There’s always that thought in the back of either a player(s) or analyst(s) head when it comes to teammates of Kobe Bryant. That thought is, how are they going to get the ball? Or will they see the ball at all?
Well, recently signed shooting guard/small forward Nick Young doesn’t seem all that worried about that. I’m sure the kid just wants to win. Young is a 28 year old former first round pick who is currently in position to split minutes with Steve Blake behind Bryant at the shooting guard position.
Young has averaged 23 minutes in his six year career and averages around .420 from the field. He’s a pretty good free throw shooter as he hit .820 from the charity stripe last season and averaged 10.6 points a game.
Those numbers are better than Blake (.422 FG%, .771 FT%, 7.3 PPG), so he should clock in more minutes then the 33 year old veteran.
Nick Young said he’s prepared to adjust his game depending on if he’s in next to Kobe (more floor spacing) or not (more creating his own).
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) September 28, 2013