Nick Young has always been a shooter, and lately he has been one of the best in the league.
But before Saturday’s practice, Lakers Coach Luke Walton reminded Young that defense, not offense, is why he’s in that position at all.
“It’s tough when you got labels on you,” Young said. “That’s what coach wants me to do. Told me before practice, ‘Even though we’re losing, don’t forget why we got you out there. Bring energy. We’re trying to label you a defender now.’ ”
Young embraced the memo wholeheartedly.
In a scrimmage that concluded practice, he shouted...