The Los Angeles Lakers (12-31) are focused entirely on the future, and it’s not just the front-office working hard to attract free agents this summer.

Kobe Bryant has been going through back-channels to convince stars to don the Purple & Gold, while Nick Young is hilariously approaching dudes on the court about next season.

Young says he’s not shy about selling the Lakers on soon-to-be free agents.

Per the LA Daily News:

“It’s tough, but I know it’s going to get better,” Young said. “This offseason is going to be big for us. It’s going to work out.”

 

How to explain Young’s optimism? […] Well, the former L.A. Cleveland High and USC product grew up idolizing the Lakers and remembers how customary it became for them to host championship parades. But the man who playfully labeled himself this season as the NBA’s best all-time shooter also argued he will play a significant role this offseason in helping the Lakers attract marquee free agents.

 

“I told Goran Dragic on the court, ‘You might be my teammate next year.’” Young said shortly after the Lakers’ loss on Monday to the Phoenix Suns. “I’ll talk to Marc (Gasol.) Me and him are cool. Kevin Love, I’ll talk to him.”