Lakers Injury Update: Nick Young Could Return Before End Of Season

Lakers Injury Update: Nick Young Could Return Before End Of Season


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UPDATE (9:30 PM): Nick Young is targeting to return next Wednesday vs. San Antonio


With the season winding down for the Lakers, the team announced on Wednesday that Kobe Bryant would not play for the remainder of the season. Another Laker was shut down on Thursday as Mike D’Antoni revealed Steve Nash would not return this year due his back injury.

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The Lakers received some slightly better news right before their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. According to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, Nick Young is looking to make his return as early as next week.

Young has not played in a game since Feb. 23 against the Brooklyn Nets. He was coming off a knee injury he sustained in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Feb. 5, but was still feeling pain when he made his early return.

Throughout the season, Young has provided the Lakers with scoring off the bench and has been a reliable sixth man for the team. Young is second on the team, behind Pau Gasol, in points per game with an average of 16.9. The Lakers signed Young in the 2013 offseason for the veteran’s minimum.

With the end of the Lakers season nearing, Young will be hoping to not only help the Lakers down the stretch, but also possibly earn himself a bigger paycheck should he opt out of his contract.
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  • truth24

    Really nick young???? I just dont believe this bs injury. Just be honest and say your trying to work your contract for next season with what value you have as of right now man.

    • Jim213

      IMO, don’t see Young here in the long term. If he picks up his player option then he’d have a chance to show more worth. He likes to score but when Kobe’s back next season his role would be limited and given he has issues defending on a consistent basis don’t see value in the long term.