Lakers agree on a one-year deal with Nick Young

The Lakers have agreed to a contract with free agent Nick Young, agent Mark Bartelstein announced Thursday. The deal is for one season at the veteran’s minimum of $1 million, which is all the salary-cap troubled Lakers can offer. Young (USC) played last season with the Philadelphia 76ers and averaged 10.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in a backup’s role. Young “will be with the team he always dreamed of playing for,” Bartelstein said in his announcement. Young is a 6-foot-7 shooting guard who turned 28 on June 1. He also has played with the Washington Wizards in two different stints and the Clippers. He could be Kobe Bryant’s stand-in while Bryant recovers from an Achilles tendon injury. Young averaged 11.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and one assist in six seasons. He’s a career 37.4 percent shooter on 3-pointers, which should help open things up for the Lakers.

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  • LakerFan

    Nick will be the only thing “Young” about this Lakers team.