Young: I’m Taking it Out on the League
(Nick) Young thought his career year was going to produce a lucrative long-term deal, but a down free agent market and no reasonable alternatives forced him to sign his one-year, $3.7 million qualifying offer and stay with the only team he has known. Instead of focusing on what didn’t happen, Young will put his attention on what he can control this season with the Wizards.
“I’m just taking it out on the league,” said Young, who averaged a career-best 17.4 points last season. “I’m not going to sit back and pout. Nobody owes nobody nothing. It’s a business, and if they want me back, I’ll come back to the Wizards. I’m happy to be here.”
After taking a red-eye flight from Los Angeles, Young signed his contract and was back on the court, practicing with his team and trying to get re-acclimated. He admitted his body was still on “L.A. time” and that he was going to need a nap when the Wizards flew to Philadelphia for their final preseason game on Tuesday against the 76ers.