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Byron Scott wishes Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell were 'a tad further along' in his development

Byron Scott wishes Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell were 'a tad further along' in his development

The Kobe Bryant goodbye tour isn't the only thing winding down.

D'Angelo Russell has a little more than two months to go on the first lap of his pro career.

He had a 27-point game in Sacramento and an almost scoreless one against Chicago, leading to an overall acknowledgment from Lakers Coach Byron Scott that Russell is slightly behind where Scott hoped he'd be at this point.

"I probably thought he'd be a little further," Scott said Saturday before the Lakers played the San Antonio Spurs. "But . . . 19 years old. I always take that into consideration. Every time I try to chastise him about something or get mad at him about something, I always go right back...

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