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.”
February 11, 2016 | 9:14 pm EST Update
John Reid: Tyreke Evans undergoes successful surgery, according to the Pelicans. I guess those second opinions said get the surgery done. That was Tyreke Evans’ third surgery since May and he will miss the remainder of the season.
February 11, 2016 | 8:26 pm EST Update
Charles F. Gardner: Jason Kidd on trade deadline: “I don’t know if we have any action going on, so there shouldn’t be anybody worried. This is our team. Right now, this is our team. There’s no one coming in and there’s no one leaving.”