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Lakers News: Nick Young ‘Would Love To Finish Off Here As A Laker’


The Lakers will have a number of big decisions to make this off-season as a number of key players will be free agents at the end of the year.

One of the most popular players on this team, and one who many fans would like to see back next season is sixth man Nick Young. While he is expected to opt-out of his contract, Young has spoken about wanting to remain a Laker after this season. He reiterated that he would love to finish his career as a Laker according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

 

Young is a very valuable commodity in the NBA as he can get his own shot, and excels at coming off the bench. He can easily be the Lakers version of Jamal Crawford or Jason Terry and he is an excellent guy to have in the locker room.

The issue with keeping Young could come down to money, as Young is sure to command a some good contract offers from different teams this season and the Lakers can not overpay and sacrifice their financial flexibility.

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However, that may not be a deal breaker as Winters says that Young could be willing to take less money to remain in Los Angeles:

 

Getting Young at what could amount to a discount is something the Lakers would have to take advantage of. Every great team has excellent role players and the Lakers and Young just seem like a perfect fit.

In 60 games this season, Young is averaging 17.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.
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  • Ed Chavez

    He’s got Laker love in his heart, how often do you see a guy willing to take less money these days to stay with a particular team.

    • Jim213

      Defense?… defense?

      • comrade24

        Nick Young is one of those players that has kind of been pigeon holed as a shooter, but even on this awful defensive team we’ve watched this year, i’ve seen him show off some defensive chops. I’m sure with the right coaching staff he can be a more than adequate 2nd string defender

  • AD

    Yeah that’s what I love about Nick you see how pissed off he is in games because he actually cares and actually wants to be a Laker. Him and Jodie are the only guys I ever see frustrated on the court. Pau and J. Farmar too but they barely play now The rest of those bums can leave and in a hurry. If you have no Laker pride then get off the Lakers.

    • nlruizjr

      AD, I agree somewhat but I think you are selling Bazemore, Henry, Kelly alittle short. I have changed my mind on Kelly and Henry playing with a bad knee and wrist and Bazemore driving to the basket and getting clobbered time and time again and as I said earlier I was against Kelly but he made me drink my “Shut up Juice”, these guys are good role players.

      • comrade24

        Bazemore i like, Henry i’m skeptical about. Not just this season, but also in previous years he’s been frequently hurt. I think we need to let Henry walk and focus on resigning Young, Hill, Bazemore, Farmar, and Meeks.

  • Ico

    he has kids and not even married, damn nigga ))

    • Joseph Apohen

      Maybe adopted?

  • hoperhetoric

    Then he better use his dribble penetration/crossover more in attacking the paint than taking jump shots.

    Farmar, Draftee, Kobe, Deng, HIll
    Nash, meeks, BAzemore, young, Sacre
    Kelly, kendall

    I would like to sign again metta…

    Xavier or young?
    Deng or Ariza?

    If Lakers able to sign both Deng & Ariza = contenders!

    • Joseph Apohen

      I like that guy Parsons from Houston. He is a hell of a small forward. I think Meta is done.

      • comrade24

        no way Houston is getting rid of Parsons. 1. he’s a lot of the reason Dwight Coward went to Houston. they are good friends 2. He’s drastically underpaid until his current contract is up. He’s probably the best buy in the NBA right now.

        • Joseph Apohen

          There is always a price for anybody.

    • KB24

      MWP HAS RETIRED ALREADY DENG OR ARIZA 1 WAY OR ANOTHER……YOUNG AND HILL WOULD BE VITAL FOR LAKERS FUTURE

  • Joseph Apohen

    Nick is a shining star in otherwise dark horizon. He is a joy and fun to watch and has a fantastic attitude which is great for chemistry. I’d like to see him stay along with Meeks, Farmar and Gasol. There are others such as Hill and Johnson that I would like to see remain a Lakers, but of course money is the main concern. Hopefully contracts can be worked out. Adding Kobe at even only 90% of himself and a decent free agent, I believe the club can compete for a playoff spot. For me that is good enough until 2015 when the cream of the crop become available. Then we refigure what to do.

  • Lakers Fan

    I think it would be better for the Lakers to retain Meeks, Henry, and Bazemore for the backup wing positions. Young is a fantastic offensive player who plays with energy, but we need players who are committed to playing defense. Plus, Young will be more expensive. Meeks has gotten MUCH better this year offensively, and he is a good defender(although needs to be more consistent which can be helped by hiring a defensive-minded coach). He is worth us giving him a nice contract, because he has earned it(just don’t overpay). I would rather us give him a contract rather than Young. Henry is a good defender, and by us giving him minutes he had the best season of his career. Bazemore was doing it all defensively and offensively. Kelly is worth keeping because he is playing better than most expected for a 2nd round pick, and Johnson is too inconsistent so I don’t know how they feel about him. He does try on the defensive end tho. Marshall is awful offensively and defensively, and brings nothing but the ability to assist. They need to for sure let him go. So I think Farmar, Meeks, Henry, Bazemore, Kelly, and Hill(if they can afford him and he is willing to come off the bench) should be brought back as bench players. Those were our most productive players this year(outside of Young), and played both sides of the ball. That would make 9 players on the roster, including Kobe, Sacre, and Nash(unfortunately). With 6 spots left, they can use the rest of the roster spots on our draft pick and players in free agency. I love Young, but we need defensive-minded players moving forward. I can’t take another season watching players not commit or try on defense.

    • Joseph Apohen

      Nick Young is very good offensively. As for defense, that can be compensated. His value is not only in his offense but the chemistry he brings to the team. Besides he is entertaining and fun to watcfh and NBA is entertainment. I’d like to see the following retained: Meeks, Farmar, Hill, Johnson, Basemore, Kelley, and Pau. Of course, money is the i$$ue.

  • Joshua Duenas

    Pg: exum, nash, bazemore
    Sg: kobe, Meeks
    Sf: loul deng, Nick young, Ariza
    Pf: gasol, hill, kelly
    C: Monroe, sacre

    Coach: George Karl
    Assistants: rambis, fisher ( retired)

    • Chrmngblly

      OK….but I don’t think we can get Ariza AND Deng at sf . Gasol is too slow to play D anymore, although I love the guy. You have to bring back Marshall, he earned it and is cheap. Let’s see if he can grow. The talents he has are very rare.

      I like George Karl but he is old and has had a couple bouts with cancer already. I suggest Lionel Hollins or someone Kobe likes. Good idea on Fisher. Why not add Nash on as an assistant, too?

      I think Wiggins, Exum and Embiid are going to be gone. With luck we are hoping for Vonleh but planning on Aaron Gordon—so maybe we don’t need Deng but we do need Monroe.

    • comrade24

      You’re reading my mind here. Minus Gasol, i doubt we’ll be able to afford to bring him back. I’d also rather see Byron Scott or Lionel Hollins coaching

  • KB24

    20 million/4 yr deal 5-5-5-5 thats a WIN-WIN SITUATION ESPECIALLY HE’LL GET AROUND 6-8 MILL PER YR. EXUM-BRYANT-DURANT-LOVE-EMBIID YOUNG HILL STEPH CURRY DMC JOHN WALL………BEAT THAT

    • comrade24

      since we’re in fantasy land here, PG Magic Johnson SG Michael Jordan SF Kobe Bryant PF Kevin Durant C The Jolly Green Giant…… BEAT THAT! lol

      • PlayerHaters

        LMAO KB24 gon have a hard time putting together a better team!
        How you gon get past the Green Giant? Embiid don’t want none LOL

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