Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Lakers have added backcourt depth by signing free-agent guard Nick Young to one-year deal reportedly worth $1 million.
"Young will be with the team he always dreamed of playing for," agent Mark Bartelstein said as he confirmed his client's signing with the Lakers.
The 28-year-old Young spent last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 10.6 points and 23.9 minutes a game.
A 6-7 shooting guard, Young is a 42.7 percent shooter who has hit 37.4 percent from three-point range in his career.
He averaged 11.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and one assist in six seasons with the Washington Wizards, the Clippers and the 76ers.
Young's offensive skills could take some scoring load off Kobe Bryant, who is currently recovering from Achilles surgery, and aging point guard Steve Nash.
Earlier, the Lakers also re-acquired guard Jordan Farmar, who played for Los Angeles in his first four years in the league before signing with a Turkish team last season.