Nick Young Background

Nick

Young

Height: 6-7

Weight: 210

DOB: 6/1/85

School: USC

NBA Years: 7

HOW ACQUIRED:

Signed by the Lakers as a free agent July 11, 2013.


2012-13:

Appeared in 59 games (17 starts) with Philadelphia, averaging 10.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 23.9 minutes ... Shot 41.3% from the floor, 35.7% from 3-point range and 82.0% from the line ... Scored 20+ points eight times and 30+ points once ... Tallied 23 points (7-13 FG), three rebounds and four assists 11/20 vs. Toronto ... Scored a season-high 30 points (12-23 FG, 6-12 3FG) 12/16 vs. LA Lakers ... Recorded 21 points, four rebounds and four assists 12/19 at Houston ... Scored 21 points (5-7 3FG) 1/4 at Oklahoma City ...Totaled 20 points, three rebounds and three assists 1/22 at Milwaukee ... Recorded 20 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal 1/26 vs. New York ... Scored 20 points (6-12 FG) 2/1 vs. Sacramento ... Posted 15 points, a season-high six rebounds and career-highs in steals (4) and blocks (2) 2/4 vs. Orlando ... Totaled 29 points (10-18 FG), a season-high tying five assists and three steals 2/11 vs. LA Clippers ... Committed just 50 turnovers in 59 games played in 2012- 13 ... Missed four games (12/1-12/8) with a left great toe hyperextension and seven games (3/2-3/11) with a left ankle sprain.

Career

Selected by Washington with the 16th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft … Re-signed with Washington on December 18, 2011 ... Acquired by the L.A. Clippers as part of a three-team trade with Washington and Denver in which the Wizards also traded JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to the Nuggets for Nene on March 15, 2012 (Washington also received Brian Cook and a future second round pick from the Clippers) ... Signed as a free agent with Philadelphia on July 12, 2012 ... In 416 games with 122 starts, is averaging 11.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 23.1 minutes per game while shooting 42.7% from the floor, 37.4% from 3-point range and 82.7% from the line ... In 11 career games (one start) against his hometown Lakers, has averaged 17.6 points, more than two points better than any other opponent and better than six points above his career average ... Owns 76 career 20+ point games, 12 games of 30+ points and one 40+ point game.

2011-12:

Appeared in 62 games (35 starts), averaging 14.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 27.9 minutes ... Shot 40.3% from the floor, 36.5% from 3-point range and 85.2% from the line… In 40 games (32 starts) with Washington, averaged 16.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 30.3 minutes … Acquired by the LA Clippers as part of a three-team trade on 3/15/12 ... Appeared in 22 games (3 starts) with the Clippers, averaging 9.7 points and 1.6 rebounds in 23.5 minutes ... Scored 20+ points 14 times and 30+ points once ... Posted 27 points (11-22 FG) and a season-high seven rebounds 1/14 vs. Philadelphia ... Totaled 25 points (10-22 FG), four assists and a career-high four steals 1/20 vs. Denver ... Scored a season high 35 points on 12-of-17 shooting including a career-high seven three-point field goals made 2/14 at Portland ... Tallied 19 points, a season-high six assists and two steals 3/7 vs. LA Lakers ... In 11 playoff games, averaged 8.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 19.7 minutes while shooting 51.5 percent (17-33 3FG) from behind the arc.

2010-11:

Appeared in 64 games (40 starts) with Washington, averaging career-highs of 17.4 points and 2.7 rebounds along 1.2 assists in 31.8 minutes ... Shot 44.1% from the floor, 38.7% from 3-point range and 81.6% from the line … Had the highest scoring increase in the NBA from 2009-10 to 2010-11 (+8.8 ppg) … Scored 20+ points 30 times, including 30+ eight times and 40+ points once … Recorded 30 points (6-11 3FG) and a season-high tying three steals 12/7 at LA Lakers ... Tallied 25 points, a career-high nine rebounds, three assists and a season-high three steals 12/29 vs. Indiana ... Scored a career-high 43 points (14-22 FG, 7-10 3FG, 8-9 FT) 1/11 vs. Sacramento … Posted 21 points, six rebounds and a season high tying five assists 1/19 at Milwaukee ... Totaled 26 points, four rebounds and a career-high tying two blocks 2/9 vs. Milwaukee ... Scored 38 points (12-19 FG, 6-8 3FG) 2/25 @ Miami ... Missed 18 games due to injury/illness: right thigh contusion (12/3), sore left knee (2/16), flu-like symptoms (3/5), bruised left knee (3/15-3/23 and 3/28-4/13).

2009-10:

Appeared in 74 games (23 starts), averaging 8.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 19.2 minutes ... Shot 41.8% from the floor, 40.6% from 3-point range and 80.0% from the line … Averaged 12.2 points as a starter … Ranked 16th league-wide in 3-point percentage … Scored 20+ points 10 times ... Posted 22 points and a season-high five assists 11/27 at Miami ... Tallied 20 points and a season-high six rebounds 1/10 vs. New Orleans ... Totaled a season-high 29 points (10-18 FG, 5-11 3FG) and a season-high tying two steals 4/6 vs. Golden State.

2008-09:

Appeared in all 82 games (5 starts), averaging 10.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 22.4 minutes ... Shot 44.4% from the floor, 34.1% from 3-point range and 85.0% from the line … Scored 20+ points 12 times and 30+ points twice ... Scored 28 points including a career-best 11-for-11 shooting from the foul line 11/1 at Detroit ... Scored 30 points (12/19 FG) 1/12 vs. Milwaukee and a season-high 33 points (13-17 FG) the following game 1/14 at New York ... Posted 21 points and a season-high tying four assists 2/4 vs. New Jersey ... Totaled 11 points and a season-high tying six rebounds 3/6 at San Antonio.

2007-08:

Appeared in 75 games (2 starts), averaging 7.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 15.4 minutes ... Shot 43.9% from the floor, 40.0% from 3-point range and 81.5% from the line … Scored 20+ points two times ... Recorded 10 points and a season-high five assists 2/10 at Phoenix ... Tallied six points and a season-high six rebounds 3/2 vs. New Orleans ... Scored 15 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting from the field (2-2 3FG) 3/5 vs. Orlando ... Totaled 22 points and a season-high three steals 3/11 vs. Milwaukee ... Scored a season-high 29 points (10-16 FG, 3-4 3FG, 4-4 FT) 3/30 at LA Lakers ... Missed two games with a right thigh contusion (3/21-3/23).

COLLEGE:

Early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft following his junior season at USC … Earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors his sophomore and junior seasons at USC … As a junior, ranked second in the conference in scoring (17.5 ppg), fifth in field goal percentage (52.5% FGs) and second in 3-point percentage (44.0% 3FGs) ... Finished collegiate career as USC’s sixth all-time leading scorer with 1,486 points ... Junior (2006-07): Ranked second in the Pac-10 in scoring (17.5 ppg), fifth in field goal percentage (.525) and tied for second in three-point field goal percentage (.440) ... Led team in scoring 20 times ... Scored season-high 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Arizona ... Registered 22 points and a season high nine rebounds vs. Long Beach State ... Led team with 26 points vs. Stanford in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament ... Recorded 22 points and seven rebounds in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Texas ... Scored 15 points vs. North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen ... Sophomore (2005-06): Led team in scoring (17.3 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg) ... One of only three players in the conference ranked in the top 10 in both scoring (fourth) and rebounding (sixth) ... Scored in double figures in all but one contest ... Recorded four double-doubles ... Posted career-highs of 33 points and 14 rebounds vs. Oregon State ... Notched first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the season opener vs. Cal State Northridge ... Handed out a career-high six assists vs. Loyola Marymount ... Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 11.1 points and 4.1 rebounds ... Scored in double figures 15 times ... Posted season-high 22 points twice, at Arizona State and vs. UCLA.

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Nick Young 2013
Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket during a game against the Atlanta Hawks on November 3, 2013 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.
  • Son of Charles and Mae Young
  • While with Washington, started the Nick Young Foundation with hopes of putting an end to gang violence and offering free psychiatric services to those who have been affected by it… Was the focus of a documentary titled “Second Chance Season,” which portrayed his life story and path to the NBA.

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