Lakers swingman Nick Young fully participated in Friday’s practice after missing the end of Thursday’s with an ankle injury. Young says he tweaked the ankle on Tuesday, but there had been some lingering pain. He maintains that although the ankle isn’t 100 percent, the pain will be manageable.
“It’s feeling good,” Young said. “I came in early and got some treatment, so I should be ready to go (on Saturday).”
While Young is expected to suit up, both Steve Nash and Pau Gasol are unlikely to play in Saturday’s preseason game vs. Golden State. The coaching staff will continue to monitor the two as they work their way back physically.
“(Nash) is good,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He said he felt really good and didn’t want to push it too much. He probably won’t play tomorrow, and then play Sunday. Pau (won’t) play back to back’s. I’m thinking they should play together, so it’ll likely be Sunday.”