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The Lakers interviewed Byron Scott for vacant head coaching position on Tuesday.
Should the Lakers hire Scott he would bring with him a strong rooted understanding of the history of success of the organization, something he was a part of for most of his playing career. Scott is known as a player's coach, is reportedly friends with Kobe Bryant, and maybe even more importantly, he has maintained a positive relationship with his former star guard when he was the coach of the Cavs in Kyrie Irving who is scheduled to become a restricted free agent at the end of next season. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett