Nick Young at odds with Byron Scott

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.”

, ,

More HoopsHype Rumors
October 8, 2015 | 9:57 pm EDT Update
Yet another big man is joining the Sixers, only this time it’s in the broadcast booth. Former NBA veteran Alaa Abdelnaby, who played three games for the Sixers during the 1994 season, has been added to Comcast’s Sixers broadcast team. Abdelnaby will provide color commentary alongside Marc Zumoff and Molly French for the upcoming season. “The opportunity to join the Comcast SportsNet and 76ers family and work alongside Marc and Molly is tremendously exciting,” said Abdelnaby. “The 76ers are building something special and I look forward to sharing their story with our viewers.”
NBA player Thabo Sefolosha, who was arrested outside a New York City nightclub in April following a confrontation with police officer, has a character “of the highest order,” his head coach, Mike Budenholzer, testified Thursday. Taking the stand as the final defense witness in Sefolosha’s trial, Budenholzer described the Atlanta Hawks guard-forward as “highly intelligent” and a “hard worker.”
This rumor is part of a storyline: 9 more rumors
October 8, 2015 | 8:08 pm EDT Update
October 8, 2015 | 4:12 pm EDT Update
Barnes said he lives about 15 minutes away from his ex-wife. The family had traveled together from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles earlier in the day after Barnes completed training camp with the Grizzlies. Previous reports had indicated Barnes drove from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles to confront Fisher and his ex-wife. “I can’t believe people think I was some maniac driving 95 miles and listening to Tupac to go beat somebody up,” Barnes said. “No. I live 15 minutes away and I was going over to check on my kids because they seemed uncomfortable. That was my main reason for going over there.”
This rumor is part of a storyline: 4 more rumors
Asked if he felt he did anything wrong in the Barnes situation, in which he was allegedly attacked during a barbecue at the home of Barnes’ estranged wife, he declined to comment. NBA security is reportedly investigation the situation. “No, I appreciate the question,” he said. “It’s still something I can’t comment on until the situation or the process plays completely out, so if I decide to or have the opportunity to address it later, I guess I will.”
This rumor is part of a storyline: 4 more rumors
Fisher acknowledged that he had spoken about the matter both with Knicks President Phil Jackson and his players. “Private conversations between organizational staff happen all the time about basketball and life, etc.,,” Fisher said. “As far as I’m concerned it will stay that way. If Phil chooses to comment on it at any time that’s obviously his choice.”
This rumor is part of a storyline: 4 more rumors
October 8, 2015 | 2:56 pm EDT Update
October 8, 2015 | 12:30 pm EDT Update

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 146 other followers