HoopsHype Nick Young rumors

April 18, 2014 Updates

Swaggy was spotted outside a club with his Target-loving girlfriend Iggy Azalea, and he wasted no time drunkenly telling the TMZ cameras about his lady’s posterior (hint to the fellas out there: don’t do that). When the TMZ videographer asked Young what he thought about people calling for Mike D’Antoni‘s job, his eyes glossed over and he slurred out, “Damn, it’s a shame what happened to D’Antoni.” Dime

April 17, 2014 Updates
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The Lakers' radio and TV affiliates had been notified: Bryant would grab a microphone and say a few words on fan appreciation night at Staples Center before Sunday's game against Memphis. He didn't show up. Nick Young took his place and thanked Lakers fans before tipoff, calling them "the best in the world." Los Angeles Times

It was a surprise to many, including Lakers radio play-by-play broadcaster John Ireland, who announced to listeners that Bryant was about to talk to fans before correcting himself, "No, wait. It's Nick Young." Bryant arrived late to the game because of a migraine, a team spokesman said. The Lakers lost, 102-90. Los Angeles Times

April 10, 2014 Updates

Young, who can opt out of his $1.2 million contract for next season with the Lakers to test free agency this summer, said he anticipates a lot of upheaval in the team's future. "I always wanted to be a Laker and it will be a dream come true to still be here, but it's crazy," Young said after practice Thursday. "You never know what happens. Last year they had a whole different team. It's obvious they're going to make some changes." ESPN.com

Young made it sound like he thinks those dreams can be realized. "I'm very confident," Young said when asked about his chances of returning to the Lakers. "I think we're going to come to some kind of agreement and hopefully it happens. We just got to see what they're going to do." ESPN.com

April 6, 2014 Updates
April 4, 2014 Updates

That’s because the Lakers have expected Young will opt out of his $1.2 million player option that will make him a free agent this offseason, leaving open the possibility he could attract more lucrative offers from other teams that the Lakers won’t match. Despite Young recently conceding to NBA.com that he believes he’s worth more than his current salary and that he would like for other teams to pursue him this offseason, his agent told this newspaper that it remains presumptuous whether his client will opt out of his contract. “It’s obvious what Nick’s value is, but I don’t want to get into that right now,” said Mark Bertelstein, Young’s agent. “He wants to finish the season strong. It’s hard if someone comes up and asks him these questions. We’re not proactively worrying about next year right now. We’re worrying about the moment. He’s done a great job of that and that’s what we want to continue to do. I couldn’t be prouder of the guy. He’s had a great year. We have a couple of weeks left in the season. If Nick is asked those questions, he’s in a tough spot. But Nick’s energy and focus is without question playing the games right now.” Los Angeles Daily News

April 3, 2014 Updates
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Burglars struck the L.A. home of Lakers star Nick Young last night ... WHILE THE LAKERS WERE PLAYING ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement confirms ... cops are investigating at the home Nick is renting in L.A. Sources tell us ... Nick came home after defeating the Orlando Magic at Staples Center around 11pm and noticed an upstairs window was broken. TMZ.com

We're told the scumbag (or scumbags) ransacked the master bedroom -- taking several expensive items ... including Louboutin shoes, jewelry, clothes, Louis Vuitton luggage and more. Our sources say they believe the crooks were so bold, they walked right out the front door ... which was unlocked when Nick got to his home. So far, cops say no arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified. TMZ.com

Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni, prior to Sunday’s game against the visiting Orlando Magic, was told of a recent conversation that took place between Nick Young and Pau Gasol, who apparently want to do everything they can to avoid being the worst Lakers team since it moved to Los Angeles for the 1960-61 season. The 1974-75 Lakers went 30-52. These Lakers are 22-46 and would have to go 9-5 over their last 14 games in order to accomplish what Gasol and Young want. That would make them 31-51. “They probably should have had that conversation a little earlier, first off,” D’Antoni said, drawing a large round of laughter from assembled reporters. “But you know, hey, great, whatever we try to do is good.” Los Angeles Daily News

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