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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
Nick Young sounded uncertain whether the Lakers will buy out his two-year contract worth $11 million before training camp starts in late September. Young indirectly outlined reasons for the Lakers to consider giving him another chance. He reported devoting plenty of his offseason toward improving his strength and conditioning. After clashing the past two seasons with then-Lakers coach Byron Scott about his public criticisms and role, Young sounded thrilled about Luke Walton’s subsequent hiring. “It’s a breath of fresh air for me,” Nick Young said of Luke Walton. “Luke is a big-time coach and came from a championship team. I think I have the tools that we can use as a shooter.”
Storyline: Nick Young Buyout?
Nick Young also seemed at peace surrounding an incident that fueled frustration throughout a taxing a 2015-16 season. Young maintained he no longer harbors animosity toward Lakers second-year guard D’Angelo Russell, who secretly recorded Young on his phone admitting to infidelities with rapper and former fiancee Iggy Azalea. When the video accidentally became public late last season, Young was not initially receptive toward Russell’s efforts to apologize. Young has since dismissed concerns on whether he could coexist with Russell, who represents a significant part of the Lakers’ young roster. “We’re teammates,” Young said. “It’s been so long, so it’s kind of old. We’ll be able to work it out. We’ve already been working it out. It is what it is. I can’t be mad forever.”
Storyline: D'Angelo Russell Situation
Young even chuckled about Russell’s recent Foot Locker commercial with Philadelphia No. 1 pick Ben Simmons. In the ad, after Simmons asks Russell for advice on his rookie season, Russell takes Simmons’ phone and throws it toward the ocean. In apparent sarcasm, Young reacted by tweeting: “real funny.” More than a month later, it appears Young found some humor in the incident. “I need my commercial now,” Young said, laughing. “I’ll explain what happened to my life.”