Nick Young on bad shooting: "I blame it on the rim. The rim was tripping this year. I'll take her on a date & treat her better."
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) April 14, 2015
How would Iggy Azalea feel about Nick Young taking the rim on a date?
Man, I have missed having Young around.
The Lakers’ shoot-first gunner has been out since late February with knee issues, and it just hasn’t been the same. Tuesday he — and the other host of injured Lakers out for the season, such as Jeremy Lin and Julius Randle — had their exit interviews with the media.
Young was asked about his shooting because, well, it was bad. Never an efficient shooter, the career 42.3 percent shooter fell to a lowly 36.6 percent this season. He still shot the three ball well (36 percent), which gave him a true shooting percentage of 52 percent, close to the league average.
He was one of the guys who didn’t fit with Byron Scott and whatever it was he was trying to do (it wasn’t clear). Young is owed a very affordable $16.4 million over the next three seasons (last year a player option), which is a good value if the Lakers keep him and use him properly. Or it’s a good trade chip.
Either way, expect Young back next season, and that is good for all of us.