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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

The Timberwolves, Warriors, Thunder and Pelicans are all reportedly interested in unrestricted free agent Nick Young.

In terms of fantasy hoops, Young's best opportunity to produce would be in New Orleans, but the Warriors present Swaggy P with the best opportunity to chase a ring, which is reportedly something that is important to him. It'll be interesting to see how this one plays out, but we likely won't see a team make a move on Young until some of the bigger name two-guards come off the board.
Jul 3 - 4:39 PM

The Warriors are reportedly interested in unrestricted free agent Nick Young.

Young opted out of his deal worth $5.7 million with the Lakers in order to become a free agent this offseason, and it's unlikely he'd be able to get much more than that if he signs with Golden State, but being able to play for a team that has gone to three straight Finals and won two of them may be incentive enough for Swaggy P. He wouldn't have much fantasy value with the Warriors, though.
Jul 2 - 5:12 PM

Nick Young has received interest from the Thunder, Warriors and Pelicans, according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News.

He opted out of his $5.7 million player option because the Lakers are headed in a different direction, but Young is actually coming off a solid run as a Lakers wing. Swag El just shattered his career high with a 58.8 true shooting percentage, which had a lot to do with more success from deep and cutting down on contested twos.
Jul 1 - 9:23 PM

Nick "Swaggy P" Young is expected to "meet with a bunch of teams" this weekend, a source told Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

This is an obvious leverage play for Young to drum up his market, and it's not a terribly effective one at that. Still, there is a dearth of options at the shooting guard position in free agency and Young did connect on over 40 percent of his attemps from long distance last season. Wherever he lands, Swaggy can probably bet on getting at least a two-year deal. Young is not expected to return to the Lakers.
Jul 1 - 3:56 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans plan to connect with Nick Young on Saturday.

With Jrue Holiday agreeing to re-sign with New Orleans, the core of the team (a Big 3 of Holiday, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins) is in place. Now, the Pels are looking to flesh out the rest of the roster by adding backcourt depth. Young is coming off a solid season in Los Angeles. He averaged 13.2 points for the Lakers, shooting 43.0 percent from the floor and 40.4 percent from 3-point territory.
Jul 1 - 8:54 AM

Nick Young's agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Young declined his player option because he "knows the Lakers are going in a direction."

"They were clear with that at the end of the season and the way things went," Bartelstein said. "He felt like this is an opportunity to choose his own destiny and pick the best spot where he can get a chance to contribute at a high level." In other words, Swaggy P is probably not going back to the Lakers. He also may be looking for a place where he can get some minutes. He probably won't be going to the Nets, though.
Jun 22 - 11:41 AM

Nick Young has declined his $5.6 million player option in favor of free agency.

Young is 32 years old and it's no surprise to see him chase more long-term money, rather than playing out his deal and testing the market at age 33. He had a minor bounce-back season last year, even showing commitment on the defensive end, but no matter where he lands he won't offer fantasy owners more than a handful of points and 3-pointers.
Jun 21 - 7:05 PM

Nick Young said he hasn't decided if he will exercise his $5.7 million option for next season.

In typical Swaggy P Style, he started his exit interview by joking that he agreed to a $150 million lifetime deal that was paid "under the table." Young had a successful season in LA considering he wasn't even a lock to make the 15-man roster, averaging 13.2 points and 2.8 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting from the field. While he would like to stick with the Lakers, Young hinted that he may see what the market looks like -- he also hinted that he could look for a playoff team.
Apr 13 - 1:23 PM

Nick Young is not expected to play in the final five games of the season.

He's technically "available" and the Lakers won't officially shut him down for emergency depth reasons, but Swaggy-DNP is safe to drop in all formats. Young hasn't decided if he will opt out of his player option worth $5.7 million for next season, but he exceeded expectations this season with averages of 13.2 points and 2.8 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting from the field. Expect David Nwaba to get a lot of burn down the stretch.
Apr 3 - 11:43 AM

Nick Young will pick up yet another DNP-CD on Tuesday.

Young has only managed to get into the rotation twice over the Lakers past eight games, but Luke Walton did say he hasn't officially shut down Young just yet, and that at some point he may be able to return to the rotation. However, until that happens, Swaggy-DNP is safe to leave on the waiver wire in all formats.
Mar 28 - 2:35 PM

Nick Young (illness) picked up a DNP-CD on Tuesday vs. the Clippers.

He was healthy enough to play and coach Luke Walton said he was "available," but they probably wanted to take a look at David Nwaba. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues and this probably won't be his last DNP going forward.
Mar 22 - 2:05 AM

Nick Young (illness) is "available" for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

When asked if Young would actually play, coach Luke Walton wouldn't commit to it. The Lakers just signed David Nwaba to a two-year deal Tuesday, so Young's illness may give the team an excuse to take a long look at the rookie guard.
Mar 21 - 9:35 PM