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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 believes he can be better under coach Luke Walton.
In other news, he said he wants to go by Uncle P this year. "I can still be me here a little bit and nobody here is harping on my personality no more. That’ll be all right," Young said. You might remember Byron Scott saying Young's hair looked "like a bunch of worms up there." Even with a new nickname and a new coach, he can be avoided in fantasy. Sep 28 - 2:05 PM

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Nick Young has lost about 20 lbs. since the end of last season.

No word on where the 20 lbs. came from or if he sacrificed any swag in the process, but any positive report on Young is worth noting at this point given how negative it's been since before the 2015-16 season ended. Having said that, Swaggy P isn't even worth fantasy consideration in leagues with 14-16 teams, let alone standard sized formats. He's currently buried on the depth chart, and you have to believe the Lakers would welcome the chance to move him elsewhere if/when that opportunity presents itself.
Sep 17 - 2:54 PM

The Lakers did not stretch/waive Nick Young prior to Wednesday's deadline.

Los Angeles could still very well move on from Swaggy P, but it looks like the Lakers want to see him in training camp before making that decision. Even if he somehow cracks the opening night roster, it would be a surprise if Young has a role in Luke Walton's initial rotation. The bottom line is that Young has a ton of work to do to reestablish himself as a real asset, and we haven't seen anything to suggest he's anywhere close to making that happen.
Source: PBT
Sep 3 - 3:37 PM

The Lakers are ready to move on from Nick Young as they really commit to the youth movement in Los Angeles, according to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report.

It's no secret that the Lakers have been actively shopping Young for some time now, and if they aren't able to find a suitable trade partner, it sounds like they're willing to just cut their losses and waive him. Swaggy P is a funny character, but an annoying guy to own in fantasy hoops.
Aug 17 - 1:33 PM

The Lakers have until the end of August to waive Nick Young under the stretch provision, should they choose to do so.

Young isn't expected to remain with the Lakers this upcoming season, and if the Los Angeles franchise is unable to find a trade partner, they could just outright waive him. Over the past two seasons, Swaggy P has connected on just 35.4 percent of his shot attempts, and it's unlikely that he'll be able to land in a situation that will present him the opportunity to establish himself as a standard league asset this upcoming season.
Aug 16 - 5:29 PM

Nick Young said he and D'Angelo Russell will "be able to work it out" after their problems last season.

"I can’t be mad forever," Young said. He's not exactly having the best offseason with his breakup from pop star Iggy Azalea while he's also on thin ice to stay on the Lakers' roster. Young did add the addition of coach Luke Walton will be "a breath of fresh air" after last season. He's still doubtful to make the Lakers next year.
Aug 15 - 3:52 PM

"It will be a surprise" if Nick Young begins the 2016-17 season with the Lakers, according to TWC insider Mike Bresnahan.

Bresnahan, finishing out his role for the Los Angeles Times before joining TWC SportsNet on a full-time basis, writes that Young will likely either be traded or waived before the campaign begins. A definitive candidate for the stretch provision with less trade value than a bag of basketballs, Young's tenure with the Lakers should be all but officially over. Despite drafting Brandon Ingram and signing Luol Deng, Los Angeles needs to find additional depth on the wing.
Jul 4 - 9:41 AM

Nick Young will be placed on the inactive list for Friday's game against the Pelicans.

He wouldn't have played anyway, so this really doesn't matter in any league.
Apr 8 - 7:35 PM

Lakers coach Byron Scott said Nick Young is not mentally with the team after last week's D'Angelo Russell video incident.

Young was inactive for the third straight game on Monday and chose to stay in the locker room rather than join the ream on the bench. ""Right now he’s not here with us mentally," Scott said. "I know what he’s going through and I know it’s hard on him. There’s no need to put him on the floor as well." While the Lakers will reportedly look to trade Young after the season, he can be dropped in all fantasy leagues as it doesn't look like he'll play again this season.
Apr 5 - 9:49 AM

The Lakers will try to trade Nick Young in the offseason according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Lakers have tried to move Young for the past two seasons and he still has two years left on his contract, so trading him will not be easy. There is obviously a lot of tension in the locker room due to incident with D"Angelo Russell, so this report isn't exactly a surprise. Considering he can't even carve out a significant role on a team with 16 wins, Young's days of fantasy relevance are likely over.
Apr 2 - 12:11 PM

Nick Young (illness) was available to play on Wednesday but he didn't leave the Lakers' bench.

Young addressed the media prior to the game, saying only that he wants to privately handle the situation between himself and D'Angelo Russell. He's not part of L.A.'s rotation so his health and the off-court distractions don't have any impact on his fantasy outlook.
Mar 31 - 1:25 AM

Nick Young (illness) will be available to play against the Heat on Wednesday.

He'll be under the microscope for tonight and it won't be due to basketball. With Kobe Bryant expected to play, Young might not be in the rotation.
Mar 30 - 2:09 PM

Nick Young (illness) did not make the trip to Utah for Monday's game.

He missed Sunday's action, but the Lakers don't really use him when Kobe Bryant is active anyway. With Kobe hoping to play in the rest of the games this year, Young won't have much value.
Mar 28 - 2:32 PM

Nick Young (illness) will not play vs. the Wizards on Sunday.

Young hasn't been part of the Lakers' rotation lately so this doesn't have any fantasy implications. Swaggy P is shooting 33.9 percent from the field this season.
Mar 27 - 8:24 PM

Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson described Sunday's incident with women's rights activist Alexis Jones as a "miscommunication between both sides."

Lakers' spokesman John Black also addressed the issue with the following statement: "We support Nick and Jordan and believe what they told us about the incident and their actions. We also are supportive of Alexis and her feelings about what happened, about women’s rights, and of the fine work Alexis is doing with her organization." It doesn't sound like there will be any further action taken regarding Sunday's incident. Young belongs on the waiver wire just about everywhere.
Mar 23 - 9:54 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jose Calderon
3Marcelo Huertas
4Julian Jacobs
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Lou Williams
3Nick Young
SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
3Anthony Brown
4Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Yi Jianlian
4Thomas Robinson
5Zach Auguste
6Travis Wear
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Tarik Black
3Ivica Zubac