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first_imgThough Scott considers Price a better defender than Lin, the veteran guard has averaged only 3.9 points on a 31.7 percent clip. Young has played more consistently than Johnson. But Young’s scoring could both weaken a second unit and become less valuable playing along with Bryant. Davis has provided consistent energy off the bench, but he fouled out in 22 minutes in his lone start when Boozer nursed an injured shoulder. But with a season already heading further and further south, Scott believes he simply has nothing to lose and everything to gain.Etc.The Lakers reassigned rookie backup guard Jordan Clarkson to their Development League affiliate, the D-Fenders, to play in Saturday’s game against Reno at the team’s practice facility in El Segundo. Clarkson will likely return to the Lakers for Sunday’s game against New Orleans. His warnings grew louder and louder each time the Lakers suffered another debilitating loss. Lakers coach Byron Scott would speak in stern tones about losing patience. He would hold out his lanyard and move his index fingers inward to illustrate he has shortened his figurative leash. Scott would stress he would definitely change his starting lineup, the only uncertainty involving which positions and when.With the Lakers having completed nearly a quarter of the season with a 5-15 record, that moment has come. The Lakers will feature a different starting group when they host the New Orleans Pelicans (8-9) on Sunday at Staples Center. Scott would not share how he will do that. But it is safe to say Kobe Bryant will stay in his spot, his obvious star power and league-leading 25.8 points per game average representing one of the few bright spots in the Lakers’ worst start in franchise history. And even if Scott wants more consistency from Jordan Hill on defense, he has become the most reliable second option by averaging 13.7 points on 50.9 percent shooting with an improved mid-range jumper. Instead, the most likely changes could involve a combination of any of the following scenarios. Veteran guard Ronnie Price could start at point guard in place of Jeremy Lin. Lin’s 11.9 points per game average has become overshadowed by his discomfort sharing ball-handling duties with Bryant and running Scott’s Princeton-based offense. Prolific bench scorer Nick Young could start at small forward over Wesley Johnson. Johnson has produced both memorable moments (a game-clinching steal over Houston’s James Harden that ensured a win) and forgettable ones (a scoreless effort against Boston). Energetic forward Ed Davis could start at power forward over Carlos Boozer. Boozer, a two-time NBA All-Star, may have averaged 12.4 points on a 49.8 percent clip, but Scott has often lamented about his defensive miscues. It makes sense the Lakers will make changes. After all, they rank last out of 30 NBA teams in total defense, allowing 111.2 points per game. Bryant has also taken a league-leading 447 shots out of the Lakers’ 1,726 attempts, something both Scott and Bryant say reflects his supporting cast’s inconsistency. Will any lineup shuffling make a substantial difference?center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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