Lakers News: Nick Young May Play On Lakers Road Trip Next Week

la_u_young_b6_1296x729

Injuries have been the Los Angeles Lakers’ worst enemy over the past couple of years, and this season has been no different. One of the biggest was the torn thumb ligament that Nick Young suffered during training camp.

— Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “Bleed Purple and Gold” T-Shirts? —

Young has yet to take the floor for the Lakers, but that may soon change as the LA Times’ Mike Bresnahan reports that there is a chance Young plays next week:

This would be a welcome addition to a Lakers team that his dressing only 10 players right now. Young’s shooting ability would allow the Lakers to space the floor better, and he would immediately be the bench scorer the Lakers sorely need.

This by no means is a guarantee that Young will return next week. It is likely that the Lakers would want him to get some practices under his belt. But he has been staying in shape and doing a lot of work with his left hand, so he may not have as far to go to get back in shape as others have.

Next week’s three-game road trip is a tough stretch that sees the team take on the Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, and Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers will be hard-pressed to get these wins on the road, but Young being available definitely improves their chances.

[divide]

Lakers Carlos Boozer On Kobe Bryant’s Career


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Photo Gallery: Nike 3 on 3 Tournament at Staples Center L.A. Live

Over the weekend L.A. Live hosted its third annual Nike 3 on…

PHOTO: Dwight Howard Posts Picture Of Him Dunking On Kobe Bryant

[new_royalslider id=”125″] When Dwight Howard left the Los Angeles Lakers for the…

Lakers Game Preview: Lakers Begin First Round in San Antonio

After all the drama this Lakers’ season has provided, the Lakers showed…

Lakers News: Larry Nance Jr. Named 2018 Slam Dunk Contest Participant

After months of speculation, Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. was named among the four participants…