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Young (ankle) did some light running Friday but is still unable to cut like normal.
Young's availability for Sunday's game against the Knicks seems to be up in the air with this most recent news from coach Bryon Scott. If the small forward stays sidelined, Wayne Ellington has an opportunity for extended minutes against the Knicks.
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Young (ankle) will miss a second straight game Thursday against the Bulls.
Young sprained his ankle earlier in the week during practice, and although he initially said he did not believe it was anything serious, he'll sit out a second game after missing Tuesday's game against the Wizards. In Young's absence, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson should continue to see bumps in minutes.
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Young (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Mark Media of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Young tweaked his ankle in practice earlier in the week, and he sat out Tuesday's loss to Washington. His absence from Wednesday's session is not encouraging, but the team is still considering him questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Bulls.
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Young (ankle) will not play Tuesday against the Wizards, Bill Oram of the OC Register reports.
Young sprained his ankle during Monday's practice, and although he doesn't believe it's serious, he'll miss at least one game. Young is expected to accept a larger role offensively in the absence of Kobe Bryant (shoulder), but from a fantasy perspective he doesn't offer much outside of scoring. Consider Young questionable to play Thursday against the Bulls.
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Young sprained his ankle during Monday's practice, Bleacher Report reports.
While Young's status for Tuesday's game against the Wizards appears to be in jeopardy, the mercurial guard did not appear worried and said he'd "just wait and see" how he feels Tuesday morning. Look for an update following shootaround, but until further notice consider Young questionable. With Kobe Bryant (shoulder) done for the season, Young could be poised to step into a more significant role offensively.
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Young only logged eight minutes in Sunday's loss to the Rockets, and Lakers coach Byron Scott said after the game that it looked like Young didn't want to be there, ESPN's Baxter Holmes reports.
Young had a pretty miserable eight minutes, with zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3PT), three rebounds and three turnovers. He's highly unlikely to fall out of the rotation, but it's noteworthy that he's played 20 or fewer minutes in each of the past three games.
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Young scored 17 points (5-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) in 20 minutes off the bench Friday despite dealing with a sprained thumb.
Despite Kobe Bryant's absence, Young continues to come off the bench. He's not particularly valuable in categories leagues, because Swaggy P generally only puts up points in the box score. In January, he's averaging 14.0 points on 31.5 percent shooting with 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
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Young is probable for Friday's game against the Spurs with a sprained right thumb, the Los Angeles Times reports.
This is the first news of Young's thumb injury, but a sprain isn't anything to be too concerned about. The team should confirm whether or not he is playing closer to the tipoff, but if he's unable to go, Wesley Johnson could be in line for even bigger minutes Friday.
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Young (knee) played 20 minutes Friday in a win over the Magic, but shot just 2-of-13 from the floor (0-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT) for nine points and only added on one steal.
Young didn't practice Thursday but did come off the bench Friday, and struggled to get anything going. He's been a hit-or-miss fantasy option this season. In his 10 previous games, Young shot just 35.5 percent, but still averaged 14.2 points. If you're in need of points, Young could be an option, but his field-goal shooting is poor and he doesn't do much else on the stat sheet.
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Young (knee) will play in Friday's game against the Magic.
Young sat out Thursday's practice with soreness in his right knee but managed to practice at full speed during Friday's morning shootaround. Considering the insignificance of the injury, he should be deployed as usual Friday.