Eric Pincus: Lakers have 14 guaranteed – 1 partial with Yi, but he’ll make opening night w/o question – question is likely Young’s status. I wrote previously, Lakers had no real incentive to stretch Young for 16/17 season, no need for that additional cap room – deadline was 8/31. That doesn’t mean the Lakers can’t cut and stretch Young for the 17/18 season – but trade has always been the hope for the team.
Kevin Ding: “I would frankly be surprised if Nick Young is on the Lakers’ roster at the start of the season. They’ve been trying to trade him for a while, they’re still trying to trade him. They are willing to even buy him out, if necessary, to move on and really commit to the youth movement and let D’Angelo Russell do his thing.”