#0 Nick Young
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  • Golden State Warriors
  • Signed as a free agent in July 2017
  • SG/SF
  • 6'7" / 210lbs
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  • 06/01/1985
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  • 16th pick, 2007
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2007 NBA DraftNBADrafted 16th overall by Washington.
3rd July, 2007NBASigned four year, $7,439,503 rookie scale contract with Washington. Included team options for 2009/10 and 2010/11.
27th October, 2008NBAWashington exercised 2009/10 team option.
29th October, 2009NBAWashington exercised 2010/11 team option.
19th December, 2011NBARe-signed by Washington to a one year, $3,695,857 contract.
15th March, 2012NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Washington to L.A. Clippers, along with JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to Denver, in exchange for Nene from Denver, and Brian Cook and a 2015 second round pick from L.A. Clippers (#47, Arturas Gudaitis).
11th July, 2012NBASigned a one year, $5.6 million contract with Philadelphia.
11th July, 2013NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers. Included player option for 2014/15.
24th June, 2014NBADeclined 2014/15 player option.
21st July, 2014NBARe-signed by L.A. Lakers to a four year, $21,326,174 contract. Included player option for 2017/18.
21st June, 2017NBADeclined 2017/18 player option.
7th July, 2017NBASigned a one year, $5,192,000 contract with Golden State.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2004 - 2007USC (NCAA)
June 2007 - March 2012Washington Wizards (NBA)
March 2012 - June 2012L.A. Clippers (NBA)
July 2012 - June 2013Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
July 2013 - June 2017L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2017 - presentGolden State Warriors (NBA)

June 29, 2017

Nick Young
SG/SF, 6’7, 210lbs, 32 years old, 10 years of experience

Young is getting more and more one dimensional each season, as evidenced by a .665% three-point rate this past season. Yet with the long twos basically all now three-pointers, and going in at a 40.4% rate despite the degree of difficulty of some of them, that's OK. Even played some defence, recording 3.2 defensive win shares, up significantly from 0.1 the previous year. It could of course all just have been a contract year push. Now aged 32, any big contract should be a short one, especially if he's being paid for that level of defence.

Player Plan: Expiring $5,443,918 contract. Take whatever sign-and-trade value there is out there, which is probably nothing but worth asking after. If there isn’t any to be found, a one year contract for a reasonable pay rise would be fine, but he probably wants the security of multiple years that he ought not to get here.


October 7, 2013


So saturated can this market be, however, that anyone can benefit. And even non-competitive teams have done so this summer. The Wizards may have facilitated their playoff push with the overly maligned Al Harrington, who if he can have a clean run of health, surely won’t have lost his ability to score. The Mavericks might have done it twice – in addition to the redeemable Blair, they also returned Devin Harris, whose star may have long burned out but who nevertheless will be one of the better backup point guards in the league. And the Lakers might have done it more than twice – Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, and even Shawne Williams have higher talent levels than their price tags indicate.


October 1, 2013

In the past four NBA seasons, there have been 208 occasions on which a player has scored 40 or more points - regular season and playoffs combined. Fifty-seven players have combined for those 208 outbursts, including such unlikely names such as Luis Scola, C.J. Watson and C.J. Miles.

Most of the players are stars, or were stars at the time. Many still are. But some of those players have fallen from this intermittent grace so badly that they now only earn the minimum salary.

Despite their proven potency, Nick Young, Al Harrington, Anthony Morrow, Aaron Brooks and Michael Beasley are now earning as little as a player can - in the case of Beasley, not one dollar of this minimum is even guaranteed. This was agreed to less than three calendar years from his 42-point game, quite the backwards progression.