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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 said he hasn't decided if he will exercise his $5.7 million option for next season.
In typical Swaggy P Style, he started his exit interview by joking that he agreed to a $150 million lifetime deal that was paid "under the table." Young had a successful season in LA considering he wasn't even a lock to make the 15-man roster, averaging 13.2 points and 2.8 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting from the field. While he would like to stick with the Lakers, Young hinted that he may see what the market looks like -- he also hinted that he could look for a playoff team. Apr 13 - 1:23 PM

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Nick Young is not expected to play in the final five games of the season.

He's technically "available" and the Lakers won't officially shut him down for emergency depth reasons, but Swaggy-DNP is safe to drop in all formats. Young hasn't decided if he will opt out of his player option worth $5.7 million for next season, but he exceeded expectations this season with averages of 13.2 points and 2.8 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting from the field. Expect David Nwaba to get a lot of burn down the stretch.
Apr 3 - 11:43 AM

Nick Young will pick up yet another DNP-CD on Tuesday.

Young has only managed to get into the rotation twice over the Lakers past eight games, but Luke Walton did say he hasn't officially shut down Young just yet, and that at some point he may be able to return to the rotation. However, until that happens, Swaggy-DNP is safe to leave on the waiver wire in all formats.
Mar 28 - 2:35 PM

Nick Young (illness) picked up a DNP-CD on Tuesday vs. the Clippers.

He was healthy enough to play and coach Luke Walton said he was "available," but they probably wanted to take a look at David Nwaba. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues and this probably won't be his last DNP going forward.
Mar 22 - 2:05 AM

Nick Young (illness) is "available" for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

When asked if Young would actually play, coach Luke Walton wouldn't commit to it. The Lakers just signed David Nwaba to a two-year deal Tuesday, so Young's illness may give the team an excuse to take a long look at the rookie guard.
Mar 21 - 9:35 PM

Nick Young (illness) was a full participant during Monday's practice.

Young sat out Sunday's loss to the Cavs, but it looks like there's a good chance he'll be back in action on Tuesday vs. the Clippers. If Swaggy P is able to play, that'll translate to fewer minutes for guys like David Nwaba and Corey Brewer.
Mar 20 - 4:03 PM

Updating a previous report, Nick Young (illness) will not play vs. the Cavs on Sunday.

Luke Walton said he wasn't sure who would take over Young's role, but it figures to be split between Jordan Clarkson and Tyler Ennis, with Brandon Ingram possibly playing a few more minutes. Consider Young day-to-day.
Mar 19 - 8:51 PM

Nick Young (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

The Lakers are embracing their young guys down the stretch, so it doesn't make much sense to play Young at less than 100 percent. Check back for updates closer to tip-off. If he sits out, expect Jordan Clarkson, Tyler Ennis and Brandon Ingram to cover his minutes.
Mar 19 - 7:52 PM

Nick Young was ejected from Friday's game vs. the Bucks for shoving Malcolm Brogdon.

The shove resulted in his second technical and ruined what could've been a great night for Swaggy P. He started at SG and played through a sprained left ring finger, finishing with 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and four triples in 29 minutes. The Lakers are still experimenting with different lineups and Young will have a low floor on the nights when his shot isn't falling, so he's just a 3-point specialist.
Mar 18 - 12:40 AM

Nick Young (finger) is starting vs. the Bucks on Friday.

He was considered probable with a sprained left ring finger, but the big takeaway here is that he's getting the nod over D'Angelo Russell. Unless you're hurting for 3-pointers, leave Young on the wire.
Mar 17 - 8:49 PM

Nick Young (finger) remains probable for Friday against the Bucks.

He had a bandage over his sprained left ring finger at shootaround. Young could be starting at shooting guard and could have a chance to redeem himself after an 0-of-9 Wednesday. He's not a fantasy option right now.
Mar 17 - 3:00 PM

Nick Young (sprained left ring finger) is probable for Friday's game against the Bucks.

He was able to get some shots up at practice on Thursday and this isn't to his shooting hand -- the right arm isn't strictly for buckets anymore, though. The Lakers gave him two DNP-CDs leading up to Wednesday, but then he flopped with an 0-of-9 shooting line in the loss to Houston. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 16 - 4:03 PM

Nick Young missed all nine shots from the field on Wednesday against the Rockets, adding three rebounds and one turnover in 24 minutes.

Not exactly the best way to return from two DNP-CDs. Young is likely going to pick up several DNP-CDs the rest of the way, so there's no reason to add him in most leagues.
Mar 16 - 12:16 AM

Nick Young will start against the Rockets on Wednesday night.

He'll join Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac in the first unit. D'Angelo Russell will come off the bench and should play minutes at both guard spots tonight. Young has been a DNP-CD in the last two games and the Lakers will be going with more youth most nights, so he's not a fantasy option.
Mar 15 - 6:37 PM

Nick Young picked up a DNP-CD on Sunday.

Young had a mature veteran's perspective on the situation. "It’s that time of year you want to check out the young guys and evaluate them," Young said. "I understand that. It’s nothing personal. It’s not like [coach Luke Walton] is doing some crazy stuff. It wasn’t like other years before." If you've been clinging to Young in deeper leagues, it's obviously time to cut him loose.
Mar 13 - 12:52 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jordan Clarkson
3Tyler Ennis
SG1David Nwaba
2Nick Young
3Corey Brewer
SF1Brandon Ingram
2Luol Deng
3Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Thomas Robinson
C1Ivica Zubac
2Tarik Black
3Timofey Mozgov