The Lakers improved over Week 4, splitting half of their four games, including two on the road.
Young immediately made an impact, adding a badly needed offensive punch (although the NBA did gave the guard/forward a flop warning). The Lakers also benefitted from Jordan Hill’s improved shooting range.
Defensively, the team fell apart.
The Lakers finished the week 3-11, which may get them back on track when thinking about the long-term future.
Meanwhile, Coach Byron Scott played phone tag with injured guard Steve Nash.
Wayne Ellington returned to the team after his father’s unexpected death.
Former Laker Pau Gasol has found peace in a change of scenery, signing with the Chicago Bulls over the off-season.
Jamaal Wilkes auctioned off his Hall of Fame trophy for almost $45,000.
Lakers rookie Jordan Clarkson notched a double-double on assignment with the D-Fenders in the NBA Development League.