Nick Young is new to the Golden State Warriors, and one of the constants when people describe their signing of him is that the team won’t need to rely on him for much. He’s a good shooter who is coming off arguably the best season of his career, but the Warriors have so much depth and talent that they don’t need to count on him for a key role unless there are injuries.
That also means “Swaggy P” needs to find his minutes in any way possible. Even sucking up to the coach.
I have to admit that I would have expected him to say himself. Great shooters often do, and Young is a pretty good shooter who definitely thinks of himself as a great one.
But the Warriors have a ton of great shooters. That makes this conversation a bit more complicated than it normally might be. Stephen Curry is counted by many (myself included) as the greatest shooter of all time. But Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson can’t possibly be far behind.
Curry’s career 43.8% 3-point shooting ranks third in NBA history, but he has more attempts…