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Nick Young | Guard/Forward | #0

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: USC
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Nick Young (calf) is targeting a return on Monday night, according to Mark Medina of the Orange County Register.
It's worth mentioning this report adds the Lakers downplayed that target date. Young surprisingly traveled with the team to Houston for tonight, and has been going through some pool exercise and light shooting. It's possible Young is back for Monday, but it seems slightly doubtful. There will be more minutes for Marcelo Huertas, Brandon Ingram and Luol Deng. Dec 7 - 2:37 PM

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Nick Young (calf) is still being limited to light shooting.

Young is unable to make hard cuts or get around screens, which is to be expected given that he just hit the beginning of Week-2 of his initial 2-4 week timetable. He's out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, and it seems unlikely that he'll be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix, meaning Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams and Brandon Ingram will continue to soak up the backcourt minutes in Los Angeles. He does hope to return to a full practice on Saturday, so we'll be watching for that.

Nick Young (right calf) was spotted getting up some shots following Tuesday's practice.

Young is nearing the conclusion of Week-1 of his initial 2-4 week timetable, so while this is a minor step in the right direction, he's still not close to making a return. He's not really worth hanging onto if you don't have an IR-spot, and it'll be Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram picking up some extra minutes in his absence.

Nick Young (calf) is out of his walking boot.

There's no word of his progressions on his strained calf, so he is still expected to miss the next 1.5-3.5 weeks. With Young out, it's been Brandon Ingram moving over the the two while the other guards have seen a few more minutes.
Dec 3 - 6:39 PM

Nick Young (strained right calf) will miss the next 2-4 weeks.

An MRI confirmed his injury, which occurred in the first quarter on Tuesday night. Young was having a very solid season with career highs in field goal percentage, free throw percentage and 3-point percentage, but now his fantasy owners probably have to cut him. While he's out, the Lakers will have to lean more on Jose Calderon and Marcelo Huertas until D'Angelo Russell (knee) can return. Both Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams should be very busy while more shots should go to rookie Brandon Ingram.
Nov 30 - 2:49 PM

Nick Young (right Achilles) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

The Lakers haven't yet released the results of Young's MRI, so we won't be speculating on the length of his absence until that information is made available. With Young on the sidelines Wednesday night, Jordan Clarkson will more than likely move into the starting lineup, and he'll get all the run he can handle with D'Angelo Russell (knee) also unavailable. Lou Williams should also see an uptick in value, as he won't have to share the floor with a teammate that steals his passes tonight.
Nov 30 - 1:31 PM

Nick Young (right Achilles strain) was spotted leaving the Smoothie King Center wearing a walking boot.

Young was also able to put pressure on his foot while limping around the Lakers' locker room after Tuesday's game, and he was in high spirits, although Uncle P is eternally optimistic. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI once the Lakers arrive in Chicago, but for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Bulls. If he's out, Jordan Clarkson will get all the burn he can handle and Brandon Ingram will see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Stay tuned.
Nov 30 - 11:06 AM

Nick Young (right Achilles strain) will not return on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

Young needed the help of his teammates to get back to the locker room and the Lakers ruled him out for the game after just a few minutes. Young will have an MRI on Wednesday and the Lakers will provide an update at that time. His status for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls isn't looking great right now. Jordan Clarkson is looking at heavy minutes if Young misses additional time.
Nov 29 - 8:25 PM

Nick Young (right leg) left Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans and went to the locker room.

Young was contesting Tim Frazier at the rim and landed a little funny on his right leg. He was in obvious pain and his teammates had to help him to the locker room. The Lakers will provide an update shortly. Jordan Clarkson checked into the game for Young.
Nov 29 - 8:19 PM

Nick Young (toe) returned in style on Sunday with 17 points on 6-of-12 field goals, including 4-of-5 shooting from downtown.

Young slotted into his normal starting SG spot, as coach Luke Walton seems pleased with the backcourt rotation he's established early in the season. He didn't do much beyond scoring tonight, adding just one rebound and one steal, but he remains a viable late-round option in most formats.
Nov 28 - 12:48 AM

Nick Young (toe) will start vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

His return sends Jordan Clarkson back to the bench, and Young's owners should feel free to deploy him as usual tonight.
Nov 27 - 7:53 PM

Nick Young (toe) was back at practice on Saturday.

Coach Luke Walton said Young should be back for Sunday against the Hawks. The X-rays on his toe were negative, so there is nothing structurally wrong with his toe sprain. Young has played above almost all expectations as the starting shooting guard and has been worth owning in standard leagues to this point. That said, he's likely to cool off and is only a borderline hold.
Nov 26 - 3:56 PM

X-rays taken on Nick Young's toe came back negative.

This confirms that he's day-to-day. While Young didn't know if he would be able to return on Sunday vs. the Hawks, coach Luke Walton said he was hopeful. Expect Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams to benefit the most while Young is out.
Nov 25 - 10:16 PM

Nick Young (toe) will not play Friday vs. the Warriors.

He's dealing with a sprained right toe, but he can be considered day-to-day. With both D'Angelo Russell (knee) and Young out of the lineup, expect Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams to be very busy against the Warriors.
Nov 25 - 8:48 PM

Nick Young (toe) is doubtful to play against the Warriors on Friday.

He jammed his toe on Wednesday night and this is only a day-to-day injury. With Young doubtful to play, Jordan Clarkson should pick up most of the shooting guard minutes while Lou Williams and possibly Marcelo Huertas get in the mix. Plus, Brandon Ingram could also play some minutes at the two. Young is a borderline player to hold in standard leagues now that he's banged up.
Nov 25 - 2:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jose Calderon
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Lou Williams
2Jordan Clarkson
3Nick Young
SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
3Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Thomas Robinson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Tarik Black
3Ivica Zubac