The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t had the best season so far. It also doesn’t help the Lakers are in full rebuild mode with lots of new talent and head coach Byron Scott has his hands full to develop the team in his vision. But, second year player Julius Randle appears to want to do things his way, according to Scott after a recent win to the Phoenix Suns
“He probably took it the worst and he’s going to have to learn from it. He’s got to grow up. Simple as that.” ” Scott said of Randle. “I think the main thing I don’t like is when you take him out of games, how he reacts sometimes. I chalk it up to immaturity and just being inexperienced in this level. It’s going to happen again. I’m going to take him out of other games that he’s not going to like.”
Randle had his two cents to say, as well.
“I played 15 minutes yesterday,” said Randle, who didn’t speak to reporters after Sunday’s game but was made available after Monday’s practice. “I was frustrated when I went out on the court. Simple.”
These types of coach-player battles happen often and will continue to as long as the Lakers are in rebuild mode. For Scott, an uphill battle lays ahead. Will his coaching make or break the Lakers? Guess we will have to find out.