The NBA Champion Golden State Warriors just got a little more swagger.
Nick Young — the man who nicknamed himself Swaggy P — has agreed to join the Warriors for next season, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
How does Kevin Durant feel about the signing?
This has been rumored for a while, and it’s not as bad a fit as it seems on the surface. We tend to think of Young as an unapologetic, inefficient, volume scoring isolation gunner, however, with the Lakers last season he got 47 percent of his shot attempts either on spot-up looks or in transition (via Synergy Sports), and he shot 40.4 percent on threes. That can work in the Warriors’ system.
That said, he does break out of the offense a lot, he doesn’t defend, and he’s a bit redundant on their roster. I think the signing of Omri Casspi at the minimum was a far better move that helps the Warriors far more next season. That said, the Young signing isn’t bad, it’s just neutral.
And getting expensive. If the Warriors fill out the final two roster spots they have with minimum deals, they will be about $15 million over the tax line, and their salary and tax total will be about $188 million.