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31-Year-Old    SF,SG    Los Angeles Lakers

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

13.2

REB

2.3

AST

1.0

STL

0.6

BLK

0.2

2016 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Nick Young in 2016-17. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 6' 7"   WT: 210 lbs   DOB: 6/1/1985  College: USC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #16 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nick Young Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $21.5 million contract with the Lakers in July of 2014.

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The Lakers have effectively decided to shut down Young (coach's decision) for the rest of the season, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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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 54 19.1 7.3 1.8 0.6 0.4 0.1 1.4 33.9 82.9 0.6 0.3 1.5 4.4 32.5 2.3 6.9 1.2 1.4
2016-17 31 LAL 60 25.9 13.2 2.3 1.0 0.6 0.2 2.8 43.0 85.6 0.6 0.4 1.9 7.0 40.4 4.5 10.6 1.3 1.5

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 23.2 10.8 2.6 0.6 0.2 0.0 2.6 39.6 100.0 0.8 0.2 2.4 6.8 38.2 3.8 9.6 0.6 0.6
Last 10 Games 10 22.9 9.4 2.2 0.3 0.5 0.0 2.4 34.4 100.0 0.6 0.2 2.0 7.1 33.8 3.3 9.6 0.4 0.4
Last 20 Games 20 25.2 12.0 2.5 0.9 0.7 0.1 2.7 39.3 87.0 0.6 0.3 2.2 7.3 37.2 4.2 10.6 1.0 1.2

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Nick Young
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 12 @GSW 109-94 Did Not Play
Apr 11 NOP 108-96 Did Not Play
Apr 9 MIN 110-109 Did Not Play
Apr 7 SAC 98-94 Did Not Play
Apr 5 @SAS 95-102 Did Not Play
Apr 2 MEM 108-103 Did Not Play
Apr 1 @LAC 115-104 Did Not Play
Mar 30 @MIN 119-104 Did Not Play
Mar 28 WAS 108-119 Did Not Play
Mar 26 POR 81-97 Did Not Play
Mar 24 MIN 130-119 Did Not Play
Mar 21 LAC 109-133 Did Not Play
Mar 19 CLE 120-125 Did Not Play
Mar 17 MIL 103-107 29 16 3 2 0 0 0 6 11 0 0 4 8 0 3 2
Mar 15 @HOU 139-100 24 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 7 0 3 1
Mar 13 @DEN 129-101 Did Not Play
Mar 12 PHI 116-118 Did Not Play
Mar 9 @PHO 110-122 14 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 2 3 0 1 3
Mar 7 @DAL 122-111 21 13 2 0 0 0 0 4 10 2 2 3 8 0 2 1
Mar 5 NOP 97-105 28 19 4 0 1 0 2 7 12 1 1 4 8 1 3 3
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Mar 3 BOS 95-115 16 9 0 0 1 0 1 3 10 0 0 3 9 0 0 0
Feb 28 CHA 104-109 30 15 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 0 0 5 10 0 0 3
Feb 26 SAS 98-119 23 8 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 1 1 1 4 0 0 1
Feb 24 @OKC 110-93 20 3 5 0 2 0 0 1 9 0 0 1 8 0 5 1
Feb 15 @PHO 137-101 24 5 4 0 1 0 0 2 10 0 0 1 6 1 3 1
Feb 14 SAC 96-97 30 10 1 4 0 0 0 3 10 1 2 3 8 0 1 1
Feb 10 @MIL 114-122 29 26 2 4 2 0 1 8 11 5 5 5 8 1 1 3
Feb 8 @DET 121-102 20 9 2 0 1 0 1 3 9 2 3 1 4 0 2 4
Feb 6 @NYK 107-121 22 17 5 0 1 0 0 5 15 4 4 3 10 1 4 2
Feb 3 @BOS 113-107 33 17 3 3 2 1 1 6 14 0 0 5 10 1 2 4
Feb 2 @WAS 116-108 24 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 10 0 0 1 8 0 1 3
Jan 31 DEN 120-116 30 23 4 3 1 0 1 9 15 0 1 5 8 0 4 2
Jan 26 @UTA 96-88 29 13 3 0 1 0 1 5 12 0 0 3 7 0 3 4
Jan 25 @POR 105-98 30 15 4 0 0 0 1 5 10 2 2 3 6 0 4 3
Jan 22 @DAL 122-73 27 9 2 1 0 0 0 3 9 2 2 1 5 0 2 0
Jan 20 IND 108-95 26 15 3 1 1 0 1 5 13 0 0 5 11 1 2 3
Jan 17 DEN 121-127 31 22 2 1 3 0 1 8 16 2 2 4 11 2 0 2
Jan 15 DET 97-102 26 8 7 1 0 0 0 2 8 3 3 1 7 2 5 3
Jan 14 @LAC 113-97 29 11 0 0 1 0 0 4 8 1 2 2 5 0 0 2
Jan 12 @SAS 134-94 14 8 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 2
Jan 10 POR 87-108 28 8 0 1 1 1 0 2 9 2 3 2 5 0 0 1
Jan 8 ORL 111-95 19 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 7 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
Jan 6 MIA 127-100 29 5 5 1 0 0 0 1 9 2 2 1 6 1 4 2
Jan 5 @POR 118-109 35 13 2 1 0 0 0 5 15 0 0 3 9 1 1 4
Jan 3 MEM 116-102 27 20 0 2 0 0 0 6 11 2 4 6 11 0 0 4
Jan 1 TOR 114-123 30 26 2 0 2 0 2 8 14 3 3 7 9 0 2 3
Dec 29 DAL 89-101 30 17 2 1 1 0 0 6 8 0 0 5 6 0 2 0
Dec 27 UTA 100-102 23 4 2 1 2 0 1 2 8 0 0 0 4 0 2 2
Dec 25 LAC 111-102 30 19 2 2 1 0 1 6 9 2 2 5 7 0 2 3
Dec 23 @ORL 109-90 28 5 3 0 2 2 0 2 7 0 2 1 3 1 2 0
Dec 22 @MIA 115-107 36 20 0 1 2 0 0 7 14 1 1 5 11 0 0 2
Dec 20 @CHA 117-113 27 24 2 0 0 0 1 9 18 1 1 5 10 0 2 0
Dec 17 @CLE 119-108 38 32 2 3 1 0 0 12 19 0 0 8 14 0 2 5
Dec 16 @PHI 89-100 21 15 1 2 0 1 0 5 9 3 4 2 5 0 1 2
Dec 14 @BKN 107-97 30 14 4 0 1 1 1 5 15 1 1 3 10 3 1 3
Dec 12 @SAC 116-92 26 8 2 1 1 0 2 3 10 0 0 2 7 0 2 1
Dec 11 NYK 112-118 20 15 4 0 0 0 0 6 11 2 3 1 6 2 2 2
Dec 9 PHO 115-119 Did Not Play
Dec 7 @HOU 134-95 Did Not Play
Dec 5 UTA 101-107 Did Not Play
Dec 3 @MEM 103-100 Did Not Play
Dec 2 @TOR 113-80 Did Not Play
Nov 30 @CHI 90-96 Did Not Play
Nov 29 @NOP 105-88 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 27 ATL 109-94 23 17 1 0 1 0 0 6 12 1 1 4 5 1 0 2
Nov 25 GSW 85-109 Did Not Play
Nov 23 @GSW 149-106 19 8 1 1 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 2 3 0 1 1
Nov 22 OKC 111-109 29 17 2 1 0 2 3 6 12 1 2 4 7 1 1 3
Nov 20 CHI 110-118 30 15 6 2 0 0 1 5 13 2 2 3 8 1 5 2
Nov 18 SAS 107-116 28 22 4 2 0 1 2 7 12 4 5 4 7 1 3 1
Nov 15 BKN 125-118 28 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 6 0 1 1
Nov 13 @MIN 125-99 24 9 1 1 0 0 1 3 9 2 2 1 7 0 1 3
Nov 12 @NOP 99-126 20 15 1 2 0 0 0 5 9 0 0 5 8 1 0 2
Nov 10 @SAC 91-101 30 16 3 1 1 0 1 6 11 0 0 4 9 0 3 4
Nov 8 DAL 97-109 29 20 2 0 0 0 0 7 12 3 3 3 6 0 2 3
Nov 6 PHO 119-108 36 22 7 1 1 1 1 8 14 3 3 3 7 1 6 4
Nov 4 GSW 117-97 24 12 3 2 0 1 0 4 11 3 3 1 6 1 2 4
Nov 2 @ATL 116-123 26 17 1 2 0 0 1 6 11 2 2 3 7 0 1 1
Nov 1 @IND 115-108 21 8 4 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 2 4 0 4 3
Oct 30 @OKC 113-96 30 16 3 1 2 0 2 4 11 5 5 3 10 0 3 5
Oct 28 @UTA 96-89 24 13 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 6 6 1 2 0 0 5
Nick Young Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Nick Young – Playing Time & Selected Stats

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Shooting Guard
Also Listed As:  #5 Small Forward

1.  D'Angelo Russell

2.  Nick Young

3.  Tyler Ennis

4.  Jordan Clarkson

5.  David Nwaba

6.  Brandon Ingram

7.  Corey Brewer

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True Shooting Percentage

58.8%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Nick Young has a true shooting percentage of 58.8%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2016-17

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

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 54 36.0 13.7 3.4 1.2 0.8 0.2 2.7 33.9 82.9 1.0 0.5 2.9 8.3 32.5 4.4 13.0 2.2 2.6
2016-17 31 LAL 60 36.0 18.3 3.2 1.3 0.9 0.3 3.9 43.0 85.6 0.8 0.6 2.6 9.7 40.4 6.3 14.6 1.8 2.1

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 54 1033 392 97 34 23 7 77 33.9 82.9 30 14 83 237 32.5 126 372 63 76
2016-17 31 LAL 60 1556 791 138 58 37 14 170 43.0 85.6 36 25 113 421 40.4 272 633 77 90

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 54 19.1 48.3 44.2 7.2 6.4 1.1 4.9
2016-17 31 LAL 60 25.9 58.8 56.4 7.6 4.7 1.6 10.5

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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

Coach Luke Walton said Young wouldn't play in Tuesday's game against the Wizards, but hasn't necessarily been shut down for the season, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Young (illness) will be available to play in Tuesday's game against the Clippers, Serena Winters of LakersNation.com reports.

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Young (illness) was a full participant in practice Monday.

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Young (illness) won't play Sunday against the Cavaliers, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Young has the flu and is questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Clippers.

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Young finished with 16 points (6-11 FG, 4-8 3Pt) with three rebounds and two assists across 29 minutes in Friday's 107-103 loss against the Bucks.

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Young is dealing with a sprained left ring finger, but is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Bucks, Mark Medina of Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Young was scoreless (0-9 FG, 0-7 3Pt) with three rebounds over 24 minutes in Wednesday's 139-100 loss against the Rockets.

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Young will start at shooting guard for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Mark Medina of Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Young (coach's decision) failed to see the floor in a 118-116 loss to the 76ers on Sunday.

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Coach Luke Walton said prior to Sunday's game against the 76ers that Young would be moved to the bench indefinitely, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.

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Young submitted 19 points (7-12 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and one steal over 28 minutes in Sunday's 105-97 loss to the Pelicans.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

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 to miss the season's final 27 games, Young will look to bounce back from a disappointing and injury-riddled 2014-15 campaign. After playing 28 minutes per game under Mike D'Antoni, Young slid back to just 24 minutes in his 42 games under Scott last season, averaging 13.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.6 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 2.0 three-pointers, while shooting 37 percent from the field and 89 percent from the free-throw line. With it appearing likely that Kobe Bryant will play a big chunk of his minutes at the three, Young will likely be reduced to a backup role, relieving Bryant when he heads to the bench. Given Lou Williams is in town and will likely get most of the available backup minutes at shooting guard, Young' will get most of his minutes behind Bryant at the three. Now, given Bryant's shaky injury history, Young may find himself with a larger role at some point this season, but unless that happens, his fantasy usefulness is limited.

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.