It was the second transaction on a busy day for the Lakers, who also acquired
The two deals dented the Lakers' chances at signing
The Lakers still have not been officially told they are out of the running for Anthony but are acting as if they think New York or Chicago will get him.
If they lost out on Anthony, they probably would not reunite with
If Young's salary for the coming season started at roughly $5 million, the Lakers could still have as much as $8.7 million in cap space for free agents. They could add another $6 million to that if they waived
Young, 29, averaged a career-high 17.9 points last season and became a fan favorite on a team in desperate need of charisma amid a sad 27-55 record.
He declined a player option for $1.2 million last month to become a free agent but wanted to stay with the Lakers.
"I've done hundreds of deals over the years but I'm not sure I've ever had one that I've been so excited about," Young's agent, Mark Bartelstein, told The Times. "This feels great. He certainly had a chance to make more money coming off the year he had but this is where he wanted to make his home."