SAN ANTONIO —
It'll be the biggest subplot of a Lakers off-season sure to feature twists and turns.
"We'll sit down with Mitch and Jim at the end of the year and reassess everything and see where we are and see what their thoughts are," D'Antoni said Wednesday, referring to Lakers executives
The Lakers (27-55) never lost this many games in a season and were eliminated from playoff contention a month ago. They beat the
Twelve of the Lakers' 15 players are expected to be free agents in July after
"Decisions will be made going forward on about a million things," D'Antoni said.
After Young opts out, only three Lakers have guaranteed contracts next season:
It means there's a long list of free agents: Young,
Said Young: "Hopefully I'll be a part of their plans. If not, I had a great time here and just move on and go somewhere else."
Young, 28, led the Lakers with 17.9 points a game.
About the 'P'
Young has been coy the whole season about the meaning of his "Swaggy P" nickname, specifically the "P" part.
Everybody will have to wait awhile longer, apparently.
"I've got a book coming out in July," he said. "I'll let you all know."
The book title?
"The Mystery of the 'P,'" Young said, adding quickly, "Made that up just now."
Bazemore had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn tendon in his right foot and was expected to make a full recovery before the start of next season.
He averaged 13.1 points in 23 games after being acquired from