Warriors talent Nick Young a Rockets killer?
Steve Kerr has never been afraid to use anyone off of his bench, and most series it’s different guys that are getting the run off the bench.
One of the guys who hasn’t seen a ton of run during the playoffs is Nick Young, who has been inconsistent at best so far this year, but that could change this series against the Houston Rockets. After the Rockets won Game 5 against the New Orleans Pelicans, Kerr talked about how Young’s time riding the pine might be over.
“Nick Young played really well against Houston this year, and he’s a good matchup for them,” Kerr said. “I think every series is different, and you have to look at your opponent and figure out what you need to do to match up.”
In three games against Houston this year, he averaged 21 minutes per game, putting up 16.7 points, shooting 69.2 percent from the field.
“All three times we’ve played them this year, he’s played well,” forward Draymond Green said. “He can make shots. When you can make shots, especially on this team, you’re going to get open looks. When you can knock those shots down at a high rate, which Nick is capable of going of, that’s really big. We have confidence in him.”
It will be interesting to see how much run he is actually going to get off the bench, but when he gets on the court, chances are he is going to be a factor for the Warriors.
Who would have thought just a few years ago, that “Swaggy P” might be a key to the Warriors winning another NBA Title?