The Los Angeles Clippers today acquired shooting guard Nick Young from the Washington Wizards as part of a three-team trade with the Washington Wizards and Denver Nuggets. To complete the trade, the Clippers sent forward Brian Cook and a future second round draft pick to Washington with the Wizards sending forwards JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to the Nuggets in exchange for forward-center Nene.
Young has tallied 16.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 30.3 minutes in 40 games played so far this season, connecting on 41% of his field goal attempts, 37% of his three-point field goal attempts and 86% of his attempts from the free throw line.
In his 5th NBA season, Young returns to Los Angeles where he starred for the University of Southern California from 2004-2007. He carries career averages of 11.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 22.9 minutes per game.
The Wizards made Young the 16th overall selection in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft after he led USC to the Sweet Sixteen of the 2007 NCAA Tournament and was named First Team All-Pac Ten in both 2006 and 2007.
In two seasons with the Clippers, Cook averaged 1.8 points in 10.1 minutes per game.
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Neil Olshey, Los Angeles Clippers Vice President of Basketball Operations, will be available to the media tonight at 6:50 PM in the Avengers Locker Room at STAPLES Center.