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Nick Young - SG/SF, 6'7, 210
Golden State Warriors - Signed as a free agent in July 2017
       Date of birth: 06/01/1985
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 16th pick, 2007
     Out of: USC
  NBA Experience: 10 years
  Hand: Right

2007 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 16th overall by Washington.
3rd July, 2007 NBA Signed four year, $7,439,503 rookie scale contract with Washington. Included team options for 2009/10 and 2010/11.
27th October, 2008 NBA Washington exercised 2009/10 team option.
29th October, 2009 NBA Washington exercised 2010/11 team option.
19th December, 2011 NBA Re-signed by Washington to a one year, $3,695,857 contract.
15th March, 2012 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by Washington to L.A. Clippers, along with JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf to Denver, in exchange for Nene from Denver, and Brian Cook and a 2015 second round pick from L.A. Clippers (#47, Arturas Gudaitis).
11th July, 2012 NBA Signed a one year, $5.6 million contract with Philadelphia.
11th July, 2013 NBA Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers. Included player option for 2014/15.
24th June, 2014 NBA Declined 2014/15 player option.
21st July, 2014 NBA Re-signed by L.A. Lakers to a four year, $21,326,174 contract. Included player option for 2017/18.
21st June, 2017 NBA Declined 2017/18 player option.
7th July, 2017 NBA Signed a one year, $5,192,000 contract with Golden State.
When: Where:
2004 - 2007 USC (NCAA)
June 2007 - March 2012 Washington Wizards (NBA)
March 2012 - June 2012 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
July 2012 - June 2013 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
July 2013 - June 2017 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2017 - present Golden State Warriors (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

Nick Young
SG/SF, 6’7, 210lbs, 32 years old, 10 years of experience

Young is getting more and more one dimensional each season, as evidenced by a .665% three-point rate this past season. Yet with the long twos basically all now three-pointers, and going in at a 40.4% rate despite the degree of difficulty of some of them, that's OK. Even played some defence, recording 3.2 defensive win shares, up significantly from 0.1 the previous year. It could of course all just have been a contract year push. Now aged 32, any big contract should be a short one, especially if he's being paid for that level of defence.

Player Plan: Expiring $5,443,918 contract. Take whatever sign-and-trade value there is out there, which is probably nothing but worth asking after. If there isn’t any to be found, a one year contract for a reasonable pay rise would be fine, but he probably wants the security of multiple years that he ought not to get here.

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   The Value of Minimum Contracts In The NBA


So saturated can this market be, however, that anyone can benefit. And even non-competitive teams have done so this summer. The Wizards may have facilitated their playoff push with the overly maligned Al Harrington, who if he can have a clean run of health, surely won’t have lost his ability to score. The Mavericks might have done it twice – in addition to the redeemable Blair, they also returned Devin Harris, whose star may have long burned out but who nevertheless will be one of the better backup point guards in the league. And the Lakers might have done it more than twice – Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, and even Shawne Williams have higher talent levels than their price tags indicate.

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   How Roddy Buckets went from 40 points a night to NBA castoff

In the past four NBA seasons, there have been 208 occasions on which a player has scored 40 or more points - regular season and playoffs combined. Fifty-seven players have combined for those 208 outbursts, including such unlikely names such as Luis Scola, C.J. Watson and C.J. Miles.

Most of the players are stars, or were stars at the time. Many still are. But some of those players have fallen from this intermittent grace so badly that they now only earn the minimum salary.

Despite their proven potency, Nick Young, Al Harrington, Anthony Morrow, Aaron Brooks and Michael Beasley are now earning as little as a player can - in the case of Beasley, not one dollar of this minimum is even guaranteed. This was agreed to less than three calendar years from his 42-point game, quite the backwards progression.

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