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Bullets Forever Jul 27, 2015

Nick Young finally nails his Gilbert Arenas impression on game-winning shot in Drew League

Nick Young and Gilbert Arenas formed a tight, off-the-court bond during their time together on the Wizards. They're both fun-loving goofballs with roots in Southern California. And even though they no longer play together, they're still close, as evidenced by their occasional back-and-forths on Instagram. But even to this day, Gilbert Arenas still has some influence on Nick Young's on-the-court game as well. Even though Nick Young models his game mostly after Kobe Bryant, you can still see a little Agent Zero sprinkled in his game as well. Last year, you may remember he tried to recreate...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 26, 2015

Lakers trade rumors: Nick Young says he 'felt like Pau Gasol' following trade talks, hits double-OT game-winner at The Drew

Nick Young drained a game-winning three at The Drew, then opened up about hearing his name in trade rumors. Nick Young is a Drew League regular, and he put his team on his back for a double-overtime victory. Here's the buzzer-beating three for M.H.P: Finish of the year at #thedrew today. @Mfeebs23's game tying 3 answered by a @NickSwagyPYoung buzzer-beater! https://t.co/vBUFsY2Ici — Drew League (@DrewLeague) July 26, 2015 Young spoke with media after his heroics and addressed trade rumors that the Los Angeles Lakers were seeking out a way to dump his salary. Nick recently met with...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 23, 2015

Lakers Rumors: Nick Young met with Mitch Kupchak, is 'more assured' of future with Lakers, per report

The Lakers look like they're set on keeping Nick Young heading into the season. Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak recently met with Nick Young, and the Lakers' wing was left feeling "more assured" of his future with the organization, reports Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. The Lakers were rumored to have been shopping him during free agency, trying to free up additional salary space. This follows up a report from Bill Oram of the OC Register that the Lakers had "no plans" to trade Young after failing to find a trade partner. Nick struggled last season under...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 22, 2015

Lakers weighing signing additional guard depth, Mitch Kupchak unsure about Robert Upshaw's future

The Lakers are weighing their options with their final roster spot. Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke with media following the team's introductory press conference of Roy Hibbert, Brandon Bass and Lou Williams. He touched on various subjects, but most notably hinted at the possibility of needing to add another guard into the rotation. Kupchak projected the potential of Kobe Bryant and Nick Young focusing their minutes at small forward, leaving Jabari Brown, Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell to handle full-time backcourt minutes. The Lakers' roster...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 22, 2015

Nick Young loves getting buckets at the Drew League

Nick Young and the NBA might be heading into the cold offseason, but he was getting buckets at the Drew League last week. Nick Young's right arm is tattoo free because it's strictly for buckets, and he get's plenty of those every summer at the Drew League in Los Angeles. It was the same old story for Los Angeles Lakers wing Swaggy P, who put up 26 points and 13 rebounds in M.H.P.'s most recent win. It certainly looked like Young was enjoying himself during a good ole fashioned game of hoop: As far as players who were made for this kind of competition, Nick's near the top. It's no surprise...
Bullets Forever Jul 20, 2015

Eight reasons why Kelly Oubre is not the next Nick Young

Kelly Oubre and Nick Young are gifted, flashy players who were drafted midway through the first round of the NBA Draft by Wizards' GM Ernie Grunfeld. Based on this information, it's easy to jump to the conclusion they're essentially the same player, and thus, Oubre is headed down Young's career path which will inevitably end with Oubre firing up bad shots for a lottery team and trying to get R.Kelly to sing explicit songs at his wedding. But as easy as it is to make that comparison, it's also wrong. Conor Dirks has already eloquently argued against labeling him a "knucklehead" at Truth...
Silver Screen and Roll Jul 14, 2015

Lakers Trade Rumors: Lakers have 'no plans' to trade Nick Young, according to report

Nick Young might be safe from being traded from the Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers' reported reported attempts to trade Nick Young came up empty. Los Angeles now has "no plans" to trade Young after seeking out a team to dump his salary on, reports Bill Oram of the OC Register. Young is on the Lakers' books for $16,331,754 over the next three seasons, with a player option in the final year. Young struggled in his second year with the Lakers, starting the season recovering from a hand injury and never finding his shooting stroke. Nick shot a career-low 36.6 percent from the field and...

Lakers Trade Rumors: Lakers seeking Nick Young trade to clear salary cap space

Could the Swaggy P era in Los Angeles be coming to an end soon? The Los Angeles Lakers continue to adjust their roster and are now seeking out a trade to dump Nick Young's salary, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The Lakers probed teams prior to free agency, hoping to create additional space to make offers to top-tier players, and are now revisiting their options. Los Angeles has been very active over the last 24 hours. Signing Lou Williams to a three-year, $21 million contract may have been the first sign the Lakers are serious about moving on from Young. Nick signed a...

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