The Los Angeles Lakers only have seven games remaining in their 2013-14 season which means Nick Young might only have seven more games left as a member of the franchise.
‘Swaggy P’, as he likes to call himself, has a $1.2 million dollar player option at season end – one that many believe he’ll decline, allowing him to become a free agent.
It’s an understandable stance as Young would certainly get a far better deal than $1.2 million dollars on the open market.
Of course, there’s always the option of opting out of his deal and returning to the Lakers, though, given their desires to land a big name free agent in the relatively near future, they aren’t likely to invest much money long term. So if Young is looking for a three or four year deal worth $15 million dollars or so, he might not get that from the Lakers.
It all points to him declining the $1.2-million player option he owns next season and getting a nice pay raise. It remains to be seen whether the Lakers are the ones who give it to him.
Young’s emergence on the Lakers, his hometown team, has become quite the popular story but there might be greener pastures elsewhere this offseason.