Jan 19, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Lakers center-forward Pau Gasol (right) congratulates forward-guard Nick Young (0) looks on at the Air Canada Centre. Los Angeles defeated Toronto 112-106. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers putting Nick Young deal on hold for Pau Gasol


The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t making a ton of waves in free agency but they’re also not rushing into things when it comes to signing players to deals off the open market. One deal that the Lakers recently agreed to was a fat four year contract for Nick Young, but it appears Swaggy P is going to have to wait on his deal before moving forward.

According to Marc Stein from ESPN.com, the Lakers are putting their deal with Young on hold for the time being to see how things play out on the Pau Gasol front. This doesn’t mean a deal won’t get done but it just means the Lakers haven’t lost hope that Gasol could return.

The Lakers absorbed a big contract in Jeremy Lin from the Houston Rockets on Friday and they handed a fat deal to big man Jordan Hill as well as Young. The Chicago Bulls look in line to acquire Gasol though, either through signing him or via sign-and-trade with the Lakers but either way the Nick Young deal isn’t going to happen until something does with Gasol.

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  • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

    Naw they need to put Jordan Hill deal on hold.

  • p.rob.

    U need J.Hill for REBOUNDING the only REBOUNDER we have is Randle.Get the Gasol Deal done quickly..get that guy outta here!

    • http://WWW.LakersNation.com Kïd Špłãšh

      Honestly Would U Pay Hill 9mil A Year? &It Looks Like Hill Will Be The Starting C

  • p.rob.

    I agree 9mil. Is probably a little much, but who else is out there to put in the middle No one