Golden State Warriors sign guard Nick Young

July 7, 2017

The 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Nick Young, also known as "Swaggy P," the team announced.  Other outlets have reported that the deal is worth $5.2 million, which constitutes a pay cut compared to what he would have made had he chose to stay with the Lakers.

Young, 32, rebounded from a down year to post averages of 13.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 25.9 minutes in 60 games (career-high 60 starts) for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2016-17, hitting a career-high 170 threes on 40.4 percent from three-point range.  Moreover, he surprisingly turned out to be one of the Lakers better defenders last season.

The 6’7” guard owns career averages of 12.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 636 games (193 starts) over 10 seasons with the Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers and the Lakers, and will be expected to provide scoring and three-point shooting off the bench for Golden State.

Originally selected by the Wizards with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft, Young averaged a career-high 17.9 points per game in his first season with the Lakers in 2013-14 and has posted a double-digit scoring average in seven of his 10 NBA seasons. Young has appeared in 15 career playoff games, averaging 6.4 points in 14.5 minutes while hitting 48.6 percent (17-of-35) from three-point range.

By Staff of and news services

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