LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – The Los Angeles Lakers have struck a deal with Nick Young to rejoin the team on a four-year deal that is worth $21.5 million.
Last season with the Lakers, Young averaged a career-high 17.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists last season, shooting 43.5 percent and 38.6 percent from downtown.
This is the second move of the day for the Lakers after they acquired Jeremy Lin and a future first-round pick on a trade with the Houston Rockets.
Young’s deal will be a considerable raise after making the veterans minimum for the 2013-14 season.
On June 25, Young opted out of his contract with the Lakers on June 25.
Lakers on the books for 2014-15:
1. Kobe Bryant: $23.5M
2. Steve Nash: $9.7M
3. Jordan Hill: $9M
4. Jeremy Lin: $8M
5. Nick Young: $5M
6. Robert Sacre: $1M
7. Jordan Clarkston: $1M
8. Kendal Marshall: $1M
The Lakers have also agreed to re-sign Jordan Hill to a 2-year deal, and Pau Gasol has reportedly rejected the Lakers’ 2-year offer.
The Lakers have also re-signed Jordan Hill as well as acquired Jeremy Lin and a future first-round pick from the Houston Rockets.
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) July 11, 2014
(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)