Lakers’ Jeremy Lin, Byron Scott at odds over his turnovers

Lakers#17 Jeremy Lin shoots, but can not hit a 3-pointer against Nuggets#3 Ty Lawson and Nuggets#00 Darrell Arthur in the 4th quarter. The Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 106-96 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA February 10, 2015.  (Photos by John McCoy / Los Angeles Daily News)

Lakers#17 Jeremy Lin shoots, but can not hit a 3-pointer against Nuggets#3 Ty Lawson and Nuggets#00 Darrell Arthur in the 4th quarter. The Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 106-96 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA February 10, 2015. (Photos by John McCoy / Los Angeles Daily News)

OAKLAND — He charged up and down the court, determined that his aggressive playmaking would make a positive difference.

Jeremy Lin attacked the basket. He drew frequent trips to the foul line. Lin disrupted the passing lanes. It all appeared part of Lin’s fourth-quarter charge that would lead the Lakers to a rare victory. But just when it appeared he would write that script, Lin literally dropped the ball.

He committed two costly turnovers that soon became a turning point in the Lakers’ 108-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday here at Oracle Arena. Lakers coach Byron Scott then removed Lin for the final 3:30 in favor of rookie guard Jordan Clarkson. It concluded a bitter ending for Lin after showing a promising beginning. Lin’s five turnovers overshadowed him scoring seven of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, shooting eight of 10 from the foul line, taking a key charge and collecting a steal.

Scott described Lin’s play as “okay” and credited him for “playing good solid basketball” because of his aggressiveness and defense. But then Scott focused back on Lin’s two turnovers that he called “big,” the latest example explaining why Scott believes Lin often makes bad decisions. With Lin averaging 2.2 turnovers this season and 3.2 in the past five games, how does he reduce those numbers?

“That’s a good question,” Scott said. “I don’t know how you get out of making bad decisions. All we can continue to do is point them out to him, watch film and have him just learn from those experiences in making those bad decisions.”

That film will show Lin throwing a jump pass that Warriors center Andrew Bogut intercepted. That miscue set up guard Stephen Curry delivering a behind-the-back dish to Andre Iguodala for an open layup that gave Golden State a 100-95 lead with 4:05 left. On the next possession, Warriors forward Draymond Green deflected Lin’s pass into traffic. Scott then removed Lin in favor of Clarkson, who had initially sat in the fourth quarter partly because he committed three turnovers.

“I told those guys, you’re the point guard, you have to get us into something every time. You can’t just be flip with the basketball,” Scott said. “This is one of those teams where if you try to thread the needle, there are so long and so quick, you can’t do that. You can’t make the home run play. You have to make the obvious play. That’s where we got ourselves in trouble in trying to make these home-run passes and they were off to the races.”

Lin maintained he never heard Scott offer such analysis to him.

“I haven’t talked to him about the turnovers,” Lin said of Scott. “He hasn’t given me feedback on what he wants me to do to be better.”

The answer seemed puzzling considering Lin has said this season he has talked with Scott numerous times this season about his role. Lin has admitted he found it difficult for reasons including shifting between a starter and reserve, playing in a non-traditional point guard-oriented offense and sharing ball handling duties with Kobe Bryant before he suffered a season-ending right shoulder injury after 35 games. A perplexed reporter remarked how that revelation seemed odd since Scott is the Lakers’ head coach.

“I don’t know how to respond to that question,” Lin said. “No comment.”

On his turnovers, Lin would only say that Scott “wants to keep them down.” Lin also reported that Scott “yelled at” the team regarding its 18 turnovers, most punctuated by Wesley Johnson bobbling the ball out of bounds before taking a potential game-tying three-pointer that could have forced overtime.

But Lin then revealed that he has spent more time analyzing his ball-handling issues with his personal trainer. Lin reported his trainer offered him comprehensive feedback after watching film of every single one of Lin’s 123 turnovers he committed this season leading into the NBA All-Star break. Since then, Lin has collected 23 turnovers through 13 games, marking an average of 1.7 per contest during that stretch.

What did Lin’s trainer tell him?

“Stay out of tight spots, especially when you come out of the pick-and-roll and you have the big man there,” Lin said. “Don’t try to dribble down into the block unless you know you have that space because there’s a lot of hands there and be careful of the pocket passes. Tonight I was guilty of a few of them.”

That feedback sounds fairly similar to what Scott has said publicly all season. Yet, Lin sounded somewhat defiant of his latest miscues.

He indirectly questioned one of his late-game turnovers before declining to discuss further, saying, “I don’t want to get fined.” Lin revealed he has nursed an undisclosed injury on his right wrist that he has played through for “weeks” with varying success. Lin then strongly defended what he called his “high-risk, high-reward,” play with as much passion as perhaps his emphatic block on Green.

“It’s a constant push and pull. Everything about the game is a balance,” Lin said. “I can sit there and play safe and not have any turnovers. But that means I won’t be myself as a player. I won’t be making plays that I make. I drive to the rim and to the basket really hard and put my head down. The majority of the time, I feel like something good will happen. But there will be times it won’t. To some degree, you have to live with some of those risks.”

Scott refused to live with those risks.

Lin sat out at the end of the fourth quarter for the second consecutive game, though Scott said Lin’s absence for the final minutes of Sunday’s loss to Atlanta related to an undisclosed defensive issue instead of his three turnovers.

“It’s happened multiple times and many times this year,” Lin said. “It’s not anything new. Some games I finish them. Some games, I don’t. That’s true for any player on this team. When you’re out there, you try to make the most of it. When you’re not, you try to root for your team.”

For Lin to stay on the floor, Scott will want him to reduce his turnovers. But considering Lin’s concerns on how much that will limit his playmaking, his approach may not end up with the result that both Lin and Scott want.

“I have to stay aggressive. I have to stay aggressive with everything,” Lin said. “I can live with mistakes as long as I’m being aggressive. That’s what I tried to do. Whatever coach decides, I have to be ready when I get called. Then I’ll try to make the most of it.”


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  • Arthur Jury

    Lakers’ Jeremy Lin, Byron Scott at odds over his turnovers.

    Scott what a hypocrite !! Lin is averaging 2.2 TO per game, yet across town, Chris Paul is routinely making 4-5 turnovers per game and everybody thinks he is the greatest point guard ever !! Lin won’t be with Lakes next year, sit him down and try to develop Clarkson. Besides if Lin actually plays well it screws up the tanking strategy.

    • Michael Kim

      Not to argue, but comparing Lin and CP3 is silly. Lin averages nearly the same amount of TOs a game with not nearly the same amount of minutes. However, if CP3 makes costly TOs in the final minutes, he will be the first person to say he blew it.

      As for sitting Lin, he’s the only other pg on the roster. No one else to play. It seems like Lin so desperately wants to prove his game, wants to be a team player, but then complains when he is being asked to do something outside his comfort zone. Just, my opinion.

      • aymen

        You’re a fckin idiot.

        • Ken Tagious

          Have to agree – w/aymen,Sorry.

      • sport

        Every player has to play in their comfort zone to fully utilize their skills, something which Lin never had these past 3 years playing for these hater coaches who benched him for scrubs and limited his minutes even when starting!

      • sws94

        He’s actually done a lot outside of his comfort zone.

        • Jennifer Vincent

          Anyone who has played with Kobe has played outside of their comfort zone.

      • LinFan17

        Jeremy Lin likes to play PnR and we believe he is very good to play PnR. The problem of to play PnR needs good teammates, Jeremy Lin cannot play PnR by his own self. This could be one of the reason for his turnovers if his teammates not in good positions. Bad passes may happen. Jeremy Lin needs more practice with his teammates to play more smooth to build chemistry. This was one of the major problem when Kobe not attending practice at the beginning season.

      • Tom Gardner

        You are entitled to your opinion. Even if it is completely idiotic.

      • B P

        Is it really Kimmy? particularly when Lin plays half the minutes cp3 does. Lin complaining? You put any other player his situation and they’d be fined by the league or lakers a dozen times by now. By my account this is the first instance where LIN has actually “complained” about anything… get ur sht straight

      • Arthur Tazo

        Correct. Lin and his crazy fans always try to find a scapegoat for Lin’s shortcomings.

        • yoeddy

          How is Lin scapegoating anybody?

      • yoeddy

        How is he complaining?

    • FrankW

      Some knew Scott’s coaching history and indicated there wasn’t any tanking strategy, its just how he coaches. Wow!

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Lets face it. Byron Scott does not like Lin. Not sure why but he just doesn’t. This season its all about tanking and looking towards 2015- 2016 season. Clarkson is in the Lakers future and Lin is not. Simple as that. So Lin will always be viewed by Scott as someone who can never meet Scott’s approval. Think of the evil step mother from Cinderella as B Scott and Lin is Cinderella and Clarkson is the evil step sister who can do no wrong. Of course Clarkson is not bad at all. Clarkson is very talented with a bright future but B Scott has his favorites for now.
    Hopefully Prince Charming (representing a good coach) will rescue Lin in the off season.

    • Charles

      wait and see how Clarkson perform next year next to Kobe.

      • FrankW

        Not even Nash preformed well with Kobe.

        • Charles

          but Nash wasn’t mentor by Kobe. Kobe is great, he help Lin in the beginning of the season. Now Lin is improved thank to Kobe. Now he is on Clarkson. LOL Clarkson is going to be GREAT!!!!!

          • FrankW

            Lin played better after ASG, was that Kobe’s doing? Good for Clarkson then, Lin was never a long term deal. You do know there was every intend to start Price over Lin from the very first date of preseason on.

  • Michael Kim

    It’s not just a matter of Lin turning it over, but it’s the same kinds of turnovers nearly every game. How often does he dribble to the sideline, get trapped, then have his pass deflected into the opponent’s hands? Or he makes a jump pass gets caught in the air, and throws it away. It’s the repeated mistakes and bad habits that gets him in trouble.

    • aymen

      i don’t blame lin 100% on his turnovers. His teammates are at fault too like Boozer and hill. They suck at setting picks, because of that he gets easily trapped after picks and Lakers spacing is terrible.

      • Michael Kim

        Agree, it’s not 100% the guards fault. That’s why Scott got on his bigs about setting physical picks.

        • Mike Wazowsky

          Hey Mike. Youre korean,. How about you lay off the CHinese players and concentrate on how to make your community (the “COREAN” community) can rid themselves of violent behavior. Too many top 10 korean killers in this country already. Drop the confucianism idealogy please. JEsus Christ. you fake pretentious koreans you.

          • Josh

            Hey Mike. You’re white.. How about you lay off the Koreans and concentrate on how to make your community (the “WHITE TRASH” community) rid themselves of violent behavior. According to Radford University/FGCU Serial Killer Database, 52.1% of serial killers in America are white while 0.7% are Asian. Drop the better than thou ideology, you ignorant white guy.

          • Michael Kim

            I don’t care if Jeremy ‘s name is Wazowsky. I’m speaking about his game. You want to show your prejudices and your character with your comments, go right ahead.

          • guest

            totally agreed

    • Charles

      This is what Lin meant about risk and reward. Of course it will be great if he is more careful in those passes. But if the trade off is no TOV vs scoring opportunity, I will take scoring opportunity any day. I guess this is why Lin major in economic in Harvard. He learned, to succeed, you need to take calculated risk. The return of investment is well worth the risk to him. LOL

    • mma_ko

      he should be allowed to shoot like westbrook .. he turns it over b/c he’s being asked to faciliate too much … look at the knicks days … he should shoot if it’s there. if not, then pass to open man. you can see he is trying to faciliate first for some reason that is not conducive to his natural playing style.

  • Charles

    How accountable can a coach be when he play a player that average 3.7 TOV in 34.5 minutes when TOV is what he claimed was the determining factor if a player stay on the court or on the bench?

  • Ken Tagious

    BS is full of it. John Calipari coach of Kentucky says he’s OK with TOs if the team is taking risks and being aggressive. BTW he’s 34-0 and BS is 17-52. Also many TOs are not the PG’s fault, i.e. Boozer has stone hands so many tomes and the ball collides off them and the PG gets a TO. The NBA needs real official scorers like baseball has who determine who made the error — the guy who threw or the guy who was supposed to catch. it. BS is a complete waste and the NBA’s worst coach by miles.

    • Michael Kim

      No one will dispute your point about Boozer! I think all Lakers fan can unite about that point.

  • Ken Tagious

    BS is a eight-faced Liar (as they say in Tibet). He never takes the blame and yet he has the worst record in games decided by 5 pts or less. Philly’s record is twice as good and they suck. Lin got 10 FTs last night. The team got 21 total. BS is likely to say the Lin went to the hoop too much. He is just a tiresome poor excuse for a coach,

  • sws94

    Lin was a driving force in the game. Yeah, he has some bad habits and didn’t take care of the ball as well as he could have but he was playing his heart out, getting to the line, took a charge, blocked 2 shots, playing hard D and gave the Lakers the best chance to win the game had he not been yanked. Byron should go to Lin and say, young man, you were taking care of the ball all along, just breathe, calm down, don’t try to do too much. Instead he “disciplines” Lin with the yank. Curry had 6 TOs and had a OK game, not his best, so TOs happen. Lin stepped up in the 4th and organized the team well on most plays, he has a right to expect better from his coach.

    • Michael Kim

      Completely agree that Lin was a driving force and kept them in it, and played aggressive, which I think is why Byron kept Lin in for most of the 4th. Byron acknowledged his aggressive play. Those 2 TOs were huge though, and Byron pulled him. Of course there’s a case this was the wrong move. However, Clarkson came in and made a bucket the next play. When they needed a 3, he put Lin back in. I don’t think this is as personal as people are making it out to be. Again, I could be wrong, just an opinion.

      • sws94

        I don’t know if it is personal or just not knowing a better way to handle Lin. And better in the sense of getting the most out of him and giving the team the best chance to win. Often when Lin played through mistakes, it pays off. There was a game Kobe made 10 TOs and Byron wouldn’t dare take him out. Lin isn’t Kobe but making late TOs, and some of Kobe’s were late in that game but Kobe had a lot of assists as well, maybe part of what Lin was referring to as high-risk, high-reward.

        • WestSeaDoc

          Kobe bricked 11 or 12 last second game winning shots in a row but was still given the chance to win a game with the last shot. Not saying Kobe doesn’t deserve to take that shot but one sided devotion doesn’t make a coach look very good.

      • yoeddy

        Byron could have called time out and gotten Jeremy to settle down. Didn’t have to bench him at that critical juncture

  • FrankW

    On the same night Curry had 6 turnovers, actually 7 but that last one for some reason wasn’t counted. No one cares except when it comes to Lin. And then where were words from Scott about reducing Kobe’s two 9 turnovers and one 10 turnover games?

    • Chris Johnson

      Hypocrisy and Byron Scott are never far apart.

      • Daimler Altschuh

        I thought they were twins

    • OpenTruth

      You’re talking about the franchise players vs a PG backup. If Beverley had 5 turnovers, people would cry bloody murder. Harden 6 turnover? Less talk of course. Lin isn’t at that level where turnovers can be dismissed. You know that.

      • FrankW

        And he was assigned turnover(s) that he did not commit either.

  • Arthur Tazo

    Don’t need this long of an article to talk about Lin’s turnovers. He always has been and always will be a turnover prone player. He is a scrub.

    • FrankW

      Actually he ranks higher than 59 of the NBA point guards. If you want to talk about worst season turnovers:
      Lin, 5
      Westbrook, 10
      Curry, 10
      C Paul, 7
      Irving, 8
      Teagure, 6
      Lillard, 6
      Wall, 9
      I Thomas, 7
      Lowry, 7

      • mma_ko

        frank don’t argue with tazo .. he’s just a hater. can’t talk logic or reason using facts when the guy has an iq below 20.

        • FrankW

          Yeah, it’s like talking to a block wall.

          • QQ

            Hey, don’t insult block walls.

    • mma_ko

      frank don’t argue with tazo .. he’s just a hater. can’t talk logic or reason using facts when the guy has an iq below 20

  • Arthur Tazo

    Jeremy Lin is trash. Glad people are finally figuring the obvious out.

    • guest

      all u black and white assholes are trash too

      • Arthur Tazo

        Jeremy Lin is a scrub. Will be out of league soon.

        • B P

          zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

        • busherbee

          wrong again, butthurt again

  • TheTruth

    What rubbish. Medina making his career as some Internet writer (versus Sports Illustrated with accolades) off creating friction between Jeremy and Byron. How about we respond by ruining your career AND your personal life by creating friction for you??

  • Ray B

    Byron Scott: liar, lack of integrity, bad person, bad coach, never takes ownership, anywhere from extreme prejudice to bigot, under handed, closed minded and low IQ.

    • Mike Wazowsky

      I hope Scott puts in a recommendation tot he lakers owner to fire Lin. That fraud is costing the team millions for doing nothing.

  • Chris Johnson

    what’s so surprising about the way Scott has treated Lin? Lin was a key part of the Lakers comeback and people forget that Lin got the Lakers to a competitive winning position in the 4th quarter. Yes he had two turnovers at the end totallying 5. Curry had 6 turnovers. Lin had many more turnovers during his times with the Knicks, and they were winning. Why does people even care what Scott says? He has one of the worst records as a coach. Lin, despite a coach who dislikes him, has done well under the circumstances.

    • WestSeaDoc

      … really, though. Those were terrible TOs and when the game is on the line the PG has to protect the ball and be smart. Lin is overly aggressive at times… not unlike a young golfer going for the pins all the time… it’s spectacular when it works but damaging and sometimes irrecoverable when it doesn’t. In Lin’s position if you want to close, then you’ve got to get a K not give up a gopher ball. That being said, I stand on saying that Scott should have called time out, berated Lin in the huddle, told him what he expected about aggression vs. ball protection and then given another chance to play out the game. That’s bad leadership and coaching on BSs part.

      • Donnie

        You are spot on with your comments. However, what you say Scott should have done would never happen as it takes an actual coach to think that way. BScott has shown himself to be a bad communicator who plays favorites to the detriment of the overall team. The fact that the team usually plays hard is a testament to their professionalism (except for Swaggy P. Sorry I just can’t get on board with him). I also highlights BScott’s lack of coaching smarts. Too often we are left scratching our heads as to why he would do what he would or say what he would. I am really looking forward to the 2016-17 season. Kobe should be retired (thanks for the great memories), BScott should be fired (don’t let the door hit you on the way out) and we should have a young team that will be developing to be a great team. In the meantime it is hard being a Lakers fan but I am still a Lakers fan.

  • John Henry

    Wonder why Lakers were able to play close game with top tier teams and yet BS could not coach Lakers to win over sub .500 teams?

    • FrankW

      Was that an old saying that close games are on the coach and not the players. And Lakers had many close games, including this one, that could have been won.

  • John Henry

    Every missed shot that was not followed by a offensive rebound is actually a turn over.

  • a z

    Green did not deflect a pass. Lin was foul. The ball went without Lin because Lin was being held.

  • Tank you Scott

    Come on now. Does anyone really trust Scoot for his basketball insights? Bryon is to basketball coaching what George Bush is to US presidents.

  • plansmaker

    If Kobe Bryant made those two turnovers, Byron Scott would just looked other way…And Kobe has as high as 9 turnovers in recent games. Guess what, Byron Scott was in men’s room at the time when Kobe drop the ball…LOL

    • Mike Wazowsky

      Listen, Im Asian. Lin is no KOBE. Kobe is awesome. (Stick to the players instead of focusing attention on the fact that your boy is a CHinese player.)

      • plansmaker

        Why don’t you go kiss Kobe’s Ba*ls?
        Kobe is not the same Kobe 5 years ago. Now he is being called Ko-brick…
        Are you so delusional thinking that Ko-brick will lead Lakers to another title?…
        I thought so.

      • plansmaker

        Jeremy Lin born in Beijing and not in Los Angeles as commonly believed.
        That makes him a “CHinese player” or maybe is how he looks that make him a CHinese player?
        You poor thing. Just can’t get your facts straight can you? Got back to school and get a HS diploma.

  • Byron

    CP3 averages 2.5 TOs per game and Lin averages about the same at around 2.5 per game. Leave the guy (Lin) alone man… There are many players you can write about. Just let him play. Stupid writer.

  • WestSeaDoc

    Actually, Byron does need to be more clear about what his expectations are. That being said, Lin’s turnover rate of < 2 per game is pretty hard to improve upon. Lin has to learn to determine when being aggressive is being foolhardy but that may take a few mistakes (even key ones that are so vexing, like last night), so that he understands how to better choose his spots to be aggressive. He's right, though, his game is aggressiveness. Kobe told Jeremy as much earlier this year .. to "just play" and be yoursefl, then see what happens.Kobe is a shooter; he kept shooting some terrible shots with poort %s but he believed his next would go in .. that's what shooters do; same for Nick Young. Now it might have been more prudent for Scott to pull Jeremy out after his lasts TO and tell him to be aggressive but not dumb enough to go deep into traffic with the game that close, and then put him back in to see how he responds; that's what a good coach would do … try to criticize but trust his player and not tear down any confidence the player is developing but rewarding play one time when it works and then not another time, when it fails.

    • B P

      clear my ass…what have you been smoking? guess that’s why there has been a flurry of articles on BS’s irrational decisions.

  • Shea He

    So it’s ok for King James, Westbrook, or Harden to commit 5 turnovers but it’s not ok for Lin? It’s not uncommon for primary ball handlers on every team to commit a higher turnover ratio, but Lin is the only one punished for it. Just Google the turnover leaders and tell me if the top 10 would get benched for their TOs?

  • Mike Wazowsky

    Hi Im Asian. And Jeremy Lin as a basketball player, along with his advertisement of his “Christianity,” disturbs me. The guy makes millions for not being a top notched player. He is definitely over rated. Instead of talking about Christinaity all the time and giving your teammates gold rolex wtches, how about you shut your mouth and concentrate on your turnovers. Oh, and, give part of your money to the poor. Ooops wait. Your Chinese, no one believes for a second youre a true Christian. You fraud. 🙂

    • Mr white man

      Hi, I am white, How about getting off this board, you fucking idiot!

  • jack Yang

    Look the board, J Lin had 8-10 of FT M-A and 5 turn over. S Curry got 7-7 and 6. J. Clarkson did 2-2 and 3. Point guards are the targets back the beginning of NBA games. the most defend players are center, power forward and small forward and the most offence players are shot guard and point guard. Nobody can do them all. When Kobe was playing a shot guard plus point guard this season at 36 year old, he messed up a lot and teammates didn’t know what to do.

  • Tom Gardner

    Jeremy needs a new chapter to his saga…for a good view of his saga up to now, read this: http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2015/02/the-strange-and-badly-misunderstood.html

  • Vedmond

    ROFL!!! “‘That’s a good question,’ Scott said. ‘I don’t know how you get out of making bad decisions.'”… You would think he’s talking about himself, but the hilarious part is he’s talking about someone else! Talking about calling the kettle black!!

  • LB32

    Actually, Lin’s crappy decision-making has improved. He posted a 1.67 assist/to ratio last year vs a 2.08 average this year. This is supposedly with Houston feeding him all of their vaulted advanced analytics. The Linsanity year he was 1.72. For his career, he’s 1.92. This is who he is, he’s an inefficient b-ball player, a backup PG.

    • Soj

      Russell Westbrook’s Assist/TO = 1.97 this year
      Goran Dragic 1.95
      Brandon Knight 1.74
      Derrick Rose 1.56
      Dwyane Wade 1.54

      • LB32

        Al Horford and Joakin Noah have a better A/TO than those guys, 2.52 and 2.44, respectively. How many triple-double does Lin have? Dragic is ok, nothing special. Knight shouldn’t start either. Rose is a shoot first PG. Wade is a 2.

  • Justin

    Bryon Scott is a Lin hater!!! It’s becuase Jeremy lin is asian. Bryon and Kobe never liked Lin from the beginning. It got worse when Lin called out his coach the game where kobe was mad at Lin for not fouling with 20 seconds left on the game clock. They want to weed Lin out, even though we all know Lin is a better player than Clarkson.

  • Arthur Tazo

    Such a scrub. Lost his starting spot to Patrick. Lost his starting spot to Price. Lost his starting spot to 2nd round rookie Clarkson. I see a trend here. Its called being a scrub.

    • mma_ko

      it’s the bigoted tazo guy again.

  • Arthur Tazo

    ESPN was laughing at those two Lin turnovers. Lin needs to stop embarrassing himself on national TV. Getting really bad.

  • Baakus

    Lin plays safe. Scott tells him to make more of an impact.

    Lin plays aggressive. Scott tells him not to play “home run” style.

    Lin looks for his own shot. Scott tells him to be a PG first.

    Lin looks to defer and pass. Scott tells him to be more aggressive.

    • wu kong

      Summary of the season.

  • Hyenathepirate

    So basically Byron Scott is saying he’d never be able to coach a team with James Harden or Manu Ginobili as starters on the floor. Because those two dudes are king of the boneheaded, game-killing turnovers.. and yet.. who would be stupid enough to NOT have them on their team on the floor??