Nick Young Re-Signs with Lakers: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction

The artist also known as "Swaggy P" agreed to a deal to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman had the news and Turner Sports' David Aldridge followed with terms of the deal:

Young, 29, averaged a career-high 17.9 points and shot 38.6 percent from three-point range last season with the Lakers. A former USC standout, the L.A. homecoming proved a perfect fit for Young as he excelled in Mike D'Antoni's uptempo system and revived his stock around the league.

The Lakers were Young's fourth team in three seasons, and though few doubted his scoring ability, bouts with immaturity plagued previous stops. Working as a primary scorer amid injuries to Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and a collection of other players, Young not only recaptured his shooting stroke but became a source of joy amid an otherwise dark season in LakerLand.

Despite publicly stating his admiration for the franchise and indicating that being a Laker was a dream come true, Young opted out in hopes of securing a long-term deal. 

“I believe I deserve more,” Young told 710 ESPN Radio. “Coming back home means the world to me. It would be a blessing to be able to stay here. But I believe I came here and proved I deserve a little more. They’ve been disrespecting Swaggy P.”

Los Angeles Times Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan spoke with Young's agent Mark Bartelstein, who said Young could have chased more money elsewhere but wanted to return to L.A.:

The short-term deal gives Young a raise from the $1.23 million he was due while also protecting against long-term damage. Young, for all of his entertainment factor, is still a one-dimensional player. He has never averaged more than 1.5 assists per game during a season and has also never reached the three-rebound plateau. 

Defense has also always been an issue....

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