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Nick Young Planning on Shooting Game Winning Shots for the Warriors 


Though he says it in a joking matter, you never really know with Nick Young. Despite having Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant on the court, Swaggy P says he will take game-winning shots and act like he didn’t see them open.

Young’s shoot-first, ask-questions later mentality has earned him a solid 11-year career and the Warriors don’t want him to change his game up at all for them.

Via the AP:

Nick Young passed up a shot, and then another, uncharacteristic of the charismatic guard with a sweet stroke.

“We had to remind him, like, ’Listen man, you’ve gotta shoot, be you,’” [Andre] Iguodala said. “Shaun Livingston and myself are going to put him in a position where he won’t have to worry about where his shots are going to come from or if he’s going to be able to get as many attempts as he would like. We’re going to make life a lot easier for him and we’re going to make basketball fun for him, too.”

Now, they all are eager for him to get comfortable — and fast. The Warriors open the preseason schedule at home Saturday against Denver before a trip to China to face the Timberwolves twice, Oct. 5 and 8.

“I’ve been saying the same thing to Nick, ’Shoot it, shoot it, shoot it,’” [Steve] Kerr said. “The whole thing for any of our new guys is to understand that we want the first good shot we can find. If we don’t have a good shot, try to get a great shot but let’s keep the ball moving but be aggressive and find that balance. I don’t want Nick out there thinking. He’s one of the best shooters in the league and he should let it fly every time he’s open. And then as he gets more comfortable with the guys he’ll understand where those opportunities will come, when to move the ball on and when to shoot it.”

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