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Lakers re-sign Nick Young to 4 year / $5.3M deal; Kobe already starting back mentoring him(p. 32)


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#621 JasonWll

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 11:50 AM

It's not for peanuts! It's sort of a Jamal Crawford deal...

He wouldn't get much better anywhere else.


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 11:53 AM

That is a good deal. The only Laker that will be Signed after two season next to Randle.
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Posted July 12, 2014 - 12:14 PM

It's not for peanuts! It's sort of a Jamal Crawford deal...
He wouldn't get much better anywhere else.


Am I reading it wrong?

4 year deal for 5.3 million!!!
Thats 1.3 million a year!!!
For a 6th man of the year contender and perinial shaqtin a fool champion?

In a world where Gordon Hayward and handler parsons are making more than 10x what nick young will be....

You know we need.a new CBA

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Am I reading it wrong?

4 year deal for 5.3 million!!!
Thats 1.3 million a year!!!
For a 6th man of the year contender and perinial shaqtin a fool champion?

In a world where Gordon Hayward and handler parsons are making more than 10x what nick young will be....

You know we need.a new CBA

 

5.3M per year.



#625 Ham

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 12:16 PM

Am I reading it wrong?

4 year deal for 5.3 million!!!
Thats 1.3 million a year!!!
For a 6th man of the year contender and perinial shaqtin a fool champion?

In a world where Gordon Hayward and handler parsons are making more than 10x what nick young will be....

You know we need.a new CBA

lol hes making 5.3 million per year not 1.3


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 07:41 AM

he is well worth it.. and if we work on his D even more. we might have to make him starter

 



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 07:44 AM

This is a good to great contract. Young can play and contribute at a very cheap price and a long term deal. If he plays solid like last year you either have him locked up on the cheap or can ship a nice contract like his to a contender for future picks. If not his contract isn't big enough to do any real damage.

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:19 AM

Young says Kobe was 1st person to call after getting 4-year, $21.5 million deal w/ Lakers. Kobe's message: "Get in the gym & work hard"

 

Nick Young is surely in a joking mood: "We’ll be fine. They got me. We’re a playoff team. Don’t count us out."



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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:20 AM

Young says Kobe was 1st person to call after getting 4-year, $21.5 million deal w/ Lakers. Kobe's message: "Get in the gym & work hard"

 

Nick Young is surely in a joking mood: "We’ll be fine. They got me. We’re a playoff team. Don’t count us out."

Thats why I love Kobe Bryant as a player.


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:20 AM

 
  1. I caught up with Nick Young, who said Kobe Bryant is already on him about preparing for next season http://bit.ly/Wb6E99 

 
 

Young says Kobe was 1st person to call after getting 4-year, $21.5 million deal w/ Lakers. Kobe's message: "Get in the gym & work hard"


Edited by Majesty, July 16, 2014 - 09:21 AM.

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#631 Majesty

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:25 AM

Kobe trying to help Young develop into a complete player 

 

Yet, Young stayed optimistic. He gushed about Bryant’s recovery after playing in only six games last season because of injuries to his left Achilles tendon and left knee. Young touted the Lakers acquiring guard Jeremy Lin (and a 2015 first and second round pick) from the Houston Rockets for the rights to overseas player Sergei Lishchuk. Young liked the Lakers agreed to a two-year, $18 million to bring back forward Jordan Hill. And, of course, Young mentioned how the the Lakers signed on board for another four years of “Swaggy P.”

 

“We’ll be fine; they got me,” Young said. “We’re a playoff team. Don’t count us out.”

 

It seems pretty challenging for the Lakers to live up to Young’s bold prediction . Plenty of that depends on Bryant’s health and play, for sure. Some of it hinges on how much Young duplicates last season’s performance in which he averaged a team-leading 17.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. When Young went through that process, Bryant offered him some tough love on how to develop into a complete player.

 

Young believes he will remain a backup small forward. But how will he adjust toward playing with Bryant and stomach his infamous death stares?

 

“Oh man,” Young said, smiling. “I can handle them though. A lot of them can’t handle Kobe’s looks.”

Young received plenty of them last year, the most famous one involving Bryant directly looking at Young with a stern expression from the sidelines.

 

“That moment, we were down by like 20 at Golden State,” Young recalled. “It was bad. He gave me that look, ‘Like come on!’ I tried, but it was tough.”

 

Safe to say those interactions will continue, with Bryant’s early offseason phone call setting the tone.

“Kobe puts more pressure on me,” said Young, who has frequently played in Drew League games this summer. “Ever since he gave me that phone call, I’ve been in the gym every day.”
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But Kobe doesn't mentor people...


Edited by Majesty, July 16, 2014 - 09:26 AM.

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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:29 AM

I hope he's heeding his own advice also cause the odds of even making the playoffs are worse than last year.


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:31 AM

Lmao all this would sound great if Nick Young wasn't pushing 30 years old.  The fact that he's getting "mentored" by Kobe at this age is hilarious to me.  It's wild to see the difference in perception of a guy like Young vs CP3 in terms of how fans view them.  Young is viewed as some 22 year old player needing direction lol. 


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:33 AM

Lmao all this would sound great if Nick Young wasn't pushing 30 years old.  The fact that he's getting "mentored" by Kobe at this age is hilarious to me.  It's wild to see the difference in perception of a guy like Young vs CP3 in terms of how fans view them.  Young is viewed as some 22 year old player needing direction lol. 



Doesn't really matter that he's 29 more than it matters that Young is listening and taking Kobe's lessons to heart does it.  Never too old to stop learning.  Even in basketball.  


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:44 AM

I wouldn't call it mentoring it. It sounds more like telling him to get his ass in the gym and he's done it.

 

I'm down with that. 



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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:55 AM

Ehh in context to be pro ball,  a 29 year old player being mentored is a bit weird.  In your late 20s you already have or should have knowledge of self.  Why does Kobe have to tell him to get into the gym? Really?  At 21 sure, help him stay focused but I worry about a man that's nearly 30 that needs to be "guided" in any manner to do things that would be considered standard. 

 

 



Doesn't really matter that he's 29 more than it matters that Young is listening and taking Kobe's lessons to heart does it.  Never too old to stop learning.  Even in basketball.  


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Lmao all this would sound great if Nick Young wasn't pushing 30 years old.  The fact that he's getting "mentored" by Kobe at this age is hilarious to me.  It's wild to see the difference in perception of a guy like Young vs CP3 in terms of how fans view them.  Young is viewed as some 22 year old player needing direction lol. 

 

You're thinking in terms of physical age. Mentally his age is lower; much lower. Julius Randle is going to be a good mentor for Nick.. 



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Posted July 16, 2014 - 10:10 AM

 Mentally his age is lower; much lower. Julius Randle is going to be a good mentor for Nick.. 

lol. Poor Nick.


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Some folk see the half empty cup no matter what. Kobe didn't have to call him, but he did
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Posted July 16, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Some folk see the half empty cup no matter what. Kobe didn't have to call him, but he did

 

Thank god Kobe called him our season is saved. 






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