Golden State Warriors set to sign Nick Young to one year, $5.2 million deal

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 22: Nick Young
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 22: Nick Young /

The Golden State Warriors have added another shooter to the roster with Nick Young agreeing to a one-year deal with the franchise.

The Golden State Warriors’ roster is almost complete. After re-signing Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, and Shaun Livingston, the core is back. The supporting cast is coming together as well, after retaining David West and adding Omri Casspi.

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The Warriors have have made one more move. Guard Nick Young has agreed to join the defending champs. He will sign a one-year, $5.2 million deal with the team.

Ian Clark, the Warriors’ backup shooting guard, had a great year and, ultimately, played himself into a contract that Golden State couldn’t afford. They had been linked to Young and Jamal Crawford for a few days.

Young had been spotted with JaVale McGee, who is still unsigned, and Draymond Green on social media. There was also a video of him listening to Bay Area hip-hop. It was clear that there was mutual interest.

Young, 31, averaged 13 points per game last season. He shot 40 percent from beyond the arc. While he spent the most of his Los Angeles Lakers career coming off the bench, he started 60 games in Luke Walton’s first year.

The veteran shooting guard will have an offense around him that should get him more open looks than he’s ever had. Defensively, he will have to push himself to improve. With great defenders behind him, he should, at least, manage.

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Young is probably the last scoring option the Warriors will look to add this summer. Now, their attention will shift to centers. It’s looking that it’s likely they will retain Zaza Pachulia and McGee has interest in making another run at a title with the Dubs.

Young is a much better option than Crawford and, in a specific role, could excel with the Warriors.