Nick Young


2013-14 (#0) 64 17.9 2.6

Forward, #0


The small forward out of USC, who was a star at Cleveland High School in Los Angeles, returned to his hometown for the second time in his NBA career when he signed with the Lakers in July 2013. Young played one season with the Clippers in 2011-12 before spending 2012-13 in Philadelphia. Young started in just nine of 64 games with the Lakers, but he was one of the lone bright spots for the team in an otherwise dreadful season. He lead the team in scoring, averaging 17.9 points per game despite ranking seventh in minutes played. Young, who goes by the nickname, Swaggy P, was one of the team’s most consistent offensive players as the team dealt with what would become a league-leading 319 man-games lost to injury by season's end. He scored a career-high 41 points in a late-season win on Utah and had 30 or more points in four games. Young also converted on a franchise-record six four-point plays.

-- Austin Knoblauch

— Austin Knoblauch
Aug. 23, 2014