Nick Young will be out with a bone bruise in his left knee as the Wizards open their five-game West coast trip in Portland on Tuesday. Young said he would still be "questionable" on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers, but the Wizards are hoping that he will be available for that game.
"He has a tendency to play well in LA," Coach Flip Saunders said of Young, the Southern California alum and Los Angeles native. "We'll have to see how he does."
Young said he has been playing with soreness in his left knee for much of the second half of the season, but got bumped in the leg while scoring 31 points against the Golden State Warriors and hasn't been the same since. He sat out the next game against Minnesota and returned for four games, averaging just 14.3 points and shooting 37.1 percent (23 for 62) over that stretch before deciding to rest.
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Washington Post | Mar 23