TWC SportsNet analyzes Nick Young’s future with the Lakers

 Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives on Rashard Lewis #9 of the Miami Heat during a game at American Airlines Arena on January 23, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives on Rashard Lewis #9 of the Miami Heat during a game at American Airlines Arena on January 23, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nick Young became a Lakers’ fan favorite with his dazzling playmaking and entertaining on and off-court antics. One Lakers fan even launched a billboard campaign asking him to stay. Young would like to stay, too, after growing up here and bleeding purple and gold.

But with Young opting out of his $1.2 million player option in hopes of getting a longer and more lucrative deal with the Lakers, has this marked the end of the “Swaggy P” era in one season with the Lakers? Or is the beginning of a long-lasting partnership with his favorite team?

That became a topic that Time Warner Cable Access SportsNet host Chris McGee, analyst Dave Miller and I debated here on Wednesday night.


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