This is the fourth in a series of profiles focusing on this year's free-agent class.
Player: Nick Young
Most recent team: Clippers
Type of free agent: Unrestricted
Positives: The Lakers have seen up close how Young can instantly tear apart a defense. The USC product is a Lakers killer, averaging 25 points per game on 48.7% shooting, 14 points above his career average. Every one of those performances provided a reminder that the Lakers remain in dire need of a reliable wing scorer besides Kobe Bryant. Having such an option would free up Bryant from receiving pestering double teams.
Young's knack for driving to the basket, hitting difficult shots against double teams and the occasional long-range bomb would go a long way toward spacing the floor. His speed would give Ramon Sessions a teammate who could keep up with his pace. Considering that Young can also play shooting guard, his presence would also ease up Bryant's minutes. The Clippers enjoyed that luxury, as Young hit several big shots throughout the postseason.