LA Lakers stars Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer dropped after awful start

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The Los Angeles Lakers have been bad this season, and i mean really god awful.

The Lakers are currently 5-16 in the 2014 NBA season and are doomed to another season with the only excitement being where they will end up in the lottery.

But after being booed off court one too many times, Lakers head coach Byron Scott it seems has finally had enough. Scott has taken action and dropped two high profile players from his starting lineup.

Boozer and Lin

It was Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer who felt the wrath of Scott, the Lakers two biggest free agency summer recruits were left riding the pine last night in their head coaches first round of culls to try and improve his sides form.

But the moves didn't have any effect really, with the Lakers losing by double digit points to Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans and subsequently being booed to the rafters by unhappy Angelenos.

Scott replaced Boozer and Lin with Ed Davis and Ronnie Price coming in at power forward and point guard respectively, with a view to shoring up a defense that allows on average over 110 points a game, the worst in the National Basketball Association this season. 

Need for Changes

"If you look at our record, we have to make changes -- at least think I do," Scott said. "As a coach, I'm not going to stand pat and just watch it continue to be played this way.

"So to me, it was a no-brainer. The reason is obviously on the defensive end. The last five games I've been thinking about this."

Even with Price and Davis in the side, the Lakers struggled. It seems like it will take a lot more than just two players to turn around their fortunes this season. And god knows where they would be without Kobe Bryant leading the league in points.

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