Apr 5, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Nick Young (1) shoots over top of Atlanta Hawks power forward Anthony Tolliver (4) during the second half at Philips Arena. The 76ers defeated the Hawks 101-90. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Nick Young Agrees To Join Lakers, Kirilenko to Brooklyn


After losing out to Dwight Howard, the Los Angeles Lakers — in a way — have recovered nicely.

First they agreed with Chris Kaman, now they have come to terms with free agent combo guard Nick Young.

The deal is said to be worth one-year, for the league minimum — which is amazing for the Lakers. It gives LA much needed depth, especially with the uncertainty of Kobe Bryant next season.

It also isn’t much of a risk for the Lakers. Young has shown signs of being a solid player, but he is a volume shooter that takes a ton of horrible shots. It about evens out.

Young averaged 10.6 points per game last season as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. He has averaged double-digit scoring figures in three of his last four years and is a career 37 percent three-point shooter.

Howard might’ve not wanted to play for the Lakers, but don’t tell Young that. He’s completely on the other end of the spectrum.

 

KIRILENKO TO JOIN NETS

The Brooklyn Nets continue to improve their squad — at least on paper.

The newest addition is free agent forward Andrei Kirilenko for the mini mid-level ($3.1 million).

Kirilenko averaged 12.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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