It's time for another edition of everyone's favorite game show, "What Wizards player's name is being tossed around in trade rumors today?" If you guessed "Nick Young," then you are correct!
Here's the scoop from Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLA's Clippers Report:
The price for the top shooting guards being mentioned in trade talks this spring -- Boston's Ray Allen, Portland's Jamal Crawford and Washington's Nick Young -- has so far been too high for the Clippers.
Most teams have asked for some combination of young point guard Eric Bledsoe, a future first-round pick and the expiring contracts of Randy Foye or Brian Cook.
Now, we're not sure who made the phone call, but if that's what Ernie Grunfeld wanted in exchange for Young, we're pretty sure we know how it ended: with Neil Olshey hanging up the phone and, presumably chuckling to himself. As Shelburne points out, Young is an unrestricted free agent after this season (he's making a shade under $3.7 million this season), and can easily be had over the summer for nothing. That is, if the Clippers actually want him.
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