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Nick Young

Apr 6, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Nick Young (1) shoots over Miami Heat shooting guard Ray Allen (34) during the first half at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The curse of the Washington Wizards continues…

After showing flashes of offensive brilliance as a member of Washington’s backcourt, Nick Young has failed to live up to expectations in his brief stints with the Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers. Young’s per-36 minute production has plummeted over the last two seasons as he transitioned into more of a supporting role.

His diminished importance to his teams’ offensive effort hasn’t led to adjustments to his notoriously awful shot selection – his field goal percentage has barely cracked 40 percent in the last two seasons, and his three-point efficiency continues to decline. That wouldn’t be as big of an issue if he passed ball more often, but Young’s assist percentage has never cracked 10 percent, and I wouldn’t expect it to anytime soon.

Young wants a long-term contract, but I’m hard-pressed to see who would offer him one given his immaturity both on and off the court.