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March 20, 2015 Updates

On Wednesday Scott and Nick Young went back and forth about Young’s new hairstyle, with Scott saying the ’do looked like Young had “a bunch of worms” on his head. Young fired back, saying, “People with no hair wouldn’t understand.” Scott used his pregame media availability to defend his shiny dome. “I’m bald by choice,” Scott said. “Can still grow hair, so that kind of blows his theory right out of the water.” Orange County Register

Pressed about his ability to grow hair, Scott said, “I keep it this way because I really don’t want to see how much gray I have up there. This summer sometime, since you guys are so curious, I’ll let it grow a little bit, and you’ll see the hairline and all that good stuff.” Orange County Register

March 19, 2015 Updates

Nick Young has a small fracture of his left kneecap, a CT scan revealed on Wednesday. Young will make a complete recovery, as it is expected that the fracture will heal itself with rest. NBA.com

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Scott had hoped Young would be able to test out his sore and swollen knee this week, but before Sunday's loss to Dallas he was less optimistic, saying that the guard is unlikely to play on the Lakers' current home stand — and may not return at all. "Could be," he said. "It just depends on if this thing heals up. But if he can play those last couple of weeks or so, then I'm going to have him play." Los Angeles Times

March 8, 2015 Updates

Scott also revealed the Lakers believe Young’s latest injury is similar to the injury to his left knee last season that involved non-displaced patellar fracture and bone bruise. That injury kept Young out for six games. “He had the same thing last year in a different area,” Scott said. “But that was slow as well. They thought it would be something that wouldn’t take too long. But I guess he is a slow healer. This is a different spot. At first I thought he should have been back a lot sooner. But now listening to what the doctors and Gary are saying, they’re saying this is something that won’t go away as fast as we thought it would. As long as he has that swelling in there, we won’t mess with it.” Los Angeles Daily News

March 7, 2015 Updates

“He’s not having a good year,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said of Young. “He’d be the first to admit that this hasn’t been the year he expected.” Young reported that trend caused plenty of Lakers fans to call him “Swagless P” on Twitter, an obvious insult to his self-given nickname “Swaggy P.” “It’s like basketball is my girlfriend and she is mad at me,” said Young, who averaged a team-leading 17.9 points on a 44 percent clip last season under Mike D’Antoni. “I came to the house too late. She kicked me out. Then I fell down the stairs and hurt my leg.” Los Angeles Daily News

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