5 LA Lakers Players Who Will Thrive Under Byron Scott

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5 LA Lakers Players Who Will Thrive Under Byron Scott
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There are a couple of players who should thrive under new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott.

More specifically, guards will enjoy their time under the tutelage of Scott. In his previous stops, he’s put the ball in the hands of his backcourt players and gotten them to perform quite well.

Many will quickly point out that he was lucky to coach Stephon Marbury, Jason Kidd, Baron Davis, Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving. There’s certainly some truth to that.

However, he’s also managed to get the best out of castoffs like Dan Dickau, Kerry Kittles, Ramon Sessions, Desmond Mason and Speedy Claxton to name a few.

Scott-led teams have always favored the transition game and relied on the decision making of their backcourt players. It’s probably safe to say Scott won’t waver from his core principles and will run the offense through his guards. Let’s take a look at the specific Lakers that should enjoy good seasons under Scott. This list is compiled in ascending order.

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