NBA Trade Deadline: Why Nick Young Is Perfect Move for Los Angeles Clippers

Sammy SucuSenior Analyst IMarch 15, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 28:  Teammates Nick Young #1 and John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards react to a play on their way to defeating the Charlotte Bobcats 102-99 during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on January 28, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Clippers made the perfect move by acquiring Nick Young.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Clippers were apart of a three-team trade that sent Nenê to the Washington Wizards, Javale McGee, Brian Cook and a second-round pick to the Denver Nuggets and Nick Young to the Clippers.

Lob City has finally found their replacement for Chauncey Billups. The Clippers have been playing poorly ever since Billups went down with a season ending achilles injury in early February.

Randy Foye was not able to contribute offensively and defensively for the Clipps because he was playing out of position. Although Billups was playing out of position, he had the size and great shooting ability to thrive in the two guard slot. 

Considering Young is 6'7" and has been scoring over 16 points per game for the past two seasons, it would be wise to think that he will fill Billups' void with gusto. 

Young is exactly what the Clippers needed to help them win the Pacific Division title and get deep into the playoffs. His scoring ability and size will definitely give other teams match up problems, especially when he has Blake Griffin and Chris Paul around who are already giving opposing teams headaches. 

Considering he had a weak supporting cast around him, Young played pretty well as the feature shooter for the Wizards. 

Another plus for the Clippers is the fact that Nick always plays well against their rivals, the Lakers. In the last two seasons Young has averaged over 21 points per game when he faces the Lake Show. Those numbers may not be as high while on the Clippers, but don't expect for him to not be effective. 

As a member of the Clippers, Young will continue to play at a high level and help the Clippers find their way to relevance again. With the addition of Ramon Sessions to the Lakers, the Clippers definitely found a way to match that move with the addition of Young. 

As an alumni of the University of Southern California, Young must be ecstatic to come home and play in Los Angeles as a member of the Clippers.

Lob City is back in business, and the league should be on notice. 


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