Best Potential Free-Agent Landing Spots for Nick Young During 2014 Offseason

On Tuesday, word broke that one of the NBA’s most recognizable icons—a player whose skills and style have helped shape an entire basketball generation—had officially opted out of his contract.

That’s right, folks: Nick “Swaggy P” Young is officially a free agent, according to ESPN.

Where Young decides to take his talents could completely change the balance of power in the…

Okay, that joke’s run its course.

As one of the few go-to options on last year’s lottery-bound Los Angeles Lakers, Young produced arguably the best statistical season of his seven-year career.

And while’s Mark Medina reports Young could be willing to give the Lakers a “hometown discount,” it’s certainly worth examining what other options might be on the table for the effervescent shooting guard.

Based on potential fit, fortune and off-court fame, we’ve compiled a list of 10 teams on which we could see Swaggy fitting in.

For our purposes, we’re assuming Young fetches somewhere in the neighborhood of three years, $15 million, although these numbers may be altered if the franchise fit warrants as much.



All team financial information courtesy of

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