It looks like the Los Angeles Lakers’ may lose swingman Nick Young because he is expected to opt out of his contract in order to look for a raise based on his improved play this season.
Another player who has surprised many, including the Lakers, with his improved play is Lakers’ guard Jodie Meeks.
According to Mike Bresnahan of The Los Angeles Times, “the Lakers like Jodie Meeks, but he’s in line for a solid pay raise from the $1.6 million he currently makes.”
Meeks, like a lot of the other Lakers, are on one-year contracts and is fighting for a long-term contract and a raise.
Only Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Robert Sacre are under contract next season.
Kendall Marshall has an unguaranteed contract for the 2014-15 season and the Lakers can give both Ryan Kelly and Kent Bazemore qualifying offers.
“These are good guys that just have been thrown into a horrible situation but they’re battling,” Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni said.
Meeks is averaging 15.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game this season.