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Monday's Lakers Links: Scott will play the youngsters 'no matter what'

Youngsters will get their chance to 'play through the mistakes,' Byron Scott says: Fans attending recent Los Angeles Lakers games have not only missed out on seeing Kobe Bryant but also, in critical moments, the young players expected to replace him. -- The Orange County Register

Lakers’ Byron Scott to feature young core late in games “no matter what”: Through the next generation, the Lakers have high hopes that D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson will deliver star power and championships. But for the past week, the three sat in the fourth quarter amid Byron Scott’s hope they would learn after laboring through sluggish starts. Until now. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Young Lakers stars going through end-of-season struggles: The season has been a struggle, but the Lakers' last four games — all losses — ranked among the most difficult to watch. Since an improbable victory over Golden State, slow starts have plagued the Lakers (14-55) and the growth of their young trio — D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson — has slowed to a standstill. -- Los Angeles Times