Nuggets sign Nick Young as their roster continues to be decimated by injuries
Young has been a free agent since the end of last season
Nick Young's with the Warriors was astronomical during last year's NBA Finals. He had five points throughout Golden State's sweep of the Cavaliers, but he got a phone call from the NBA anyways for wearing a silk robe to the arena prior to a game. Swaggy P has been a free agent since last offseason, but it looks like he'll get a shot with the Denver Nuggets, who signed him on Monday. The Nuggets are being granted the right to sign Young due to an injury hardship relief exception, which is exactly what it sounds like.
The Nuggets are in dire straits. They're still third in the Western Conference, but they're coming off of losses to the Hornets and Hawks due to a roster that's been utterly ravaged by injuries. Will Barton, Gary Harris and Paul Millsap will miss significant time, while Jamal Murray will sit out Monday's game against the Grizzlies (9 p.m. ET -- Watch on FuboTV with the NBA League Pass extension). Young will be available to play immediately for the Nuggets.
A journeyman, Young averaged 7.3 points per game with the Warriors last season, but he's capable of more. He's averaged double digits in eight of 13 seasons, and there wasn't enough scoring for him with the Warriors. The year before joining the Warriors, Young averaged 13.2 points per game with the Lakers.
Brandon Goodwin was waived to make room for the 33-year-old Young. With four of their five starters out, there's a lot of weight on Nikola Jokic to try to at least keep this team afloat as his supporting cast recovers.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
The 76ers unveil another new jersey that they'll wear for the upcoming 2019-20 season
Despite the growing rumors, the Bucks think it would take too much for Golden State to land...
There are several teams with formidable final fives to finish out games
The Rockets are adding a wing after months of failed negotiations to bring back Iman Shumpert
The Rockets headed to Vegas to train at the UFC Performance Institute
Team USA might as well have the entire Golden State Warriors roster at the Olympics next summer