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30-Year-Old    SF,SG    Los Angeles Lakers

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

7.3

REB

1.7

AST

0.6

STL

0.5

BLK

0.1

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

To say that Young and coach Byron Scott had some disagreements last season would be accurate and probably understating the friction between the player and coach, but Young and Scott both return for another go around in 2015-16. Coming off a fractured knee cap that caused him...

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HT: 6' 6"   WT: 200 lbs   DOB: 6/1/1985  College: USC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #16 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year deal with the Lakers worth $21.5 million with a player option on the final year in July 2014.

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Young poured in 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and three rebounds in 29 minutes in Thursday's 114-91 loss to the Bulls.

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Nick Young NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 22 75 15.4 7.5 1.5 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.5 43.9 81.5 1.3 0.3 1.2 1.3 40.0 2.8 6.4 1.3 1.7
2008-09 23 82 22.4 10.9 1.8 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.7 44.4 85.0 1.1 0.4 1.5 2.0 34.1 4.1 9.2 2.0 2.4
2009-10 24 74 19.3 8.6 1.4 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.9 41.8 80.0 0.8 0.3 1.1 2.3 40.6 3.1 7.5 1.4 1.8
2010-11 25 WAS 64 31.8 17.4 2.7 1.2 0.7 0.3 1.6 44.1 81.6 1.4 0.4 2.3 4.2 38.7 6.4 14.6 2.9 3.6
2011-12 26 LAC 22 23.5 9.7 1.6 0.5 0.6 0.3 1.4 39.4 82.1 1.1 0.5 1.1 3.9 35.3 3.5 8.8 1.5 1.8
2011-12 26 WAS 40 30.3 16.6 2.4 1.2 0.8 0.3 1.8 40.6 86.2 1.5 0.5 1.9 4.9 37.1 6.0 14.8 2.8 3.3
2011-12 26 LAC/WAS 62 27.9 14.2 2.1 0.9 0.7 0.3 1.7 40.3 85.2 1.3 0.5 1.6 4.5 36.5 5.1 12.6 2.3 2.7
2012-13 27 PHI 59 23.9 10.6 2.2 1.4 0.6 0.2 1.3 41.3 82.0 0.8 0.4 1.8 3.6 35.7 3.8 9.2 1.8 2.2
2013-14 28 LAL 64 28.3 17.9 2.6 1.5 0.7 0.2 2.1 43.5 82.5 1.5 0.5 2.1 5.5 38.6 6.0 13.9 3.7 4.5
2014-15 29 LAL 42 23.8 13.4 2.3 1.0 0.5 0.3 2.0 36.6 89.2 1.0 0.4 1.9 5.4 36.9 4.1 11.3 3.1 3.5
2015-16 30 LAL 43 18.9 7.3 1.7 0.6 0.5 0.1 1.5 35.9 83.0 0.6 0.3 1.5 4.3 34.4 2.5 6.9 0.9 1.1
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Nick Young NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 15.3 5.3 1.7 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.7 36.4 100.0 0.7 0.0 1.7 2.3 28.6 1.3 3.7 2.0 2.0
Last 14 Days 7 20.0 6.4 2.7 1.0 0.4 0.0 1.1 32.4 92.9 0.6 0.4 2.3 3.7 30.8 1.7 5.3 1.9 2.0
Last 30 Days 11 17.1 4.8 2.0 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.7 30.8 92.9 0.5 0.4 1.6 2.8 25.8 1.5 4.7 1.2 1.3
Last 5 Games 5 17.0 4.6 2.0 1.0 0.4 0.0 0.6 23.8 100.0 0.4 0.0 2.0 3.0 20.0 1.0 4.2 2.0 2.0
Last 10 Games 10 16.8 4.7 2.1 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.8 28.9 92.9 0.5 0.3 1.8 3.1 25.8 1.3 4.5 1.3 1.4
Last 20 Games 20 17.9 5.5 1.9 0.6 0.5 0.1 1.0 28.9 82.6 0.6 0.3 1.6 3.7 27.0 1.8 6.1 1.0 1.2

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Nick Young
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 6 @SAS 16 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 1 0
2016-2Feb 4 @NOP 16 11 4 1 1 0 1 2 3 6 6 1 2 0 4 1
2016-2Feb 2 MIN 14 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
2016-1Jan 31 CHA 25 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 6 2 2 0 5 0 3 1
2016-1Jan 29 @LAC 14 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 4 2 2 1 3 0 2 1
2016-1Jan 28 CHI 29 14 3 0 0 0 2 5 10 1 2 3 6 2 1 2
2016-1Jan 26 DAL 26 8 6 2 1 0 0 2 6 2 2 2 5 1 5 1
2016-1Jan 23 @POR 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2016-1Jan 22 SAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 20 SAC Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 17 HOU Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 16 @UTA 12 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
2016-1Jan 14 @GSW Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 12 NOP 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2016-1Jan 10 UTA 20 6 1 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016-1Jan 8 OKC Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 7 @SAC Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 5 GSW 15 1 3 1 1 0 3 0 6 1 3 0 3 0 3 1
2016-1Jan 3 PHO 18 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 4 0 1 1
2016-1Jan 1 PHI 26 8 3 1 4 0 1 3 11 0 0 2 7 1 2 0
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2015-12Dec 30 @BOS 19 8 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 2 3 0 1 0
2015-12Dec 28 @CHA 16 11 1 2 0 0 2 3 6 2 3 3 4 0 1 0
2015-12Dec 27 @MEM 17 7 2 0 1 1 0 2 7 2 2 1 4 1 1 0
2015-12Dec 25 LAC 22 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 5 0
2015-12Dec 23 OKC Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 22 @DEN 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
2015-12Dec 19 @OKC 21 14 0 0 0 0 1 5 13 1 1 3 9 0 0 0
2015-12Dec 17 HOU 16 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 1
2015-12Dec 15 MIL 21 10 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 1 2 3 6 0 1 1
2015-12Dec 12 @HOU 27 13 3 1 0 0 0 5 10 0 0 3 7 2 1 1
2015-12Dec 11 @SAS 19 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 1 1 3 0 0 1
2015-12Dec 9 @MIN 29 13 1 2 1 0 0 5 9 1 1 2 5 0 1 0
2015-12Dec 7 @TOR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 6 @DET 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
2015-12Dec 4 @ATL Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 2 @WAS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 1 @PHI 12 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 2 1 3 0 1 0
2015-11Nov 29 IND 28 22 2 1 0 0 0 8 17 0 2 6 14 1 1 4
2015-11Nov 28 @POR 15 6 1 0 1 0 0 2 7 0 0 2 6 0 1 1
2015-11Nov 24 @GSW 23 7 1 1 0 0 0 3 10 0 0 1 6 0 1 1
2015-11Nov 22 POR 20 2 3 3 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
2015-11Nov 20 TOR 14 8 0 0 1 0 1 3 6 0 0 2 3 0 0 1
2015-11Nov 16 @PHO 25 11 3 0 0 0 2 4 9 2 2 1 5 0 3 2
2015-11Nov 15 DET 26 13 2 0 1 0 1 4 6 3 3 2 2 0 2 1
2015-11Nov 13 @DAL 17 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
2015-11Nov 11 @ORL 21 10 2 0 1 0 2 4 7 0 0 2 5 0 2 1
2015-11Nov 10 @MIA 26 17 2 2 1 1 1 6 13 0 0 5 9 0 2 0
2015-11Nov 8 @NYK 19 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 0 2 5 0 0 0
2015-11Nov 6 @BKN 16 10 1 0 0 1 0 3 9 2 2 2 5 0 1 1
2015-11Nov 3 DEN 15 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 3 3 0 3 0 3 0
2015-11Nov 1 DAL 19 8 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 2 2 2 4 0 0 2
2015-10Oct 30 @SAC 22 17 2 3 3 0 0 5 11 4 4 3 7 0 2 0
2015-10Oct 28 MIN 19 14 2 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 0 4 7 0 2 3
Nick Young Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Nick Young – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#3 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Shooting Guard

1.  Kobe Bryant

2.  Anthony Brown

3.  Nick Young

4.  Ryan Kelly

5.  Brandon Bass

6.  Metta World Peace

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True Shooting Percentage

49.9%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Nick Young has a true shooting percentage of 49.9%.

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Projected True Shooting % in 2015-16

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True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Nick Young NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 22 75 36.0 17.5 3.6 2.0 1.1 0.2 1.2 43.9 81.5 2.9 0.7 2.9 3.1 40.0 6.5 14.9 3.1 3.9
2008-09 23 82 36.0 17.5 2.9 1.9 0.8 0.4 1.1 44.4 85.0 1.8 0.6 2.3 3.2 34.1 6.6 14.8 3.2 3.8
2009-10 24 74 36.0 16.1 2.6 1.2 0.7 0.2 1.7 41.8 80.0 1.4 0.5 2.1 4.3 40.6 5.9 14.1 2.6 3.3
2010-11 25 WAS 64 36.0 19.7 3.1 1.3 0.8 0.3 1.9 44.1 81.6 1.6 0.5 2.6 4.8 38.7 7.3 16.5 3.3 4.0
2011-12 26 LAC 22 36.0 14.9 2.5 0.7 1.0 0.4 2.1 39.4 82.1 1.7 0.8 1.7 5.9 35.3 5.3 13.4 2.2 2.7
2011-12 26 WAS 40 36.0 19.8 2.9 1.4 0.9 0.3 2.2 40.6 86.2 1.8 0.6 2.3 5.9 37.1 7.1 17.6 3.3 3.9
2011-12 26 LAC/WAS 62 36.0 18.3 2.8 1.2 0.9 0.4 2.1 40.3 85.2 1.7 0.6 2.1 5.9 36.5 6.6 16.3 3.0 3.5
2012-13 27 PHI 59 36.0 16.0 3.3 2.1 0.9 0.4 1.9 41.3 82.0 1.3 0.6 2.7 5.4 35.7 5.7 13.8 2.7 3.3
2013-14 28 LAL 64 36.0 22.8 3.3 1.9 0.9 0.2 2.7 43.5 82.5 1.9 0.6 2.7 7.0 38.6 7.7 17.7 4.7 5.7
2014-15 29 LAL 42 36.0 20.3 3.5 1.5 0.8 0.4 3.0 36.6 89.2 1.6 0.6 2.8 8.1 36.9 6.3 17.1 4.8 5.3
2015-16 30 LAL 43 36.0 14.0 3.3 1.1 0.9 0.2 2.8 35.9 83.0 1.1 0.5 2.8 8.2 34.4 4.7 13.1 1.7 2.1
Rest Of Season Projections 30 LAL 26 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Nick Young
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nick Young NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 22 75 1157 561 115 63 35 7 40 43.9 81.5 94 23 92 100 40.0 210 478 101 124
2008-09 23 82 1837 892 150 95 39 20 56 44.4 85.0 92 31 119 164 34.1 336 756 164 193
2009-10 24 74 1426 639 102 48 28 8 69 41.8 80.0 56 20 82 170 40.6 233 558 104 130
2010-11 25 WAS 64 2034 1115 174 75 45 17 105 44.1 81.6 90 26 148 271 38.7 412 935 186 228
2011-12 26 LAC 22 518 214 36 10 14 6 30 39.4 82.1 24 11 25 85 35.3 76 193 32 39
2011-12 26 WAS 40 1211 665 97 46 30 11 73 40.6 86.2 59 20 77 197 37.1 240 591 112 130
2011-12 26 LAC/WAS 62 1729 879 133 56 44 17 103 40.3 85.2 83 31 102 282 36.5 316 784 144 169
2012-13 27 PHI 59 1411 628 130 84 36 14 75 41.3 82.0 50 24 106 210 35.7 224 542 105 128
2013-14 28 LAL 64 1810 1144 166 95 46 12 135 43.5 82.5 95 29 137 350 38.6 387 889 235 285
2014-15 29 LAL 42 1000 563 96 41 23 11 83 36.6 89.2 44 17 79 225 36.9 174 476 132 148
2015-16 30 LAL 43 812 315 74 25 21 5 64 35.9 83.0 24 11 63 186 34.4 106 295 39 47
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nick Young NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 22 75 15.4 52.7 48.1 9.1 13.6 0.7 5.3
2008-09 23 82 22.4 53.0 48.1 9.2 9.0 1.0 8.0
2009-10 24 74 19.3 51.9 47.9 6.7 7.8 0.9 5.6
2010-11 25 WAS 64 31.8 53.8 49.7 6.2 7.5 0.8 12.0
2011-12 26 LAC 22 23.5 50.9 47.2 4.1 9.8 0.4 6.0
2011-12 26 WAS 40 30.3 51.3 46.8 6.1 7.8 0.8 10.5
2011-12 26 LAC/WAS 62 27.9 51.2 46.9 5.6 8.3 0.7 8.9
2012-13 27 PHI 59 23.9 52.5 48.2 11.5 6.8 1.7 8.5
2013-14 28 LAL 64 28.3 56.4 51.1 7.9 7.9 1.0 12.8
2014-15 29 LAL 42 23.8 52.0 45.3 6.5 7.0 0.9 8.9
2015-16 30 LAL 43 18.9 49.9 46.8 6.9 6.6 1.0 5.1
Rest Of Season Projections 30 LAL 26 13.8 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Nick Young
Preseason Projections 30 LAL 66 26.4 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Nick Young

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nick Young: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Young scored one point (0-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT) with three rebounds, one assist, and a steal over 15 minutes in a 109-88 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.

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Young (illness) will be available off the bench for Friday's game against the Clippers, Mike Trudell of Time Warner Cable SportsNet reports.

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Young (illness) is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Clippers, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Coach Byron Scott is hopeful Young (illness) will be available for Friday's tilt with the Clippers, Mike Trudell of Time Warner Cable SportsNet reports.

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Young is dealing with a case of the stomach flu and won't play Wednesday against the Thunder, Bill Oram of the Orange County Register reports.

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Young scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3PT, 1-1 FT) and added one rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 29 minutes of action against the Timberwolves on Wednesday.

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Young will not face further discipline from the NBA after being ejected from Sunday's game against the Pistons, Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Coach Byron Scott said prior to Sunday's game against the Pistons that Young wouldn't be available off the bench, and would likely sit out the Lakers' next few games as well, Baxter Holmes of ESPN.com reports.

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Young scored a season-high 22 points (8-17 FG, 6-14 3Pt, 0-2 FT) while adding two rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench during Sunday's loss to the Pacers.

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Young managed 11 points (4-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in his 25 bench minutes Monday against Phoenix.

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Young scored 17 points (6-13 FG, 5-9 3Pt) over a season-high 26 minutes in Tuesday's 101-88 loss to the Heat.

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Young amassed 17 points (5-11 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three assists, and two rebounds over 22 minutes in Friday's 132-114 loss to the Kings.

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2015-16

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2014-15

If there was ever a player made to play under the starlight in Hollywood, Nick Young would be that player. Playing in his hometown, Young posted the best season of his seven-year NBA career, averaging 17.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.2 blocks, and 2.1 three-pointers in 28 minutes per game through 64 games and was a leading candidate for the Sixth Man of the Year award. He shot 44 percent from the field on 13.9 attempts and 83 percent from the line on 4.5 attempts. His PER (player efficiency rating) of 16.0 was the best of his career and marked the first time he had passed the league average of 15.0. Young really got cooking as the season wound down, scoring 40 points twice in April, and averaging 3.9 three-pointers during the that month. This season, with Bryant back, his shot attempts may not be as voluminous, but for a team bereft of offensive options, he should still be able to get plenty of shots up. Young looks likely to fill the sixth-man role again this season and will spend time at the two and the three.

2013-14

Young saw a decrease in minutes, points and rebounds last season following an impressive 2011-12 campaign. Being the volume shooter that he is, Young is expected to have hot and cold streaks during the season. However, even when Kobe Bryant returns, Young is the favorite to start at the small forward position. In this role, he will hopefully return to averaging close to the 16.6 points per game he put up in 2011-12. Because of the opportunity to remain the starter after Bryant returns, Young looks to be useful for points and three-pointers, even in standard leagues, as long as he gets the minutes. Owners will just have to put up with disappointing outings every now and then.

2012-13

In the past two years, Young showed that he could be a good scorer on a team that did not win many games. With the Wizards, he averaged nearly 17 points, but saw his minutes slashed when he was traded to the Clippers. Like Thaddeus Young, Nick will be asked to provide some bench scoring, but he is unlikely to provide enough to be a fantasy factor.

2011-12

Young is a one-trick pony. He can score in bunches, but he does virtually all of his damage with jumpers. Coach Flip Saunders did a good job getting him to attack the basket more often last season, but Young’s potential doesn’t go far beyond his ability to hit three-pointers. There’s a good chance he’ll be the team’s starting shooting guard or small forward, but that’s contingent on how the team decides to use Jan Vesely and Jordan Crawford. Considering Crawford’s production, it would be surprising if he weren’t given the starting shooting guard gig entering training camp. That will leave Young to compete with the rookie Vesely for the starting small forward job, assuming the team doesn’t give it to Rashard Lewis. Through 38 games as the team’s starting shooting guard last season, Young averaged 20.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.0 three-pointers, 0.8 steals and 1.7 turnovers. Draft him for his three-pointers and hope he gets the shots needed to post gaudy scoring numbers like he did as a starter last season.

2010-11

Young is a talented but inconsistent young swingman who again showed some flashes of offensive firepower last year but also was prone to disappear for long stretches. He is purely a scorer at this point in his career and really does not bring much else to the table, but his instant offense off the bench will earn him some playing time. He may compete for the starting small forward spot as well as backing up Arenas at shooting guard.

2009-10

Young is a talented but inconsistent young swingman who showed some flashes of offensive firepower last year. Young is purely a scorer at this point in his career - he really does not bring much else to the table - but he is the type of player who can bring instant offense off the bench, so he will see some time in 2008-09, but less minutes than last year.

2008-09

Young showed some promise in limited run last season, shooting 40 percent from long-range. With the addition of Dixon, Young is probably an end-of-bench guy for now.

2007-08

The Wizard tabbed Young with the 16th overall pick in June's draft to give the team a new and improved version of free agent departee, Jarvis Hayes, as well as DeShawn Stevenson insurance. The 6-7, 200-pound Young (compared by some to the Knicks' Jamal Crawford) averaged 17.5 points on 52.5 percent shooting as a junior last season at USC. He is viewed as a player who can create shots off the dribble and make jump shots from three-point range. He's slated to come off the bench, and with the Wizards not usually rushing rookies into the mix, expect his involvement to increase gradually as the season progresses.