The player known as "Swaggy P" has lost the swag in his game.
"He's got a battle on his hand with the way teams are playing him and it's not going good for him right now. So we'll find out how tough he is," Scott said after practice Monday.
In the three games Young played this month, he shot 28.6% from the field, 22.2% from three-point range and averaged 8.0 points per game.
January was also a miserable month for Young. In the 13 games he played, Young shot 32.2% from the field, 29.9% from three-point range and averaged 13.2 points.
Young did not speak to the media Monday, but he told reporters after a three-for-10 shooting effort Sunday against Cleveland that he was "psyching myself out."
"Nobody is against him," Scott said. "It's just the fact that he's not playing well. Like I said, we'll find out mentally if he's tough enough to handle that… you've just got to work harder. That's the biggest thing. That's the only way you're going to get out of it."
In practice Monday, Scott said, the coaching staff worked with Young on getting more movement on the court so he could get "the ball on the run as much as possible."
"But he has to understand that teams are trying to double-team him right now," Scott said. "They're trying to take away the one weapon that we do have in any pick-and-roll situation. So when they're doing that to him, he has to learn to just spread the floor, let them double, make the correct pass and then we have to attack them that way."
Searching for a win
The Lakers are in the midst of a four-game losing streak and have lost 13 of their last 14 games.
Their last victory was a double-overtime win over Chicago on Jan. 29, and before that, the Lakers suffered a nine-game losing streak. So far in 2015 the Lakers' record is 3-16.
"Denver is in the same boat as we are. They are desperate for a win," Scott said.
LAKERS VS. NUGGETS
When: 7:30 p.m. PST, Tuesday.
Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes,
Record vs. Nuggets: 1-1.
Update: Rookie point guard