Nick Young signs with the Lakers

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Nick Young has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to reports.

While the Lakers could ideally do with defensive players at this point, Nick Young is a great signing for the minimum. Young is still…well…young, and would be a great spark off the bench, or could even step in as a starter to space the floor for Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman.

For Young, joining the Lakers is a lifelong dream, according to his agent Mark Bartelstein:

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Young averaged 10.6 points per game while shooting 35% from three last season with the Sixers, though he averaged 17.4 points per game with the Wizards in 2010-11.

At 6’7″, Young is capable of playing at the shooting guard and small forward position. Seeing as the Lakers are already loaded with guards, Young will likely play as a small forward in D’Antoni’s offense.

Young is a native of Los Angeles and went to the University of Southern California. Welcome home, Nick!

Written by Ross Pickering

Ross Pickering is the founder of Lakerholicz.com. He's here to bring you daily updates on your Los Angeles Lakers, despite living 5,485 miles away from L.A. in England. You can follow him on Twitter: @RossPickering