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Nick Young | Guard/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: USC
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Nick Young got hot against the Jazz on Monday for a season-high 41 points with three boards, three assists and six 3-pointers on 14-of-23 shooting.
In a post-game interview with sideline reporter Mike Trudell, Young said he knew his career-high was 43 and he wanted to break it tonight, which is obviously the least surprising news of the day. He's had an interesting season for a several reasons: Swaggy said he didn't want to get an MRI on his knee because he'd be worried about the results, his Nike Air Yeezys were stolen and he's referred to himself in the third person more times than we care to count. If one thing's for sure, he's certainly not boring. Apr 14 - 11:56 PM

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Nick Young hurt his knee during Sunday's game but he quickly returned to finish with 14 points, four 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

Swaggy is having a terrific month of April, averaging 20.6 points, 3.4 triples, 1.8 assists and 0.6 steals in just 25 minutes per game off Mike D'Antoni's bench. He's almost certain to opt out of his NBA-minimum contract this summer, but he's already expressed a desire to re-sign with L.A.
Apr 14 - 12:34 AM

Nick Young scored 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting (including three treys) with four assists over 30 minutes off the bench in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

After hearing about Corey Brewer's 51-point game, Young said in the locker room that he wanted to go for 60 the next time out. With the way he's assuming a neon green light on the floor, we don't doubt his sincerity and he should be in all lineups.
Apr 12 - 2:56 AM

Nick Young is expected to opt out of his $1.2 million option for next season, but he's "very confident" that he'll reach an agreement to re-sign with the Lakers.

Young is earning the NBA minimum this season, while averaging 17.5 points per game, and there's no doubt that he'll get a nice raise this summer. He said that he's willing to accept less from the Lakers than from other teams, which increases the odds that he'll stay in L.A.
Apr 10 - 4:55 PM

Nick Young played through a sore knee and hit 11-of-14 shots and six 3-pointers for 32 points and three assists in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Rockets.

Young is on fire, averaging 24.2 points and 4.0 3-pointers over his last five games, and as long as his knee allows him to play, he should be in your lineup.
Apr 9 - 1:36 AM

Nick Young intends to play through his knee and ankle injuries, and Mike D'Antoni expects him to be available for Tuesday's home game.

"I'm going to go down with the ship," Young said, which pretty well encapsulates the Lakers' season. He scored 18 points in 26 minutes off the bench on Sunday, but he shot just 5-of-15 from the field and the impending return of Jordan Farmar (groin) is just another obstacle between Young and fantasy value in the season's waning days.
Apr 6 - 7:01 PM

Nick Young suffered a left knee injury against the Clippers on Sunday and will not return.

He was on the bench with his leg heavily wrapped and was in some pain. The bad news is his left knee was the one that suffered a fracture earlier this year, so hopefully everything is OK. The Lakers are really having some horrible luck and will likely give Swaggy P an MRI on Monday. Wesley Johnson and Jordan Farmar, who returns on Tuesday, will likely benefit because Kent Bazemore (foot) also went down tonight. Young was playing well on Sunday, finishing with 18 points, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.
Apr 6 - 6:04 PM

Nick Young (ankle) "looked OK" during Saturday's practice, and he's expected to play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

The Lakers will be without Pau Gasol, Chris Kaman, Steve Nash and Xavier Henry, so they can surely use whatever production Swaggy can give them. Owners should consider him probable to play until we get an update after Sunday's shootaround.
Apr 5 - 3:14 PM

Nick Young suffered a minor right ankle injury in Friday's loss, finishing with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, two threes and two rebounds in 20 minutes.

We're keeping him off the injury report unless his condition worsens, and he'll continue to be worth using in lineups as long as he's active.
Apr 5 - 2:18 AM

Nick Young was on fire against the Blazers during Tuesday's 124-112 loss, scoring a season-high 40 points with four boards, one assist, two steals and six 3-pointers.

He shot 15-of-26 from the field including 6-of-13 from deep to go with 4-of-5 from the line. Young was coming in cold making just 7-of-24 from the field, but he made his first eight shots tonight. His game hasn't really translated to standard fantasy leagues, but it's kind of hard to leave him on the wire following a game like this one.
Apr 2 - 1:42 AM

Nick Young knocked down three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday, scoring a total of 17 points with two rebounds, three assists and two steals.

He hasn't been his usual self in scoring the ball in his previous three games back from a knee injury with only two of his 21 makes coming via mid-range. Young is going to continue to be a high-volume guy in scoring and treys, but he didn't have any blocks or steals in those three games with just two total assists. He's basically just a two-category guy.
Mar 27 - 10:58 PM

Nick Young (knee) is ready to go for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

He banged his knee during Tuesday's game and he should be ready for his usual role off the bench. Young has been taking a lot of shots and fantasy owners can use him like they normally would.
Mar 27 - 7:39 PM

Nick Young got hit in his injured knee during Tuesday's game, leaving him questionable for Thursday's game.

Young said afterward that he thought he'd be OK, but anyone relying on Swaggy for production should keep a close eye on L.A.'s injury report. If he's forced to miss a game or more, look for Xavier Henry and Kent Bazemore to each earn a few extra minutes.
Mar 26 - 11:14 AM

Nick Young did solid damage against the Knicks on Tuesday in just 19 minutes, scoring 20 points with four boards and five 3-pointers.

He had about $100,000 worth of goods stolen from his house including his Nike Air Yeezys and he put up some nice numbers off the bench tonight. Young has been effective in his return, but his ceiling won't be too high in fantasy leagues with only points and triples.
Mar 26 - 1:27 AM

Nick Young said burglars stole about $100,000 worth of clothes and jewelry from his home while he was at Sunday night's game.

"I was just shocked they tried to get Swaggy," Young said on Monday. "They got me, man. They stoles my [Nike] Yeezys, too." No arrests have been made at this time and the burglars reportedly stole most of the items from the master bedroom. In more positive news, Young played well in Sunday's win with 26 points and he looks to be picking up where he left off. If you're looking for points and triples, Young should probably be owned.
Mar 24 - 3:43 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kendall Marshall
2Jordan Farmar
3Steve Nash
SG1Jodie Meeks
2Xavier Henry
3MarShon Brooks
4Kobe Bryant
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
PF1Ryan Kelly
2Kent Bazemore
3Jordan Hill
4Shawne Williams
C1Pau Gasol
2Robert Sacre
3Chris Kaman