Nick Young

SF / L.A. Lakers / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-7 Weight: 210 lb Age: 30 College: USC

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    Lakers' Nick Young: Pours in 14 points off bench in Thursday loss

    Young poured in 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and three rebounds in 29 minutes in Thursday's 114-91 loss to the Bulls. The nine-year veteran has now played 26 and 29 minutes, respectively, over his last two games, after he'd seemingly fallen out of the rotation altogether at various points throughout January. The 14 points notably represented Young's first game with double-digit points since Dec. 28 versus the Hornets, and his best scoring haul since tallying the same amount back on Dec. 19 against the Thunder. Whether's Young's reemergence is to be trusted is anyone's guess at this point, but coach Byron Scott may be persuaded to prolong his stretch of extended playing time if the mercurial two-guard can put together similar efforts off the bench over the next few contests.

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    Lakers' Nick Young: Continues slump in loss Tuesday

    Young scored one point (0-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT) with three rebounds, one assist, and a steal over 15 minutes in a 109-88 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday. Young's role in coach Byron Scott's rotation has continued to shrink over the past two weeks; Swaggy P has averaged just 5.4 points on a dismal 25 percent from the field over his last seven games. While Young may still be recuperating from an illness that limited his playing time at the end of December, he seems likely to continue ceding minutes to Jordan Clarkson and Louis Williams in the team's backcourt.

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    Lakers' Nick Young: Will be available Friday

    Young (illness) will be available off the bench for Friday's game against the Clippers, Mike Trudell of TWC Sportsnet reports. Young is set to play Friday after sitting out Wednesday's game against the Thunder with a stomach ailment. He played between 16-29 minutes in the last seven games he appears in and figures to play a similar role Friday night.

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    Lakers' Nick Young: Looking probable for Christmas Day

    Young (illness) is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Clippers, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. An upset stomach prevented Young from playing in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Thunder, but he was able to return to practice Thursday, which suggests the worst of the illness is behind him. Over his last five games, Young is averaging 8.6 points on 37.2 percent shooting while coming off the Lakers' bench.

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    Lakers' Nick Young: Hoping for Christmas Day return

    Coach Byron Scott is hopeful Young (gastroenteritis) will return Christmas Day against the Clippers, Mike Trudell of TWC SportsNet reports. Young sat out Wednesday against the Thunder with a stomach illness but the ailment doesn't seem overly serious, although there's still a chance he won't face the Clippers. If he's deemed unfit, rookie Anthony Brown is a prime candidate for additional playing time.

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    Lakers' Nick Young: Dealing with stomach illness

    Young is dealing with gastroenteritis and will not play Wednesday against the Thunder, Bill Oram of the OC Register reports. This is the first mention of a stomach illness for Young who'll be missing his fourth game of the season. His absence will likely afford more minutes for Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams. The next opportunity for Young to return will be against the Clippers on Christmas Day.

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    Lakers' Nick Young: Scores 13 points Wednesday against Timberwolves

    Young scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3PT, 1-1 FT) and added one rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes of action against the Timberwolves on Wednesday. Two games after Young was ejected from Sunday's game against Detroit and shortly after Coach Byron Scott said that Young would probably sit out for a few days, Swaggy P inexplicably saw 29 minutes on Wednesday in the Lakers' overtime loss to Minnesota. He was pretty good too, converting 56 percent of his shots from the field, including 40 percent from three. However, even given his production on Wednesday, Young is not consistent enough to be relied upon as a dependable fantasy producer.

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    Lakers' Nick Young: Won't face further discipline

    Young will not face further discipline from the NBA after being ejected from Sunday's game against the Pistons, Mike Bresnahan of the LA Daily News reports. Coach Byron Scott initially told the media that Young would not play Sunday, but that wasn't the case, as the swingman logged seven minutes before being tossed for shoving Detroit's Anthony Tolliver. Tolliver fouled Young on a dunk attempt late in the game. While Young will technically be available to play against Toronto on Monday, it seems unlikely that he'll see the floor given Scott's recent comments, coupled with this latest altercation.

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    Lakers' Nick Young: Dropped from rotation, likely for next few games

    Coach Byron Scott said prior to Sunday's game against the Pistons that Young wouldn't be available off the bench, and would likely sit out the Lakers' next few games as well, Baxter Holmes of reports. Young isn't dealing with an injury or facing any sort of team-imposed discipline; instead, Scott attributed it simply to a coach's decision borne out of a desire to shake things up in the wake of the team's nightmarish 3-16 start. The swingman had gone unused off the bench in the Lakers' previous two games, which should continue to work to the benefit of D'Angelo Russell and Louis Williams.

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    Lakers' Nick Young: Scores 22 off the bench Sunday

    Young scored a season-high 22 points (8-17 FG, 6-14 3Pt, 0-2 FT) while adding two rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench during Sunday's loss to the Pacers. Perhaps not surprisingly, Swaggy P celebrated Kobe Bryant's retirement announcement with his best game of the season, draining as many three-pointers Sunday as he had in the previous five games combined. Young's minutes and production will be limited as long as he's coming off the bench behind Kobe, but the starting two guard job should be his next season, making him a little more interesting in dynasty formats if you can stash him away on your bench.

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