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Nick Young | Guard/Forward | #0

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: USC
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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The Lakers are willing to trade Nick Young.
Young is obviously a fan favorite, but coach Byron Scott isn't his biggest supporter and his role has been sporadic at best this season. Young has picked up several DNP-CDs because the Lakers want to get an extended look at Anthony Brown, and that may not change down the stretch as this team has no choice but to tank. Young is shooting just 36.9 percent from the field this season, but a change of scenery could be good news as long as Scott is in charge in Los Angeles. Jan 29 - 10:06 AM
Source: ESPN

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The Lakers are reportedly willing to trade away Nick Young.

Shocking, right? Swaggy-DNP has been in and out of the rotation in Los Angeles, and the 3-point gunner probably won't yield much on the trade market as he's shooting just 36.7 percent from the field on the year to go with his non-existent defense. The Lakers may move him, but it's unlikely he lands in a situation where he's playing significant minutes on a nightly basis.
Jan 20 - 10:07 AM

Nick Young was back in the rotation on Sunday vs. the Jazz, scoring six points on 3-of-7 shooting with one board in 20 minutes.

Swaggy P was coming off two straight DNP-CDs, but Kobe Bryant's (Achilles) injury forced coach Byron Scott's hand. Bryant is day-to-day and Scott wants to get rookie Anthony Brown more playing time, so Young will be a sporadic part of the rotation at best.
Jan 11 - 12:06 AM

Nick Young is expected to be a DNP-CD for the next few games.

It's to let Anthony Brown get some more run in the rotation, so we won't see much of Young in the next week. Brown doesn't have a shoe house with shoe keepers on staff, though.
Jan 9 - 3:01 AM

Nick Young missed all five shots from the field and did not go to the line on Friday against the Clippers, adding five rebounds in 22 minutes.

It was not a very Swaggy Christmas. Young missed Wednesday due to an illness and coach Byron Scott said Young's tummy is OK. His fantasy value is not OK and he should not be owned in almost any league.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 12:55:00 AM

Nick Young (illness) will play against the Clippers on Friday.

"We asked him if his tummy was OK," coach Byron Scott said. Young will likely get minutes close to 20 tonight and doesn't have much fantasy value.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 08:56:00 PM

Nick Young (illness) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and he's probable for Friday's game against the Clippers.

Young missed Wednesday's game with an upset stomach, but it looks like he's fully recovered from the illness. Unless you're in desperate need of treys in a deep league, Swaggy P isn't worth owning.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 02:33:00 PM

Lakers coach Byron Scott said that he hopes to have Nick Young (illness) back for Friday's game vs. the Clippers.

Young is dealing with gastroenteritis, but the Lakers will update his status after Thursday's practice. If he is unable to suit up on Friday, more opportunities will fall to guys like D'Angelo Russell, Anthony Brown and Lou Williams.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 01:11:00 AM

Nick Young (gastroenteritis) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

Young may have gotten sick thinking about the whooping OKC put on the Lakers four days ago on December 19. Without The Great Swaggini available, rookie Anthony Brown could get into the mix while Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and even D'Angelo Russell could all get some extra run since Kobe Bryant is playing in the second of a back-to-back set.

Nick Young played 21 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday with 14 points, three 3-pointer and one turnover.

With Kobe Bryant (shoulder) saying he thinks he'll play on Tuesday, there isn't much to like about Swaggy P's fantasy outlook. He is only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 07:25:00 PM

Nick Young scored 13 points in 27 minutes off the bench on Saturday vs. the Rockets, adding three boards, one assist and three 3-pointers.

Swaggy P was feeling it tonight, but he took advantage of some extra playing time with Jordan Clarkson (ankle) out. Young will be a hit-or-miss option on a nightly basis, and his value will take a hit if Clarkson returns on Tuesday vs. the Bucks as expected. Young is simply a 3-point specialist in deeper leagues.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 10:46:00 PM

Nick Young said he thinks he should be considered for Defensive Player of the Year.

It's always hard to tell if Young is serious, but Swaggy P said he thinks he is among the NBA's defensive elite. "I’m going to tell the commissioner to look at a couple of my games and I should be nominated [for Defensive Player of the Year] and if not, it’s like they snubbed Drake’s ‘Hotline’ for the Grammys," Young said. While Young may have a high opinion of himself, he is averaging just 19.6 minutes per game this season and can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 09:47:00 AM

Nick Young played down the stretch against the Wolves on Wednesday, finishing with 13 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

Most importantly, he had a headband tonight. Young was a DNP-CD on Monday after being ejected on Sunday, so obviously we have to see him do it again. He's not a pickup in almost any league.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Nick Young will not receive discipline from the NBA after being ejected from Sunday's loss to Detroit.

Swaggy P was ejected for shoving Anthony Tolliver after getting fouled, and he was clearly just frustrated by losing and his recent DNP-CD streak. The league may not discipline Young, but Byron Scott is a different story entirely.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Nick Young was ejected from Sunday's game for shoving Anthony Tolliver after a layup attempt, finishing scoreless in seven minutes.

Tolliver fouled Young, who tumbled to the court and decided to retaliate by thrusting his forearm into Tolliver's throat. The league will likely review the play and further punishment could be coming Young's way. He was expected to be a DNP-CD tonight but entered the rotation with L.A. down big, and the results speak for themselves.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Lou Williams
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Nick Young
SF1Kobe Bryant
2Ryan Kelly
3Metta World Peace
4Anthony Brown
PF1Larry Nance
2Julius Randle
3Brandon Bass
C1Roy Hibbert
2Tarik Black
3Robert Sacre