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NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•Selected by the Washington Wizards in the first round (16th overall) in the 2007 NBA Draft.
•Re-signed with the Wizards on December 18, 2011.
•Acquired by the L.A. Clippers as part of a three-team trade with Washington and the Denver Nuggets in which the Wizards also traded JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to the Nuggets for Nene on March 15, 2012. The Wizards also received Brian Cook and a future second round pick from the Clippers.
•Signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers on July 12, 2012.
•Signed as a free agent with the Lakers on July 11, 2013.
•Signed as a free agent with Golden State on July 7, 2017.
NBA POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•Appeared as a reserve in 15 playoff games, averaging 6.4 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.3 assists in 14.5 minutes per game while shooting 39.5 percent from the field, 48.6 percent from three-point range and 86.4 percent from the free throw line.
•With the Lakers, appeared in 11 playoff games in 2011-12, averaging 8.3 points, 1.1 rebounds, 0.3 assists in 14.5 minutes per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 51.5 percent from three-point range and 88.9 percent from the free throw line.
•Made first postseason appearance in 2007-08 with the Wizards, averaging 1.3 points, 0.5 rebounds, 0.3 assists in 4.3 minutes per game in four contests.
•In the 2012 NBA Playoffs with the Clippers, scored in double-figures in four games, including a playoff career-best 19 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one block in 24 minutes off the bench on 4/29/12 at Memphis in Game 1 of the First Round.
•In the Wizards’ First Round series against the Cavaliers, tallied five points (1-1 FG, 3-4 FT), the only points he scored in the series, one rebound and one steal in two minutes off the bench on 5/2/08 vs. Cleveland in Game 6.
2016-17 HIGHLIGHTS WITH L.A. LAKERS:
•Appeared in 60 games, all starts, averaging 13.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists in 25.9 minutes per game while shooting 43 percent from the field, a career-high 40.4 percent from three-point range and 85.6 percent from the free throw line.
•Scored in double figures in 37 games, 20-plus in 11 games and 30-plus once.
•Led Lakers in scoring in eight games and rebounding in one.
•Made a career-high eight three-pointers en route to a season-high 32 points on 12/17/16 at Cleveland.
•Finished with 17 points and hit the game-winning three-pointer with five seconds remaining to lift the Lakers to a 111-109 win on 11/22/16 vs. Oklahoma City.
•2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS WITH L.A. LAKERS:
•Appeared in 54 games (2 starts), averaging 7.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.6 assists in 19.1 minutes per game.
•Scored in double figures in 19 games, 20-plus once.
•Missed three games due to gastroenteritis (12/23, 3/27-3/28); DNP-CD 19 times; Inactive six times.
•Tallied a season-high 22 points, including six three-pointers on 11/29/15 vs. Indiana.
•Tied a career-high with four steals on 1/1/16 vs. Philadelphia.
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS WITH L.A. LAKERS:
•Appeared in 42 games, averaging 13.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists in 23.8 minutes per game
•Scored in double figures in 28 games, 20-plus eight times.
•Finished seventh in the NBA in free-throw percentage, shooting a career-best 89.2 percent.
•Completed four four-point plays.
•Scored a season-high and game-high 29 points, hitting six three-pointers, including a game-winning one with 7.4 seconds remaining in overtime on 12/12/14 at San Antonio.
•Tallied 26 points and five rebounds on 12/21/14 at Sacramento.
•Made 31 consecutive free throws from 1/2/15 vs. Memphis to 1/15/15 vs. Cleveland.
•Missed 39 total games due to injury - 10 games due to a torn ligament, right thumb (10/28-11/16), two games due to a sprained right ankle (1/27-1/29), 11 games because of a sore left knee (2/25-3/16) and 16 games with a fracture, left kneecap (3/19-4/15). Recorded one DNP-CD.
2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS WITH L.A. LAKERS:
•Appeared in 64 games (9 starts), averaging 17.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists in 28.3 minutes per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from three-point range.
•Scored 20-plus points in 24 games, 30-plus in four games and 40-plus twice.
•Two 40-points games (41 points 4/14 at Utah and 40 points 4/1 vs. Portland) were the two highest scoring games for a bench player in the NBA in 2013-14.
•Only 11 players in the NBA had scored 40-plus off the bench in the last decade.
•Became the first Laker to score 40 or more points off the bench since 1985-86.
•Led the league and tallied the most four-point plays in a season in franchise history with seven.
•As a reserve, averaged 18.8 points per game, ranking first in the NBA for points per game among players who entered games off the bench 20 or more times.
•Led the Lakers in scoring a team-high 22 times (two ties), 21 of those times as a reserve.
•Was the bench leading scorer 43 times in 55 games.
•Finished tied for 3rd in the league in points per touch (0.45).
•Was a perfect 12-of-12 from the free throw line on 12/29/13 vs. Philadelphia, becoming the only Lakers player other than Kobe Bryant or Pau Gasol to make as many as 12 free throws without a miss in the last decade. Only 16 players in Lakers history have made as many as 12 free throws without a miss.
•Tied a career-high with six assists 1/14/14 vs. Cleveland.
•Set a new career-high for free throws made, sinking 13-of-14 attempts, on 2/4/14 at Minnesota (would tie this mark in the 2014-15 season).
•Missed 17 total games due to injury: six games with a left knee fracture and bone bruise (2/7-2/21/14) and 11 games with a sore left knee (2/25-3/19/14).
2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PHILADELPHIA:
•Appeared in 59 games (17 starts) with Philadelphia, averaging 10.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 23.9 minutes per game while shooting 41.3 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from three-point range and 82 percent from the free throw line.
•Scored 20-plus points eight times and 30-plus points once.
•Scored a season-high 30 points (12-23 FG, 6-12 3pt) on 12/16/12 vs. L.A. Lakers
•Missed 11 games due to injuries - four games (12/1-12/8/12) due to a left great toe hyperextension and seven games (3/2-3/11) because of a left ankle sprain.
2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS WITH WASHINGTON AND L.A. CLIPPERS:
•Appeared in 62 games (35 starts), averaging 14.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 27.9 minutes per game while shooting 40.3 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from three-point range and 85.2 percent from the free throw line.
•Appeared in 40 games (32 starts) with Washington, averaging 16.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 30.3 minutes per game.
•Acquired by the L.A. Clippers as part of a three-team trade on 3/15/12.
•Appeared in 22 games (three starts) with the Clippers, averaging 9.7 points and 1.6 rebounds in 23.5 minutes per gmae.
•Scored 20-plus points 14 times and 30+ points once.
•Scored a season-high 35 points on 12-of-17 shooting including seven three-pointers made on 2/14/12 at Portland.
•In 11 playoff games, averaged 8.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in 19.7 minutes per game while shooting 51.5 percent (17-33 3pt) from behind the arc.
2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS WITH WASHINGTON:
•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 per game while shooting 44.1 percent from the floor, 38.7 percent from three-point range and 81.6 percent from the free throw line.
•Had the highest scoring increase in the NBA from 2009-10 to 2010-11 (+8.8 ppg).
•Scored 20-plus points 30 times, including 30-plus eight times and 40-plus points once.
•Scored a career-high 43 points (14-22 FG, 7-10 3pt, 8-9 FT) on 1/11/11 vs. Sacramento.
•Scored 38 points (12-19 FG, 6-8 3FG) on 2/25/11 at Miami.
•Missed 18 games due to injury or 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 HIGHLIGHTS WITH WASHINGTON:
•Appeared in 74 games (23 starts), averaging 8.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists in 19.2 minutes per game while shooting 41.8 percent from the field, 40.6 percent from three-point range and 80.0 percent from the free throw line.
•Averaged 12.2 points per game as a starter.
•Ranked 16th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage.
•Scored 20-plus points 10 times, including a season-high 29 points (10-18 FG, 5-11 3pt) and a season-high tying two steals on 4/6/08 vs. Golden State.
2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS WITH WASHINGTON:
•Appeared in all 82 games (5 starts), averaging 10.9 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 22.4 minutes per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 34.1 percent from three-point range and 85 percent from the free throw line.
•Scored 20-plus points 12 times and 30-plus points twice.
•Scored 30 points (12-19 FG) on 1/12/09 vs. Milwaukee and a season-high 33 points (13-17 FG) the following game 1/14/09 at New York.
2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS WITH WASHINGTON:
•In rookie season, appeared in 75 games (2 starts), averaging 7.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists in 15.4 minutes per game while shooting 43.9 percent, 40 percent from three-point range, 81.5 percent from the free throw line.
•Scored 20-plus points two times.
•Totaled 22 points and a season-high three steals on 3/11/08 vs. Milwaukee.
•Scored a season-high 29 points (10-16 FG, 3-4 3pt, 4-4 FT) on 3/30/08 at L.A. Lakers.
•Missed two games with a right thigh contusion (3/21-3/23/08).
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).
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles to Charles and Mae Young… Has one son, Nick Jr.... Nickname is “Swaggy P”... 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... Averaged 27.2 points and 10.8 rebounds per game in 2004 as a senior at Cleveland High in Reseda, Calif., earning 2004 CIF L.A. City Section, Los Angeles Times All-City and San Fernando Valley first team honors... Shot 57.3 percent from the field and 46.8 percent from three-point range (52-111), and had 48 steals and 41 blocks as Cleveland finished 25-4... Earned CIF L.A. City Section first team honors in 2003.
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