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Lakers' D'Angelo Russell not as mature as a rookie as Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving, says Byron Scott

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell not as mature as a rookie as Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving, says Byron Scott

D'Angelo Russell's youth was again a talking point.

The Lakers rookie was not as mature as two prominent point guards Byron Scott worked with earlier in his NBA coaching career, Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving, Scott said Wednesday.

Russell is a playful teenager. It's not unusual for him to make jokes before, during and after practice.

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"It is a bad thing at times. There's always a time to be serious and always a time to joke around," Scott said before the Lakers lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 120-111. "I'm not saying it's bad or good, but...

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