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Nick Young | Guard/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: USC
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Nick Young (knee) will remain sidelined for Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets and he's targeting a return on Sunday.
This will be Young's fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, and a Sunday return would cause him to miss two more games on Wednesday and Friday. While he's out there will be more opportunities on offense for Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, and Wes Johnson. Mar 3 - 5:36 PM

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Nick Young (knee) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Hornets.

Young didn't participate in Tuesday's shootaround and Lakers' head coach Byron Scott said he'll see how Swaggy P feels later in the day before making a final decision. While Young doesn't belong on any standard league fantasy rosters, his eventual return will cut into the fantasy value of Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, and Wes Johnson.

Nick Young (knee) is questionable to play against the Hornets on Tuesday.

He's been out for three games with swelling in his left knee, which was a problem for him earlier this season. Young has also been in the news for his off-the-court comments regarding his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues while his possible return may hurt Wes Johhson, Jeremy Lin and Wayne Ellington the most.
Mar 2 - 3:06 PM

Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Sunday.

He is still dealing with swelling in his knee and the fact that the Lakers ruled him out a day before the game suggests he could miss Tuesday against the Hornets. Wayne Ellngton had a great second half on Friday while Jeremy Lin is finally starting to put some good games together, averaging 16.3 points, 2.0 boards, 4.3 assists and 0.8 treys in his last four. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Feb 28 - 3:36 PM

Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

He was essentially ruled out on Thursday and he is likely going to miss games. Young is in the news most of the time for leading the league in shoekeepers and keeping his right arm tattoo-free strictly for buckets. He can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Feb 27 - 9:01 PM

Coach Byron Scott said he does not expect Nick Young (knee) to play against the Bucks on Friday.

He is technically questionable, but there has been nothing to suggest he is going to play. With Young out, we'll see more of Jeremy Lin in the second unit with Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson all expected to score more, too.
Feb 27 - 2:32 PM

Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and said that he will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

"I don’t think it’s serious," said Lakers coach Byron Scott of Young's knee injury. "But it’s serious enough that he might miss another game or two. I know it’s getting better and the swelling is going down." If Young does indeed sit out on Friday, Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson, and Jeremy Lin will all see some increased opportunity on offense.
Feb 26 - 3:40 PM

Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

He is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Celtics on Sunday, so it's a shame that he is going to have to sit this one out. The good news is that an MRI taken on his knee came back negative, but head coach Byron Scott said that Young was still dealing with some swelling. Consider Young day-to-day for now, and expect Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson and Jeremy Lin to all see increased opportunities with Young on the shelf.
Feb 25 - 1:36 PM

Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

An MRI taken on Young's knee came back negative, but with him sitting out of Tuesday's practice, he looks to be on the doubtful side of questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Utah. If he's unable to go, there will be more minutes for guys like Jeremy Lin, Wes Johnson, and Wayne Ellington. Stay tuned.
Feb 24 - 3:55 PM

The MRI on Nick Young's left knee came back negative and he is listed as questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

He has some swelling in his knee for the second time in 2015. Young didn't need to miss any games the last time his knee swelled up on him, so this is just a day-to-day issue. If he doesn't play, his minutes will be distributed to about four other players.
Feb 23 - 7:35 PM

Nick Young (swollen left knee) did not practice on Monday and may have an MRI following a doctor visit.

His knee swelled up on him Monday morning after playing well on Sunday. Young did have a right knee soreness back in January, so this could be some sort of an aggravation. Should Swaggy miss time, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, Ryan Kelly and Wes Johnson will step up. Johnson and Lin are probably the best players to speculatively grab depending on what you need.
Feb 23 - 3:10 PM

Nick Young scored 19 points vs. Boston on Sunday, making 5-of-9 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with three 3-pointers in his highest-scoring game since Jan. 19.

Young added one rebound, one assist, one steal and a rare block during 26 minutes off L.A.'s bench, and his lackluster supporting stats are a big reason why he can't be relied upon in typical fantasy leagues. He was reportedly 15 minutes late to practice but the Lakers haven't confirmed it and he shouldn't face any punishment for Wednesday's game in Utah.
Feb 23 - 1:27 AM

Nick Young (ankle) returned to action on Friday, scoring just five points on 2-of-9 shooting (including a three) to go with three rebounds in 25 minutes.

The swag just isn't there for Young, even if we should probably cut him some slack in his first game back. And with the way the Lakers' rotation is looking these days, this is a situation that most owners can pass on in standard formats.
Feb 21 - 5:01 AM

Nick Young (ankle) will play against the Nets on Friday.

Young suffered his leg injury on Feb. 11 and he is probably not going to have a restriction on his playing time. However, Swaggy P has been awful in his last six, making just 29.1 percent from the field for averages of 7.5 points, 2.3 boards, 1.0 assists and 1.0 treys. Swaggy P can be kept on the wire in most leagues.
Feb 18 - 4:21 PM

Nick Young (ankle) downplayed his foot injury after leaving Wednesday's loss to the Trail Blazers.

Young left the game due to his strained left peroneal tendon, but didn't sound concerned in the locker room afterwards. "I should be all right over the break," Young said before being asked if he'd stay in Los Angeles for treatment. "Hell no, it don’t change anything. I’m not missing Hawaii." While Young has been a quote-machine as of late, his inconsistent play should keep in the waiver wire in standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 12 - 12:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jordan Clarkson
2Jeremy Lin
3Ronnie Price
4Steve Nash
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Nick Young
3Kobe Bryant
SF1Ryan Kelly
2Wes Johnson
PF1Tarik Black
2Carlos Boozer
3Ed Davis
4Julius Randle
C1Robert Sacre
2Jordan Hill