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.