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Nick Young: ‘I Don’t Know What’s Going To Happen After The Season’

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With 26 games left in the 2013-14 NBA season, the future remains uncertain for many players on the current roster for the Los Angeles Lakers. Only Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Robert Sacre and Kendall Marshall are under contract, and there’s no guarantee any of these players outside of Kobe actually return.

As a result of the majority of the team’s players becoming free agents this summer, the roster could look much different next season. One player that does control his own fate with the Lakers is Nick Young.

Last summer, Young signed a two-year deal with the Lakers. The L.A. native took a hometown discount to play with the Lakers this season, and potentially the next. Young has a player option in the second year of his deal for $1.7 million, but it’s safe to say he’ll receive much more lucrative offers from other teams if he chooses to opt-out in July.

Young spoke to the media after Sunday’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets and expressed uncertainty about the immediate future. Despite the uncertainty, Young wants to fight to play through his knee pain so he can play as many games as possible in his Lakers uniform:

“Just want to play. Ain’t got too many games left. Don’t know what’s going to happen after the season. Just wanna have that Lakers uniform on.”

As of right now, most indications appear to be pointing toward Young remaining with the team, but even Lakers GM Mitch Kupchal expects the 28-year-old to opt-out of his deal. It remains uncertain if the Lakers will offer him a deal that will keep him in Los Angeles long-term.
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  • Gregory Choa

    Honestly, I like Nick Young a lot…and I’m happy he had a chance to play for the Lakers, and the team was fortunate to have him aboard this injury plagued season…but the guy is a bit of a loon and I honestly don’t see where he fits in next season assuming Kobe is GTG and the Lakers recommit to Wes Johnson and Kent Bazemore, who in my opinion are better long term fits for this team moving forward. As charming as it was initially, I’m beginning to tire of the whole “Swaggy P” bit…plus, my guess is that re-signing Young might come at a cost that might be a little too steep given all of the other priorities.

    • RMS

      Kobe is the GTG until he is on the bench. And in his mid 30s, he is going to be there a lot. That’s where Young fits in.

      • Gregory Choa

        …sorry, by “GTG” I meant “good to go”…there is no doubt that if and when Kobe gets healthy and completes his rehab he will be the Go To Guy.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Well played by Nick Young.

  • truth24

    Nick young really sucks

  • J Taylor

    If he stays, I imagine he could get better and see a day where Nick Young is the hero. – He kinda reminds me of Big Game James….. A guy who stuck around long enough to get good and reap the rewards.

    If he goes, he can ask S.Brown, J.Farmar, S.Vujacic, Radmanovich, R.Sessions, and the rest who left to find greener grass how things went….

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