Young, who won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in June, was always a long shot to stick around on Denver’s roster. The Nuggets have excellent depth when healthy, but signed ‘Swaggy P’ after suffering a string of injuries.
The journeyman shooter was signed using the injury exception, which means that Denver is almost surely welcoming back one of their injured players now.
The #Nuggets have announced that they have waived Nick Young, who was signed using an injury hardship exception.— T.J. McBride (@TJMcBrideNBA) December 30, 2018
This must mean that one of Gary Harris or Will Barton should be returning from injury by the 1st of the year with the #Nuggets take on the #Knicks.
Young appeared in only four games with the Nuggets. Since they would have had to clear a roster spot in order to keep him around, it’s not at all surprising that this was the end result.
Denver doesn’t visit Oracle Arena until March 8, which means that the Swag Champ fell well short of lasting long enough to get his championship ring as a member of the Nuggets. It’s likely that the Warriors will wait to see if Young signs with another team, and, if not, they’ll arrange to have him come to a game to receive his hardware.