Of course, Nick Young’s answer to all problems is more Nick Young.
If it were not for Nick Young the Lakers might be completely unwatchable the rest of the season.
Kobe Bryant was a good show but the curtains have come down on that production for the season.
The Lakers offense looked uncentered Sunday night without Kobe against Houston, there is no go-to guy that forces double teams and the Lakers ball movement is inconsistent. To his credit, Nick Young is one guy who can create shots. The problem is he creates them for himself and if you chase him off the three-point line he doesn’t make the shots — Young is shooting 39 percent from three and 35.8 percent inside the arc. Or, look at it this way: The Lakers offense is the exact same in points per possession this season whether Young is on the court or not.
But what has Byron Scott got to lose (except more games, which the Lakers may want to do anyway) — give us more Nick Young. No matter how disinterested he may be on defense.