Warriors Give Nick Young Chance to Reinvent Himself While Still Being ‘Swaggy P’

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 4: Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors on November 4, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images

Nick Young is following JaVale McGee’s path toward redemption—and potentially, if inevitably, an NBA title.

The powder-keg chucker has agreed to join the reigning champion Golden State Warriors on a one-year deal worth $5.2 million, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski. He left more money on the table with the Los Angeles Lakers by declining his $5.7 million player option, but Golden State’s recruiting contingent can be quite persuasive: