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Los Angeles Lakers

Position
G
 
Jersey
Name  Nick Young
Born  6/1/1985
Height  6-7
Weight  210
College  USC
7/11/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Nick Young has re-signed with the Lakers for four years and $21.5 million, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Young averaged 17.9 ppg last season, but he's not going to average 13.9 field-goal attempts, 5.5 3-point attempts and 4.5 free-throw attempts per game again. Because he doesn't offer anything besides scoring, he's not going to be a good fantasy option next season.
 
6/24/2014 9:08:00 PM
Description: Nick Young is opting out of his contract. He'll become a free agent on July 1st. SOURCE: ESPN Los Angeles
Insight: It's a no-brainer for Swaggy P, who will earn much more on the open market. The 29-year-old averaged a career-high 17.9 ppg in 64 appearances for the Lakers last season.
 
Hot4/9/2014 9:17:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles swingman Nick Young was a scoring machine Tuesday against the Rockets.
Insight: Swaggy P netted 32 points in only 23 minutes of court time. He's averaged 24.2 ppg on 49.4 percent shooting during the Lakers' five-game losing streak.
 
4/6/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles G/F Nick Young left Sunday's game with a knee injury but expects to play Tuesday night against Houston. SOURCE: Lakers.com
Insight: He said he's "going down with the ship." Young is second on the team in scoring (17.2 ppg) despite only starting nine games this season.
 
3/27/2014 7:40:00 PM
Description: Lakers swingman Nick Young (knee) will play Thursday, according to Mike Trudell of lakers.com.
Insight: Young was hit in his left knee during Tuesday's game. A non-displaced fracture of Young's left patella kept him out 17 of 18 games from Feb. 7 to March 19 before he returned three games ago and scored at least 20 points in all three.
 
3/26/2014 11:53:00 AM
Description: Lakers swingman Nick Young said he was hit in the left knee and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bucks, according to Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: A non-displaced fracture of Young's left patella kept him out 17 of 18 games from Feb. 7 to March 19 before he returned three games ago. He scored at least 20 points in all three games and said he thinks he is OK.
 
3/26/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Despite playing just 19 minutes Tuesday against the Knicks, Lakers swingman Nick Young had 20 points, four rebounds and five treys.
Insight: Young has scored at least 20 points in all three games since he returned from the knee injury that caused him to miss 17 of 18 games from Feb. 7 to March 19.
 
3/21/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Lakers swingman Nick Young (knee) is hoping to return Friday, according to beat writer Dave McMenamin.
Insight: Young (16.8 ppg) suffered a non-displaced fracture in his knee on Feb. 5 and missed 15 of the last 16 games. his return will take some minutes from starter Wesley Johnson.
 
3/14/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Lakers swingman Nick Young (knee) is hoping to return Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Insight: Young (16.8 ppg) suffered a non-displaced fracture in his knee on Feb. 5 and missed 15 of the last 16 games. Los Angeles plays Friday but then has off until Wednesday against the Spurs. Young will take minutes away from Kent Bazemore, Xavier Henry, Wesley Johnson and Jodie Meeks.
 
3/12/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Lakers swingman Nick Young (knee) didn't practice Wednesday and is doubtful for the next two games, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
Insight: Young (16.8 ppg) suffered a non-displaced fracture in his knee on Feb. 5 and missed the next six games before returning on Feb. 23. He obviously returned too soon the first time. The Lakers will continue to go with Jodie Meeks, Wesley Johnson, Kent Bazemore and Xavier Henry on the wings.
 
3/9/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Lakers swingman Nick Young (knee) will sit out for the eighth straight game Sunday against the Thunder, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
Insight: Young (16.8 ppg) suffered a non-displaced fracture in his knee on Feb. 5 and missed the next six games before returning on Feb. 23. He obviously returned too soon the first time. The swingman will try to practice this week to test his knee. His return will complicate Los Angeles' wing rotation, as Mike D'Antoni will have to find minutes for Jodie Meeks, Wesley Johnson, Kent Bazemore, Xavier Henry and Young.
 
3/6/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Lakers swingman Nick Young (knee) has missed the last five games after trying to return from a non-displaced knee fracture on Feb. 23.
Insight: Young (16.8 ppg) obviously came back too soon and is paying the price. In this lost season for the Lakers, there is no reason to rush him back again.
 
3/2/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Lakers swingman Nick Young (knee) will not play Monday against the Trail Blazers, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.
Insight: Young (16.8 ppg) will miss his 10th game in the last 11 Monday. He suffered a non-displaced fracture in his knee on Feb. 5 and obviously returned too soon on Feb. 23.
 
2/28/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: A Lakers spokesperson said Friday that he doesn't think Nick Young (knee) is "real close" to returning, according to Bill Oram of the Orange County Register.
Insight: Young (16.8 ppg) missed two weeks with a knee fracture before returning for a game, then missed the last two games. His scoring average is nice but because he contributes almost nothing else, Young isn't a must-own. His absence will be good for Kent Bazemore (17.3 ppg, 3.0 apg, 2.3 rpg, 2.0 spg last four games), Wesley Johnson, Jodie Meeks and Jordan Farmar.
 
2/25/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: As expected, Los Angeles swingman Nick Young (knee) will miss the next two games, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.
Insight: Young (16.8 ppg) played 20 minutes and had 10 points in his return from a knee fracture Sunday against the Nets. His scoring average is nice but because he contributes almost nothing else, Young isn't a must-own.
 
2/23/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: As expected, Los Angeles swingman Nick Young is back in the lineup for Sunday's game against Brooklyn.
Insight: Young (16.9 ppg) missed a little over two weeks with a knee fracture. Aside from Pau Gasol, he might be the best scorer the Lakers have right now. Get him back in your lineup ASAP.
 
2/19/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Nick Young told ESPN's J.A. Adande that he hopes to be back in the lineup Sunday versus Brooklyn.
Insight: Swaggy P has sat out five straight games with a non-displaced knee fracture. The high-scoring swingman is a must-start when healthy.
 
2/18/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Lakers swingman Nick Young has been ruled out for Wednesday's game, according to Mike Trudell of lakers.com.
Insight: Young (16.9 ppg) will miss his fifth straight game Wednesday due to a non-displaced fracture of his left knee.
 
2/6/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles swingman Nick Young suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left knee Wednesday against the Cavs. He's going to be out for at least two weeks. SOURCE: Marc Spears, Yahoo Sports
Insight: The scene was laughable last night in Cleveland as the injury-depleted Lakers were down to four eligible players by the end of the game. Three-point specialist Wes Johnson (8.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg) figures to see the biggest rise in fantasy value with Swaggy P out of commission.
 
2/5/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Nick Young's night is over after twisting his knee Wednesday against the Cavaliers. SOURCE: Dave McMenamin, ESPN Los Angeles
Insight: He'll finish with just six points on 1-of-5 shooting. With Young out, Wes Johnson (8.4 ppg) should get as many minutes as he can handle at the three.
 

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