The constant trade chatter left
Young is still with the Lakers, and he hopes to finish out the three years left on a four-year, $21.5-million contract he signed last summer.
It has been a "little bit" difficult for Young to ignore the trade nose.
"It's been tough at times," Young said Sunday after his game-winning three-pointer as time expired in double overtime helped his team, Most Hated Players, defeat a team called Problems in the pro-am Drew League at King Drew High.
"I still stayed in the gym, still did what I was supposed to do, trying to block out everything and just still have fun. You never know what's going to happen — especially in free agency when you hear your name in ever rumor and in every trade talk. It feels like
He remembered how Gasol's last season with the Lakers in 2013-14 was full of trade rumors.
Young smiled and said that he "can already see that" same scenario happening with him this season.
But Young also said he was "curious to see" how
Young has spoken several times with
"Lou is my guy," Young said. "So it should be all right."
Young said he has been training hard this summer, doing all the things Lakers Coach
Scott and Young had their issues last season, but Young said the second go-round should better.
"It's all about being a pro," said Young, who was fined multiple times last season by Scott for arriving late to games. "I think that this year should be better. Last year, we had a lot going on with the team so there was a lot of frustration. A fresh start now. So it should be all right."