Wizards fans remember Nick Young for taking ill-advised shots, but most of those didn't work out. On Tuesday night, the now-Lakers guard took a shot that probably had his coach cringing... until it went in.
Young essentially stole a pass that was thrown to another teammate and chucked up a three against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It went in with just five seconds left and sent the Lakers home the winners of a thrilling game.
Watch the play here:
Young was asked afterwards if his game-winner reminded him of Kobe Bryant and other former Lakers. His response was classic:
Never change, Swaggy P.
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The Wizards are naming Tommy Sheppard their permanent GM after he served in the role on an interim basis since April 2.
Let's take a look back at the moves which earned Sheppard the long-term GM job:
April 2: The Wizards fire GM Ernie Grunfeld. Tommy Sheppard takes over the role on an interim basis.
June 20: The Wizards select Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura with the No. 9 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Later in the evening, Washington acquires Jonathan Simmons and the draft rights to Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield from the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons was placed on waivers on July 7.
July 5: The Wizards acquire Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, and Jemerrio Jones, and a 2022 second-round draft pick as part of the deal which sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers.
July 6: The Wizards trade Dwight Howard to the Grizzlies in exchange for C.J. Miles and acquire Davis Bertans from the Spurs in a three-team deal with Brooklyn and San Antonio, sending the draft rights of Aaron White to the Nets.
July 7: The Wizards re-sign center Thomas Bryant on a three-year deal and trade guard Tomas Satoransky to the Bulls for a 2020 second-round pick.
July 9: The Wizards sign guard Ish Smith to a two-year deal.
July 10: The Wizards sign guard Isaiah Thomas to a one-year deal.
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The Wizards are naming Tommy Sheppard their permanent GM, NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes has confirmed.
Sheppard had been serving as Washington's interim GM since the firing of Ernie Grunfeld on April 2. He oversaw the Wizards' 2019 NBA Draft selections of Rui Hachimura and Admiral Schofield, as well as their offseason transactions this summer.
According to Hughes, the Wizards will announce the decision next week, with more changes to follow.
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