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Report: Nick Young agrees to 1-year, $5.2 million deal with Warriors

Free agent shooting guard Nick Young has agreed to a one-year, $5.2 million deal with the Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Warriors pulled the trigger quickly on Young after having the New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves in the running for his services, both in dire need of outside shooting.

The signing of Omri Casspi and Young would likely spell the end of a possibility of a Zaza Pachulia return, given that the team used their mid-level exception on the marksman. The Warriors have instead shifted their attention to signing free agent center JaVale McGee, who met with the L.A. Clippers today.

The Warriors now only have minimum contracts available after making a whopping seven signings this offseason, starting with their most important pieces.

Golden State’s latest two additions would likely directly replace those of Ian Clark at shooting guard and Matt Barnes at the small forward spot, according to Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News.

Young averaged 13.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in his last of four seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers after shifting from the starting lineup to the bench in a trial offense by coach Luke Walton.

His addition immediately puts the Warriors out of the Jamal Crawford sweepstakes after he was part of a three-team trade between the Clippers, the Denver Nuggets, and the Atlanta Hawks.