Nick Young On His Injuries: ‘I’m Just Trying To Go Down With...

Nick Young On His Injuries: ‘I’m Just Trying To Go Down With The Ship’


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Only five games remain in a forgettable season for the Los Angeles Lakers with the team continuing to deal with injuries on a daily basis. Although Nick Young has been arguably one of the best players on the team this season, the final stretch of the season has been rough for the sixth man.

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Young has dealt with knee and ankle injuries over the past few weeks that have threatened to end his season. Despite the fact that Young would likely be on the shelf in different circumstances, the veteran is trying to earn a new contract with the Lakers or with another team next season.

According to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters, Young plans to continue playing through his injuries to finish out the season:

Young is one of the few players on the Lakers roster that is under contract for next season. Young has a player option on his two-year deal that will pay him $1.2 million next season.

All indications point to Young opting out of his deal in order to receive more lucrative offers this summer. Young wants to return to the Lakers, but knows he’ll be able to receive much more lucrative contract offers in free agency.

Young is averaging just over 17 points a game this season while 42 percent from the floor and 37 percent from beyond the arc.
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  • Sylvia Ross

    Nick, I admire what you did today. I don’t think I would have played if I could have gotten by with an injury. God bless you and what ever you decide to do with your future.

  • cyborgspider

    God I hope this cat stays on for a few more seasons and lifts a championship trophy at the Coliseum in June one day. Such a likable and entertaining person.

  • Pope Chuck Paul

    Although the season sucked Nick Young showed heart throughout the season. playing through injuries, scrapping and making big plays. laker management should know he should be a keeper. don’t lose him to the clippers or another California team.

  • comrade24

    I really hope they can bring him back next year. Kobe and Nick have very different personalities, but Nick has some of the toughness that Kobe admires playing through injuries and he’s fearless. I would love to see what a healthy Kobe and Nick Young could do together. In years past there were times when Kobe came out of the game and the offense seemed to come to a grinding hault. That definitely wouldn’t happen with Swaggy P around. GO LAKERS!

  • Lester

    Yo Nick Young here is my list of players the sinking ship Lakers should draft.This is my draft board and it is 100% accurate because i am the best at scouting players.Ten years from now look back at this and you will be saying i am a genie.

    Ronnie Draft Board
    1.Noah Vonleh
    2.Julius Randle
    3.Aaron Gordon
    4.Joel Embiid
    5.Doug McDermott
    6.Andrew Wiggins
    7.Willie Cauley-Stein
    8.Dante Exum
    9.Marcus Smart
    10.Jabari Parker
    11.Tyler Ennis
    12.Kyle Anderson
    13.Russ Smith
    14.Shabazz Napier
    15.Zack Lavine
    16.Gary Harris
    17.Rodney Hood
    18.Aaron Harrison
    19.Andrew Harrison
    20.Jahii Carson
    21.Montrezl Harrell
    22.Cameron Ridley
    23.Glen Robinson
    24.Nick Johnson
    25.Frank Kaminsky
    26.Dakari Johnson
    27.Patrick Young
    28.Roy Devyn Marble
    29.Deandre Kane
    30.Cleanthony Early

  • Lester

    Swaggy P is a cool dude.

  • PimpSav

    fuck dis nigga – fat soggy rat ball

    • ranfan

      lmao, you talk as if he bent your girl over or something

      • PimpSav

        He did fool – I was slammin Iggy before him