Nick Young Net Worth And Salary
Nick Young, an American professional basketball player, has a net value of $25 million dollars. Nick Young is a well-known NBA player because he played for multiple teams including the LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors and other leagues. However, he also has a lot of exposure and popularity as a former boyfriend and fiancee to Iggy Azalea, a popular pop music artist.
Nick Young was born to Charles and Mae Young in Los Angeles, California. Nick Young began playing basketball as a child and played for Cleveland High School in his formative years. Young would eventually play for the Trojans of the University of Southern California once he reached the college playing level.
Nick Young had an interesting NBA career. He played for several topflight teams including the LA Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Young was a top-recruiter in high school and college, but he only played one Sweet Sixteen with the Trojans team. He decided to become a pro player after his junior year. He was the 16th overall selection of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards and started his first game in that year. Young was involved in a controversy over accusations that Gilbert Arenas, his teammate, brought guns into the locker area. Young was seen making guns with fingers and pointing them towards teammates. Young was fined a total of ten thousand dollars for his actions.
Young was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2012 after they clinched a playoff spot. Young signed a one year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers after the season. He signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2013.
Nick Young’s nickname “Swaggy P”, has been a constant throughout his fascinating NBA career. Young was under a $21.5million contract with the LA Lakers. Young sustained a serious injury during a Laker training camp. It was a radial collateral ligament torn which left him with a damaged thumb. Young was expected to miss at most 8 weeks. Young would be absent for the first ten games, but would make his season debut against an Atlanta Hawks team on November 18. Young would score 17 points in a win over the Laker team, 114 to 109. Young would still be affected by injury. Young was ruled out of play for 2 to 4 weeks on November 30, 2016 after he injured his right calf muscle. Young continued to produce after his return. Young scored 32 points in a significant loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 17, 2016 when he made 8 three-pointers. Young was on a hot streak in December and January from behind the 3-point line. He connected from long range 36 times in 8 games. This was the longest stretch of 3-pointers Young has made in eight-games by any Laker. Young was still benched in April 2017 by the Lakers despite his impressive range. This was despite their remaining regular season which included 5 games. Young became an unrestricted, free agent after this.