 82 game grind.

    My only complaint at this point is the offense….i don’t think it fits the personnel, but Im not an NBA coach either.

    1. in MMA a fighter gets his stamina from a full training camp (6-12 weeks) but the most durable fighters are the ones with cardio as a way of life. I think Kobe falls into this category. The rest of the lakers seem to rely on camp to get their cardio. And 2-weeks ain’t enough to build and break down. 2-weeks gets them sore and unable to recover. The best lesson that can be taken away is that after going thru one of Byron’s camp, returning players won’t want to come camp out of shape again.

      1. Yup, if you’re a basketball player and running gets you hurt something is wrong. You have to work out hard, but also smart. What they’re doing is hard, but its not that crazy. Its just two a days, some high school teams do as much, I know I did and made me ache and throw up too. 2 days rest after a month of conditioning and you feel ok physically, and stronger. The fatigue wont carry over into the season. A pulled muscle might sideline you for a bit, but if they had stayed in shape their chances of that happening are low. Aside from building conditioning, Byron needs to work on his substitution patterns if he’s concerned with 4th quarter fatigue, that plays a much bigger role. Byron doesn’t exactly have a great record with his player rotation.

  • Watching the Blazers and Kings, neither of these teams are going to be pushovers. Can’t believe the Hornets gave up Noah Vonleh. What a waste.

          1. Minny was terrible last year because of injuries. they got a lot better this offseason

          2. Their team isn’t actually that bad, they are playing a high tempo style with bigs who can run the floor, Davis, Leonard Plumlee and Vonleh. They playing much much better than the Lakers did yesterday.

          3. they are playing the kings its not hard to look good vs the kings they wont win 30 games this season

          4. Meh, you clearly don’t even watch games. What’s the point in even conversing with you?

          5. Yep, but if you watched the game, it was their bench that lost the lead. It was still a great game from both teams. They were actually two systems working well, with decent shooting. Enjoyable to watch. Unlike Sunday’s game.

          6. if you watched sundays game then you would know it was our third stringers that lost the game.

            our starters and normal bench had us up by around 15 points but our third stringers played late in the third and in the 4th and cost us the game.

            i find it funny your willing to write portland a pass when they did the same thing the lakers did but worse considering the kings are a worse team then the jazz

  • Watching the Blazers and Kings, neither of these teams are going to be pushovers. Can’t believe the Hornets gave up Noah Vonleh. What a waste.

          1. Minny was terrible last year because of injuries. they got a lot better this offseason

          2. Their team isn’t actually that bad, they are playing a high tempo style with bigs who can run the floor, Davis, Leonard Plumlee and Vonleh. They playing much much better than the Lakers did yesterday.

          3. they are playing the kings its not hard to look good vs the kings they wont win 30 games this season

          4. Meh, you clearly don’t even watch games. What’s the point in even conversing with you?

          5. Yep, but if you watched the game, it was their bench that lost the lead. It was still a great game from both teams. They were actually two systems working well, with decent shooting. Enjoyable to watch. Unlike Sunday’s game.

          6. if you watched sundays game then you would know it was our third stringers that lost the game.

            our starters and normal bench had us up by around 15 points but our third stringers played late in the third and in the 4th and cost us the game.

            i find it funny your willing to write portland a pass when they did the same thing the lakers did but worse considering the kings are a worse team then the jazz

  • Anthony Brown will have an MRI exam on his right shoulder after running into a hard screen.
    Who set the screen, which was legal, was a source of debate. Coach Byron Scott said it was Robert Sacre. – M Bresnahan.

    Wouldn’t it just be typical that Robert Sacre plays like a hard as nails guy in training, but when it comes game time, he turns into the biggest, driest vagina in human history. Fuck you forever Robert Sacre.

    1. Who’s fault is it that he is still getting paid by the Lakers and still on the team?

      I personally don’t like to knock any player(s). But I just don’t see the value that Sacre and Kelly(who’s health has limited his play) bring to the team? Perhaps they are very hard workers with great attitudes in practice? Or perhaps they or their agents are on really good terms with the right people? I guess we will see how the team shapes up soon. And I just hope whoever we keep becomes more than just good at passing towels and filling water bottles. Or better than just practice only type of players.

      Go Lakers !

      Paytc

  • Anthony Brown will have an MRI exam on his right shoulder after running into a hard screen.
    Who set the screen, which was legal, was a source of debate. Coach Byron Scott said it was Robert Sacre. – M Bresnahan.

    Wouldn’t it just be typical that Robert Sacre plays like a hard as nails guy in training, but when it comes game time, he turns into the biggest, driest vagina in human history. Fuck you forever Robert Sacre.

    1. Who’s fault is it that he is still getting paid by the Lakers and still on the team?

      I personally don’t like to knock any player(s). But I just don’t see the value that Sacre and Kelly(who’s health has limited his play) bring to “this” team? Maybe good fits on another team? Perhaps they are very hard workers with great attitudes in practice? Or perhaps they or their agents are on really good terms with the right people? I guess we will see how the team shapes up soon. And I just hope whoever we keep becomes more than just good at passing towels and filling water bottles. Or better than just practice only type of player.

      Go Lakers !

      Paytc

  • Byron Scott has the second most losses of all
    time for any coach to coach 1000 games. All those people saying he sucks
    might be on to something. Don’t brush them off.

  • Byron Scott has the second most losses of all
    time for any coach to coach 1000 games. All those people saying he sucks
    might be on to something. Don’t brush them off.

  • Initially, I was on the Byron is pushing the players too hard train. But now I see what he’s doing and it makes perfect sense. Are team is full of young players that need to be in peek shape for 82 games. Like byron I give zero F@!$$ about preseason shooting, play through it we will be better off in january because of it. I feel like everyone complaining is the same “fans” that were claiming D’angelo was the wrong pick based off of summer league.

    1. You are bringing up two different points to justify your opinion that are unrelated to each other.

      One has nothing to do with the other.

  • Initially, I was on the Byron is pushing the players too hard train. But now I see what he’s doing and it makes perfect sense. Are team is full of young players that need to be in peek shape for 82 games. Like byron I give zero F@!$$ about preseason shooting, play through it we will be better off in january because of it. I feel like everyone complaining is the same “fans” that were claiming D’angelo was the wrong pick based off of summer league.

    1. You are bringing up two different points to justify your opinion that are unrelated to each other.

      One has nothing to do with the other.

  • Its really stupid when you think about it.. This concentration on conditioning… I mean most of these guys have been in the Gym for the last 8 weeks daily… Byron needs to spend this time teaching guys his offensive and defensive system and letting them run sets over and over again… There are too many new guys and I can see them thinking too much when they should be just playing naturally. He really needs to stop it with this “I run a tough training camp” crap and run a smart effective training camp… or he will be history soon. I really want to see BS succeed as a long time Laker fan but he really needs to upgrade his assistants and his philosophy IMO.

  • Its really stupid when you think about it.. This concentration on conditioning… I mean most of these guys have been in the Gym for the last 8 weeks daily… Byron needs to spend this time teaching guys his offensive and defensive system and letting them run sets over and over again… There are too many new guys and I can see them thinking too much when they should be just playing naturally. He really needs to stop it with this “I run a tough training camp” crap and run a smart effective training camp… or he will be history soon. I really want to see BS succeed as a long time Laker fan but he really needs to upgrade his assistants and his philosophy IMO.

  • Ultimately, the coach will be judged based on the team’s performance. Let’s be clear, it’s second season, no more excuses if things don’t work out. I hope even the coach’s most passionate supporters can agree on this. BTW, I am old school too, I do not believe in tired legs. That’s what they do man.

  • Ultimately, the coach will be judged based on the team’s performance. Let’s be clear, it’s second season, no more excuses if things don’t work out. I hope even the coach’s most passionate supporters can agree on this. BTW, I am old school too, I do not believe in tired legs. That’s what they do man.

  • I’ve always believed Byron is the wrong pick for us as a coach anyways. Nothing he does changes my opinion so far smh.

  • I’ve always believed Byron is the wrong pick for us as a coach anyways. Nothing he does changes my opinion so far smh.

  • ” BOYS 2 MEN ”

    What Byron Scott is doing is teaching these boys to be MEN. That’t the problem with most things nowadays we want the goods without the work.

    #1. The are suppose to be Men. They should be able to take some solid work-outs.

    #2. If they are not, then they need to be toughened up and conditioned for their long term health.

    #3 They are playing in the NBA with grown men, they better know how to battle against them.

    #4 I wouldn’t ask anything of them that i wouldn’t do myself

    #5 They are idolized like gods and are famous like movie stars, if thats what i got to do, where do i sign up.

    #6 This is their profession they chose. This is part of the job description, you got to put in the time and sweat.

    #7 They are paid millions of dollars to work out and play a sport. I will glad take 10 % of what they make and do all that they do.

    1. first of alltheywere never boys idiot they are already men young men iwill give and even athletes are not workhorses you dunce!

      1. Is this your comprehensive counter argument, Please, don’t bust your brain cells.

        Ahhh It looks like you are still a BOY since you are resorting to calling me names. Grow Up.

        What are you going to do call me more name? Cuss at me?

    2. No one is arguing about putting in work. It’s how you put in that work. Maybe focus on your sets instead of running all the time.

      1. OK I can respect that opinion.

        I believe that is why they are having multiple practices, some are built around conditoning, some are on sets, some are smiluation games.During pre-season contioning is an important factor.

        First things first, you condition your players, you teach them to be tougher, you teach them to have more stamina, so we can out hussle and out battle the opponent. Sets and practice games will come easy to them and a culture has been created.

  • ” BOYS 2 MEN ”

    What Byron Scott is doing is teaching these boys to be MEN. That’t the problem with most things nowadays we want the goods without the work.

    #1. The are suppose to be Men. They should be able to take some solid work-outs.

    #2. If they are not, then they need to be toughened up and conditioned for their long term health.

    #3 They are playing in the NBA with grown men, they better know how to battle against them.

    #4 I wouldn’t ask anything of them that i wouldn’t do myself

    #5 They are idolized like gods and are famous like movie stars, if thats what i got to do, where do i sign up.

    #6 This is their profession they chose. This is part of the job description, you got to put in the time and sweat.

    #7 They are paid millions of dollars to work out and play a sport. I will glad take 10 % of what they make and do all that they do.

    1. first of alltheywere never boys idiot they are already men young men iwill give and even athletes are not workhorses you dunce!

      1. Is this your comprehensive counter argument, Please, don’t bust your brain cells.

        Ahhh It looks like you are still a BOY since you are resorting to calling me names. Grow Up.

        What are you going to do call me more name? Cuss at me?

    2. No one is arguing about putting in work. It’s how you put in that work. Maybe focus on your sets instead of running all the time.

      1. OK I can respect that opinion.

        I believe that is why they are having multiple practices, some are built around conditoning, some are on sets, some are smiluation games.During pre-season contioning is an important factor.

        First things first, you condition your players, you teach them to be tougher, you teach them to have more stamina, so we can out hussle and out battle the opponent. Sets and practice games will come easy to them and a culture has been created.

  • Idk who can keep backing Scott up. He has a dictator approach to coaching. No emotion. No passion. Military like. Never admits fault…well, he admitted fault for kobes injury, but that’s it.
    He’s never wrong…you could tell him the sky is blue because it’s a reflection of the ocean, and he’ll say it’s blue because god wanted it blue.

    Everyone knows, shots that hit the front of the rim are due to fatigue. You stop using your legs when you’re tired.

    He says it’ll pay off…well, unless he’s making them compete in a marathon, I don’t see it.

    1. The dictator approach to coaching is fine, as long as the players follow orders. With Kobe, Bass, MWP, Hibbert around now it will keep the young guys in line too. Last year players like Lin thought they had a right to gripe about starting vs. not starting, and changes in the rotation. I mean I get what you’re saying, but for some reason I kinda like the no b.s. military approach, especially on a rebuilding team. It’s LA too, you don’t want these young guys hanging out at strip clubs all the time … gotta keep their asses in line. Nick Young and Jordan Hill made a mockery of the locker room last year, and that just doesn’t fit in Lakerland when you’re one of the worst teams in the league.

      1. ho aid they would hang out at strip clubs, under the othercoaches who understood and won more than b. scott they did not prech false stuffand did not help them inthe game byronlooked like ashocked bald loserwhen he gets oputcoached he a phonyand he knows it he only got it because he was a laker player!

      2. As long as they follow orders…

        It’s basketball. A team sport. The only passion these guys have. When the passion is gone, it shows

        If they’re gonna go to parties and strip clubs…they’re gonna do it regardless. It depends on the person and their peers. Can’t always blame the “parent”
        having vets will help. I’m fine with vets

        Just wish we had Mark Jackson instead of cross armed Billy Bob. He created gsw. He created that love and culture. Kerr inherited a good strong team that had amazing chemistry. He just put the final touches (iggy to the bench). He would do wonders with this team

        Swaggy and lou are going to be explosive. We have a solid bench. It’s all about chemistry

        Last yr was bad. But everyone got along. If hill and swaggy didn’t joke around, that locker room would have fallen into pieces.

        Yea, one can say how can they be so happy if they’re losing. But that’s 1) their personality 2) what they have resorted to…a way to cope with the losses.

        They weren’t laughing at the team, losing, and the fans. They were laughing with the team. . To try and keep it together, and they did. They competed and the games were close until the 4th

  • Idk who can keep backing Scott up. He has a dictator approach to coaching. No emotion. No passion. Military like. Never admits fault…well, he admitted fault for kobes injury, but that’s it.
    He’s never wrong…you could tell him the sky is blue because it’s a reflection of the ocean, and he’ll say it’s blue because god wanted it blue.

    Everyone knows, shots that hit the front of the rim are due to fatigue. You stop using your legs when you’re tired.

    He says it’ll pay off…well, unless he’s making them compete in a marathon, I don’t see it.

    1. The dictator approach to coaching is fine, as long as the players follow orders. With Kobe, Bass, MWP, Hibbert around now it will keep the young guys in line too. Last year players like Lin thought they had a right to gripe about starting vs. not starting, and changes in the rotation. I mean I get what you’re saying, but for some reason I kinda like the no b.s. military approach, especially on a rebuilding team. It’s LA too, you don’t want these young guys hanging out at strip clubs all the time … gotta keep their asses in line. Nick Young and Jordan Hill made a mockery of the locker room last year, and that just doesn’t fit in Lakerland when you’re one of the worst teams in the league.

      1. ho aid they would hang out at strip clubs, under the othercoaches who understood and won more than b. scott they did not prech false stuffand did not help them inthe game byronlooked like ashocked bald loserwhen he gets oputcoached he a phonyand he knows it he only got it because he was a laker player!

      2. As long as they follow orders…

        It’s basketball. A team sport. The only passion these guys have. When the passion is gone, it shows

        If they’re gonna go to parties and strip clubs…they’re gonna do it regardless. It depends on the person and their peers. Can’t always blame the “parent”
        having vets will help. I’m fine with vets

        Just wish we had Mark Jackson instead of cross armed Billy Bob. He created gsw. He created that love and culture. Kerr inherited a good strong team that had amazing chemistry. He just put the final touches (iggy to the bench). He would do wonders with this team

        Swaggy and lou are going to be explosive. We have a solid bench. It’s all about chemistry

        Last yr was bad. But everyone got along. If hill and swaggy didn’t joke around, that locker room would have fallen into pieces.

        Yea, one can say how can they be so happy if they’re losing. But that’s 1) their personality 2) what they have resorted to…a way to cope with the losses.

        They weren’t laughing at the team, losing, and the fans. They were laughing with the team. . To try and keep it together, and they did. They competed and the games were close until the 4th

  • It’s alright for the players to in top condition, but aside from that they should also focus on how to put the players where they can succeed. No matter how well conditioned they get, if they don’t know what system they are doing offensively and defensively things won’t change for the better. We all witnessed how many times Hibbert was asking where is the help when he rotated, how many times Randle took a forced shot because of lack of movement. This is a game of smarts Coach.

    1. vinnie chase24,

      I don’t think it is fair to put any blame on anyone at this stage in the season. The coach and players are trying to get on the same page. The players are also trying to learn how to communicate best on the floor with one another. I agree with you it’s a game of smarts as you call it. But everyone has a different level of smarts or way that they react under pressure. You can only find these things out in real game like situations. That is why preseason the coach is trying to learn more about his players abilities. He is trying to see what combinations work best based on personalities, experience, talent, effort, heart, and abilities. The players simply must get the same advantage other teams in the league have had and that’s time playing with the same team mates. Who on this team has ever played together? And how long have any of these players played together? How can we expect the Lakers to be playing like their in mid season form based on the fact they are all new to the system and demands of the coach. And new to each other. Give it all time. And expect ups and downs.

      Go Lakers !

      Paytc

  • It’s alright for the players to in top condition, but aside from that they should also focus on how to put the players where they can succeed. No matter how well conditioned they get, if they don’t know what system they are doing offensively and defensively things won’t change for the better. We all witnessed how many times Hibbert was asking where is the help when he rotated, how many times Randle took a forced shot because of lack of movement. This is a game of smarts Coach.

    1. vinnie chase24,

      I don’t think it is fair to put any blame on anyone at this stage in the season. The coach and players are trying to get on the same page. The players are also trying to learn how to communicate best on the floor with one another. I agree with you it’s a game of smarts as you call it. But everyone has a different level of smarts or way that they react under pressure. You can only find these things out in real game like situations. That is why in preseason the coach is trying to learn more about his players abilities. He is trying to see what combinations work best based on personalities, experience, talent, effort, heart, and abilities. The players simply must get the same advantage other teams in the league have had and that’s time playing with the same team mates. Who on this team has ever played together? And how long have any of these players played together? How can we expect the Lakers to be playing like their in mid season form based on the fact they are all new to the system and demands of the coach? And new to each other.

      The NBA is the toughest league in the world.

      Even if this was a stacked allstar team(which it is not close to) it would take time to build chemistry or get in sinc. Lebron, Bosh, Wade, Ray Allen, and others took a while to really click and that was an all star team. Playing in the whack ass Eastern conference. Give it all time. And expect ups and downs.

      Go Lakers !

      Paytc

  • All this is starting to make me believe it’s all by design. Scott is a tanking coach. His sole purpose is to lose games for the Lakers to get lottery picks. As such, he will tire the Lakers to the point of ineffectiveness in games and result in injuries. Otherwise, all this is nonsense. Teams learn to play together by playing in games, not running up and down the court in practice.

    1. Agreed he never rally coaches becauseatleast m brownand dantoni no matter how muchpeople hate they didregularpractice and talk to the guys gently and did not demeanandword out namesand justsaid afterthem youknow we willgo over whatwedid wrong andcorrectthose little thingsandwe will lookatthe positivesand givethe players whattheydid good there conditioning isgood we justneedto improve the gameplan quote dantoni or m brown, byron hasnever done anything to help and hesits like a loser like phiil not trying to help!

  • All this is starting to make me believe it’s all by design. Scott is a tanking coach. His sole purpose is to lose games for the Lakers to get lottery picks. As such, he will tire the Lakers to the point of ineffectiveness in games and result in injuries. Otherwise, all this is nonsense. Teams learn to play together by playing in games, not running up and down the court in practice.

    1. Agreed he never rally coaches becauseatleast m brownand dantoni no matter how muchpeople hate they didregularpractice and talk to the guys gently and did not demeanandword out namesand justsaid afterthem youknow we willgo over whatwedid wrong andcorrectthose little thingsandwe will lookatthe positivesand givethe players whattheydid good there conditioning isgood we justneedto improve the gameplan quote dantoni or m brown, byron hasnever done anything to help and hesits like a loser like phiil not trying to help!

  • The Lakers looked completely lost on offense and defense against the Jazz, probably because all the Lakers have been doing in practice is running. On offense there was no ball movement, a ton of isolation, a bunch of contested shots, players not knowing where to be and go on the court and poor floor balance, which lead to many transition points. I don’t know anyone who would disagree with conditioning players, but for Christ sake, Scott, implement your system instead of running everyone to death. Last year they looked ugly on offense all year probably because they were running instead of learning

    1. Dude what game are you watching?? We had the lead all game till the 4th which not one started played in. I thought D’angelo looked good setting up the offense and clarkson did a good job all around. Stop worrying about missed jumpers in the preseason clearly we had tired legs.

      1. You are completely correct in saying they had dead leg. not a single player had a good shooting night – 28% for the team. By his admission, Byron is training his players to with stand the fatigue in the 4th during the regular season. But he’s forgetting an important aspect of his lessons – your core players have to be an important part of that 4th for it to work.

        What happened that 1st preseason game was a prelude to what would happen if one team got blown out. Sacre/Black/Kelly/Brown were an important part of that 4th quarter collapse. And they should never play in important minutes.

        Personally, outside of Kobe if he’s shut down in the 4th, I’d let the young guns finish the game, down big or not. Let’s see what fight they have in them to win.

      2. Still, the offense looks so stagnant compared to other teams. Even the Jazz had so much movement during there sets

      3. Apparently we watched two different games. It wasn’t just that they were missing shots, but, with the exception of a few plays, the offense was very stagnant, there was no ball movement (I don’t recall there being one play with more than two passes leading to a bucket), the floor balance was horrible, and they took a bunch of contested shots. On the other end Roy Hibbert was showing his anger at missed defensive assignment by other players and they gave up a lot of easy buckets. I will admit they showed some promise on the defensive side, but at times looked lost. I don’t understand how they can have two a day practices and still look so lost on offense. Even the Jazz offense was so much smoother than the Lakers and the Jazz are more of a defense minded team.

  • The Lakers looked completely lost on offense and defense against the Jazz, probably because all the Lakers have been doing in practice is running. On offense there was no ball movement, a ton of isolation, a bunch of contested shots, players not knowing where to be and go on the court and poor floor balance, which lead to many transition points. I don’t know anyone who would disagree with conditioning players, but for Christ sake, Scott, implement your system instead of running everyone to death. Last year they looked ugly on offense all year probably because they were running instead of learning

    1. Dude what game are you watching?? We had the lead all game till the 4th which not one started played in. I thought D’angelo looked good setting up the offense and clarkson did a good job all around. Stop worrying about missed jumpers in the preseason clearly we had tired legs.

      1. You are completely correct in saying they had dead leg. not a single player had a good shooting night – 28% for the team. By his admission, Byron is training his players to with stand the fatigue in the 4th during the regular season. But he’s forgetting an important aspect of his lessons – your core players have to be an important part of that 4th for it to work.

        What happened that 1st preseason game was a prelude to what would happen if one team got blown out. Sacre/Black/Kelly/Brown were an important part of that 4th quarter collapse. And they should never play in important minutes.

        Personally, outside of Kobe if he’s shut down in the 4th, I’d let the young guns finish the game, down big or not. Let’s see what fight they have in them to win.

      2. Still, the offense looks so stagnant compared to other teams. Even the Jazz had so much movement during there sets

      3. Apparently we watched two different games. It wasn’t just that they were missing shots, but, with the exception of a few plays, the offense was very stagnant, there was no ball movement (I don’t recall there being one play with more than two passes leading to a bucket), the floor balance was horrible, and they took a bunch of contested shots. On the other end Roy Hibbert was showing his anger at missed defensive assignment by other players and they gave up a lot of easy buckets. I will admit they showed some promise on the defensive side, but at times looked lost. I don’t understand how they can have two a day practices and still look so lost on offense. Even the Jazz offense was so much smoother than the Lakers and the Jazz are more of a defense minded team.

  • Bs with the same bs
    Deja vu to last year and the same thing happened and look how that turned out

      1. I did too man! I really did, i thought he was gonna wise up, but i see he thinks he’s jerry buss like he owns the team. Honestly Byron Scott system doesn’t fit this team. I don’t care how many games they win. Mitch needs to pull a warriors move like they fired Mark and signed Kerr

  • Bs with the same bs
    Deja vu to last year and the same thing happened and look how that turned out

      1. I did too man! I really did, i thought he was gonna wise up, but i see he thinks he’s jerry buss like he owns the team. Honestly Byron Scott system doesn’t fit this team. I don’t care how many games they win. Mitch needs to pull a warriors move like they fired Mark and signed Kerr

  • “tired legs” means more injuries to come in a long run…

    the coach should implement the offense strategy and the defense instead of running up and down on the court a lot.

    i would be happy if lakers would fire BS and hire either Scott Brooks or Mark Jackson…

    1. Mark Jackson, dantoni, thibbs, and scotty brooks = Championship staff! Naw fuck that, #Tyron Lue for coach!

  • “tired legs” means more injuries to come in a long run…

    the coach should implement the offense strategy and the defense instead of running up and down on the court a lot.

    i would be happy if lakers would fire BS and hire either Scott Brooks or Mark Jackson…

    1. Mark Jackson, dantoni, thibbs, and scotty brooks = Championship staff! Naw fuck that, #Tyron Lue for coach!

  • I’m gonna have to agree with a comment i saw on youtube, “the Lakers” can beat the jazz all day!” But Byron Scott doesn’t want too! What a fuckin idiot! The ppl in Hawaii deserve a Lakers win! It’s been 8 years since lakeshow went to Hawaii

  • I’m gonna have to agree with a comment i saw on youtube, “the Lakers” can beat the jazz all day!” But Byron Scott doesn’t want too! What a fuckin idiot! The ppl in Hawaii deserve a Lakers win! It’s been 8 years since lakeshow went to Hawaii

  • This buffoon Byron Scott said he’s gonna run the guys some more since they let the jazz outrun them!

  • This buffoon Byron Scott said he’s gonna run the guys some more since they let the jazz outrun them!

  • The Wizards coach Randy Whittman completely changed his line up and his complete overall system playing style this season. And his team is proven as was his previous system.
    What the fuck will the Princeton do against these new age systems? ??
    Somebody enlighten me please!

  • The Wizards coach Randy Whittman completely changed his line up and his complete overall system playing style this season. And his team is proven as was his previous system.
    What the fuck will the Princeton do against these new age systems? ??
    Somebody enlighten me please!

  • And another thing & imma leave it alone, we have so many decent players rotation combinations that can & will win games.
    The question is will Byron put the team in position to do so? ??

  • And another thing & imma leave it alone, we have so many decent players rotation combinations that can & will win games.
    The question is will Byron put the team in position to do so? ??

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