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Nick Young | Guard/Forward | #6

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: USC
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
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Nick Young scored 12 points with five assists, four steals and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes vs. the Wolves on Wednesday.
This was the busiest Young has been since the Warriors' season opener, but it has everything to do with Kevin Durant (bruised left thigh) being out tonight. Durant is day-to-day which means that even Young's DFS appeal is hanging by a thread. Nov 9 - 1:41 AM

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Nick Young was a DNP-CD vs. the Raptors on Wednesday.

Steve Kerr said before the game that he doesn't see a way to fit both Young and Patrick McCaw into the rotation unless it's a blowout. This is likely going to be an offense/defense rotational decision, and neither guy makes sense to own anywhere. McCaw finished tonight's game with four points in 10 minutes.
Oct 26 - 1:59 AM

Nick Young played 19 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots, all 3-pointers, for 13 points in Monday's easy win over the Mavericks.

Young caught fire in the second game of the season when he hit 8-of-9 shots and six 3-pointers, but has played just 11, 5 and 19 minutes in each of his last three games. As long as Klay Thompson is healthy, Young will be nothing more than a garbage-time specialist for the Dubs.
Oct 23 - 11:56 PM

Nick Young had one turnover and zero other stats to his credit in five minutes vs. Memphis on Saturday.

Young started the season with 17 points vs. Houston, but since then he's averaged 1.5 points in 8.0 minutes. Steve Kerr said after Friday's game that his second unit rotation was still being decided: "Nick and Patrick [McCaw], I don't think either has won the [backup SG] job yet." Klay Thompson logged 38 minutes tonight, and neither Young nor McCaw will hold value while Klay is healthy.
Oct 21 - 11:11 PM

Nick Young scored 20 points in 13 minutes for the Warriors and finished the game with 23 points, two rebounds and six 3-pointers on 8-of-9 shooting in 26 minutes off the bench in Tuesday night's opener.

Young did most of his damage in the first half, when the Warriors opened up a 17-point lead, but the Rockets clawed back for the win as Draymond Green sat out the fourth quarter with a strained left knee. Young was fantastic tonight, but we're not ready to declare him a waiver-wire god just yet. He won't shoot it this well on most nights and Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Green will be much more lethal going forward. Just keep an eye on Swaggy P for now. And let's not forget that Andre Iguodala was on the shelf for this one with a sore back.
Oct 18 - 1:50 AM

Coach Steve Kerr said Nick Young looked more comfortable on Friday.

He scored 15 points in 30 minutes in a start for Kevin Durant (virus). Young and Patrick McCaw have been an interesting fit in the second unit, and McCaw playing point guard does kind of help Young get more minutes in some situations. Basically, the Warriors bench is kind of a mess in a good way, because Kerr has almost unlimited options with how he can mix and match a 15-man roster -- the factorial of 15 equals over 1.3 billion. Math is important in fantasy, but for now Swaggy P probably isn't in standard leagues.
Oct 14 - 5:00 PM

Nick Young will start for Kevin Durant on Friday.

No downgrade there. Kidding aside, Young has some work to do to earn a solidified role because the team really likes Patrick McCaw.
Oct 13 - 10:05 PM

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he's not worried about Nick Young (hip).

Young has been sidelined this week with a right hip contusion, but he's considered day-to-day. "He’s a little behind, but I’m not worried," Kerr said. "I’m not worried. It’s a long season. … Nick will get there, but it has been a slow start." Patrick McCaw's chances of winning the backup SG role will improve every day that Young misses.
Oct 8 - 9:06 AM

Nick Young (right hip contusion) and Damian Jones (sore throat) will not play against the Wolves on Sunday morning.

If you were going to wake up at 4:00 PDT to see some Swaggy P, you will be disappointed. Anyway, coach Steve Kerr said that Young is a little bit behind, so the Warriors may take it easy on him to start the season. Pat McCaw looks to be ahead of Young for now and that'll probably continue.
Oct 7 - 11:54 PM

Nick Young (right hip contusion) is doubtful for Sunday's exhibition against Minnesota.

Young took a hard fall and landed on his right hip during Thursday's game vs. the Timberwolves. He limped to the locker room and did not return. Coach Steve Kerr said he does not expect Young to suit up on Sunday. Kerr has also hinted that Young showed up to training camp overweight and that is part of the reason he's gotten off to a slow start. Young won't have any chance of matching the numbers he posted for the Lakers last season now that he's in Golden State.
Oct 7 - 9:31 AM

Nick Young scored six points with one steal and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

He was getting shots for himself and was used for catch-and-shoot treys. Coach Steve Kerr used Young next to Andre Iguodala and Pat McCaw at times, but it's worth a mention McCaw checked in first. Despite how Young said he's the best shooter on the team, he's probably not going to get many opportunities in this stacked offense.
Sep 30 - 11:09 PM

Steve Kerr is encouraging Nick Young to look for his own shots this season, telling him to "let it fly every time he's open."

"I'll be getting a lot of open threes," Young said. "I’ll have to get used to not having somebody pretty much guarding me that much." The 10-year veteran should hit plenty of 3-pointers with Golden State's second unit, but that's nearly the extent of his fantasy appeal -- he has career averages of 2.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks, while shooting 41.9 percent from the field.
Sep 24 - 10:46 PM

Nick Young has agreed to a one-year, $5.2 million deal with the Warriors.

Swaggy P officially joins the ring chaser club in Golden State. He'll be stepping into a sixth man role with the Dubs, but he likely won't be averaging much more than 20 minute a night in Oakland, which isn't really enough floor time for him to make a difference in standard fantasy leagues. With Young on the roster, Patrick McCaw loses some luster as a potential deep league option, and the Warriors probably won't be able to bring back Ian Clark.
Jul 5 - 2:01 PM

The Timberwolves have reportedly made a contract offer to unrestricted free agent Nick Young.

The Wolves have now been linked to C.J. Miles and Nick Young, so it's clear that they're looking to bring in some perimeter shooting. Young could step into a sixth man role in Minnesota, although it's unlikely he'd earn enough minutes with the Wolves to move the needle in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 5 - 10:25 AM

Free agent Nick Young is expected to make his decision on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Lowe reports that the Warriors and Pelicans are the "leading bidders" for Swaggy P's services. However, it appears the Warriors are also interested Jamal Crawford, who will reportedly be traded to the Hawks in a three-team deal and will immediately seek a buyout. Either way, we should have a resolution shortly.
Jul 4 - 10:12 AM