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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 struggled on Friday vs. the Thunder, scoring three points on 1-of-9 shooting (a triple).
Eight of his shots were from beyond the arc and he added five rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes. The Lakers were willing to move Young for a second-round pick at the deadline, but obviously couldn't find a suitor. It's good news for Young that he wasn't moved, but keep in mind that the Lakers want D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson to close out more games going forward. Young is a hold if you're relying on his 3-pointers, but his floor is very low. Feb 24 - 10:42 PM

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Nick Young believes the coaching change in L.A. from Byron Scott to Luke Walton has been played a significant part in his resurgence this season.

Young, who averaged 10.4 points per game on 35 percent shooting over the previous two seasons, is averaging 13.8 points and shooting a career-high 41.3 percent from 3-point territory in 2016-17. "With having a coach behind me, I don’t have to look over my shoulder or worry about coming out. That plays a major part," said Young. "It messes up with your whole cycle when you have a coach who harps on everything you do and talks so down on you. It was tough."
Feb 18 - 1:21 PM

Nick Young scored five points on 2-of-10 shooting with four boards, one steal and one triple in 24 minutes vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

Maybe he doesn't want to be traded, because he was bad tonight. Young had a +/- rating of -37 in 24 minutes, but to be fair, his teammates weren't much better. Young was shooting 41.7 percent from deep prior to Wednesday and he's expected to draw a lot of interest at the deadline, but a move could be a buzzkill for his value. For now, he's worth holding onto as a 3-point specialist.
Feb 16 - 12:33 AM

Nick Young scored 26 points and hit five 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Bucks.

The Lakers scored a season-high 76 points in the first half and Young simply couldn't miss tonight, hitting 8-of-11 shots from the field and 5-of-5 from the line with two rebounds, four assists and two steals in just 29 minutes. He has reached four assists only 25 times in his career, but he racked up all four of his dimes in the first quarter alone. He should be a popular name at the trade deadline since he has a $5.6 million player option for the 2017-18 season that he will likely decline, but it's hard to imagine a better situation than the one he's in right now.
Feb 10 - 11:16 PM

Nick Young scored 17 points with five triples in Friday's loss to Boston, adding three boards, three assists, two steals and one block.

He bounced back in a big way after he was held to seven points in his previous outing. Young logged 33 minutes and is forming some nice chemistry alongside D'Angelo Russell, and it's worth noting that Jordan Clarkson (two points) had one of his worst games of the season. Young is pretty volatile and it's going to be interesting to see what happens to his minutes in March with the Lakers tanking, but he's a hold in standard leagues for now.
Feb 3 - 11:33 PM

Nick Young scored seven points with one rebound and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.

He's previously said he hates his former team, and tonight the Wizards were even playing some music from his ex, Iggy Azalea. Young's upside on a given night drops most nights now that the D'Angelo Russell is back, but his stats actually haven't really taken a hit next to DAR. Young has 10th-round value in last 10, which is probably about right going forward. He's only a borderline hold with so many pickups out there these days.
Feb 2 - 10:15 PM

Nick Young scored 23 points with five 3-pointers in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets.

He finished 9-of-15 from the field in 30 minutes, adding three boards, three assists and one steal. Prior to the season, Young wasn't even considered as a lock to make the 15-man roster, but his success has been one of the coolest storylines of the season. He's averaging 2.9 3-pointers per game on the season and can be relied upon as an elite 3-point specialist in standard leagues.
Feb 1 - 1:13 AM

Nick Young (knee) scored nine points with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes on Sunday against the Mavericks.

Young, who suffered a hyperextended left knee on Friday, played the second most minutes for the Lakers in a blowout, so his knee appears to be just fine. In the last five games, he has averaged 27.8 minutes, 13.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game. Barring any setbacks he should play his regular allotment of minutes moving forward.
Jan 22 - 8:06 PM

Nick Young (knee) will start Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

Young suffered a hyperextended left knee on Friday, but played through it, and there's no word on a minutes limit for tonight's game. He is wearing a protective sleeve on his knee, but he should be fine and is safe to activate anywhere you have him.
Jan 22 - 3:35 PM

Nick Young was diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee on Friday night but was able to return to the game and the X-rays taken were negative.

Young finished with 15 points, five 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes. Young said his knee was "a little sore" after the game, "but the win made it feel much better." He should be ready to roll for Sunday's game against the Mavs. In fact, he could see additional minutes if D'Angelo Russell (knee/calf) misses the contest.
Jan 21 - 11:09 AM

Nick Young (knee) returned from an injury scare in Friday's 108-96 win over the Pacers and scored 15 points in 26 minutes.

He hyperextended his left knee in the second quarter, but X-rays were negative and he returned for the second half. Young was moving well and hit five 3-pointers with three rebounds, one assist and one steal, and while he did say his knee was "a little sore" after the game, he should be fine for Sunday's game vs. Dallas unless the Lakers want to be cautious.
Jan 21 - 1:44 AM

Nick Young (knee) started the second half of Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

He hyperextended his left knee in the second quarter, but X-rays were negative and it sounds like he escaped with a minor tweak. Young is moving well as we report this, but check back after the game for an update.
Jan 21 - 12:02 AM

Nick Young hyperextended his left knee on Friday vs. the Pacers and is questionable to return.

X-rays were negative and there's a chance that Young could play in the second half. If Young or D'Angelo Russell (knee) are unable to return, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will be busy in the second half. Stay tuned .
Jan 20 - 11:43 PM

Nick Young limped to the locker room in the second quarter on Friday.

He had a tweak to his left knee on a non-contact injury and couldn't put weight on it as he hopped off the floor. Young was in a lot of pain along the baseline for about two minutes before going back to the locker room. If he's out, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will be busy. We'll likely see more Jose Calderon and Brandon Ingram, as well.
Jan 20 - 11:29 PM

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