Nick Young Wants To Avoid Being ‘Worst Team In Lakers History’

Nick Young Wants To Avoid Being ‘Worst Team In Lakers History’


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After missing 17 of the last 18 games, Nick Young will return to the floor on Friday night for the Los Angeles Lakers against one of his former teams in the Washington Wizards.

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Even though Young may still not be a 100 percent, the journeyman has been determined to return before the season ends with one goal in mind. Young wants to prevent this team being the worst Lakers history by getting to a total of 30 wins before season’s end according to Bill Oram of the OC Register:

“We just got to finish the year off not being the worst team in Lakers history,” Young said. “I talked to Pau (Gasol) about it, and he’s been talking to me about coming back.”

Along with Young wanting the Lakers to finish with at least 30 wins on the year, the veteran guard/forward will also have his immediate future in mind. Young has a player option on his contract with the Lakers for next season worth $1.2 million and all indications point to him opting out of his deal.

Although Young has stated on multiple occasions that he wants to return to Los Angeles next season, it remains to be seen if the Lakers will offer him more than he’s set to earn with his current deal. Young has proven to be a valuable asset in his short time with the team while also being a fan favorite, but the Lakers might have their sights set on a player like Luol Deng in free agency.

Regardless of whether or not Young stays in a Lakers uniform beyond this season remains to be seen, but he’ll definitely attempt to put on a show in the final 15 games if able to stay healthy.
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  • Yo Yo BB

    Anyone down bringing a bunch of has beens back to LA?
    Odom, Powell, Sasha, Shannon?
    Coach Derek fisher.

    Just a thought.

    No let’s not bring shaq, Kareem and magic outta retirement.

  • Jacob

    I want them to be the worst laker team this year, winning at this point does Lakers no good. We need lottery balls huge ones.

    • michael

      than great assets like young will LEAVE! Good plan dude, good play.

      I can guarantee you, that Philadelphia won’t reach .500, even if they get #1 pick, it won’t happen (and they are tanking over 22 games, they won’t even have the spirit to win).

      • Zimmeredge

        Young will leave no matter what. he is a luxury we can’t afford. winning doest no good to us. we have to be top 5

        • Kobe

          Top 3 dude,EMBIID-WIGGINS-PARKER ……we can always trade our FUTURE PICKS for the RIGHTS TO EXUM

          • Zimmeredge

            once again… Embiid will not go to the draft this season…

      • Kay Carter

        let him walk, so we can go after lowry, ariza or deng

  • Patrick Jackson

    Bahahaha it’s to late fool! 30 wins? haha 25 is pushing it.besides we need a good draft pick.

    • Jim213

      They’ll be the all time worst Lakers team for an 82 game season. But % wise they’re second. They’ll basically need to win all out to avoid being the worst for 82 games which is very unlikely.