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  • Nick Young
    G, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets have waived Nick Young.

    Young knew the deal, as he was signed with a hardship exception while Denver down three starters. Now that Paul Millsap is back and Gary Harris and Will Barton not far behind, the writing was on the wall. The Nuggets had nothing but good things to say about Swaggy in his short stay so we might see him resurface with another team down the line.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Nick Young
    G, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets have signed Nick Young, and he'll be available to play in Monday's game after already passing his physical.

    The Nuggets need some help with Will Barton, Gary Harris and Paul Millsap all out but Young is added to a backcourt group that's actually gotten some solid play out of its bench from Monte Morris and Malik Beasley. He doesn't figure to play much but is a nice source of scoring punch on a roster that's suddenly down three of its biggest offensive pieces.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Nick Young
    G/F, Golden State Warriors

    The Wolves are expected to have workouts with Nick Young, Arron Afflalo and Corey Brewer in the upcoming days.

    Young won the championship with the Warriors last season but he had a disappointing year shooting just 36.6 percent from behind the 3-point line. Injuries forced Afflalo to play in 53 games with the Magic in 2017-18 but he was never really a fantasy option while Brewer was brought in to replace Andre Roberson in Oklahoma and had a late-season resurgence. The team currently has 13 active contracts so there is a chance one of these veterans makes the final cut.

    Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter

  • Nick Young
    G/F, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets announced they are signing Nick Young.

    The Nuggets are facing multiple injuries on the wing and the recent injury to Paul Millsap is forcing Juancho Hernangomez and Trey Lyles to play some power forward. The signing of Nick Young should help fill some of the open minutes on the wing, but he is likely to come off of the bench and has no significant value in standard leagues.

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  • Nick Young
    G/F, Golden State Warriors

    The Rockets are among six teams that have continued to express interest in free agent Nick Young, according to Mark Berman on Wednesday.

    Anthony Slater of The Athletic reported Wednesday that Young is not expected to go back to the Warriors. The Rockets are in need of wing depth after losing Trevor Ariza and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Young does not fit the their scheme the same way Ariza and Mbah a Moute did, but he is still a wing shooter. Wherever Young does end up, he will be able to add instant spacing and offense. If Houston is where he wants to sign it would have to be for the minimum.

    Source: Mark Berman on Twitter

  • Nick Young
    G/F, Golden State Warriors

    Nick Young is not expected to return to the Warriors, with Anthony Slater of The Athletic saying "It'd be a stunner if he's back next season."

    The Warriors don't have a ton of depth and while Young's occasional scoring punch is nice he's pretty much a zero in the other facets of the game. He was able to parlay a nice season with the Lakers into a surprisingly hefty deal with Golden State but he probably won't have many teams breaking down his door this offseason. Swaggy P can at least add "Champion" to his resume before looking for a new gig.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Nick Young
    G/F, Golden State Warriors

    Nick Young has been an effective defender when called upon so far in the Western Conference Finals against the Rockets.

    It's a small sample size, but when Young has been the primary defender, he has held the opposition to 3-of-12 from the field and contested 11 of the 12 shots. This includes 1-of-8 from deep and three turnovers. Swaggy P will be needed more in Game 4 with Andre Iguodala (knee) listed as doubtful. The three-point specialist could be sneaky cheap DFS play after averaging 16 mpg so far and possibly more in Game 4 with no Iggy. However Kerr could also opt to give that time to Kevon Looney or Jordan Bell. It's a risk, but Young's defending plus floor spacing should give him the edge.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Nick Young
    G/F, Golden State Warriors

    Nick Young scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting (all threes) with one rebound and two assists in 17 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Rockets.

    Young played decently and benchmate Kevon Looney was decent with four points, five boards, one steal and one block, but only saw 11 minutes this time out. The Warriors ran smaller than normal and we'd expect Looney to get more run when the game is more under control for GSW.

  • Nick Young
    G/F, Golden State Warriors

    Nick Young remained in the starting lineup on Tuesday despite the return of Stephen Curry, finishing with three points in 11 minutes.

    Young started both halves and went minus-11 in his short time on the court. It's safe to say the Dubs will be going back to their regular lineups in Game 3 and beyond, so we may have seen the last of Swaggy P outside of garbage time.

  • Nick Young
    G/F, Golden State Warriors

    Nick Young drew the surprise start in Saturday's Game 1 and responded with six points (on two threes) in 21 minutes.

    Stephen Curry's likely return in Game 2 will send Swaggy P back to the end of the bench. While Curry will be on a minutes restriction initially, Young is facing a major uphill battle to provide anything more than this on most nights going forward.

  • Nick Young
    G/F, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors will start Nick Young, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green on Saturday.

    They're working without a true point guard or center and won't even bother sacrificing one of their bigs to Anthony Davis. Draymond Green should draw that assignment while one of Durant or Iguodala will handle Niko Mirotic, presumably. We'll see how things change when Steph Curry returns but if Young gets a few quick buckets he could end up packing a serious punch.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Nick Young
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Nick Young managed just six points in 24 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's finale against the Jazz, hitting 1-of-3 shots (including a three) with two rebounds and one assist.

    Young saw action in 80 games but managed just 17.4 mpg, providing mostly comic relief and postgame quotes with top-300 production. He'll be a free agent and after staying in his lane for the most part, he'll attract interest in the same type of capacity.

  • Nick Young
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Nick Young (flu-like symptoms) is available to play on Saturday night.

    Young isn't much of an option with the Dubs close to full strength, and he should really only be viewed favorably when Klay Thompson rests. That's not happening tonight.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Nick Young
    SG/SF, Golden State Warriors

    Nick Young (illness) is probable to play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Young made a name for himself in recent years as a 3-point specialist in fantasy but can't quite get it going this season. He did not make much of the opportunity he had for the Warriors with all of their injuries and now that Klay Thompson is back, Young's minutes are down to the low-twenties. He is shooting 34.0 percent over his last 15 games and an even more dreadful 26.7 percent over his last seven.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Andre Iguodala
    SG/SF, Golden State Warriors

    Andre Iguodala (knee) and Nick Young (illness) are probable to play on Saturday vs. the Pelicans.

    Shaun Livingston (knee) is doubtful and Steph Curry (ankle), Pat McCaw (back) and Omri Casspi (ankle) are still out so Iggy has a chance stay on the floor long enough to have low-end value.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter