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Los Angeles Lakers’ Nick Young out two weeks with knee injury

Image courtesy of Keith Allison/Flickr.

Image courtesy of Keith Allison/Flickr.

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Nick Young was the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest player to get hurt, taking away their second-leading scorer and nickname-bestowing personality.

He will miss at least two weeks because of a non-displaced fracture in the patella of his left knee. Young, who averages 16.9 points, also sustained a bone bruise.

Young was injured when Cleveland guard C.J. Miles grabbed him from behind on a fastbreak layup, forcing him to plant unsteadily in the second quarter of the Lakers’ 119-108 victory Wednesday.

Young, who calls himself “Swaggy P,” wasn’t happy about the foul.

“They were down 30,” he said. “He could have let me have a layup.”

The Lakers quickly found a replacement for Young — forward Shawne Williams will sign a 10-day contract and rejoin the team for Friday’s game against Philadelphia. Los Angeles Times

Should Kobe Bryant even come back this year? The team is going to be bad no matter what. There’s no hope of a deep playoff push. They need to trade Pau Gasol and plan for the future. This does make the comeback video for Kobe pretty hilarious now. 


– AL

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