Nick Young

Los Angeles Lakers fan favorite, Nick Young (aka Swaggy P), will return to the team next season.

According to, the 29-year-old guard has signed a four-year deal (with the fourth year being a player option), worth $21.5 million.

Young opted out of his contract with the Lakers in June, coming off a career year last season in which he averaged a team-high 17.9 points per game for a Lakers team that finished 27-55.

“I always wanted to be a Laker, and it will be a dream come true to still be here, but it’s crazy,” he said in April. “You never know what happens. Last year they had a whole different team. It’s obvious they’re going to make some changes.”

In addition to Young, the Lakers have also re-signed forward Jordan Hill to a two-year deal worth $18 million, but the Lakers hold a team option for the second year.

Last season, Hill averaged 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds this past season, his third with the Lakers.