Searching For Swag
Few were as excited for the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season as Nick Young, who battled injuries all year and could never seem to find the “Swaggy P” persona that made him a fan favorite during the 2013-2014 season. Coming on the heels of signing a four-year deal, Young’s disastrous 14-15 season drew the ire of Lakers fans and Coach Scott. He was inconsistent offensively and struggled defensively and thanks to his new deal, any trade value Young had vanished.
Now, with his back against the wall, Young will have to appease Scott and find his shot again or he risks finding himself glued to the bench. For a Lakers team woefully thin on the wings, this would be a blow, but they have set themselves up nicely in terms of bench scoring with Lou Williams just in case Young isn’t able to put it all together. Defensively-inclined rookie Anthony Brown may also be an option should Young falter.
Optimistically though, a reserve unit featuring both Young and Williams (along with pass-first guard Huertas) has the potential to be a ton of fun and score points in bunches, so let’s hope that Young locates his Swag once more.
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