Byron Scott weighs in on Steve Nash trade, explains why Cavs took Waiters
Scott said that there is going to have to be an adjustment in L.A. Nash wants to push the pace and run. The Lakers don’t run. “The dynamics of the two are totally opposite,” Scott said. Scott said that as far as defense, the Lakers couldn’t guard the pick and roll anyway.
Dan asked Scott about what it means to come to a team where you’re not the first or second option, because of reports Dwight Howard would be a third option for L.A. Scott wasn’t a top option on those great Lakers teams.
“To me, it wasn’t a big sacrifice, because I was all about winning,” Scott said.
Scott talked about why the Cavs took Syracuse guard Dion Waiters. Scott said he reminded him of Dwyane Wade: “He moves like Dwyane Wade. He plays like Dwyane Wade.”
Scott said he watched a lot of tape on Waiters, looking for a reason not to like him, but couldn’t find one. “We thought Dion Waters was the second-most talented player in this draft after Anthony Davis,” Scott said.
Scott weighed in on LeBron James as well. Scott said he was very happy for LeBron for winning and how he played it. Scott noted James’ maturity and responding to pressure.