Young had an MRI test on the ankle Tuesday, which was negative.
"It was good," Young said about the procedure.
The Lakers play Thursday night against the
"I'm trying to play on Thursday," Young said. "We'll see."
Young was injured in practice Monday, a night after Scott benched him in the second half against Houston for not playing defense.
The Lakers practice Wednesday, but Scott wasn't sure whether Young would need to practice before he plays again.
"It just depends on how it feels," Scott said about Young's ankle. "If he feels good Thursday afternoon and Thursday night and says he's good to go, then he'll go."
They have been
Pierce was in Los Angeles with the
Bryant is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday for a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, putting an end to his 19th season.
"It always saddens me, knowing that Kobe is one of my NBA brothers, we lose due to injury," Pierce said. "It always saddens me because he works so much harder than a lot of these guys. To have a successful career and to go down to an injury, it always hurts."
Bryant, 36, and Pierce, 37, met twice in the NBA Finals.
Pierce won the first battle when he was most valuable player of the 2008 Finals for leading the Celtics over the Lakers in six games.
Bryant won the next championship meeting when he was selected MVP of the 2010 Finals for guiding the Lakers past the Celtics in seven games.
Pierce talked about how fans come to watch Bryant play and how he hopes Bryant can return next season. Bryant has one season and $25 million left on his contract.