Nick Young SG/SF LAL 1 Day
Nick Young got hot against the Jazz on Monday for a season-high 41 points with three boards, three assists and six 3-pointers on 14-of-23 shooting.
In a post-game interview with sideline reporter Mike Trudell, Young said he knew his career-high was 43 and he wanted to break it tonight, which is obviously the least surprising news of the day. He's had an interesting season for a several reasons: Swaggy said he didn't want to get an MRI on his knee because he'd be worried about the results, his Nike Air Yeezys were stolen and he's referred to himself in the third person more times than we care to count. If one thing's for sure, he's certainly not boring.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 2 Days
Nick Young hurt his knee during Sunday's game but he quickly returned to finish with 14 points, four 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.
Swaggy is having a terrific month of April, averaging 20.6 points, 3.4 triples, 1.8 assists and 0.6 steals in just 25 minutes per game off Mike D'Antoni's bench. He's almost certain to opt out of his NBA-minimum contract this summer, but he's already expressed a desire to re-sign with L.A.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 4 Days
Nick Young scored 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting (including three treys) with four assists over 30 minutes off the bench in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.
After hearing about Corey Brewer's 51-point game, Young said in the locker room that he wanted to go for 60 the next time out. With the way he's assuming a neon green light on the floor, we don't doubt his sincerity and he should be in all lineups.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 5 Days
Nick Young is expected to opt out of his $1.2 million option for next season, but he's "very confident" that he'll reach an agreement to re-sign with the Lakers.
Young is earning the NBA minimum this season, while averaging 17.5 points per game, and there's no doubt that he'll get a nice raise this summer. He said that he's willing to accept less from the Lakers than from other teams, which increases the odds that he'll stay in L.A.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 7 Days
Nick Young played through a sore knee and hit 11-of-14 shots and six 3-pointers for 32 points and three assists in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Rockets.
Young is on fire, averaging 24.2 points and 4.0 3-pointers over his last five games, and as long as his knee allows him to play, he should be in your lineup.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 10 Days
Nick Young (ankle) "looked OK" during Saturday's practice, and he's expected to play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.
The Lakers will be without Pau Gasol, Chris Kaman, Steve Nash and Xavier Henry, so they can surely use whatever production Swaggy can give them. Owners should consider him probable to play until we get an update after Sunday's shootaround.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 14 Days
Nick Young was on fire against the Blazers during Tuesday's 124-112 loss, scoring a season-high 40 points with four boards, one assist, two steals and six 3-pointers.
He shot 15-of-26 from the field including 6-of-13 from deep to go with 4-of-5 from the line. Young was coming in cold making just 7-of-24 from the field, but he made his first eight shots tonight. His game hasn't really translated to standard fantasy leagues, but it's kind of hard to leave him on the wire following a game like this one.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 19 Days
Nick Young knocked down three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday, scoring a total of 17 points with two rebounds, three assists and two steals.
He hasn't been his usual self in scoring the ball in his previous three games back from a knee injury with only two of his 21 makes coming via mid-range. Young is going to continue to be a high-volume guy in scoring and treys, but he didn't have any blocks or steals in those three games with just two total assists. He's basically just a two-category guy.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 19 Days
Nick Young (knee) is ready to go for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.
He banged his knee during Tuesday's game and he should be ready for his usual role off the bench. Young has been taking a lot of shots and fantasy owners can use him like they normally would.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 21 Days
Nick Young got hit in his injured knee during Tuesday's game, leaving him questionable for Thursday's game.
Young said afterward that he thought he'd be OK, but anyone relying on Swaggy for production should keep a close eye on L.A.'s injury report. If he's forced to miss a game or more, look for Xavier Henry and Kent Bazemore to each earn a few extra minutes.