HoopsHype Nick Young rumors

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The Lakers’ biggest defensive problem is simple. They lack good defenders. Only one current Laker ranked in the top 170 of ESPN’s defensive real plus-minus last season, No. 98 Ed Davis. Davis is also the only Laker with an above-average mark in Basketball-Reference’s defensive box plus-minus this season. It really shouldn’t surprise anyone that a team with Boozer, Jeremy Lin and Nick Young is struggling defensively. NBCSports.com

Baxter Holmes: It was suggested to Nick Young that Sacramento could be a winnable game Tuesday. Young: "You can’t say there’s a winnable game for us." Twitter @BaxterHolmes

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Nick Young's goofy personality and unique style have earned him a nickname in the Lakers' locker room. "He's the Screech of the NBA," Lakers' center Robert Sacre told me. He's referring to Screech of late-80s/early-90s television show Saved by the Bell fame, and when he explained why, it started to make some sense. "Look at him!" laughed Sacre, pointing to Young across the locker room. "He's got the curly hair, the tight pants. He's ridiculous. He's Screech." SB Nation

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