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It appears the Lakers seem set on retaining rookie forward/center Tarik Black, who has a non-guaranteed contract worth $850,000 next season. “We get another year to look at him,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said, “and see what he’s got and go from there.” Los Angeles Daily News

April 9, 2015 Updates

Byron Scott sees DeAndre Jordan as the league’s top defensive player. Scott said before playing the Clippers in the second of two straight games that Jordan scares everyone who drives into the lane, affecting the game in a unique way that can’t show up in a stat sheet. “It’s a luxury to have a big that can clog up the middle like that, as athletic as he is, and also can block shots and rebound the ball the way he rebounds,” Scott said. “I think he is Defensive Player of the Year.” NBA.com

April 8, 2015 Updates

A day after Byron Scott said he knew which of his players he "wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with," the Lakers coach clarified his comments, saying they came out of frustration from recent losses. Scott specifically referenced his team's 30-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday and the Lakers' 28-point loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. "After the last two games ... I was probably as frustrated as anybody, because all season long, our guys have put in a hell of an effort, no matter if we've been outmanned or whatever the case may be," Scott said before the Lakers faced the Clippers again Tuesday at Staples Center. ESPN.com

April 7, 2015 Updates

When a team is enduring a tough season, the ideal scenario would be that the players and coaches lean on each other to get through it. But Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott does not think that’s the reality on his team. After practice Monday, Scott said that a fair share of his players would turn on him if given the chance. For The Win

Scott has discovered that rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson yearns to keep learning and that there are others who are less interested in playing all out. "I got a sense of a whole lot of them I wouldn't want to be in a fox hole with," Scott said after Monday's practice. "I think they'd end up shooting me in the back. So I've got a pretty good sense of the guys that I think are going to be around, that we will build around, build together in this process and go through it." Los Angeles Times

April 6, 2015 Updates

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.” Los Angeles Daily News

“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.” Does Young take Scott’s words as valuable feedback? “Nah,” Young said. “I don’t know. I feel like it’s just a target toward me. It’s a little unfair. But it’s cool.” Los Angeles Daily News

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