Nick Young to Opt out

Posted by C.L. Anthony on Thursday, June 19, 2014 with No comments
Los Angeles Lakers G/F Nick Young will opt out of his contract before the June 25th deadline and test free agency.  The move doesn't guarantee that Young will leave the Lakers but he will seek to earn more than the $1.2 million that he was scheduled to earn.  Last season, Young averaged a team-leading 17.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting primarily as a backup forward.

“Just more years. I believe I deserve more,” Young said Wednesday in an interview with this newspaper. “That’s up to my agent to do that for me. The Lakers are home, but things could happen. With free agency this year, it’s going to be crazy to see.”

“I think I could stick to my same role and help out Kobe,” Young said. “He has to come out of the game sometime. If they get another good player, they have to come out of the game sometime. I’ll be their Jamal Crawford. The Clippers have a Sixth Man of the Year. The Lakers need to have one too.”