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Nick Young
Position: G
Born: 06/01/85
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $5,443,918
Very few believed Young would still have a job with the Lakers. The Lakers have tried trading Young for the past two years because of his aforementioned poor play and tension with Scott. Those efforts intensified because of the potentially lingering awkwardness between Young and Russell, who represents a key part of the Lakers’ long-term future. After not finding any suitable trade offers this past summer, however, the Lakers passed on buying out the rest of Young’s two-year, $11 million contract. And yet Young sounded aware he has not landed on fertile ground. “I didn’t know what to think. I’ve seen so many rumors for a long time,” Young said. “They’re still there. Things still could happen. You never know in the league. I’m here now. That’s all I can focus on.”
He admitted “it kind of hurt” to hear about the Lakers’ efforts to trade him all summer. Young then reminded himself of a few things. The Washington Wizards traded him as part of a three-team deal to the Clippers in 2012. Neither the Clippers nor the Philadelphia 76ers retained Young after playing one season for both teams. But after the Lakers signed Young to a four-year, $21 million deal in 2014, the former Cleveland High and USC standout sounded relieved he has a chance of writing a new chapter that will make his hometown proud. “I love L.A. This is where I grew up,” Young said. “I think I’ll be all right here.”
Storyline: Nick Young Buyout?
Young also reiterated that things will be all right between him and second-year guard D’Angelo Russell. After once becoming close teammates, Young became upset with Russell for secretly recording him on his phone admitting he cheated on rapper and former fiancee Iggy Azalea. After the video accidentally became public late last season, Young initially refused to accept Russell’s apology. “I’m here for the team. We both are,” Young said of Russell. “So we put all that stuff behind us and go out there and try to do our job.”
Storyline: D'Angelo Russell Situation
Nick Young has a message for anyone still giving D’Angelo Russell grief … cut the kid a break … saying his Lakers teammate — who taped that bro-code violating video — is “good” with him. TMZ Sports got Swaggy leaving Toast in L.A. and asked how he felt that people are still razzing Russell about the whole thing … heckling him at a recent Drake concert at Staples with chants of “HIDE YOUR PHONE!!”
Storyline: D'Angelo Russell Situation