Nick Young has been in Steve Kerr’s doghouse for coming to Warriors camp out of shape, being confused in the team’s offensive scheme, and generally mystified in the defensive scheme. Last night was his best GSW game, logging +9 in his playing time. His previous games with more than 10 minutes play were: HOU (-10), NOP (-1), DAL (+6 in a huge blowout), DET (-16), DEN (+1). So Young has not been effective on court until now.
Here’s a video analyzing Nick Young’s defense, playmaking and, yes, offensive swaggery.
He played with intensity on defense, and showed a willingness to pass, though perhaps his numbers were enhanced by some luck and being the last one to touch the ball before Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry shot.
Is it sustainable? Not sure about the results, but the attitude can be sustained if Nick Young commits fully to being Swaggy *D* hereafter.
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What is the correct nickname for Nick Young?
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We're not calling him Swaggy P. His name's Nick Young.
something else more dignified (in comments)