The relationship between D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young was one of the major talking points for the L.A. Lakers last season. The then-rookie point guard caused controversy by recording a video on his phone of 'Swaggy P' admitting to cheating on his fiancee Iggy Azalea.
But months down the line it appears the 31-year-old is prepared to let bygones be bygones and move on into the new season without any troubles.
In June, FootLocker dropped a funny advert that hinted at Russell's misdemeanour as he threw Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons' phone into the water, and Young recently commented saying it's time to move on.
"We're teammates. It's been so long, so it's kind of old," Young said, per the Los Angeles Daily News. "We'll be able to work it out. We've already been working it out. It is what it is. I can't be mad forever."
The Lakers are a team with a big future after acquiring a number of great prospects in recent drafts. Russell is the focal point and is expected to occupy the one spot for years to come, while Young finds himself on the periphery following a severely disappointing season.
His output of 7.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game during his 54 appearances, coupled with the fact he is owed in excess of $10 million across the next two seasons makes it hard for the Lakers to make him a tempting piece of any potential trade.
Despite all the off-field issues that have marred the last 24 months of his professional career, Young possesses undoubted talent and could still play a part in the franchise's plans if he rediscovers the form of his first season at the Staples Center. Making up with Russell will definitely make life easier.