Author archive for Ross Pickering

  • VIDEO: Robert Horry talks monitoring Kobe Bryant’s minutes, Byron Scott’s system

    By Ross Pickering on July 28, 2014
    With Robert Horry rumored to be a candidate to land an assistant coaching job under Byron Scott next season, this video just got a little more interesting. Horry recently sat down with Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s Jaime Maggio to discuss the Lakers’ roster next season. During the interview, Horry mentioned how the team should limit Kobe Bryant’s minutes next season […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Robert Horry, Paul Pressey, Mark Madsen among Byron Scott’s assistant coach candidates

    By Ross Pickering on July 28, 2014
    Now that Byron Scott is officially the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the 53-year-old can begin to hire his new coaching staff which could “take shape quickly,” according to Mike Bresnahan from the L.A. Times. The most surprising name that Bresnahan mentions is Robert Horry, who played for the Lakers in the 2000s and worked alongside Scott last […]
  • OFFICIAL: Lakers sign Byron Scott to be next head coach

    By Ross Pickering on July 28, 2014
    It’s official: Byron Scott is coming home. After agreeing to a deal in principle on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Lakers officially announced the signing of Scott today. Scott has reportedly signed a four-year, $17 million deal which features a team option in the final year. “After an extensive and thorough search, we’re proud to welcome Byron back to the […]
  • Byron Scott’s message to Lakers: “They better be ready to play some defense”

    By Ross Pickering on July 28, 2014
    Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were absolutely abysmal defensively. Night after night, teams would crack the one hundred mark with ease as Mike D’Antoni failed to hold his players accountable on the defensive end of the floor. The lowest point of the 2013-14 season came when the Lakers lost by a franchise record 48 points on their home floor […]
  • OFFICIAL: Lakers re-sign Wesley Johnson

    By Ross Pickering on July 28, 2014
    The Los Angeles Lakers announced in a press release that they have re-signed free agent forward Wesley Johnson. The two sides reportedly came to an agreement on a one-year, minimum salary deal around ten days ago, though the signing wasn’t made official until today. “I’m happy to welcome Wesley back to our team and am excited to see him develop further after […]
  • VIDEO: Nick Young hits a deep three-pointer at the Drew League

    By Ross Pickering on July 27, 2014
    Nick Young is back in action at the Drew League. After officially signing his new four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers last week, Young appeared at the Drew League on Sunday and put on a show. “Great win at the Drew League today,” Young wrote on his Twitter account. “let’s get ready for these playoffs next week.” According to […]
  • Jeremy Lin looking forward to being part of “underdog” Lakers

    By Ross Pickering on July 27, 2014
    For the majority of his basketball career, Jeremy Lin has been viewed as the underdog. Up until “Linsanity” in New York, the Harvard graduate was always overlooked as a basketball player. Even once he landed in Houston, Lin’s bloated contract and reduced on-court role caused him to be overlooked by the basketball world once again. That’s fine with Lin, though, as he has always […]
  • Byron Scott on landing Lakers head coaching job: “This is a dream come true”

    By Ross Pickering on July 26, 2014
    On Saturday night, Byron Scott’s dream finally came to fruition: At last, after months of waiting and three face-to-face interviews with the team, he was named the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. “It feels fantastic,” Scott told CBS Los Angeles’ Jim Hill. “This is a dream come true. I always wanted to coach the Lakers, especially when I […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Team agrees to four-year, $17 million deal with Byron Scott

    By Ross Pickering on July 26, 2014
    Finally, after months and months of speculation, it’s actually happening. According to Ramona Shelburne from ESPN Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to become their new head coach. Scott will reportedly sign a four-year, $17 million deal. The Lakers will hold a team option in the fourth year, per Shelburne. It was revealed […]
  • Lakers Rumors: Byron Scott believes Jordan Hill was “underutilized” by Mike D’Antoni

    By Ross Pickering on July 26, 2014
    Even though Jordan Hill played a career-high in minutes (20.8) and games (72) last season, the big man wanted more, and rightly so. Hill, along with other big men on the team, became frustrated at times throughout last season due to Mike D’Antoni’s coaching style and management skills. However, with D’Antoni’s departure, Hill decided to stay in Los Angeles and […]