Rarely has a
"It's time for Swaggy P to be romantic this month," Young said, referring to his nickname. "I'm [planning on] shooting a high percentage because this is my month. I'm not just saying Black History Month but Valentine's Day. I'm a romantic man."
He wasn't so love-struck after being held out Sunday against New York because the Lakers didn't think his ankle was fully healed. Young complained to reporters that he should have played, something that earned a face-to-face with Coach
"It was cool. It was real cool," Young said. "I just wanted to know what was going on. We're all right. I should ask him to do the 'Swaggy P' impression one time.
"I understand. I probably wouldn't have been 100%. I didn't have the same lift that I normally have."
Young will play Wednesday against Milwaukee, Scott said.
Amid all the losing by the Lakers (13-35), Young has drawn criticism from some fans who are tired of his always-jubilant persona. And, sure, they'd like to see him shoot better.
Young said he didn't want to suffer the same fate as Pau Gasol or
Scott implied that Young needed to be more patient, specifically if he was benched again for whatever reason.
"Obviously it's something that he hasn't experienced so I think he hasn't taken it very well. But what I do for a living is not personal," Scott said. "My mom is 72 years old. If she can come in and play defense and score for me, I'll put her in the game. It's that simple."
Could be worse
It was stunning. There was actually good injury news for the Lakers.
Jordan Hill was examined by doctors Tuesday in Los Angeles and allowed to fly back to meet the team here Wednesday after he was diagnosed with a Grade 1 hip-flexor strain.
He will not play against the
The Lakers were thankful, though. Their relief made sense after
"When [Hill] got hurt, you said, 'OK, this will probably be a four-to-six-week thing or something like that," Scott said. "But I don't think it's that bad."
LAKERS AT MILWAUKEE
When: 5 PST.
Where: BMO Harris
On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 13-35; Bucks 26-22.
Record vs. Bucks (2013-14): 1-1.
Update: The Bucks have won four consecutive games, including against Portland and Toronto, and remain in the middle of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt despite rookie Jabari Parker suffering a season-ending knee injury in mid-December. Point guard