Nick Young RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lakers shopping Hibbert, Bass, Young, Williams

    The Score "The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to clean house, starting with their glut of disappointing veterans. Roy Hibbert, Brandon Bass, Nick Young, and Lou Williams have all been made available, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Williams, Bass, and Hibbert were brought in the past summer, and have all..." January 29

  • Nick Young says Kanye West's 'Facts' will inspire Lakers to beat Warriors

    Sporting News "Lakers guard Nick Young got a shout out from Kanye West on the rap artists's latest song, "Facts," and he couldn't be more excited. When asked Sunday night how the Lakers, currently on a three-game winning streak, will prepare for the two-loss Warriors Tuesday night, the man known as Swaggy P..." January 04

  • Swaggy P wears Kanye's lifestyle Yeezy shoes against Rockets

    ESPN "Nick Young marked his new deal with Adidas and sent the Internet abuzz on Saturday night by wearing Kanye West-designed Adidas Yeezy 750 Boosts in the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Houston Rockets. The flamboyant star, who goes by the nickname Swaggy P, explained why he wore the..." December 13

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Nick Young will not be disciplined beyond his ejection from last night's game, NBA source says. He's free to play tonight vs. Toronto.

  • Did Swaggy P Get Benched for Hating on Kobe’s Farewell Tour?

    Black Sports Online "Nick Young is going to have to understand that this isn’t about him — and he’s not even close to being that good of a player to have a say. Young has never been a fan of Kobe Bryant’s penchant for hogging the ball and leading the team in shots during his farewell tour. Kobe Bryant is going..." December 03

  • Kobe Bryant took over Lakers practice after Nick Young talked trash

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant was practicing Sunday for the first time in almost two weeks, and he came back having to listen to some teammates talk trash. "He was shooting in peoples' faces, they'd foul him for an 'and-one' … turnaround right, turnaround left, talking trash," Metta World Peace said, via the Los..." October 26

  • Nick "Swaggy P" Young Wants to be Referred to as "Nicholas" Now

    Complex "Nick Young has decided to ditch the "Swaggy P" nickname, which he received from God. During Lakers Media Day on Monday, Young told ESPN staff writer Arash Markazi that he will now go by his legal first name." September 29

  • Nick Young Goes BALLISTIC ... Police Chopper Dispatched

    TMZ "Nick Young had a complete MELTDOWN outside of Dave & Buster's in L.A. Saturday night ... after his entourage got into an altercation inside the bar ... TMZ Sports has learned. It's unclear what triggered the fight, but it sent Swaggy into a RAGE. The video shows Young ripping into his buddy,..." September 14

  • Lakers guard tries to turn Iggy marriage into Olympic spot

    New York Post "Like many athletes, Nick Young also dreams of hoisting an Olympic medal one day — just not for his home country. The Lakers guard, who’s engaged to Australian pop star Iggy Azalea, tweeted an offer to play for her native Olympic squad in the Rio games next year. And while the exchange started..." September 02

  • NBA's Nick Young -- Launches 'Official Inquiry' ... to Join Australian Olympic Team

    TMZ "Nick Young wasn't joking around about wanting to compete for Australia's Olympic basketball team -- 'cause the NBA star's camp has formally contacted Aussie officials to get the ball rolling ... TMZ Sports has learned. Young -- who's famously engaged to Australian superstar Iggy Azalea -- has..." August 31

  • Iggy Azalea Takes Shots at Nick Young and the Lakers

    Complex "Iggy Azalea is engaged to Lakers guard Nick Young, and you know it's real because she actually attends some of his games in person. So, while the more hardcore segment of sports fans may not be interested in her basketball opinions, the fact remains that Azalea is at least somewhat qualified to..." August 19

  • Say it ain't so; Swaggy P has inked his right arm

    ESPN "If you have been following the saga of Swaggy P (Nick Young), then you know about one of his most important rules to Swaggdom: Yeah, that rule. So you can imagine our dismay when rumors began running rampant with talk of fresh ink on his right arm. Then our shock grew when the official Drew..." August 04

  • Nick Young looks to next Lakers season, trying to ignore trade rumors

    Los Angeles Times "The constant trade chatter left Nick Young in a funk, the player known as "Swaggy P" trying to come to grips on why the Lakers wanted to move him. Young is still with the Lakers, and he hopes to finish out the three years left on a four-year, $21.5-million contract he signed last summer. It..." July 27

  • Lakers’ Nick Young felt more assured about future after recent meeting with Mitch Kupchak

    Inside Socal "Lakers forward Nick Young recently met with general manager Mitch Kupchak, according to league sources familiar with the situation. It is not entirely clear what Young and Kupchak addressed in their meeting. It is typical for Kupchak to meet with players to discuss both professional and private..." July 24

  • Swaggy P Settles Lawsuit With Rape Accuser

    Black Sports Online "A woman wanted $3 million from Swaggy P after she claimed he drugged and then raped her after they met at the club. There were no criminal charges because the cops says Swaggy didn’t drug or rape her." July 20

  • With no trade market for him, Lakers to keep Nick Young

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers shopped Nick Young around. Starting at the draft and through free agency, as they tried to reshape their roster Young was made available to anyone and everyone. He’s still a Laker, and it’s going to stay that way for a while, reports Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. Young..." July 14

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Yahoo Sources: As Lakers work to clear cap space to sign free agents and absorb HIbbert, Nick Young is a strong candidate to be unloaded.

  • Nick Young -- Blake Griffin's Not Black Enough ... For 'Space Jam' Sequel

    TMZ "There's no way Blake Griffin could take over for Michael Jordan in a "Space Jam" sequel -- 'cause he's "too beige" ... so says Lakers star Nick Young. Swaggy P was out in L.A. when we were talking about Griffin's recent basketball shoot with Marvin the Martin -- fueling rumors that B.G. could..." July 05

  • Nick Young proposes to Iggy Azalea, couple engaged

    Los Angeles Times "Lakers guard/forward Nick Young and rapper/model Iggy Azalea are engaged. "She said yes. It's over man. I'm getting married!" Young announced on Instagram, with a photo of the couple kissing and Azalea sporting an engagement ring. Young proposed on Monday, his 30th birthday. The moment..." June 02

  • Report: Lakers will shop around Nick Young this summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anyone looking for a potential sixth-man gunner who will come in firing, one the fan base will love (the coach… maybe not so much)? What if said player was on a very affordable contract? Enter Nick Young. The Lakers’ had him this season and he was entertaining for the fans as he shot 36.6..." April 15

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Lakers forward Nick Young has a small fracture on his left kneecap that will not require surgery. He will be re-evaluated next week.

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Nick Young will have a CT scan on his sore left knee tomorrow and thus won't join LAL on the trip to Golden State after tonight's game.

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Nick Young is out tonight against the Jazz according to Byron Scott: "Still a little sore, so he won't go tonight. Still a little swelling."

  • Swaggy P' recounts near-death dolphin tale

    ESPN Los Angeles "Nick Young strolled in late to the Lakers' locker room Tuesday at Staples Center, a little more than an hour before tipoff of their 106-96 loss to the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers' reserve guard wore a huge smile, as usual, and a black sweater with the word "ROMANTIC" stretched across the front,..." February 11

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    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Nick Young said he was healthy enough to play, isn't sure why Byron held him out. Was upset, uncertain about his relationship with Byron.

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Nick Young (ankle) is out for tonight’s game against the Bulls.

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    janis carr @janiscarr

    Also Nick Young sprained his right ankle at the end of practice. Lakers luck

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    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

    Nick Young on what the Lakers must do without Kobe: "Pretty much just give me the ball and get out of the way."

  • Byron Scott: Nick Young Looked Like ‘He Didn’t Want To Be There’

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers returned home to host the Houston Rockets and unfortunately, the losing trend continued. The Lakers suffered their eighth straight defeat, falling 99-87. One thing that stood out was Lakers sixth man Nick Young failing to score in only nine minutes and not taking the..." January 26

  • Nick Young trying to recruit Goran Dragic and Marc Gasol to Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "Lakers fans aren’t used to the kind of losing that’s taking place this year and, rest assured, the organization will do what it can to return to winning ways as soon as possible. Magic Johnson would like to see the Lakers continue piling up losses to increase the chances of gaining a high pick..." January 22

  • Kobe Bryant inspired Nick Young to dish season-high assists with… three

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nick Young scores and – that’s about it. He doesn’t defend much. He doesn’t rebound. And he doesn’t pass. Here’s the NBA leaderboard for shots per assists (minimum: 500 minutes): Brook Lopez: 22.4 Andre Drummond :19.6 Enes Kanter: 19.2 Jonas Valanciunas: 18.7 Timofey Mozgov:..." January 20

  • Nick Young bought Iggy Azalea a Ferrari after cheating rumors?

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has found himself at the center of some unfortunate gossip rumors, and they may have cost him a pretty penny. Last week, some photos surfaced that appeared to show Swaggy P hanging out with two ladies who were not Iggy. He was seen escorting them from his..." January 20

  • Nick Young calls Steven Adams a 'dirty' player after elbowing him in the throat

    USA Today "The Lakers were without Nick Young down the stretch in a tight game against the Thunder Friday night after Young was ejected with more than 11 minutes to play. Thunder center Steven Adams initiated contact with Young while coming down the floor, and Swaggy P responded with an elbow to Adams’..." December 20

  • 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.

  • 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 "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 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 "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.