Scott Defends his Conservative Approach with Russell


In response to recent criticism from Los Angeles Clippers television broadcasters, Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott defended his conservative approach with rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell’s playing time this season, saying he is trying to help “protect” Russell from making too many mistakes.

Scott made his comments Monday after practice at the Lakers’ facility when specifically asked about remarks made by Clippers analyst Don MacLean in the third quarter of the Lakers’ 105-93 loss to the Clippers on Friday at Staples Center.

Source: Baxter Holmes of ESPN

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