Mitch Kupchak

Lakers report: Nick Young is a starter on opening night

Lakers report: Nick Young is a starter on opening night

If you ask Nick Young, “resurrection” wouldn’t be too strong of a word to describe where he is now after his journey this off-season.

“I was like the hand out the grave,” Young said. “I’m still here. I’m just going to keep fighting, keep going.”

On Wednesday, Young opened the season as the Lakers’ starting shooting guard. And while it’s possible Coach Luke Walton alters the lineup, it represents a remarkable turnaround for Young. As recently as six weeks ago, many expected that the Lakers would release Young if they couldn’t trade him.

Instead he came to training...

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