NEW YORK – The storylines following Nick Young once involved his entertaining quotes, his inaccurate shooting and his occasional clashes with coach Byron Scott.
But in the past month, it has become reduced to non-injury updates. The Lakers said on Sunday that the condition surrounding his fractured left knee has not changed, sidelining him for approximately another week until the team evaluates him again. Young has missed the past 18 games, and appears in jeopardy in not playing any of the team’s 10 remaining contests.
The latest timetable sidelines Young for games this week in Philadelphia (Monday), against New Orleans (Wednesday) and Portland (Friday). Lakers coach Byron Scott has also estimated it would take Young at least a week to catch up on lost conditioning.
Young has averaged 13.4 points on a career-low 36.6 percent shooting after signing with the Lakers last summer to a four-year deal worth $21.5 million.