The Golden State Warriors have agreed to sign unrestricted free agent shooting guard Nick Young to a contract worth $5.2 million over one year. The contract cannot officially be signed until the end of the NBA’s moratorium period on July 6th.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke the news Wednesday afternoon:
Free agent guard Nick Young has agreed to a one-year, $5.2M deal with the Golden State Warriors, agent Mark Bartelstein tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2017
Nick Young Agrees to One-Year Contract With Golden State Warriors
Young’s contract will take him through the end of the 2017-18 season.
Young averaged 13.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game last season for the Los Angeles Lakers. Having his best season since 2013, Young was a key player for the Lakers last year. He played in 60 games and averaged 26 minutes per contest. Young can still contribute to a team in many ways.
Looking forward, Young will provide solid wing play for Golden State, as he’s capable of shooting over 40 percent from beyond the arc. Known as a sharpshooter, Young can be a key player off the bench for his new team. The Warriors may need Young to replicate his form with the Lakers last season in order to be championship favorites in the 2017-18 season.
Young is heading into his 10th season in the league, during which he’ll be 32 years old. Until this point, he has played for the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, and both Los Angeles teams. Drafted by the Wizards 16th overall in 2007, Young spent the past four seasons with the Lakers.
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Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick (#4) defends Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young (#0) during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on December 25, 2016. / AFP / RINGO CHIU (Photo credit should read RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)