"I think more of the point guards that we have, especially the ones that are very successful, are all score-first-type point guards," Scott said according to the L.A. Times . "I think Jordan is in that same mold, where he's looking to score and he's looking for those opportunities."
In 13 starts, Clarkson is averaging 13.6 points, 3.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds. Scott thinks he is always going to be score first, assist later.
"He's still trying to find a way to be a true point guard," Scott said. "But I don't think his natural instincts are going to ever be that. But I think he can be very successful in being a point guard in this league because of all of the other guys that we've seen that's been able to do that as well."
Clarkson scored a season-best 22 points Wednesday and followed it up with another excellent performance Friday to help lead the Lakers to the team's third straight win. He also tallied five assists and four rebounds in 30 minutes. The Lakers will square off with the Thunder Sunday.
Scott told InsideSoCal.com's Mark Medina that Lin could rejoin the starting lineup at shooting guard, with rookie
Lin started at point guard for the first 20 games of the season, before Scott sent him to the bench. "He’s responded better off the bench," Scott said.
Lin won't make his return to the starting lineup on Friday. Scott plans to start the same lineup as he has the past two games, with Lin coming off the bench.
"He played terrific basketball at both ends of the floor," Scott said at practice Thursday, per NBA.com. "And I just think with him, he’s just getting more confident each and every game. And I think that’s the biggest thing with him right now. He knows exactly what we need him to do on both ends of the floor."
The Lakers, who have put together back-to-back wins despite carrying just three healthy guards on the roster, are 4-point underdogs at home against the Bucks Friday.
The surgery removed bone spurs and bone chips from his right elbow. Price had been dealing with the discomfort in his elbow for more than a month.
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