Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young received a flop warning from the NBA for a play during Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. Young fell to the court while attempting a three-pointer during the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 114-109 victory.
Young fell to the court while attempting a three-pointer during the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 114-109 victory. Hawks guard Kyle Korver jumped past Young and did not appear to make contact with him. Korver was whistled for a foul, and Young made one of his three free throws.
Because it was Young's first warning of the season, there is no punishment, but he faces a $5,000 fine if he is caught again.
After missing the first 10 games of the season with a thumb injury, Young made his season debut against the Hawks. In two games, he has averaged 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. The Lakers have won both games after losing nine of their first 10 to open the season.
The Lakers are 3-9 on the season and in last place in the Pacific Division. They play at the Dallas Mavericks on Friday at 8:30 p.m.
- Paul Palladino