On – 01 Jul, 2017 By Latest Sport
Of the many offseason deals that have taken place in the NBA this summer, Nick Young’s move to the Golden State Warriors was certainly one that raised some eyebrows.
Young has never played for a contending team and has had a reputation for being slightly over-elaborate off the court.
But the veteran shooting guard enjoyed his best season with the Los Angeles Lakers last year and shot an impressive 40 percent from three-point range, which unsurprisingly attracted the Warriors.
With a star-studded roster that features Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, Young will likely struggle to find many meaningful minutes on the floor for the Dubs.
The likes of Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston will also be ahead of him in the pecking order coming off the bench.
But, nonetheless, Swaggy P will still be a valuable weapon to have in reserve and he can certainly provide some instant offence and will enjoy the open looks he can expect when he does take to the floor.
With the addition of the 32-year-old – along with free agent big man Omri Casspi – Golden State has arguably the best collection of shooters in the league.
With that in mind, Young was asked by a fan on Twitter who the best shooter on the team is and he provided an interesting answer.
— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) July 15, 2017
With hopes of maybe scoring some extra minutes on the court, Young said it was head coach Steve Kerr.
Praising your head coach publicly is certainly one way of getting in his good books and gaining some favourable treatment.
What is more surprising is that Swaggy didn’t say himself. The Los Angeles native is certainly a good shooter but he usually thinks of himself as a great one.
But a debate about the best shooter on the Warriors roster could go on for days with Curry and Thompson regarded as two of the best shooters in NBA history. Also, Kevin Durant isn’t too bad either.
Young, Steph, Klay, KD and Kerr can all have their own private three-point shooting contest in practice and that is something that many fans will have no problems paying to see.
But it just goes to show that the Bay Area franchise is spoilt for choice in that department and with the league now almost exclusively played behind the three-point line, they are primed to continue their domination for years to come and add multiple championships to their cabinet.