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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

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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

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“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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Given those circumstances, Sunday night's overtime win against the ostensible rival Boston Celtics seemed like a pretty good time for some celebration. The victory snapped a seven-game losing streak for Los Angeles, and point guard Jeremy Lin scored a season-high 25 points to get them there. So, in his post-game interview, Lin was interrupted by Nick Young, Jordan Hill, and Carlos Boozer for some classic hijinks. Everyone seemed to have a pretty good time: Everyone except Kobe, I guess. While he wasn't present at the game, Kobe was asked about the moment during an interview on Monday night's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." It appears that he wouldn't have had much patience for such antics (via SB Nation): Yahoo! Sports

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