Nick Young RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lakers' Nick Young receives flop warning from NBA

    Los Angeles Times "Lakers guard/forward Nick Young received a flop warning from the NBA on Thursday. Young, who made his season debut Tuesday after a thumb injury, helped the Lakers to a 114-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks (5-5), just their second victory of the season. Young drew a foul on Atlanta's Kyle..." November 22

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    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Byron Scott says Nick Young will play tonight vs. Atlanta.

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    Bill Oram @billoram

    Nick Young could return to the floor as early as next week's road trip, Byron says

  • Nick Young Is Mad About Where He Landed on ESPN's 2014 Player Rankings

    Complex "Throughout the day yesterday, ESPN released a bunch of their 2014 NBA Player Rankings by sending out tweets through the @ESPNNBA Twitter handle marked with the hashtag #NBArank. They also tagged individual players in their tweets to let them know where they landed on the list. And at least one..." October 08

  • Lakers' Nick Young hospitalized after trying to guard Kobe Bryant

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Lakers guard-forward Nick Young is not in the emergency room, but after trying to defend elder statesman Kobe Bryant during an intra-squad scrimmage last Thursday, Young ended up in a gown for surgery to repair a torn radial collateral ligament in his right thumb. Young, who signed..." October 07

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    The Lakers announced that Nick Young is expected to miss approximately eight weeks after successful surgery on his right thumb.

  • Lakers' Nick Young, Steve Nash deal with their injuries

    Los Angeles Times "Lakers forward Nick Young still had his sense of humor Saturday after acknowledging he was "a little scared" when he learned Friday a torn ligament in his right thumb would sideline him six to eight weeks. Lakers guard Steve Nash was more nonchalant when he talked about how he rolled his left..." October 06

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Scott leaning toward starting Wesley Johnson at 3 over Nick Young. Wants Wes' athleticism & potential on D, while Young can score off bench

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Lakers officially sign Nick Young to four-year, $21.5 million deal

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    THIS JUST IN: Lakers G/F Nick Young opts out of contract with Lakers and will become free agent. pic.twitter.com/EYYP6DrjGS

  • Nick Young wants multi-year deal with Lakers; willing to take hometown discount

    Inside Socal "With every joke and laugh, Nick Young’s positive energy oozed through the phone as frequently as one of his scoring binges that made him a rare bright spot during a dreary Lakers’ season. The man that calls himself “Swaggy P” just came off a recent vacation in Cabo, Mexico. The man who..." June 19

  • Nick Young prefers Lakers but likely to opt out

    Basketball Insiders "The 2013-14 campaign was a forgettable affair for the Los Angeles Lakers. The team finished 27-55, the second worst season in franchise history, driven by the absence of fading legends and future Hall of Famers Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. The duo combined to appear in just 21 games this past..." May 28

  • Nick Young “very confident” he will reach agreement to stay with Lakers

    Inside Socal "A hefty offseason project awaits the Lakers, but it appears they may one measure of clarity surrounding at least one roster spot. Lakers forward Nick Young said that he’s “very confident” that he will stay with the Lakers even though he plans to opt out of his $1.22 million option. “I think..." April 10

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Nick Young "looked ok" at today's practice & is expected to play vs. LAC according to coach D'Antoni. Gasol & Nash are out for Sunday.

  • Nick Young expected to test free agency

    NBA.com "While Swaggy P bathes in the attention of the uncertainty, Nick Young has made up his mind to opt out of his contract with the Lakers and become a free agent this summer, he strongly indicated to NBA.com. Holding off on a definitive statement, Young made it clear Wednesday after the Lakers lost..." April 03

  • Nick Young's House Burglarized during Lakers game

    TMZ.com "Burglars struck the L.A. home of Lakers star Nick Young last night ... WHILE THE LAKERS WERE PLAYING ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement confirms ... cops are investigating at the home Nick is renting in L.A. Sources tell us ... Nick came home after defeating the Orlando Magic at..." March 24

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    No Jordan Hill or Nick Young today, both out with sore knees. Nash & Kobe remain out too, of course.

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Xavier Henry playing vs Portland, Young out

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Nick Young will miss tonight's game because of knee soreness. D'Antoni: "No need to push him."

  • Nick Young to return Sunday

    ESPN.com "Less than three weeks after being diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the patella and a bone bruise in his left knee, Nick Young will be back in the lineup when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. "I'm back, baby!" Young said to nobody in particular as he bounced off..." February 23

  • Nick Young’s agent stresses client “wants to be a Laker”

    Inside Socal "As he laced up his sneakers and prepared for another workout to test out his injured left knee, Nick Young jokingly envisioned how the Lakers should handle his potential free agency. “They should launch a ‘Stay Swag’ campaign,” Young, laughed, an obvious reference to the Lakers’ unsuccessful..." February 22

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Nick Young (knee) is out for Wednesday. He did not practice. Steve Nash also did not practice and is doubtful tomorrow.

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    INJURY UPDATE: #SwaggyP's MRI showed a non-displaced fracture of the patella & a bone bruise. He will be out a minimum of two weeks.

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    Bill Oram @bill_oram

    Nick Young is done for the night with a twisted left knee. He will be reevaluated tomorrow in Philly.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    NBA announces Lakers G Nick Young suspended one game for punch thrown at Goran Dragic. Suns' Marcus Morris fined $25K; Alex Len fined $15K

  • Lakers' Nick Young suspended one game for throwing punch

    CBSSports.com "Lakers guard Nick Young has been suspended one game for throwing a punch while Suns Markieff Morris ($25,000) and Alex Len ($15,000) were fined, the league announced. The incident happened in the second quarter of Wednesday's game between the Lakers and Suns after Len fouled Young hard on a..." January 16

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Forget Nick Young for a sec, Lakers also privately concerned Jordan Hill will be suspended one game for leaving the bench during skirmish.

  • General Manager Mitch Kupchak Hopes Nick Young Is 'Laker for a Long Time'

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has been struck by the NBA's version of Cupid's arrow, and it's left him enamored with Nick Young. Swaggy P signed a two-year contract with Los Angeles over the summer—with a player option for 2014-15—worth just over $1.1 million this season...." January 12

  • Lakers coach D’Antoni believes Nick Young could win Sixth Man of the Year

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nick Young has historically had an offensive-minded, streaky game as a shooter that made him a logical choice to play in Mike D’Antoni’s system, especially on a contract near the veteran’s minimum salary for two years at most. But his play with the Lakers has been surprisingly consistent to..." December 01

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    Eric Pincus @EricPincus

    The Lakers give out their "probable" starters for opening night: Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Nick Young, Shawne Williams & Pau Gasol

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    The Lakers were one of several teams to call about Nick Young tonight.

  • Report: Sixers' Nick Young accused of alleged date rape

    CBS Los Angeles "A lawsuit was filed Tuesday against former USC standout and former Clippers guard Nick Young by a woman who alleges the basketball player drugged her and had non-consensual sex with her. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against Young and the Crown Bar in West..." May 15

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    Tom Moore @

    Sixers Collins on Nick Young (sprained ankle): hope he practices tomorrow and plays Wednesday. Out tonight for 7th game in row.

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    Christopher A. Vito @

    Nick Young said he hopes to be better by end of week, but the left ankle sprain might keep him from traveling with the team for 3-game trip.

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    Christopher A. Vito @

    Nick Young said he hopes to be better by end of week, but the left ankle sprain might keep him from traveling with the team for 3-game trip.

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    Tom Moore @

    Looks like Sixers Ivey starting again tonight. Nick Young (sprained ankle) didn't make trip to Wash.

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    Michael Preston @

    Coach Collins tells media that Nick Young (left ankle sprain) will not play tonight; Royal Ivey will start in his place based on match-ups.

  • Thad Young improving, may return ahead of schedule

    CSN Philly "As the Sixers begin the final 31-game sprint to the finish line of the 2012-13 season, there still is no timetable for when Andrew Bynum will make his debut. The All-Star center has been working out with the team, but still has not jumped into full-contact basketball action. Still, Bynum’s..." February 19

  • Ex-Clipper Young making an impact with 76ers

    Orange County Register "Nick Young wanted to be in a Clippers' jersey this season. The high-scoring guard and Los Angeles native was acquired by the Clippers at the trade deadline last season and was a key part of the team's bench. Young came up big in the Clippers' first-round victory over the Memphis Grizzles, and..." February 12