Nick Young SG/SF LAL 1 month ago

Young suffered a fracture in his left kneecap and was only able to play in 42 games during the 2014-2015 season, missing all of March and April. In his shortened campaign, Young averaged 13.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.5 steals, and 2.0 three-pointers in 24 minutes per game.

Young enters the offseason coming off a disappointing year in which he was sidelined for almost half of the Lakers' games. After a promising 2013-14 season with the Lakers, Swaggy P's scoring declined by 4.5 points per game along with five minutes less playing time this season. A drop in shooting percentage and defensive effort can explain the reduction in minutes. Coach Byron Scott has made it clear that Young must work hard to not only recover from his knee injury, but also improve several aspects of his game in order to compete for minutes next season. If Young is up to the challenge and able to remain focused while dealing with his celebrity lifestyle, he could retain some fantasy value heading into next season and get back to being one of the league's better bench scorers. However, there is also the possibility he'll play a diminished role and have a serious decline in production. Also, with the emergence of players like Jordan Clarkson, the Lakers might try to move Young this offseason. At this point, Young looks destined to play a limited role for the Lakers next season, and it'd likely take a litany of injuries for him to earn a big enough role to be used in most standard leagues.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 3 months ago

Young (knee) will likely miss the rest of the season.

Coach Byron Scott broke the news Saturday, but with fantasy leagues all but decided and only seven games left on the schedule, Young was unlikely to aid any late-season pushes.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 3 months ago

Young (knee) would like to return to the court before the end of the season, the LA Daily News reports. Regarding the wing's status, coach Byron Scott stated, "We're not in a big hurry. As long as he has some problems going on in there, we're going to take our time."

Sidelined for 18 straight outings, Young isn't particularly close to game action, as there "hasn't been much improvement at all" in his fractured left knee. He'll thus miss contests Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the upcoming week, with only a glimmer of hope at the moment that he'll suit up by the Lakers' season finale on Apr. 15 against the Kings.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 3 months ago

Young (knee) was seen taking shots before Tuesday's game against the Thunder, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Young is still considered out but his return seems to be just around the corner. However, coach Byron Scott has been unpredictable with his lineups this season so it's unclear just what kind of role Young will have upon his eventual return to the court. As a result, it may be wise to hold off on Young until it's proven that he'll be seeing legitimate playing time.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 4 months ago

Young (knee) is expected to remain out at least two more weeks, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

A CT scan revealed Young has a small fracture in his left knee, and he'll remain out at least two weeks, meaning he'll miss six more games in addition to the 12 he's already sat out. The Lakers will hope to get Young back in early April, so he won't bring much to the table, from a fantasy perspective.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 4 months ago

Young has a "small fracture" in his left kneecap, but he'll avoid surgery and be evaluated next week, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Due to continued complications with his left knee, Young last took the court on Feb. 22. Even though the results of a CT scan are known, a return date won't emerge until next week's examination, meaning he remains out indefinitely.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 4 months ago

Young (knee) will not play in Thursday's game against the Jazz and is awaiting the results of a CT scan that will unveil his availability moving forward, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Young has yet to play a game in the month of March as he continues to deal with a lingering knee agitation. The results of his CT scan should give us further detail on whether or not he'll be available for Sunday's game against the 76ers, but he should be considered out until that news is released.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 4 months ago

Young is in danger of missing the next 1-3 weeks since he's still dealing with pain and swelling in his left knee, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Coach Byron Scott seemed less than optimistic when he addressed Young's injury concerns Sunday. Young is considered doubtful through the next week of games but his official availability has not been announced yet. He will be missing his seventh-straight game Sunday against the Mavericks and may be in store for a prolonged absence.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 4 months ago

Young (knee) will not play in Sunday's game against the Mavericks, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Young will be missing his seventh-straight game as he continues to deal with swelling in his left knee. His next opportunity to return will be against the Pistons on Tuesday.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 4 months ago

Young (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Young is still dealing with swelling in his left knee and was unable to take part in Saturday's practice. He's already missed the last six games with the injury and seems to be in doubt Sunday yet again.