KEY POINTS

  • Nick Young laughs off possibility of inviting D'Angelo Russell to his wedding
  • Young is still open to making an NBA return
  • Teams could use Young on the bench, especially on offense

Nick Young has had a turbulent NBA career and is one of the forgotten players in free agency. However, with the trade deadline weeks away, anything can happen. Teams in search of offense off the bench could put the 16th overall pick of the NBA Draft to good use, particularly the ones making a serious run in the postseason.

For now, Young is attending to personal matters. He is scheduled to tie the knot with former reality star Keonna Green. It was reported last month how Young proposed to his the Basketball Wives alum on Christmas Day. Both have three children.

TMZ Sports recently bumped into Young and the one-time NBA champion seemed to be in a good mood. In fact, he mentioned that he has not closed the door on a potential basketball return -- possibly in time for the playoffs.

Towards the end of the interview, Young was asked if D'Angelo Russell would be invited to his wedding. The 6-foot-7 swingman simply laughed it off, something that could be either good or bad.

Good in the sense that he may have already forgiven his former teammate who posted an infamous video that led to Young's breakup with former fling Iggy Azalea. Russell secretly taped his conversation with Young where he asked questions about being with other women back in 2016. Both were still teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers then, ESPN reported.

Russell did apologize to Young in the aftermath of that scandal. However, it seems that both haven't really been that tight compared to their Los Angeles Lakers days.  Hence, Young's answer could be bad in the sense that he would rather not have Russell around during his wedding for peace of mind.

As for his NBA career, there is no telling which team would consider taking in Young. He last played for the Denver Nuggets, appearing in only four games. Before that, he was part of the 2017-18 Warriors squad that won the NBA title. He averaged 7.3 points and 1.6 rebounds that year.

Nick Young Lakers Nick Young was forced to address the controversy with D'Angelo Russell at a news conference at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 30, 2016 before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Miami Heat. Photo: Getty