Byron Scott says D’Angelo Russell is ‘not Magic Johnson’

Screen Shot 2015-07-18 at 3.50.28 PM

From the LA Times Article :

“I think we all expected them to be better, but we all need to understand that they’re still very young and very new to this,” said Coach Byron Scott, who observed the games while assistant coach Mark Madsen ran the summer squad.

“They’ve got a long way to go,” Scott said. “They have a lot of work to do. I’m very happy with the progress they made from game one to game five.”

The Lakers finally got a big game out of Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell, who had a game-high 21 points on 10-of-20 shooting.

“Let’s make this very clear, Russell is not Magic Johnson,” said Scott. “Magic came on the scene, and instantly he’s a Hall-of-Famer. D’Angelo has a way to go, there’s no doubt about that.