The Los Angeles Lakers' reported reported attempts to trade Nick Young came up empty. Los Angeles now has "no plans" to trade Young after seeking out a team to dump his salary on, reports Bill Oram of the OC Register. Young is on the Lakers' books for $16,331,754 over the next three seasons, with a player option in the final year.
Young struggled in his second year with the Lakers, starting the season recovering from a hand injury and never finding his shooting stroke. Nick shot a career-low 36.6 percent from the field and didn't mesh well with head coach Byron Scott. It was also the only season throughout his entire career that he didn't start a single game, despite the Lakers lacking a starting-quality small forward.
Clearing Young's salary earlier in the free agency process may have allowed the Lakers' additional flexibility to round out their roster. Nick will likely spend time as one of the Lakers' backup wings, along with reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams.