Updates from Thursday, Mar. 20
Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News has the latest on Nick Young:
Nick Young will play tomorrow, will come off bench— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 20, 2014
Updates from Thursday, Mar. 13
Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell has an update on Young's status for the rest of the season:
Nick Young (knee) told me he was hoping to play soon, def. isn't out for the season. Won't go at SAS, but will see how he feels next week.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 14, 2014
L.A. Daily News reporter Mark Medina provided a more specific timeline:
Nick Young told me he's targeting to return next Wed vs San Antonio. Needs to get some full practices though— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 14, 2014
Updates from Sunday, Feb. 23
Nick Young recorded 10 points and one rebound in 20 minutes of action in the Lakers 108-102 loss to the Nets, and after the game Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News provided an update on his knee injury:
Nick Young admits he didn't receive an MRI on his left knee because he's afraid of what it would say. Believes he can play through it— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) February 24, 2014
Updates from Saturday, Feb. 22
Nick Young updated his status before Sunday's game vs. Brooklyn (via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News and Dave McMenamin of ESPN):
Nick Young definitely will play tomorrow vs. Brooklyn— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) February 22, 2014
Nick Young on his relatively quick return from a knee fracture: "It's a miracle. You can't keep the swag down."— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 22, 2014
Updates from Friday, Feb. 21
Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell reports Nick Young has been cleared to play on Sunday:
Nick Young has been cleared to play on Sunday, and Xavier Henry has been cleared to practice, just not 5-on-5 full contact.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) February 22, 2014
Updates from Thursday, Feb. 6
Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell has an update on Young's injury:
Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding reported the news and noted how the Lakers have continued to suffer a slew of injuries that are hampering their ability to stay competitive:
Nick Young (twisted knee) will not return tonight. Meeks and Hill (hurt last night) and Young among few who hadn't missed games with injury.— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) February 6, 2014
After the game Mike Trudell of Lakers.com provided an update:
Nick Young will get an MRI on his left knee tomorrow in Philadelphia. Would be surprised if he can play on Friday regardless of results.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) February 6, 2014
Although he made just one of five shots on the evening before leaving the hardwood, Young did dish out four assists and pulled down four rebounds to help build L.A.'s big advantage.
Now the Lakers are down to only seven men in their rotation after Young's collision with Cleveland's C.J. Miles.
Both guard Jodie Meeks and Jordan Hill were injured in the team's last game and were inactive versus Cleveland. The Western Conference is tough enough as it is, but L.A. has struggled this season due to injuries and a lack of depth on the roster. That has resulted in poor play more often than not.
With such a depleted squad and a massive lead over the Cavs, it's no surprise that Young was held out, even if this ailment turns out to be minor.
Young entered the game leading the Lakers in scoring with 17.1 points per contest.