Young has been waived by the Nuggets. Young signed with the Nuggets earlier this month, however never saw much action. With Gary Harris and Will Barton nearing returns from lengthy absences, the Nuggets no longer had a need for Young.
Young will be available to make his Nuggets debut Monday night against the Grizzlies, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. There's no guarantee that Young will see the floor, but he officially passed his physical Monday morning and joined his new team at shootaround. Whether Young plays Monday or not, he eventually figures to settle into a bench role to help the Nuggets make up for the loss of Gary Harris, though he's unlikely to be fantasy-relevant in most formats.
Young signed a contract with the Nuggets on Monday. Already dealing with injuries to Gary Harris (hip), Will Barton (groin), and Isaiah Thomas (hip), the Nuggets went out and signed Young to provide backcourt depth. It's unclear what role the veteran guard will fill for Denver. Young averaged 7.3 points and 1.6 rebounds across 17.4 minutes per game with the Warriors last season.
Young was arrested in Hollywood late Friday night after being pulled over for a routine traffic violation, ESPN reports. A police department spokesperson stated Young did not obey the officers at the scene, which resulted in the player being arrested for delaying an investigation. Young was released on bail just over three hours later. Young has a court date set for Sept. 19. It's not immediately clear how the incident will affect the free agent's offseason, but more information should arrive in mid-September. Last season for the Warriors, Young averaged 7.3 points across 17.4 minutes in his age 32 season.
Young will come off the bench for Friday's Game 3 against New Orleans, Anthony Slater of The Athletic Bay Area reports. With Steph Curry back in the lineup and coach Steve Kerr opting to go with JaVale McGee at center, Young has been pushed out of the starting five. He's seen 16.0 minutes per game over the first two contests of the series, but will likely see a reduction moving forward.
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