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.”
December 1, 2015 | 5:23 am EST Update
Calvin Watkins: James Harden on Kobe Bryant retiring: “Legend. I grew up watching him. He was my quote, unquote MJ that everybody sees. Just for him to be done for his last go out, it’s sad, it’s the end of a dynasty. He had a really good run but it comes to an end, he’s a monster, he’s a beast.”
KC Johnson: Pau Gasol won last year’s Magic Johnson award. Here’s why: Gasol doesn’t usually talk pregame. But we explained newspaper deadlines and the need for him to address Kobe Bryant’s news. So Gasol changed his pregame routine to talk to reporters. That’s class.