Former Golden State Warriors guard Nick Young, also known as Swaggy P, finally managed to land a contract with an NBA team for 2018-19 season. The 33-year-old, who won the NBA Championship with the Warriors last season, has agreed to a one year deal with the high-flying Denver Nuggets.
Nuggets’ President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly confirmed the move on Monday announcing that the team signed Young using the injury hardship relief exception granted by the NBA. Guard Brandon Goodwin was waived in a corresponding move.
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Although they started the season in a great fashion, and currently find themselves on the third spot in the Western Conference, Denver Nuggets faced with a string of injuries in the recent weeks. Guards Will Barton and Gary Harris are currently out with groin and hip injuries respectively and are looking to miss a significant time alongside forward Paul Millsap. Denver’s point guard Jamal Murray could also be out for a couple of days, nursing a shin injury.
Nick Young will not only provide badly needed depth for Nuggets, but he will also give them a 3-point threat which is a valuable commodity in the modern NBA. He is known as an excellent marksman, having made 37.6 percent of attempted threes during his career, while also shooting .836 from the free throw line.
Young spent the last season with the Warriors, averaging 7.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in the 80 regular season games he played.