Podcast: Byron Scott benches D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle

Just when you think Byron Scott could not have the Los Angeles Lakers’ fan base more upset with the job he has done with this team, he finds a way.

Heading into Monday’s contest north of the border against the Toronto Raptors, the Lakers were just 3-17. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Scott announced to reporters before the game that he was shaking up the starting lineup.

He elected to bench the two players that are a vital component of the team’s future — D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle. He cited the team’s poor record as reason for change, demoting the No. 2 and No. 7 overall picks in the last two respective drafts, leaving just about everyone searching for any sort of rationalization.

The end result didn’t change, as the Lakers fell to 3-18, courtesy of a 102-93 loss.

Gary is joined by Matt and Kyle to discuss the game, and the baffling decision to bench Russell and Randle.

Leave a Reply