Former Warriors guard Nick Young is currently in the news for the wrong reasons after an incident with the police got him arrested on Friday night.
The Warriors attempted to add some wing depth by acquiring Nick Young as a free agent last offseason.
Young was coming off of a very strong year with the Lakers (under former Golden State assistant coach Luke Walton) where he scored 13.2 points per game, shot over 40% from three on seven attempts per night, and was much improved on the defensive end.
Swaggy P did not play nearly as well for the Warriors last season with all of those numbers taking a significant dip, and he probably wouldn’t have seen many minutes in the playoffs if the rest of the team’s wings weren’t injured.
Young is infamous for some of his off-the-court antics, and he added another item to that résumé on Friday night when he was arrested for obstruction of justice after refusing to cooperate with police officers during a traffic stop, according to a report from TMZ.
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According to Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department records, Young spent about three-and-a-half hours in jail before being released on $10,000 bail.
His court date for the incident is set for September 19th.
Young is currently a free agent, and the Warriors aren’t expected to bring him back after a disappointing season.
This incident reinforces that notion, and it will likely scare off most teams that were thinking of taking a chance on the 33-year-old shooting guard.
Maturity has always been an issue for Swaggy P, and it looks like that trend has continued.
I’d like to see Young turn his career back around and have a successful season like he did a couple of years ago with the Lakers, but it looks like he might not be given a chance to achieve that any time soon. And if he didn’t succeed in Golden State, it’s hard to see him playing much better anywhere else.