Lakers News: Nick Young May Leave Lakers In The Off-Season
The Los Angeles Lakers will enter the 2014 NBA off-season with a favorable amount of cap-space and the team is expected to be key players in free agency. Many fans have been wondering which Lakers will be retained from the current squad. Nick Young recently shared his thoughts on whether or not he may be a Laker next season.
Young was recently quoted by Bill Oram of the OC Register, saying that he does not know if these will be his last games as a Laker:
Nick Young: "This could be my last couple times playing in this uniform, you never know. I’m a Laker fan for life.”
— Bill Oram (@bill_oram) March 17, 2014
Young, or Swaggy P as likes to be called, has been a hit with the fans this year. His wild antics and lively personality gave the Lakers fans something to distract them from the disappointing season.
Many teammates including Pau Gasol have come out and talked about how Young’s enthusiasm is contagious and really helps the team’s chemistry. On top of being a great teammate, Young has been one of the Lakers best players when he has been healthy.
Young has averaged 16.8 points per game this season and, with his ability to create for himself, was a key asset on the bench that helped the Lakers start the season off hot. While Young does have a player option worth $1.2 million, his play this season has most likely earned him a raise should he choose to opt out.
Many will be calling for Young to be retained but only if the price is right for the seventh year guard.
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