Nick Young is still in the Los Angeles Lakers this 2016 offseason with no trade in sight for the controversial shooting guard. There are Lakers rumors of a Young trade but it looks like the Lakers will have to settle with him up for just second round picks.
Two teams, which are under the salary cap, in the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers are likely landing spots for Young. Both teams can offer future second round picks and add a veteran that can help them in the upcoming season.
The Nets tried hard in acquiring starting wingmen in free agency but their free agent targets were retained by their respective teams. The Sixers have said all offseason long that they want a more “balanced roster” since they have an overload of forwards and centers in the line-up.
Getting Young would be good for either team. The Nets can start Young alongside free agent signing Jeremy Lin and he’d be part of the core of the offense for the team. The Sixers are likely to start Young as well with their strength in their big men rotation that includes Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel.
Philadelphia is not likely to enter the new season with the current roster. Both Okafor and Noel have been involved in NBA rumors of trades to the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves. If the Sixers get a point guard or wing man in those trades, Young would still be part of the rotation.
Should the Nets or Sixers offer the Lakers a future second round pick for Nick Young? Will the Lakers settle for just future picks for their veteran shooting guard?