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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 scored 11 points with one steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.
His minutes have taken a hit this month, but some of that is due to the Lakers being blown out for three games in a row. Coach Luke Walton still is trusting Young's defense and he asked him to chase around J.J. Redick in this game. He's almost certainly past his peak on the season and has slowed down in his last five, averaging 6.8 points, 1.2 boards, 0.6 assists and 1.4 treys on just 27.5 percent from the field. If you want to cut him for an upward-trending free agent, go for it. We would cut him for someone like Terrence Jones in a second. Jan 14 - 6:09 PM

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Nick Young hit just 5-of-15 shots and 3-of-9 3-pointers for 13 points, two rebounds and one assist in Thursday's loss to the Blazers.

Young has hit double figures in scoring in four straight games, but had been shooting lights-out over his previous three games, hitting 20-of-33 shots. He is a candidate to fade at some point, but he played 35 minutes tonight and Luke Walton appears to like the Swag.
Jan 6 - 1:26 AM

Nick Young scored 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two assists in Tuesday's win over the Grizzlies.

All 11 of his shots were from beyond the arc and his confidence has never been higher. Young has made five or more 3-pointers in seven out of his last nine games, and you know you're feeling it from deep when you start celebrating before the ball is even near the basket (link below). If he keeps this up, he might change his nickname back to IDM (I don't miss).
Jan 4 - 1:39 AM

Nick Young drained 7-of-9 three-pointers to finish Sunday's 123-114 loss with 26 points (8-of-14 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), two rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes.

We've been waiting for Young to revert to his typically inconsistent play, but it's just not happening. He's made at least five 3-pointers in six of his past eight games and is racking up top-50 roto value in the Lakers' past dozen games. He's a terrific 3-point specialist who isn't hurting you in any category, but this still feels like a sell-high opportunity.
Jan 2 - 12:45 AM

Nick Young bounced back on Thursday, hitting 6-of-8 shots and five 3-pointers for 17 points, two rebounds and a steal in 30 minutes.

Young hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points on Tuesday, so it was nice to see him come out to play tonight. Lou Williams and Luol Deng were the quiet Laker wings tonight, and it's going to be tough for Young, Williams, Deng, Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell to all have it going on the same night as long as they're all healthy.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:27:00 AM

Nick Young was held to four points on 2-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Jazz.

He was coming in hot with averages of 16.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.0 steals and 3.6 3-pointers in his previous nine games in December, so we'll give him a pass for this one in what was a tough matchup. Young added two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 23 minutes, and he missed all four of his attempts from deep. He's not loaded with upside by any means, but he's worth owning in standard leagues for his 3-pointers alone.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 01:23:00 AM

Nick Young hit 7-of-14 shots and five more 3-pointers for 20 points, zero rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 36 minutes of Thursday's loss to the Heat.

The Lakers blew a 19-point lead to lose by eight, have lost three straight games and only have one win since Dec. 1. Young is doing his part though, averaging 21 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.6 3-pointers on 51 percent shooting over his last five. He's been great for points and threes, but is pretty much lacking everywhere else.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 11:18:00 PM

Nick Young hit 9-of-18 shots and five 3-pointers for 24 points and two rebounds in Tuesday's loss to the Hornets.

It was a pretty one-dimensional game for Young, but he was coming off a 32-point game on Saturday, and has now scored in double digits in four straight games. His calf injury is clearly behind him and he's rolling again. The Lakers blew a 19-point lead tonight and have lost 10-of-11 games, but Swaggy P is cookin' right now.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Nick Young kept the Lakers in the game at Cleveland with a season-high 32 points during a 119-108 defeat on Saturday, adding two rebounds, three assists, one steal and eight 3-pointers.

The treys are actually a career high for Swaggy and he loves how his coach has his back. "It makes you want to go out there and do everything you can for him," Young said. Coach Luke Walton has talked about Young's defense since back in the preseason and it's a big reason why he's stayed in the lineup. It did help Young to not have D'Angelo Russell (rest) out there, but he's worth owning in leagues that count 3-pointers right now.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 10:34:00 PM

Nick Young (calf) is no longer on a minutes limit.

He played both games of a back-to-back set with 26 minutes on Monday and 20 on Sunday. Young should be looking at minutes in the upper 20s tonight, especially with D'Angelo Russell still having a restriction. If you need scoring and treys, Young is worth a pickup. He won't provide much else, though.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 06:11:00 PM

Nick Young (calf) will play on Monday vs. the Kings.

He was listed as probable, but that was likely just a formality. Unlike D'Angelo Russell (knee), Young may not have minute restrictions tonight as coach Luke Walton wants to see how he looks before making that call. He scored 15 points with four boards and a triple on Sunday, and he's worth owning if you need 3-pointers.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 09:12:00 PM

Nick Young (calf) is probable to play Monday vs. the Kings.

Young looked good in his return to action on Sunday, hitting 6-of-11 shots on his way to 15 points, four boards and a triple, and he should be able to see a slight uptick in his minutes in his second game back tonight. Feel free to get him active.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Nick Young (calf) made 6-of-11 shots vs. the Knicks on Sunday, finishing a home loss with 15 points, four rebounds, and zero assists, steals or blocks.

Young was on a minute-limit tonight, in light of which this is an unqualified success. Luke Walton joked about Young's performance after the game, saying, "Nick was in better shape than I would’ve imagined, which leads me to believe he was sandbagging practice yesterday." He was a surprising mid-round value to begin the season, in just 25 minutes per game, so owners in need of scoring and 3-pointers should give him a long look.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 12:49:00 AM

Nick Young (calf) will start on Sunday against the Knicks.

Despite being active, Young (calf) is expected to be on minutes restrictions in tonight’s contest. Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram, and Lou Williams could see reduced workloads with Young back in action.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 08:47:00 PM

Nick Young (calf) is considered a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Knicks.

Even if Young (calf) plays, he is expected to be on minutes restriction which limits any upside he offers. However, if he plays, Jordan Clarkson, Brandon Ingram, and Lou Williams could see reduced workloads.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 08:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jordan Clarkson
3Jose Calderon
4Marcelo Huertas
SG1Nick Young
2Lou Williams
SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
3Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Thomas Robinson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Tarik Black
3Ivica Zubac