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Nick Young calls three-point participation a blessing

Nick Young calls three-point participation a blessing

What it’s like to be discussed as a trade piece is complicated for Lakers guard Nick Young.

“It depends,” Young said. “When they talk about you in trades or being let go, there’s just so much negativity around, that’s bad. But when you’re doing good, and teams want you, they want to trade for you, that’s good. ‘He’s a valuable trade piece.’ That makes a total difference.”

The former was the narrative about Young. The latter is the narrative now, because Young changed it.

All-Star weekend offers a showcase of just how much has changed for Young in the past six months. For the first time in his career, he’ll be part of it. On Saturday, he’ll compete in the three-point...

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