Nick Young is “not having a good year.”
That’s what Lakers head coach Byron Scott says, anyway.
And it seems like Swaggy P – or should I say, Swagless P – agrees with the three-time NBA champion.
According to Mark Medina from the L.A. Daily News, Young says that Lakers fans on Twitter are calling him “Swagless P” this season.
A quick Twitter search proves that he isn’t joking:
In his debut season with the Lakers, Young averaged 17.9 points per game on 43 percent shooting, though the L.A. native has seen his produciton dip to just 13.4 points per game on 35 percent shooting this season.
Young missed the start of the year due to a broken thumb, though he returned to action in November and had a great December as he averaged 15.3 points per contest while shooting over 40 pecent from three-point range.
However, the injury woes would hit again and Young ended up missing more time to ankle and knee injuries.
For these reasons, the 29-year-old has struggled to get into any kind of rhythm so far this season.
Still, Young know this is a process and things will turn around for him eventually.
“I’ll always have confidence. It’s just my first time I’ve been on a stage like this and having a funk,” Young said, per Medina. “The more I hear about missing shots, the more I’m trying to get back into it too quickly. I just got to let it come to me more.”
Young has been a scorer all his life. Once he’s healthy, he’ll quickly get back into the swing of things and when that happens, Lakers fans will surely be calling him “Swaggy P” again in no time.