Nick Young has a new home next season, but is staying in California after agreeing to a one-year, $5.2 million contract with the Golden State Warriors, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Young declined his player option with the Los Angeles Lakers, passing up a guaranteed $5.7 million in favor of testing the free market.
The Warriors decided to try their hand at Young as the type of veteran player , who had promising stretches as a three-point marksman before being benched through the latter half of the season. Young averaged 13.3 points per game while shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc last season for the Lakers, their top perimeter threat.
Golden State gets a player that can fill a concise role as a shooter in their spread uptempo offense, and from a talent standpoint it’s a fantastic fit for him. Young has looked good as a three-point marksman, and highlighting his strengths should be easy for Golden State.
Plus, he’s motivated to get that ring:
As @wojespn reports, Nick Young considering Warriors. Chance at a ring big to him; teams like Pels have more playing time/shots to offer.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2017
The Lakers did speak with Young once free agency opened, but Swaggy P’s time in Los Angeles has officialy come to an end.
So long, old friend. It seems your new teammates are already prepared to welcome you with open arms:
July 5, 2017
Locked on Lakers said goodbye to Swaggy-P in their latest podcast below: