NBA free agency: Nick Young can actually make the Warriors even better

Once they took care of business by re-signing Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston to multi-year contracts this offseason, the Warriors weren’t left with much room to upgrade the rest of their roster. It’s not a huge problem considering their core is now under contract for at least another two seasons — the combination of Durant, Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson alone should be enough for them to make it back to the NBA Finals — but they still had a handful of roster spots to fill before the start of next season.

One of those spots has gone to former Lakers guard Nick Young, who signed a one-year contract with the Warriors for $5.2 million. According to his agent, Mark Bartelstein, Durant, Green and Steve Kerr all met with Young to tell him how much they wanted him in Golden State, which makes sense assuming they get the Young of last season when he averaged 13.2 points per game on 43.0 percent shooting from the field. In the two seasons before that, Young averaged an underwhelming 9.9 points per game on 35.4 shooting from the field.

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The primary reason Durant, Green and Kerr were likely interested in Young is because he’s one

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