Lakers News: Latest on Nick Young’s Injury Recovery, Jeremy Lin and More

Nobody should rush to hit the panic button for the Los Angeles Lakers just yet.

The team is 0-4 and off to one of the worst starts in modern franchise history, yes. But most had to know that things were not going to be better overnight with Kobe Bryant back in the fold. That said, as ESPN Stats & Info notes, things are pretty bleak:

But the Lakers are hard at work on the court and off to make things right. New pieces continue to jell on the hardwood. The front office seems to be on the hunt for more talent, and star players continue to heal up with a return on the horizon.

Take a moment to breathe easy about the Lakers, as help seems to be on the way. The details are below.


Nick Young's Impending Return

In his first season with the Lakers, Nick Young was a key contributor on a bumbling squad, shooting .435 from the field and averaging 17.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

It should go without saying that the current rotation would love to have that sort of contributor.

Young continues to work his way back from a serious thumb injury. The latest update from Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times is encouraging:

Young himself then took to Instagram to celebrate the good news:

The impact of Young's return cannot be understated. His ability to create offense off the bench as the team's sixth man will make things easier for all involved, including Bryant.

In a conference where depth rules supreme, the Lakers need a player of Young's caliber to create for himself and others. Barring a setback, it sounds as if he will do just that in the coming weeks, regardless of how the team does in his absence.


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