Monday, December 19th, 2011 at 10:05 am  |  5 responses

Nick Young to Re-Sign With Washington Wizards

As a restricted free agent, Nick Young didn’t get the big contract offer from any NBA teams as he had hoped, so he’ll have to settle for signing a 1-year, $3.7 million qualifying offer to remain in Washington. Reports the WaPo: “Young is coming off a career year with the Wizards, finishing as the team’s leading scorer at 17.4 point per game. But he found a rushed free agent market that was unfavorable to players at his position — and restricted free agents in general. Most teams around the league anticipated that the Wizards would match any offer for Young and few had the resources or willingness to give him a lucrative offer sheet. The Wizards had hoped to sign Young to a long-term deal but were in different neighborhoods during negotiations. Three high-ranking NBA executives said Young was seeking a contract starting around $9 million per season, while the Wizards were willing to give him something closer to the mid-level exception of $5 million, according to people with knowledge of the negotiations.”

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  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Not a bad contract at all.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    I thought Young was about to get vastly overpaid.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    He’s a deft scorer. But, that’s about it.

  • Stickz

    Glad he’s coming back. Say what you want, but the Wiz sorely missed him against the Sixers.

  • http://averysmith.org Avery Smith

    Yes. Now we can compete (relatively). This will put Jordan Crawford (The King GoodNighter) back as our 6th man, to give us that 2 guard electricity off the bench. I went to a Wizards scrimmage this past Saturday and we could have DEFINITELY used the scorability (is that a word?) of Nick Young.