The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to find ways to bring back any free agents they can who will be productive for them and they want to ensure that they can lure in other free agents as well. A lot of focus ha been spent on Pau Gasol and his future in L.A. but another fan favorite could be on his way out the door as well.
Nick Young, dubbed Swaggy P by fans and everyone who knows him, is hitting the open market this offseason and that’s something that the Lakers are monitoring as other teams are starting to emerge as interested in signing Young to a new deal this summer.
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com, the Atlanta Hawks are on of several teams to have shown an interest in free agent Nick Young but there are no indications that a deal are close from what McMenamin is reporting.
Nick Young heard from Atlanta along with the Lakers, as well as “several other teams registering interest,” according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein.
Young was one of the only respectable players the Lakers had on Roster in 2013-14 and that’s something that has registered with teams around the NBA. Young is the type of player you can see on a contending team and see producing on that team in the postseason.
He didn’t get a chance to show off that skill set of his this season as the Lakers thudded way short of the playoffs but there is still interest in Young from what he was able to do in the regular season and do so against the backdrop of one of the worst Lakers teams we’ve ever seen.