Posted Dec 20 2011 6:33AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Free agent Nick Young has signed a one-year contract to return to the Washington Wizards.
The shooting guard led Washington in scoring last season with a career-high 17.4 points per game, more than doubling the 8.6 he averaged in the 2009-10 season.
His NBA career average is 10.9 points since being drafted in the first round by the Wizards in 2007.
Young's new contract was announced Monday, a day before Washington's second and last exhibition game, at the Philadelphia 76ers. In the Wizards' preseason opener, they had all sorts of problems on offense, making only 33 percent of their shots in a 103-78 loss to Philadelphia.
Washington opens the regular season Dec. 26 at home against the New Jersey Nets.
|November 24th: Top 10|
Count down the top ten plays from Tuesday night.
|November 24th: The Fast Break|
Get the best from all the action on the hardwood in Tuesday's Fast Break.
|Inside The NBA: EJ's Neato Stat|
Ernie and the guys talk about Dikembe Mutombo getting his jersey retired by the Atlanta Hawks and relive some of his more memorable blocks.
|Inside The NBA: Warriors Make History|
Shaq, Ernie, Kenny and Charles talk about the Warriors historic 16-0 start.
|Bulls vs. Trail Blazers|
Jimmy Butler scores 22 points and Derrick Rose adds 17 as the Bulls top the Blazers, 93-88.