Milwaukee Bucks Opposition Intel: Los Angeles Lakers Q&A With Cody Williams

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Dec 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach

Byron Scott

coaches against the Atlanta Hawks in the second quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Adam McGee: Do Lakers fans get as frustrated with Byron Scott as much of the wider NBA community seems to, or is there anything more positive about his influence that comes with a closer viewing of the team?

Cody Williams: There are obviously exceptions to every rule, but the disdain for Byron Scott is pretty universal among Lakers fans and non-Lakers fans alike. Most Lakers fans have bought into the idea that this season is supposed to be about developing the young players like D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, and Jordan Clarkson to help build a cornerstone for the future of the franchise.

However, Scott seems to lose sight of this more often than not in a number of areas. The demotions of Russell and Randle to the bench (which is back in full-force now that Clarkson is back healthy), how he handles rotations, and how he’s handled the “Kobe Bryant farewell tour” are all examples of his shortcomings as a coach and have all frustrated Lakers fans.

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