Truth & Rumors > NBA

Young asking for too much?

Views
10344
Comments
13

10:03 AM ET 12.17 | The Wizards will open the preseason with Jordan Crawford as the starting shooting guard and with Nick Young still in Los Angeles waiting for an offer that he deems fit to sign. A resolution for Young is expected to possibly come "in the next couple of days," according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Why the delay for Young? According to two high-ranking Western Conference officials and a high-ranking Eastern Conference official, Young is seeking an annual salary in the range of $9 million per season -- and few teams have the funds or the willingness to pay him right now.

Washington Post

Nick Young, Icon SMI Nick Young, Icon SMI
Comment #1 has been removed
Comment #2 has been removed
Comment #3 has been removed
December 17, 2011  10:45 AM ET

It's called negotiations. You start from your dream number and settle at the mid point of comparable people in your position/production.

Comment #5 has been removed
December 17, 2011  11:51 AM ET

I really like Nick Young's game. If he wants 9 mill a season I would make him sign for five years so a team can reap the rewards if he becomes an all-star...but then again he would want to redo his contract if that happened anyway.

Comment #7 has been removed
December 17, 2011  12:46 PM ET

I have watched NicK Young play in person. Dude can flat out shoot but he's in the hinterlands of the NBA known as Washington D.C.

Comment #9 has been removed
Comment #10 has been removed
December 17, 2011  05:58 PM ET

Right... That much money for a guy who plays on one side of the ball and isn't even an elite player in the league. This guy might be in the same mold as Jamaal Crawford but less clutch.

December 19, 2011  04:22 AM ET

I'm from DC so I had plenty of opportunities to see Nick Young play. Wizards obviously lack scoring so Nick would shoot any where from 20-25 times a game, not all good looks but the man can still hit some difficult shots. Up until last year Nick never played much because of Gilbert, but once the Wiz shipped Gilbert out they had no choice to play Nick even though he lacked good defense. Anyway Nick is a solid scoring threat that could possibly be a valuable sixth man for a NBA team, but i'd agree with anyone that says $9 mil is too pricey.

 
December 19, 2011  11:39 AM ET

been watching NBA since late 60's and Nick Young is one of the WORST defensive players i have ever seen... he doesn't even try

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    1892
    Comments
    229
  2. 2
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views
    1554
    Comments
    136
  3. 3
    Joel Quenneville's Midnight Hawk favored to win Illinois Derby
    Views
    401
    Comments
    88
  4. 4
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
    Views
    5384
    Comments
    76
  5. 5
    Oklahoma State pays Peyton Manning $105K for speech
    Views
    524
    Comments
    25

SI.com

SI Photos