Los Angeles Lakers: Top 5 shooting guards of the 2010 decade

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5. Nick Young 2013-17

Nick Young had an up-and-down career in Los Angeles. He had some good moments, mixed in with bad moments and also a little bit of drama along the way. Some drama that ultimately led to D’Angelo Russell becoming part of a trade.

There is no denying that Swaggy P can score. He’s always been able to put the ball in the basket. He even once famously said he has no tattoos on his right arm because “it’s strictly for getting buckets.

But his offense came in volumes. He never had a high FG% and some shots he took were very bad shots. When they went in, it looked great. But when he was off, they looked very bad.

He was also a huge liability on defense, according to advanced stats, he was always below average on that end. His best season defensively came in 2014-15 when he registered a 105.8 defensive rating. His last season was abysmal as he finished with a 112.6 defensive rating.

Offensively he could fill the scoring sheet and 2013-14 was the best season of his career on offense. He averaged 17.9 points on .435/.386/.825 shooting splits. But even with those numbers, his offensive rating was league average at 105.5.

Due to his inconsistency, he landed at number five on this list. His 2015-16 season was very bad as he shot 33.9% from the field. His scoring ability he rates higher, but inconsistency and defensive abilities slot him in the five spot here.