It looks like Nick Young is about to get dumped again. The Lakers are trying to trade the veteran guard and failing that, are willing to buy out his contract to get rid of him, Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding reports.
Young has two years and more than $11 million left on his four-year, $21 million contract, which the Lakers gave him after he provided a spark off the bench in his first season with his hometown team. However, the Lakers’ love affair with “Swaggy P” has cooled considerably since then, as he has struggled on the court and made bad headlines off of it.
The most infamous was when he feuded with teammate D’Angelo Russell, who secretly taped him apparently talking about cheating on his pop star girlfriend Iggy Azalea. The video went viral and Azalea broke up with Young a few months later.
Young recently said he’s ready to put it all in the past and play with Russell again, but it appears the Lakers want to move on from him.