Byron Scott Rumors
Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson: Byron Scott on Lakers to @BovadaOfficial: “I’m hoping this year that they’re healthy, I’m hoping that they’ve been working out and getting ready for the season, getting ready for the preseason and all that stuff because I think those guys together could be dynamic.”
Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson: Lakers coach Darvin Ham gets high praise from Byron Scott via @BovadaOfficial: “I know that he’s a workaholic, he’s a hard working kid; he’s tough, he’s defensive minded — which this team DEFINITELY has to get back to, but I love the acquisition of picking Darvin Ham.”
In a recent appearance on the ‘Getcha Popcorn Ready’ podcast hosted by Terrell Owens and Matthew Hatchette, the ex-Lakers coach went off after being asked if he felt that the modern analytics movement “ruined the game”: Via fubo Sports: “Absolutely. I really started to see a change when I got to the Lakers as a coach because they used that so much as a weapon, ‘well, the analytics tells us..’ I understand the analytics. You’ve got to shoot more threes. But you can’t more threes if you have guys that can’t shoot. I said, ‘So what does that analytics telling you?’”
The rookie’s inclusion in the starting lineup was the result of forward Robert Horry spraining his left ankle during the team’s win over the Seattle SuperSonics. Coach Del Harris decided to move guard Eddie Jones to the three-spot, then put Bryant into Jones’ role at shooting guard. But even then, Harris had a contingency plan in case the moment proved too big for Bryant. “It’s a risk,” Harris told The County Sun during shootaround. “If it doesn’t work out, we’ll put Jerome Kersey in there. At this point, Jerome will be a backup, and we have to get him settled into that. And Byron Scott is a backup. Kobe knows when Robert’s back, he’ll go back (to coming off the bench).”
Joining Yardley in the current class are Rick Adelman, Gilbert Arenas, Joe Caldwell, Baron Davis, Nancy Dunkle, Gail Goodrich, Dennis Johnson, Steve Kerr, Raymond Lewis, David Meyers, Reggie Miller, Harold Miner, Anita Ortega, Byron Scott, Linda K. Sharp, Reggie Theus, Tina Thompson, Sidney Wicks and John Williams.