HoopsHype Nick Young rumors

July 21, 2014 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Nick Young to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “When Nick became a free agent in June, I expressed hope that we would be able to bring him back on a contract that was in the best interest of both the Lakers and himself, and I am proud to say we were able to do so,” said Kupchak. “Nick was a bright spot for us last season, and we are happy to retain such a skilled player who is committed to being a part of what we are building as a franchise.” NBA.com

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Free agent Nick Young aka ‘Swaggy P,’ who spent last season with the Lakers, played alongside him. The two are friends and often go through offseason workouts together in L.A. (Note: The league is sponsored by Nike, who both George and Young endorse. That’s likely part of the reason the two showed up.) Vigilant Sports

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Nick Young had some fun with the kids at his youth camp this week. Check out this kid school the NBA guard as he fakes him out and finishes with the jumper. beyondthebuzzer.com

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Though he considers the Lakers “his first choice,” Young will opt out of his $1.2 million player option before the June 25 deadline. That would allow Young both to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent beginning July 1 and possibly leverage a larger deal with the Lakers. Los Angeles Daily News

“Just more years. I believe I deserve more,” Young said Wednesday in an interview with this newspaper. “That’s up to my agent to do that for me. The Lakers are home, but things could happen. With free agency this year, it’s going to be crazy to see.” Los Angeles Daily News

“It depends how much the discount is,” Young said. “But as a player, everyone wants a place they feel comfortable at. I feel comfortable in L.A. But I can’t keep taking these discounts. I need a raise a little bit. But if it’s for the right cost and they’re bringing in players and I fit into the rotation, then I’ll probably take a pay cut.” Los Angeles Daily News

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