Byron Scott Comments on Julius Randle’s Maturity, Defense and More

January 5th, 2016 by Mike Norris Leave a reply »

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott had some choice words for second-year power forward Julius Randle, who was visibly upset after being removed from his team's 97-77 victory Sunday over the Phoenix Suns, per Baxter Holmes of

"He's got to grow up," Scott said Monday after the Lakers' practice at their facility. "Simple as that."

He didn't stop there, per Holmes: "I think the main thing I don't like is, when you take him out of a game, how he acts sometimes. But again, I chalk it up to immaturity and just being inexperienced at this level because it's going to happen again. I'm going to take him out of other games that he's not going to like."

Despite his strong words, Scott did say he "loves him" and thinks Randle will develop quickly, per Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News. 

Randle, who missed nearly his entire rookie season after breaking his leg in his first NBA game, is close to averaging a double-double with 11.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. After averaging 15.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in two wins prior to Sunday's game, Randle had just two points in 16 minutes, despite ...

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