Lakers forward Nick Young could return for next week’s trip that begins Tuesday in Atlanta, Lakers Coach Byron Scott said. He has been sidelined almost six weeks because of a torn thumb ligament.
The Lakers will see how he looks in individual workouts Sunday and Monday before deciding on his Tuesday availability, Scott added.
“It’s a mystery,” Young said with a shrug as he ran onto the court for some pregame shooting Wednesday.
Young averaged a career-high 17.9 points last season and made 2.1 three-pointers a game, production the Lakers could obviously use.