Lakers News: Swaggy P Back In Purple & Gold?



In this cray cray time of sports, anything can happen really. This pandemic has altered every sport this season and it shows. Luckily sports is slowly making its crawling way back into our lives and we can somewhat get that happy feeling again. That included Lakers basketball… woohoo!

The Lakers are set to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on July 30th in their return to play.

Lakers guard Avery Bradley announced on June 23rd he has opted out from returning to play citing family concerns.

Well, most Laker players will be returning. Lakers guard Avery Bradley already announced that he will not be joining his team once they head to Orlando to finish the season. It sucks, but we get it. This leaves both a gap and an opportunity for the Lakers to make a splash.

It has been rumored for weeks that free-agent guard JR Smith has been on the Lakers radar to replace Bradley. Even though Smith seems to be the clear favorite to land the spot, rumors are surfacing that former Laker Nick Young is being considered as well. Can Swaggy P make a comeback?!!!

 

Oddly enough, one of Young’s best friends confirmed the rumors of the Lakers contacting Young on his Instagram. A few screenshots from this can be seen on Showtimeforum’s Twitter feed:

Swaggy P last played for the Lakers back in 2017 and then became a free agent after he decided not to exercise his option to extend his contract. Young later joined the Golden State Warriors on July 7, 2017, and won an NBA Title there in one season. After that, Young joined the Denver Nuggets and 20 days later, on December 30th, he was waived by the team.

Rumors are always going to be just that. Rumors. So we’ll see if any steam picks up on Swaggy P’s return, but I believe the Lakers have already made it clear that they want JR Smith. Young was always fun to watch as a Laker, but this is a different team now. Smith makes more sense in a LeBron team environment. I do see Young and other teammates possibly bumping heads. Anything can happen as stated before, so we’ll see. All fingers are pointing to Smith.

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