Nets news: Jordan Clarkson believes Brooklyn should sign Nick Young
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Jordan Clarkson believes Nets should sign Nick Young

Nets, Jordan Clarkson, Nick Young

The Brooklyn Nets are in desperate need of bodies for the “bubble” games in Orlando, and Utah Jazz shooting guard Jordan Clarkson believes the team should take a look at Nick Young, AKA “Swaggy P.”

Once the season resumes on July 30, the Nets will be without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Wilson Chandler and Taurean Prince.

As a result, Brooklyn has three roster spots available to sign for substitute players, and Clarkson says the Nets should look no further than Young.

Young last played in the NBA during the 2018-19 season. He appeared in four games with the Denver Nuggets and averaged 2.3 points in 9.3 minutes per contest.

Young was part of the 2017-18 Golden State Warriors team that won the title over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games. Young put up 7.3 points for the Warriors during the 2017-18 regular season while shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc.

To make the 2020 playoffs, the Nets will be battling it out with the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards for the final two postseason spots in the East. As it stands, Brooklyn is in seventh place. The team got some help on Tuesday when it was announced that Wizards superstar shooting guard Bradley Beal won’t be playing in Orlando. Washington will also be without sharpshooter Davis Bertans.

Young, who entered the NBA in 2007 with the Wizards after playing his college ball at USC, has career averages of 11.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 720 regular-season games with the Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Warriors and Nuggets.