Someone brought up 6th man of the Year to Nick Young, all smiles, he said "That's my goal"
One thing we knew was when Kobe returned that Young was gonna moved to the bench but then we wondered if he was going to be starting with Kobe a majority of the time, but now with the emergence of Xavier Henry and Young's symmetry with the bench it seems he's accepting his new role with the team and wants to excel at it. Good to hear really, it looks like we know who our starting 3 is, it's Xavier Henry if Young is conceding starting by saying he wants to be 6th man of the year. We shall see how that goes. Honestly it seems to suit him for he to be the guy that can score off broken plays for our bench unit. Xavier seems to fit with the starters very well and we can always switch them out if we need a different look. Today was a positive sign with Young, however as is always the case with him it will come down to consistency.
I'm unsure if that goal is reachable though, because 6th men of the year usually play 30 mins a night to get their numbers and are more or less starters that come off the bench. 13/4/4 isn't bad coming off the bench. But he's gonna have to do that much more often. Glad it's his goal to accept this role and excel at it. Nice for the locker room in general considering why he's here. If he wants it he needs to be consistent. Thus far he's had 2 good games and two bad games this season. We'll see what this new bench role does for him.
Edited by Majesty, July 16, 2014 - 09:20 AM.