Young wasn’t happy about the fact that none of his teammates were willing to back him up in the altercation with the Suns on Wednesday. As a result of the scuffle in Phoenix, Young was suspended for one game and a locker room rift seemed to be brewing, but apparently Young has cleared the air with his team.
On Friday, Young let the media know that he and his teammates are back on the same page according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:
Nick Young says he aired everything out with the team after the incident. Recognizes that fighting isn't the answer…
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) January 17, 2014
With the Lakers losing 12 of their last 13 games, it comes as no surprise that Young would lose his cool as quickly as he did. Young has been one of the most consistent players on the team this season and a much better acquisition that anticipated when the team signed him in the off-season.
Currently, Young leads the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game and will be sorely missed on Friday night when the Lakers take on the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.
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