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32-Year-Old       Golden State Warriors

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

6.8

REB

1.3

AST

0.4

STL

0.5

BLK

0.1

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Coming off a 2015-16 campaign in which he had shot just 33.9 percent from the field and finished the year as a healthy inactive, Youngís NBA career looked to be on life support. It was widely assumed that Young would be traded or waived prior to last season, but first-year c...

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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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Signed a one-year, $5.2 million contract with the Warriors in July of 2017.

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Young poured in seven points (3-11 FG, 1-7 3Pt) and added one assist and one steal across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 125-106 loss to the Clippers.

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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
2017-18 32 GSW 45 14.5 6.8 1.3 0.4 0.5 0.1 1.4 44.9 71.4 0.5 0.2 1.1 3.7 39.2 2.4 5.4 0.4 0.6
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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 16.3 7.7 1.0 0.0 1.3 0.3 1.7 52.9 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 4.0 41.7 3.0 5.7 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 7 15.1 6.6 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.1 1.4 48.6 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.3 3.6 40.0 2.6 5.3 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 15 15.8 6.5 0.9 0.3 0.5 0.1 1.3 42.0 100.0 0.3 0.2 0.7 3.9 34.5 2.5 5.9 0.2 0.2
Last 5 Games 5 13.2 6.2 0.8 0.0 0.8 0.2 1.4 60.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.4 2.8 50.0 2.4 4.0 0.0 0.0
Last 10 Games 10 15.7 6.8 0.9 0.3 0.7 0.2 1.5 45.6 100.0 0.3 0.3 0.6 4.0 37.5 2.6 5.7 0.1 0.1
Last 20 Games 20 16.0 6.8 1.3 0.3 0.5 0.2 1.3 44.1 85.7 0.4 0.3 1.1 3.5 37.1 2.6 5.9 0.3 0.4

 

2017-18 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
Jan 20 @HOU 116-108 18 16 1 0 1 0 0 6 10 0 0 4 7 1 0 3
Jan 17 @CHI 112-119 19 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 1
Jan 15 @CLE 108-118 12 5 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 1
Jan 13 @TOR 125-127 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 12 @MIL 94-108 13 8 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 2 2 1 0 0
Jan 10 LAC 106-125 25 7 0 1 1 0 0 3 11 0 0 1 7 0 0 2
Jan 8 DEN 124-114 15 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 1
Jan 6 @LAC 105-121 20 11 3 1 2 0 1 4 11 1 1 2 8 1 2 3
Jan 4 @HOU 114-124 19 11 1 1 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 3 5 0 1 0
Jan 3 @DAL 122-125 12 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
Dec 30 MEM 141-128 12 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 2 0 2 0 1 1
Dec 29 CHA 100-111 16 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 0 0 1 5 0 0 2
Dec 27 UTA 126-101 22 15 1 1 0 0 0 6 9 0 0 3 4 0 1 1
Dec 25 CLE 99-92 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
Dec 23 DEN 81-96 19 5 1 0 1 0 1 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 1 3
Dec 22 LAL 113-106 19 8 2 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 2
Dec 20 MEM 97-84 24 7 6 1 0 1 0 3 8 0 0 1 3 2 4 3
Dec 18 @LAL 114-116 18 10 2 0 0 0 2 4 8 0 0 2 5 0 2 2
Dec 14 DAL 112-97 Did Not Play
Dec 11 POR 111-104 13 12 2 0 1 0 0 5 8 0 0 2 2 0 2 1
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Dec 8 @DET 98-102 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 1 0 1 0
Dec 6 @CHA 87-101 20 10 1 0 1 0 0 3 6 2 4 2 5 0 1 1
Dec 4 @NOP 115-125 14 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 4 0 1 0
Dec 3 @MIA 95-123 15 8 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 2
Dec 1 @ORL 112-133 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0
Nov 29 @LAL 123-127 14 9 2 0 0 0 1 3 5 2 3 1 2 1 1 0
Nov 27 SAC 106-110 12 8 1 0 0 0 3 3 6 0 0 2 5 0 1 0
Nov 25 NOP 110-95 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
Nov 24 CHI 143-94 19 17 6 0 0 0 1 7 12 0 0 3 6 0 6 0
Nov 22 @OKC 108-91 16 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 7 2 3 0 4 0 2 1
Nov 19 @BKN 111-118 16 8 3 0 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 2 4 0 3 2
Nov 18 @PHI 116-124 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0
Nov 16 @BOS 92-88 10 7 1 0 1 0 0 2 3 1 2 2 3 0 1 2
Nov 13 ORL 110-100 20 9 0 0 0 1 0 3 9 2 2 1 6 0 0 2
Nov 11 PHI 135-114 21 13 2 2 3 0 2 5 6 0 0 3 4 0 2 2
Nov 8 MIN 125-101 21 12 3 5 4 0 0 4 11 1 1 3 9 0 3 0
Nov 6 MIA 97-80 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0
Nov 4 @DEN 108-127 18 5 0 1 2 0 0 2 7 0 2 1 5 0 0 4
Nov 2 @SAS 92-112 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Oct 30 @LAC 113-141 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0
Oct 29 DET 107-115 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Oct 27 WAS 120-117 8 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 1 1
Oct 25 TOR 117-112 Did Not Play
Oct 23 @DAL 103-133 19 13 1 0 0 0 1 4 8 1 1 4 7 0 1 0
Oct 21 @MEM 111-101 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Oct 20 @NOP 120-128 11 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 1
Oct 17 HOU 121-122 26 23 2 0 0 0 1 8 9 1 1 6 7 1 1 4
Nick Young Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Thursday Minnesota Timberwolves Only available to RotoWire subscribers.

 

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#3 Shooting Guard

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2.  Andre Iguodala

3.  Nick Young

4.  Stephen Curry

5.  Patrick McCaw

6.  Shaun Livingston

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True Shooting Percentage

59.3%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Nick Young has a true shooting percentage of 59.3%.

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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
2017-18 32 GSW 45 36.0 16.9 3.2 1.0 1.2 0.3 3.6 44.9 71.4 1.2 0.5 2.7 9.2 39.2 6.1 13.5 1.1 1.5
Rest Of Season Projections 32 GSW 33 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Nick Young
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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
2017-18 32 GSW 45 651 305 57 18 21 5 65 44.9 71.4 22 9 48 166 39.2 110 245 20 28
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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
2017-18 32 GSW 45 14.5 59.3 58.2 6.1 7.4 0.8 5.4
Rest Of Season Projections 32 GSW 33 7.3 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for Nick Young
2017-18 Projections 32 GSW 69 16.5 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nick Young

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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

Young is starting at shooting guard Wednesday against the Clippers, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Young posted 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt), one rebound and one assist across 22 minutes in Wednesday's 126-101 win over the Jazz.

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Young (concussion) has been cleared to play in Monday's game against the Lakers.

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Young (concussion) is expected to return for Monday's game against the Lakers, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Young (concussion) went through practice Saturday, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Young (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Mavericks, Melissa Rohlin of the Mercury News reports.

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Young (concussion) sat out Wednesday's practice, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.

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Young will not return to Monday's game against the Trail Blazers after suffering a concussion.

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Young scored 17 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt) while adding six rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench during Friday's 143-94 rout of the Bulls.

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Young recorded 23 points (8-9 FG, 6-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and two rebounds across 26 minutes in Tuesday's 122-121 loss to the Rockets.

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Young poured in 15 points (5-14 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 0-2 FT) and added two rebounds and one assist across 30 minutes in Friday's 117-106 preseason win over the Kings.

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Young will start at small forward for Friday's preseason finale against the Kings.

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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 Youngís potential doesnít go far beyond his ability to hit three-pointers. Thereís a good chance heíll be the teamís starting shooting guard or small forward, but thatís contingent on how the team decides to use Jan Vesely and Jordan Crawford. Considering Crawfordís production, it would be surprising if he werenít 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 doesnít give it to Rashard Lewis. Through 38 games as the teamís 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.