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Lakers' Nick Young wants the yoke to be on C.J. Miles

Young thinking about egging the Cavalier who knocked him off the court for two weeks.

February 07, 2014|By Mike Bresnahan
  • Lakers forward Nick Young drives against Pacers forward Danny Granger during a game last week at Staples Center.
Lakers forward Nick Young drives against Pacers forward Danny Granger… (Michael Nelson / EPA )

PHILADELPHIA — True story: Nick Young wants to sponsor an egging raid.

He's unhappy that Cleveland guard C.J. Miles fouled him Wednesday, causing a knee injury that will cost Young at least two weeks of action.

"We need to go find C.J. Miles, man, and do something to him," Young said Friday, smiling for the most part. "We've got to go throw some eggs, do something at his house. I've got to do something. He's got to feel my pain."

Young was then reminded that singer Justin Bieber could face felony charges for allegedly causing $20,000 in damage by egging a neighbor's house in Calabasas.

"I forgot, I forgot," Young said, asking a reporter to egg Miles' house so Young wouldn't get in trouble.

Miles grabbed Young from behind while he was going in for a fastbreak layup attempt in the second quarter of the Lakers' 119-108 victory Wednesday.

A foul was called and the injury occurred when Young landed unsteadily under the basket. A day later, an MRI exam revealed a non-displaced patellar fracture and bone bruise in his left knee.

Young's knee will be reevaluated later this month. He was the Lakers' second-leading scorer, averaging 16.9 points a game.

Williams returns to Lakers

Mike D'Antoni apparently was sad when the Lakers cut Shawne Williams last month, a few days before his contract would become guaranteed for the season.

"It was like a funeral. It was like somebody died, I ain't going to lie," Williams said Friday, saying he received the news from the head coach. "It looked like he was going to cry. His face was red. He made me almost cry so I kind of veered off to the left and I was like, 'All right, Mike.'

"But I understood it was something he couldn't do [anything] about. It's bigger than me and Mike around here. It's a championship organization. They know what they're doing."

Williams averaged 5.2 points and 4.5 rebounds and would have made about $1 million had he not been cut.

With so few healthy players, the Lakers signed Williams to a 10-day contract Friday.

He was playing for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers' Development League affiliate. The D-Fenders practice and play home games at the Lakers' training facility in El Segundo.

"It was like a tease to me," Williams said. "So close, you could just grab it, but you're not there. It's just a reality check. It's a good experience. It's not the NBA, but it helps you stay in shape, stay around."

Williams had four points in the Lakers' 112-98 victory Friday over Philadelphia.

Kobe replaced

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made one of his first decisions on the job, selecting New Orleans forward Anthony Davis to replace Kobe Bryant in next weekend's All-Star game.

Bryant was voted a starter for the Western Conference despite asking fans not to pick him because he had played only six games. He is not expected to play again until after the All-Star break because of swelling in his left knee.

Davis, 20, was averaging 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and an NBA-best 3.3 blocked shots before Friday's games.

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