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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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"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

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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

Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson have been accused of harassment in Los Angeles.

A woman in Los Angeles has accused the two Lakers of being in a Jeep that pulled up alongside her and started making "vulgar, sexual" gestures toward her mother. The Lakers released a statement saying the team takes the matter "very seriously" and is looking into it, but does not have any further comment at this time. We'll keep an eye on this situation as it develops, and in the meantime, Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he's addressed the issue with both players.
Source: ESPN L.A.
Mar 22 - 9:29 AM

Nick Young returned to the bench for Thursday's game vs. the Cavaliers and picked up a DNP-CD.

Kobe Bryant (shoulder) was back tonight and coach Byron Scott recently said that Young hasn't been playing well, so it's not a surprise to see him out of the rotation once again. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 11 - 1:12 AM

Lakers head coach Byron Scott acknowledged after Tuesday's scoreless performance that Nick Young has not been playing well.

"He’s just not playing well," Scott said of Young. "Is it more than not making shots? Well, I think that’s the extent of it. He’s just not making shots on a consistent basis." Accurate statement. Young really doesn't do anything aside from score, so when he's not hitting his shots, he's basically bringing nothing to the stat sheet. Swaggy P has been in a rut all season long, but he’s been particularly bad over the past month, connecting on just 26.0 percent of his shot attempts. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 9 - 5:30 PM

Nick Young started in place of Kobe Bryant (shoulder) on Tuesday vs. the Magic, but he failed to score in 23 minutes of action.

He missed all five of his shots from the field, adding one rebound and one assist. With Kobe expected back on Thursday vs. the Cavs, Young belongs on the wire in almost all leagues.
Mar 9 - 1:12 AM

Nick Young will start in place of Kobe Bryant (shoulder) on Tuesday vs. the Magic.

Bryant will likely be back on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers in his last matchup against LeBron James, so there's no reason to pick up Swaggy P in most leagues. We will let you know how he does after the game.
Mar 8 - 10:41 PM

Nick Young came off the bench on Sunday for 13 points in 22 minutes of action, hitting two 3-pointers with two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Swaggy P was an integral part of the Lakers' unlikely win vs. Golden State, but you should go nowhere near him in standard fantasy leagues. Over his previous six games he was a combined 9-of-34 from the field (26.5 percent), and the Lakers must be regretting his contract -- he'll earn a guaranteed $5.4 million next season, with a $5.7 million player option in 2017-18. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 6 - 6:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Lou Williams
3Jose Calderon
4Marcelo Huertas
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Nick Young
SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
3Ryan Kelly
4Metta World Peace
5Anthony Brown
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Tarik Black
3Ivica Zubac
4Robert Sacre