Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Sunday.
The Scoop:He's only played in one game since Feb. 5 and that was a mistake by Young and the Lakers. Young doesn't have a timetable to return and the team will go with more Wes Johnson and Kent Bazemore in their small forward spots against some guy named Kevin Durant.
The Scoop:The Lakers aren't even providing daily updates on Young's status anymore, leaving him doubtful for Friday's game against the Nuggets. With their season in the toilet and guys like Kent Bazemore/MarShon Brooks/Jodie Meeks/Wes Johnson getting long looks, there's very little upside in a hold. Young would be a 20-minute per game kind of guy at best if he got his sore left knee right, and no one knows when that will be.
The Scoop:This confirms that L.A. brought Young back too soon from his non-displaced knee fracture, and he even said that he rushed his return to protect his spot in the rotation. With Xavier Henry returning and Kent Bazemore playing well, the Lakers will likely take their time with Young.