Nick Young
SG/SF GSW
1 month ago

Young recorded 23 points (8-9 FG, 6-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and two rebounds across 26 minutes in Tuesday's 122-121 loss to the Rockets.

EDGE Analysis

Young shot the ball like a man possessed, drilling six three-pointers on the way to shooting 89 percent from the floor. Expectations were tempered for Young after he signed a one-year deal with the Warriors - his four-year stint in Los Angeles was largely a bust until he righted the ship somewhat last year, ultimately starting in 60 games for the Lakers. Coach Steve Kerr saw more gas in the 32-year-old veteran's tank, and though he's buried behind Klay Thompson on the depth chart, he is earning playing time with pure shooting and scrappy defensive play. He's a risky fantasy play as he sets up to be a streaky option, but he could be worth a flier n a GPP. Most seasonal formats are not an ideal fit for him currently.

Nick Young
SG/SF GSW
1 month ago

Young poured in 15 points (5-14 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 0-2 FT) and added two rebounds and one assist across 30 minutes in Friday's 117-106 preseason win over the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

It was a prototypical stat line for Young, who drew the start in place of Kevin Durant (illness). The 11-year veteran posted a preseason-high scoring total but did so solely on the strength of three-pointers, as he came up empty of five shot attempts from two-point range. Young shot not better than 37.5 percent in any of his three exhibitions, but he should still see a consistent role off the bench behind starting two-guard Klay Thompson this coming season.

Nick Young
SG/SF GSW
1 month ago

Young will start at small forward for Friday's preseason finale against the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Young, who has been quiet so far during during the preseason, will fill in for Kevin Durant (illness). He reportedly came into training camp out of shape, but still figures to have a role providing a spark off the bench once the regular season gets going.

Nick Young
SG/SF GSW
2 months ago

Young scored six points (2-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt) and had one assist in 19 minutes Saturday in a preseason loss to the Nuggets.

EDGE Analysis

Young played a similar role Saturday to what his role will likely be during the regular season, a potential spark coming off the bench who is constantly hunting his shot. Barring injury, if Young is able to convert his threes at a fairly efficient clip, his role shouldn't change much throughout the season.

Nick Young
SG/SF GSW
5 months ago

Young and the Warriors came to terms Wednesday on a one-year, $5.2 million contract, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Warriors were rumored to be among the suitors for Young, who experienced somewhat of a renaissance in Los Angeles last season, starting 60 games and shooting better than 40 percent from three for the first time in four seasons. The 32-year-old will slide in as a bench piece for the defending champions and should see his fair share of open looks from three on the best passing team in the league.

Nick Young
SG/SF GSW
5 months ago

Young will decline his $5.6 million player option for the 2017-18 season and become an unrestricted free agent, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

After the Lakers dangled Young's name out in trade rumors over the past few years, he had somewhat of a surprise resurgence during the 2016-17 campaign, averaging 13.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 2.8 three-pointers across 60 games. However, the Lakers are currently shedding contracts and cap space with the hope of landing some big free agents over the next few summers, so it remains to be seen if they'll be willing to re-up Young, who should be able to lock in a raise from the $5.6 million he was slated to make. No matter who picks up Young, he's largely limited to his value as a three-point shooter, as he struggles to offer much elsewhere in the box score.

Nick Young
SG/SF GSW
8 months ago

The Lakers have effectively decided to shut down Young (coach's decision) for the rest of the season, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Unless a barrage of injuries hits the backcourt over the Lakers' final five games, Young isn't expected to leave the bench, an unsurprising development after he had failed to see the court in 11 of the team's last 12 games. Young will join Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng as veterans that the rebuilding Lakers have shut down prematurely in order to get a better glimpse of some of their younger players, with David Nwaba and Tyler Ennis looking like the main beneficiaries of Young being phased out of the rotation. Despite the early end to his season, Young was a pleasant surprise for much of the campaign, as he claimed a starting role out of training camp and went on to average 13.2 points, 2.8 three-pointers, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 25.9 minutes per game over 60 appearances while shooting 43 percent from the field. The veteran recently said that he remains undecided whether or not he'll exercise the $5.7 million opt-out clause in his contract to become a free agent this summer.

Nick Young
SG/SF GSW
8 months ago

Coach Luke Walton said Young wouldn't play in Tuesday's game against the Wizards, but hasn't necessarily been shut down for the season, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walton decided to shut down Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng shortly after the All-Star break in order to get a longer look at some of the team's younger players, and it appears Young could be the next veteran to get phased out. The lottery-bound Lakers have little incentive to find playing time for the 31-year-old at the expense of younger options, so it's expected that Walton will roll with Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell, Tyler Ennis and David Nwaba as his primary backcourt options the rest of the way. Young may see some usage off the bench over the final handful of games, but don't expect him to receive meaningful minutes in any of his appearances.

Nick Young
SG/SF GSW
8 months ago

Young (illness) will be active and available to play in Tuesday's game against the Clippers, Serena Winters of LakersNation.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young was held out of Sunday's game against the Cavaliers with an illness, but it appears he's feeling better after a few extra days off. However, despite being active, coach Luke Walton wouldn't necessarily commit to actually playing Young, so there's a chance he sees very limited minutes, or none at all. With Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell starting at the two guard spots, Young is slated to come off the bench in his return.

Nick Young
SG/SF GSW
8 months ago

Young (illness) was a full participant in practice Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The flu bug appears to be behind Young after he missed Sunday's loss to the Cavaliers. The shooting guard should be available for Tuesday's tilt with the Clippers barring any major setbacks, but it is unknown how head coach Luke Walton plans to use the veteran. D'Angelo Russell, who replaced Young in the starting lineup, splashed onto the scene Sunday night scoring a career-high 40 points (14-22 FG, 7-12 3Pt, 5-7 FT). It is clear Russell has the hot hand currently, which leaves Walton with the difficult decision of where to put Young in the rotation.