Nick Young has only been a Clipper for two months, but it sounds as if the team is open to extending his stay in Los Angeles. A source tells Dan Woike of the Orange County Register that the Clippers are interested in re-signing the unrestricted free agent.
Young, who turns 27 next week, was dealt from the Wizards to the Clippers at the trade deadline, and helped Los Angeles reach the Western Conference Semifinals. Because he had accepted a one-year qualifying offer and was then traded, Young lost his Bird rights in the deal, due to a quirky CBA detail. While the Clips won't have to use their mid-level exception to make Young an offer, the Non-Bird exception limits the amount they could offer to about $4.4MM for the first year.
Clippers GM Neil Olshey talked earlier this week about wanting to have a two guard with some size on next year's roster. Young may not be the specific player the GM had in mind, but at 6'6", the ex-Wizard has the height advantage on the other shooting guards the Clips used this season, such as Chauncey Billups, Mo Williams, and Randy Foye.