Lakers Expect Young to Start, Supply Offense
The Lakers signed Nick Young presumably to replace Metta World Peace as the team’s starting small forward.
“I felt this was one of the best opportunities that I had,” said Young on the Max and Marcellus Show on ESPN LA (710 AM) on Friday. “Get out there in the spotlight, playing the game I love.”
With Kobe Bryant recovering from an Achilles’ tendon injury, Young might need to help carry the team’s scoring load until Bryant is back in form.
“They wanted to go young and athletic,” said Young. “They told me I was going to play three when Kobe gets back. When he’s not there, they’re going to mismatch me at two/three.”