Lakers coach Byron Scott reiterated Saturday that Young needs to return with a more balanced game, one that includes passing and defense to supplement his high-volume shooting. With Young averaging 13.4 points per game this season on a career-low 36.6-percent shooting, Scott also threatened to reduce his minutes if the Lakers upgrade their roster this summer. “I’m used to it right now, hearing what Byron has to say,” said Young, who is in the first season of a four-year deal worth $21.5 million “I take it with a grain of salt.”
May 23, 2017 | 12:19 pm EDT Update
Rick Noland: LJ: We have to focus on Game 4. We know what. We did wrong in Game 3. We know ways we can get better. Our focus is on thepresent, not the past. At the end of the day it’s just basketball and you understand I’ve put a lot of work into my craft. I’ve always trusted that. I’ve always focused on the present and not worried about the situation. You just live in the moment.