It seems inevitable the insults will spill out of Nick Young’s mouth as quickly as he takes shots. When the Warriors (15-6) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (8-12) on Wednesday, it won’t just mark Young’s return since ending a four-year run with the Lakers to join the Warriors in hopes of winning his first NBA championship. Young will also have his first on-court opportunity to trade barbs with his former teammates as an opponent. “I’m going to go in and try to kill them guys,” Young told the Bay Area News Group in between laughs. “I’m going to be talking trash and just having fun.” Warriors forward Kevin Durant had predicted Young will lead the team in shot attempts at least once this season, and Young said in a half-serious, half-joking tone that he will try that in Los Angeles against the Lakers either Wednesday or Dec. 18. A bold take, considering the Warriors’ offense largely centers on Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Meanwhile, Young has averaged 6.6 points on 43 percent shooting in 13.4 minutes off the bench, a role that Warriors coach Steve Kerr praised Young for accepting without complaint. Then again, it might not be a stretch for Young to let shots fly, considering Warriors forward Draymond Green joked that Young’s five assists this month against Minnesota marked a career-high. Aside from the actual career-high six assists he posted with the Lakers in 2014 against Cleveland, Young jokingly blamed his low assist numbers more on former Lakers teammates Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram and less on his high-volume shooting.
Swaggy 'going to go in and try to kill' the Lakers
San Jose Mercury News | Nov 28