Lakers Rumors: Nick Young Angling For Long-Term Contract With Lakers
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Arguably no member of the Los Angeles Lakers roster did more for his value around the league last season than Nick Young. The Lakers leading scorer last year, Young stepped up for a team that was devoid of a leader thanks to the injuries to Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash.

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Young will likely opt-out of his contract and test the free agent waters this off-season. But according to Basketball Insiders’ Lang Greene, the Lakers are still the top team on Young’s list:

A source very close to Young recently told Basketball Insiders the Los Angeles native would prefer to wear a Lakers uniform next season despite the uncertainty of the team’s roster and the vacant head coach position […] According to the source, the purpose of opting out of his deal would be driven by the desire to lock up a more lucrative long term contract with the Lakers.

Young and the Lakers seem to be a perfect fit. Now the two sides just have to work out the right terms on a long-term contract. Young can score as good as any player in the league and is someone who thrives coming off the bench — a rare commodity in this league.

Young has long expressed his desire to return to his hometown team and has even mentioned taking a pay cut to remain here. He clearly loves being a Laker and having a chance to play and learn from Kobe Bryant is something that could help him even more.

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The Lakers have a lot of players to make decisions on this off-season, but retaining Young may be at the top of the list.
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