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Nuggets assistant coach Wes Unseld Jr. calls Nick Young a ‘good-hearted slob’

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Denver Nuggets assistant coach Wes Unseld Jr. had some intriguing comments about the personality of veteran guard Nick Young, who was recently signed by the franchise.

Young was picked up by Denver a week ago, and he made his season debut in Friday night’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder by posting six points and two made 3-pointers in nine minutes of action.

And while he has yet to get completely settled in, Young is already earning praise from one of the team’s assistant coaches.

Here’s what Unseld had to say about Young’s overall personality and how it will help the Nuggets moving forward, courtesy of Mike Singer of The Denver Post:

“He’s a good-hearted slob,” said Unseld Jr. before lauding his adaptability, particularly as it pertains to joining a Nuggets culture that’s already tight-knit.

“It’s funny because you read some of the stuff, and it almost portrays him in a different light,” said Unseld Jr. “He’s a negative influence … not at all. He’s been as kind-hearted as they come. I think a lot of times misunderstood, but there’s not a negative bone in his body. He is one of the most positive people that I’ve ever met. A little different, a little eclectic, but he’s very positive and it’s good particularly in the situation he’s in. Guys gravitate toward him.”

Denver will hope that Young can also bring some production to the court, as he would help add even more value to what has been a great start for the team during the 2018-19 campaign.

The Nuggets will try to pick up their 20th win on Sunday night when they host the Toronto Raptors.

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