Nick Young Talks About Dwight Howard Willingly Leaving Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to terms with free agent Nick Young on Thursday, signing the 26-year-old to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum.

—–Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lakers pride!——

During Young’s introductory press conference on Friday, the Los Angeles native talked about Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers in free agency. Young was surprised anyone would want to leave Los Angeles willingly via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin via Twitter:

Before Dwight officially became a free agent on July 1, the consensus was that the Lakers would be able to re-sign the league’s best center. A player of Dwight’s caliber leaving Los Angeles willingly was unprecedented and unheard of, but it didn’t matter as it appeared that he’d basically made his mind up long before being able to walk in free agency.

Young making these comments regarding the storied NBA franchise and the city of Los Angeles resinates with the fans and former players. Leaving Los Angeles and the Lakers for any other opportunity leaves many wondering what went wrong, but now the team can bring in the players like Young that truly want to play in Los Angeles.

With Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmar and Young in the fold, the Lakers’ front office will continue to pursue other free agents with Lamar Odom still on the team’s radar moving forward. Odom has yet to indicate a desire to return to the Lakers over potentially re-signing with the Los Angeles Clippers.

————————————————————————————————————-

Don’t miss our update of the Lakers signing Nick Young and the team officially amnestying Metta World Peace. Check out our video below and don’t forget to click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

You May Also Like

Lakers News: LeBron James Sets Triple-Double Records For NBA Playoffs

LeBron James finally had his first playoff game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and he made history in the contest…

Lakers News: Magic Johnson Says L.A. Now A Destination For Free Agents

Free agency has not gone well for the the Los Angeles Lakers in recent years…

PHOTOS: Nike Kobe 9 Elite ‘Restored’

[new_royalslider id=”336″] With the 2014-15 NBA season quickly approaching comes new aspirations…

Kyle Kuzma Believes Lakers Just Need To ‘Play As A Team’ For Rest Of 2019-20 NBA Season

Throughout the 2019-20 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers have touted their on- and off-court chemistry as their…