Nick Young chooses free agency after 4 years with Lakers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Young will be an unrestricted free agent this summer after declining his $5.66 million contract option for next season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers announced Young's decision Wednesday.
Young has spent four tumultuous seasons with the Lakers, averaging 13.1 points and 2.3 rebounds over 220 games.
The Los Angeles native realized a childhood dream by joining the Lakers, but the 10-year NBA veteran's tenure has coincided with the worst four-year stretch in the 16-time NBA champions' history.
After struggling on the court during the 2015-16 season and enduring upheaval in his personal life due to an infamous video scandal with then-rookie D'Angelo Russell, Young enjoyed a career revival last season under new coach Luke Walton. Young averaged 13.2 points while hitting 40.4 percent of his 3-pointers.
Angels closer Bud Norris goes on DL
NEW YORK (AP) — Angels closer Bud Norris has been placed on the 10-day disabled list because of right knee inflammation.
Los Angeles announced the move before Tuesday's series opener at the New York Yankees and said it was retroactive to Monday. Manager Mike Scioscia anticipates Norris will be activated on June 29, the first day he is eligible. Scioscia says it is the same injury that forced the right-hander from a game at Miami after three pitches on May 26.
Right-hander Mike Morin was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to fill the roster spot.
AL MVP Mike Trout, sidelined since May 28 with a torn ligament in his left thumb, was to start swinging Tuesday at a facility near his home in New Jersey, according to Scioscia. Trout will return to California later this week and be evaluated Monday after the team gets home.