Scott on Benching Young: He’s ‘not here with us mentally’

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Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott clarified his decision to bench forward Nick Young for the past 11 games on Monday. He said it “has everything to do with basketball,” as well as Young’s not being mentally present with the team, given the recent drama in his personal life.

“It has nothing to do with the chemistry,” Scott said at practice Monday. “It has everything to do with just basketball. Right now, I know what he’s going through, and I know it’s hard on him. But he’s not here with us, mentally, and there’s no need for me to put him out there on the floor.

Source: Jovan Buha of ESPN

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