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0 Nick Young SG
Height/Weight: 6-7/210 | Birthdate: 6/1/1985 | Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA | Team: Los Angeles Lakers | College: USC | NBA Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 62/15 | Average Draft Position: 140.15
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Lakers' Nick Young to miss Thursday's game vs. Bulls


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) The Lakers announced guard Nick Young will not be available to play in Thursday's game against the Bulls.

Young is dealing with a sprained ankle, which caused him to miss Tuesday's loss to the Wizards. Guard Wayne Ellington is expected to see an increase in minutes with Young out.

Lakers coach Byron Scott said Young will travel with the team and he expects him back soon, reports the Los Angeles Daily News

The Lakers are 9 1/2-point underdogs.


Lakers guard Nick Young misses Wednesday's practice


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) Lakers guard Nick Young was not able to attend Wednesday's practice due to a sprained ankle, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

The injury caused Young to miss Tuesday's loss to the Wizards and he is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bulls, coach Byron Scott said. In 35 games, he is averaging 14.1 points and 1.0 assists.


Lakers guard Nick Young dealing with ankle sprain, MRI confirms


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Lakers guard Nick Young has a moderate ankle sprain, an MRI confirmed Tuesday, according to TWCSportsNet.

Young is out for Tuesday's game and questionable for Thursday's game against the Bulls. He is averaging 14.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per game this season. 


Report: Lakers guard Nick Young to have MRI on ankle


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Lakers guard Nick Young is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured ankle Tuesday, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

Young sprained his right ankle during Monday's practice and has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Wizards. Guard Wayne Ellington is expected to see his minutes increase during Young's absence.

The Lakers are 8 1/2-point underdogs to the Wizards.


Lakers rule guard Nick Young out of Tuesday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) The Lakers ruled guard Nick Young out of Tuesday's game against the Wizards, reports the team's official website.

Young sprained his ankle during Monday's practice. Guard Wayne Ellington is expected to see an increased role during Young's absence.

The Lakers are 8 1/2-point underdogs.


Lakers' Scott calls Nick Young's benching a 'one-game thing'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) If guard Nick Young was calling the shots for the Lakers, his solution would be simple to Kobe Bryant likely missing the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury.

“Pretty much just give me the ball and get out of the way,” Young said, per the Los Angeles Daily News.

It could make sense since Young is averaging 14.4 points per game, which trails only Bryant's team-leading 22.3 points per game. However, Young isn't calling the shots. That's coach Byron Scott's job, and Young needs to worry about getting on Scott's good side after be played only nine minutes in Sunday's loss against Houston because Scott was frustrated with Young's body language.

“The message I was sending (Sunday) night was, ‘You basically didn’t look like you wanted to play,’” Scott said. “‘You weren’t defending. You were just standing around.’ He was throwing the ball all over the place. So I chose not to play him, because if you look disinterested, with body language and things like that, to me you don’t want to play.”

Young chose not to speak to reporters after Sunday's game and didn't get too much into the benching Monday by saying, "He’s the coach and he’s seeing what he’s seeing. It’s not my place to get into that.”

Scott called the benching a “one-game thing” and reported Young being “energetic” during Monday’s practice. Young seems eager to put Sunday's benching behind him.

“There’s never a day that goes by that I don’t want to be out on the court,” Young said. “I love being here and love playing basketball. I get a joy out of playing and seeing the fans and hearing them chant ‘Swaggy P.’”


Lakers' Nick Young plays just eight minutes on Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2015) Lakers guard Nick Young played just eight minutes on Sunday against the Rockets.

Young was benched because he looked like he "didn't want to be" there, according to coach Byron Scott. Young missed both of his shots from the field. He did manage to add three rebounds before leaving the contest. 


Lakers' Nick Young expected to play on Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Lakers guard Nick Young is expected to play on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Young is coming into the game dealing with a sprained right thumb, but he's listed as probable. This is the first time Young has been listed with the injury, so it's unclear if it will impact his game. Young is averaging 14.5 points per game. 


Lakers' Nick Young leads the way with 24 points


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Lakers guard Nick Young led the team with 24 points on Monday against the Suns.

Young didn't get the start, but managed to contribute off the bench. He shot 7-12 from the field, including 4-7 from beyond the arc. He sunk six of his seven free throw attempts during the contest. Young also added four rebounds, three assists and two steals. 


Lakers coach Scott takes issue with Nick Young's recent play


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2015) Lakers coach Byron Scott took issue with small forward Nick Young getting more technical fouls and hurting his club's ball movement, despite his improved performance Friday against the Jazz, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

Young scored a team-high 23 points on 4 of 9 shooting from the field and 13 of 13 shooting from the free-throw line in a 94-85 loss. He was shooting 26.1 percent from the floor in his previous five games.

"Shooters keep shooting," Young said. "The basketball gods talked to me today and told me to go out, continue to play and get your head right. I listened."

Scott indicated that Young needs to work on "other thing" if he wishes to "continue to be on the floor." Despite his bounce-back performance, the Lakers had a season-low seven assists and 19 turnovers. Young was also slapped with a technical foul late in the fourth quarter. He has four this season, including an ejection last month against the Thunder when he nearly had an on-court altercation with Steven Adams.

"That will be the second time I will tell him," Scott said. "There won't be a third."

Through 31 games, Young is averaging 14.3 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting 36.9 percent from the field. Last season, he averaged a career-best 17.9 points per game while shooting 43.5 percent from the field.


Lakers SF Nick Young scores team-high 23 vs. Jazz


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Lakers small forward Nick Young scored a team-high 23 points on 4 of 9 shooting from the field and 13 of 13 shooting from the free-throw line in his team's 94-85 loss to the Jazz Friday.

Young made two of his four three-point attempts, but it was his work at the charity stripe that allowed him to deliver his highest scoring total since Dec. 21. He also recorded two rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench. Young will square off with the Suns Monday.


Wesley Johnson out Friday, Nick Young expected to play for Lakers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) Lakers forward Wesley Johnson will not play Friday against the Magic with a hip injury, according to the L.A. Daily News. Johnson is going to be evaluated again on Friday and could return Sunday. He is averaging 9.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in 34 games this year.

Meanwhile, Nick Young is expected to play while dealing with a knee injury. Young missed practice Thursday with a sore knee, but appears ready to go. 

Young is averaging 14.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 26 games this year.

The Lakers are 3-point favorites against the Magic Friday.


Lakers guard Nick Young misses practice with sore right knee


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Lakers guard Nick Young sat out practice Thursday with a sore right knee and was being evaluated by the doctor, according to the Los Angeles Times. Although, Young hopes to play Friday against the Magic.

Young is averaging 14.5 points through four January games after averaging 15.3 points in 15 December games.


Lakers list Wayne Ellington, Nick Young as probable starters


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) With Kobe Bryant (rest) and Wesley Johnson (hip) sitting out, Lakers shooting guard Wayne Ellington and small forward Nick Young are listed as probable starters Monday at Portland, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Young is averaging 15.0 points in 25 minutes per game, while Ellington is chipping in 6.8 points in 17.8 minutes.


Lakers SF Nick Young scores team-high 21 vs. Suns


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2014) Lakers small forward Nick Young scored a team-high 21 points on 7 of 15 shooting, including 4 of 6 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 116-107 loss to the Suns Sunday.

Young made just six of his 22 shots in his previous two games before Sunday's quality effort. He kicked in two assists and one rebound in 25 minutes off the bench in the loss, his team's third straight. The Lakers will match up with the Nuggets Tuesday.


Lakers expect to have Nick Young on Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) The Lakers expect to have guard Nick Young available on Sunday, according to ESPN.

Young recorded a flagrant foul on Friday, but the club does not expect him to be suspended. He's expected to come off the bench on Sunday. Young is averaging 14.9 points per game.


Lakers SF Nick Young scores 29, hits game-winner vs. Spurs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2014) Lakers small forward Nick Young scored a season-high 29 points on 9 of 14 shooting, including 6 of 9 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 112-110 overtime win over the Spurs Friday.

The Lakers lost a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter by scoring just 15 points in the final quarter of regular and found themselves behind with just seven seconds to go in overtime when Young knocked down his sixth three-pointer of the night to ultimately win the game. Young played a season-high 32 minutes in the win, kicking in one rebound and one assist to go with his huge scoring performance. The Lakers will square off with the Timberwolves Sunday.


Lakers SF Nick Young scores season-high 21 points vs. Wizards


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Lakers small forward Nick Young scored a season-high 21 points on 7 of 14 shooting, including 5 of 8 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 111-92 loss to the Wizards Wednesday.

Young played just 24 minutes off the bench but still managed to come through with his highest point total in nine games this season thanks to his excellent work from behind the arc. He also kicked in two rebounds, one steal and one block in the loss. Young has averaged 20 points over his last three games heading into Friday's matchup with the Celtics.


Lakers SG Nick Young receives flop warning from league


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Lakers shooting guard Nick Young received a flop warning from the league Thursday for a play that took place in the team's win over the Hawks Tuesday.

Young drew a foul while shooting a three-point shot, sliding out of bounds after taking his shot. However, replays of the incident show that his defender did not make any contact with Young. While Young was let off with just a warning in this instance, he will be subjected to a fine for another flopping violation.


Lakers G Nick Young scores 17 points in season debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Lakers guard Nick Young made his season debut off the bench in Tuesday's victory over the Hawks.

Young, who missed the first 10 games of the season with a torn ligament in his thumb, put together a efficient shooting night, scoring 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting from the field, including 2 of 4 from downtown, and 3 of 5 from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with five rebounds and one steal while logging 28 minutes of game action in a 114-109 victory.


Report: Lakers G Nick Young set to play Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Lakers guard Nick Young is expected make his season debut Tuesday at Atlanta, according to ESPN.com.

Young has been sidelined since suffering a torn thumb ligament in early October. During the 2013-14 season, Young averaged 17.9 points and 1.5 assists.


Lakers G Nick Young practices in full, eyeing Tuesday return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Lakers shooting guard Nick Young was able to take part in his first full practice since tearing a thumb ligament in early October. The Lakers plan to have him go through shootaround prior to Sunday's game against Golden State to see how his thumb responds. Young told reporters he's planning to make his season debut Tuesday against the Hawks, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Lakers SG Nick Young could return next week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Lakers coach Byron Scott indicated Wednesday that shooting guard Nick Young could make his season debut during the team's three-game road trip next week, Lakers.com reports.

Young was expected to be sidelined into December after tearing a thumb ligament in early October, but Scott said earlier this week that the guard was expected to be cleared for full-contract scrimmage next week. The Lakers play in Atlanta Tuesday and in Houston Wednesday before wrapping up the road trip in Dallas Friday.


Lakers expect Nick Young to practice next week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Lakers coach Byron Scott hopes that guard Nick Young will be cleared for full contact scrimmaging next week, according to the Bay Area News Group. Young underwent thumb surgery in early October and could be back as early as late November.

Lakers G Nick Young has cast removed from thumb


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) Lakers guard Nick Young took to social media to post a photo of his injured thumb without a cast on Monday. It doesn't appear as if Young's timetable has changed at this point. He underwent thumb surgery in early October and could be back as early as late November.