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Nick Young would love to take Avery Bradley’s spot on Los Angeles

Los Angeles Lakers, Nick Young, Avery Bradley

Former Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young appears to be hoping for a reunion with his former squad in the wake of Avery Bradley’s decision to sit out the remainder of the campaign.

Bradley’s recent declaration has left an open spot on LA’s roster, and it seems that Young is more than eager to present himself as a potential replacement.

The last we saw Young in the NBA was during the 2018-19 campaign, in an extremely brief, almost negligible four-game stint with the Denver Nuggets. Young was a member of the championship-winning Golden State Warriors side the prior season, where he played 80 games for the Dubs, averaging 7.3 points and 1.6 rebounds, while also connecting on 1.5 triples per game on an efficient 37.7-percent clip. Young did his damage in just 17.4 minutes per contest, so he’s certainly a guy who can produce despite having relatively limited playing time.

JR Smith is currently the guy that has been linked to the Lakers of late, and as it is, he is more than one step ahead of Young in the race. The fact that Smith played with LeBron James for a couple of years with the Cleveland Cavaliers — while also winning an NBA title in the process — will also be a factor for the Lakers front office as they make their decision.

Whatever the case may be, the Lakers will need to act fast. We’re just a little over a month now before the restart, and the sooner they are able to bring on a new player, the better.