War­riors sign guard Young

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By The As­so­ci­ated Press

OAK­LAND, CALIF.» Vet­eran guard Nick Young is get­ting a new start with Golden State, agree­ing to a $5.2 mil­lion, one-year con­tract Wed­nes­day with the cham­pion War­riors.

Young’s agent, Mark Bar­tel­stein, con­firmed the deal in a mes­sage to The As­so­ci­ated Press. War­riors gen­eral man­ager Bob My­ers also said the team would fi­nal­ize a con­tract with Young once the free agency mora­to­rium pe­riod con­cludes Thurs­day.

In ad­di­tion, for­ward Omri Casspi is join­ing the War­riors on a $2,106,470, one-year con­tract, a per­son with di­rect knowl­edge of the deal said Wed­nes­day, speak­ing on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause it hadn’t been an­nounced. This will be the 29-year-old Casspi’s sixth team as he en­ters his ninth NBA sea­son, in­clud­ing two sep­a­rate stints in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia with the Sacra­mento Kings. He played for Sacra­mento, New Or­leans and Min­nesota last sea­son, av­er­ag­ing 5.2 points and 3.1 re­bounds in 17.9 min­utes.

The 32-year-old Young last month de­clined the player op­tion in his con­tract for next sea­son with the Los An­ge­les Lak­ers, which would have paid him more than $5.6 mil­lion, and be­came a free agent. He had said in April that it was “60/40” he would leave the Lak­ers — pre­fer­ring to be part of a play­off team.

Now, he’s on a su­perteam. Young av­er­aged 13.2 points, 2.3 re­bounds and 1.0 as­sists in 60 games for the Lak­ers. He will pro­vide the War­riors with the kind of depth they like on a long bench as coach Steve Kerr reg­u­larly ro­tates in his re­serves to spell the stars.

Young’s agency, Pri­or­ity Sports, also posted on Twit­ter: “Con­grat­u­la­tions to @Nick­SwagyPYoung on your new con­tract with the @war­riors! We are so happy for you!”

OKC, Rober­son agree to deal.

A per­son with knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion told The As­so­ci­ated Press that the Thun­der has agreed to terms with for­mer Colorado star An­dre Rober­son on a three-year, $30 mil­lion con­tract.

Jef­fer­son to re­turn to Cavs.

CLEVE­LAND» Richard Jef­fer­son isn’t mess­ing with any re­tire­ment talk this sum­mer.

Af­ter say­ing he would stop play­ing af­ter the Cava­liers won the NBA ti­tle in 2016 and chang­ing his mind, Jef­fer­son said that he will be back with Cleve­land next sea­son — his 17th as a pro­fes­sional.

Foot­notes.

Dion Waiters and the Heat agreed on a four-year deal. The deal is worth a max­i­mum of $52 mil­lion.

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