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Young (knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Hornets, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports.
Young has missed the last three games because of swelling in his left knee, allowing Wayne Ellington and Jeremy Lin to take on bigger roles. Young hasn't made much noise on the court recently, and he doesn't figure to log more than 20-to-25 minutes in Tuesday's game, even if he plays. He owns a hideous .366 field-goal percentage this season, despite shooting a respectable 36.9 percent from beyond the arc.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 2 Days
Young (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Thunder, the Orange County Register reports.
Coach Byron Scott relayed after Saturday's practice that Young is still battling soreness and swelling in the knee that will prevent him from playing until at least Tuesday's game against the Bobcats. With Young sidelined another contest, the likes of Wayne Ellington and Wesley Johnson stand to be the greatest beneficiaries of more minutes.
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Young (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Bucks, Brad Turner of the LA Times reports.
Young, who missed Wednesday's game in Utah, received treatment on the knee Thursday and did not participate in practice. Still, he's not being ruled out, as the team's training staff will wait to see how the knee reacts at Friday's shootaround. If Young is ultimately held out again, expect Wayne Ellington to see a bump in minutes, while Wesley Johnson could pick up a few extra minutes off the bench.
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Young (knee) will not play Wednesday against the Jazz, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Swelling emerged in Young's knee after Sundays' win over the Celtics, and while an MRI came back negative, he'll be held out of Wednesday's game. With Ronnie Price (elbow) also out, the Lakers will be shorthanded in the backcourt, so Jeremy Lin should see increased minutes. Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington are both attractive daily plays, as well.
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Young (knee) is considered questionable for Wednesday's game in Utah, Lakers Reporter Mike Trudell reports.
Young had swelling in his left knee after Sunday's game, but an MRI on Monday came back clean, so he's considered questionable to take the court Wednesday. Despite scoring 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting Sunday, Young has struggled to just 32.4 percent shooting in February.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 7 Days
Young is battling swelling in his left knee and will visit a doctor Monday afternoon, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.
Young has dealt with foot and ankle injuries this season, and he's now battling a swollen knee after playing 26 minutes and scoring 19 points in Sunday's win over Boston. The Lakers are expected to issue a statement later Monday, so a further update will be available in the coming hours.
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Young (foot) returned to action Friday. He scored five points (2-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt) and added three rebounds in 25 minutes against the Nets.Young's biggest problems, from the fantasy perspective, are his inconsistencies and his willingness to continue shooting even when he is having an off night. As a result, nights like Friday are doubly bad for fantasy managers who used Young - not only did one of their starters fail to produce, but Young also damaged field goal percentage category by shooting only 22 percent on nine shots.
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Young (foot) took part in Wednesday's practice, Brad Turner of the LA Times reports.Young injured his left foot in the Lakers' final game before the All-Star break, but the peroneal tendon sprain doesn't appear to be anything serious, and he said he'll play Friday, barring a setback. The mercurial guard entered the break in the midst of a slump and has not shot better than 50 percent in any of his last eight contests.
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Young suffered a left foot injury in Wednesday's game and will not return, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.Young exited Wednesday's game in the third quarter with what was officially diagnosed as a peroneal tendon strain. He will have some time to rest up during the All-Star break, and it remains to be seen if the injury will cost him any further time.
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Young played 26 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets, finishing with 12 points (4-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and four rebounds.Young's shooting woes continue, going just 31 percent from the field and 33 percent from the three-point line against the Nuggets. It was good to see him hit a couple of three-point shots and reach double figures in points for his fantasy value, but he still doesn't offer much more than those two categories. Until he can shake this shooting slump, his fantasy value will be limited, although he could go off at any point.