Nick Young

Nick Young doesn't agree with his NBA2K18 overall rating


Nick Young doesn't agree with his NBA2K18 overall rating

On Monday afternoon, the world learned the following information:

About six hours later, Nick Young felt the need to voice his displeasure.

Young's rating did not change year-over-year as he was also a "74" in NBA2K17 -- which is surprising considering he registered a career-low 7.3 points per game on 34 percent shooting in 2015-16.

He was a "75" in NBA2K16.

Over 60 games with the Lakers last season, he averaged 13.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks in 25.9 minutes per night.

He shot 43 percent from the field and over 40 percent from deep.

According to ESPN, Young's "Defensive Real Plus-Minus" was -1.63 -- 70th among 94 shooting guards.

And in case you were curious:

Steve Kerr: Multiple reasons Warriors will be even better in 2017-18


Steve Kerr: Multiple reasons Warriors will be even better in 2017-18

Steve Kerr sees the frenzied activity around the NBA in recent weeks and concedes some of it likely is a response to the superiority of the Warriors while rolling to their second championship in three seasons.

So, of course, the league will be happy to hear the coach issue a warning.

“We’re going to be better, for sure,” Kerr said in a weekend phone interview with

Better than the team that posted a 67-15 record in the regular season before concluding a 16-1 postseason that stands as the best postseason record in history.

Kerr cites the core of the roster remaining intact, the second season with Finals MVP Kevin Durant as a Warrior and the increased firepower off the bench with the additions of Nick Young and Omri Casspi.

“If you look at last year’s roster, the one thing that was lacking was (3-point) shooting off the bench,” Kerr said. “Ian (Clark) did a great job. He was kind of prominent shooter off the bench. We have other guys who could score, but their main role is to do other things for us.

“But in terms of having designated shooters, we were able to add two really, really high-quality guys. Both are 6-7, 6-8, so they can switch and guard multiple positions. They’re both really good fits.”

The Warriors last season ranked 29th -- in a 30-team league -- in 3-pointers made off the bench. Young, a career 37.6-percent shooter from deep, is coming off a season in which he shot 40.4 percent. Casspi is shooting 36.7 percent beyond the arc for his career, and shot 34.9 percent last season while limited to 36 games due to injuries.

Young and Casspi join a team that generally was considered the best in the NBA, and that was before the Warriors bossed through a postseason that ended with a five-game destruction of the defending champion Cavaliers.

Within days of the championship parade in Oakland, teams were making moves designed to fortify their rosters, most notably with Chris Paul going to Houston, Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, Paul George to Oklahoma City and Gordon Hayward to Boston. Carmelo Anthony finally is ready to flee the Knicks and Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland.

And, yes, there is good reason to believe all this All-Star movement is connected to the dominance displayed by the Warriors.

“I guess some of it,” Kerr said. “When you think about certain teams, and what they’re doing, you could attribute it to that. But on the other hand, everybody is just trying to get better. That’s what they should be doing. I don’t think it’s that earth-shattering.

“So I wouldn’t say that everything is attributed to us, because every team is in its own little world, with their own set of circumstances whatever that is. Everyone has to do what is best for them.”

More from Kerr:

On Lakers coach Luke Walton providing a scouting report on ‘Swagy P’ -- “He just said he was great last year, fun to be around, a great teammate and he thought he would thrive with our veteran group. He also said he was much better defensively last year than people realized. That’s what we’re going to ask of him next year. He’s got to be really good defensively. We know he can shoot.”

On his health -- “I’m in good hands. I’m seeing all the right people. I’m feeling pretty good. I’m getting a little better, so we’ll see where it all goes. I’m having a good summer, getting in the ocean a lot and enjoying myself.”

On the possibility of a White House visit, which NBA commissioner Adam Silver believes champions should make -- “We haven’t had any discussion about it. So we’ll just see if the invitation comes. And we won’t hold our breath.”

Nick Young narrows Warriors jersey number to two options: 'Depends on...'

Nick Young narrows Warriors jersey number to two options: 'Depends on...'

Nick Young has a very important decision to make with his new team.

What number will he wear with the Warriors? The team didn't announce a jersey number for Young when they made his contract official on July 7.

He wore No. 0 during his tenure with the Lakers, but that number is taken by second-year guard Patrick McCaw.

So what are Young's next choices?

"1 or 6," Young wrote on Twitter Saturday in response to a question about what number he plans to wear this upcoming season.

It sounds like Young prefers No. 1, which he wore during his time with the Wizards and 76ers. But he's waiting to see if the Warriors re-sign the guy who wore No. 1 this past season.

"Depends on Javale," Young wrote in a subsequent tweet, referring to unrestricted free agent JaVale McGee.

No. 6 was not worn by a Warrior during the 2016-17 season and is currently available.