The Los Angeles Lakers have decided to bench a couple of their veterans for the rest of the season. Los Angeles are still in the rebuilding process and want to see what they have with all of their young talent. Luol Deng and Timothy Mozgov are being shut down despite no injury related issues.
According to NBC Sports, Lakers head coach Luke Walton met with the players and they were both comfortable with the decision. Both make great money and many are surprised the team would decide to rest them. However, the Lakers have no incentive to win right now and have to evaluate their younger prospects.