This is now 33-year-old veteran Nick Young’s eleventh season in the NBA. The much-accomplished guard has reportedly been signed by the Denver Nuggets. After winning an NBA title last season as a member of the Golden State Warriors, he will now be tested as a player on a team on the verge of contending. The Nuggets sit atop the western conference, and are the second best team in the NBA (Toronto is first). Denver currently has an overall record of 17-9.
With a very tough stretch approaching, the Denver Nuggets are in need of a good guard, as their starting shooting guard, Gary Harris was injured in Toronto against the Raptors. Harris is expected to make a much needed return for the Nuggets in about 3-4 weeks. There are two other injured guards in Denver, as Isaiah Thomas (right hip) and Will Barton (right hip) will be sidelined for quite some time as well.
With the Nuggets in desperate need for an experienced guard during the tough stretch that’s approaching, Young seems like the perfect answer: He has the veteran experience, meaning that he can be a leader in the team, and be a reliable option in late-game situations. The Nick Young deal surely guides a team in a tough situation into a great alternative route.
Young has always been a solid point guard that can help out any team. Now, with a ring on his finger and his NBA career nearly complete, it’s time for his to complete what could be his final chapter in the NBA as a member of the Denver Nuggets.
Last season with the Golden State Warriors, Young averaged 7.3 PPG, 1.6 RPG, 0.5 APG, 41.2 FG%, and 17.4 MPG. Young played eighty games that season as he missed only two contests due to minor injury.