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Nick Young | Guard/Forward | #6

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 210
College: USC
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (16) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Anthony Slater of The Athletic said it would be a "stunner" if Golden State re-signed Nick Young.
Young signed a cheap deal with the Warriors to chase a ring, but only played meaninful minutes because of Patrick McCaw's injury and Golden State's lack of depth on the wings. He shot just 30.2% from the field and 29.8% from the 3-point line during the postseason, averaging just 2.6 points. Heading into his age-34 season, Young will likely try to latch onto a different contender for the minimum. Jun 11 - 11:51 AM

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Coach Steve Kerr said Nick Young played "really well" against the Rockets this year and he is "a good matchup for them."

"I think every series is different, and you have to look at your opponent and figure out what you need to do to match up and to win some battles," Kerr said. The coach isn't wrong about Young with Swaggy posting a ridiculous 94.6 TS% on a 19.6 usage rate over 63 total minutes vs. Houston, but still he played just a grand total of just six minutes in the first half since Stephen Curry returned four games ago. Encouraging signs aside, Young is likely going to be used situationally in this series.
May 11 - 6:55 PM

Nick Young scored six points with one rebound, one steal and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

He was out there for garbage time and likely wouldn't have hit 15 minutes under normal circumstances. The Warriors probably won't change their lineup because of the result, but the other lineups with guys like Kevon Looney are why they won by so much. Swaggy's right arm was strictly for buckets, but it feels like he'll need garbage time to turn in some DFS value.
Apr 29 - 1:08 AM

Nick Young will start for the Warriors with no center in the lineup against the Pelicans on Saturday.

Wow. The Warriors are going to set the tempo with Young, Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. Kevon Looney should still see some time for the Dubs, but JaVale McGee may lose some minutes after a strong series vs. San Antonio.
Apr 28 - 10:19 PM

Nick Young (illness) is available for Saturday against the Pelicans.

He likely won't be seeing too many minutes with Klay Thompson out there. That could change tomorrow.
Apr 7 - 8:35 PM

Nick Young (illness) is probable for Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Young has seen increased opportunities due to the Warriors being shorthanded, but has been mired in a terrible shooting slump. Over Golden State's last five games, Young is averaging 5.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.2 assists in 23.2 minutes, while shooting an abysmal 25.7 percent from the floor. Leave him on waivers.
Apr 7 - 9:29 AM

Nick Young (illness) played Thursday night vs. Portland, but finished with just four points and three rebounds in 21 minutes.

Young's disappointing season continues. Even with the Warriors shorthanded of late, Young has not stepped up. Over Golden State's last five games, Young is averaging 5.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.2 assists in 23.2 minutes, while shooting an abysmal 25.7 percent from the floor.
Apr 5 - 11:05 PM

Nick Young (illness) will play against the Pacers on Thursday night.

He should be getting minutes with Pat McCaw (back) and Andre Iguodala (knee) out. However, Young may not get enough shots with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson around.
Apr 5 - 5:37 PM

Nick Young (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Pacers.

The Warriors will be very shorthanded tonight, so Young's status is definitely worth monitoring. They have a lot more depth up front than in their backcourt right now, so we can expect to see more two-big lineups with guys like Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell having to step up.
Apr 5 - 11:46 AM

Nick Young was held to five points on 2-of-8 shooting Thursday, to go with one 3-pointer, one rebound and two turnovers in 23 minutes off the bench.

With Kevin Durant (ribs) getting back to the court tonight, and Klay Thompson (thumb) on the cusp of a return, Young’s fantasy value has expired just about everywhere. He did appear to tweak his left ankle early in the fourth, but after getting checked up on the bench he got back into the game despite the score being massively uneven, so he should be fine for Saturday’s game in Sacramento.
Mar 30 - 1:34 AM

Nick Young will come off the bench on Thursday against the Bucks.

He'll be asked to do some scoring in the second unit because the Warriors don't need it anymore with the first now that Kevin Durant is back. Plus, Klay Thompson could be back this weekend, so Swaggy's run is coming to an end soon.
Mar 29 - 9:05 PM

Nick Young (knee) finished Sunday's game with nine points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one 3-pointer, shooting 3-of-14 from the field in 38 minutes.

Young has been dealing with right knee soreness lately, but his status for tonight's game was never truly in danger. He's gone from being a fantasy afterthought to a viable option in competitive playoff matchups, thanks to the severity of the Warriors' injury problems -- until Kevin Durant (ribs) and Klay Thompson (thumb) are healthy we should continue to see heavy doses of Young.
Mar 25 - 11:30 PM

Nick Young (knee), Pat McCaw (back) and Shaun Livingston (groin) are all available for Sunday's game.

Young and McCaw are in the starting lineup and can be deployed as usual -- both guys should be busy since the Warriors are playing without any of their four All-Stars tonight.
Mar 25 - 7:39 PM

Nick Young (knee) is probable for Sunday against the Jazz.

He got rolled up on last night and he did return. Young is likely looking at a lot of shots on Sunday with all the Warriors offensive stars out.
Mar 24 - 6:04 PM

Nick Young finished Friday's 106-94 victory against the Hawks with 24 points over 26 minutes.

Swaggy P has been leaned upon for a lot of run with plenty of injuries across the board for the Dubs. As long as Klay Thompson (thumb) and Omri Casspi (ankle) are nicked up, and now Steph Curry (knee) is out again, Young will have opportunity to log heavy minutes down the stretch in the regular season. He is a solid source of points and 3-pointers. He has also been dealing with a knee injury, but he said he will be all right going forward and is just a little sore.
Mar 24 - 2:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Quinn Cook
3Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Patrick McCaw
3Nick Young
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Jordan Bell
4Kevon Looney
5Chris Boucher
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Damian Jones