The Warriors opened training camp on Saturday, Sept. 23, which means Nick Young has been around his new teammates daily for about a month.
In a recent conversation with The Undefeated's Marc Spears, Young talked about his early days with Golden State.
“Like Kobe, it’s a totally different set of stars,” Young explained. “Kobe, you had to say, ‘What’s up?’ to him and talk to him. He was very standoffish.
"But these guys, once I came in, were already all jelling. It was kind of like family. I was a little nervous. It’s a new team that just won a championship, and it’s a bunch of great players.
"But they welcomed me great, so I thought that was unbelievable right there.”
Young and Kobe were teammates for three seasons in Los Angeles.
In 2013-14, Young averaged a career-high 17.9 points per game, while Kobe appeared in just six games because of injuries.
During Kobe's final NBA season (2015-16), Young appeared in only 54 games and averaged just 7.3 points on 34 percent shooting.
In Young's first regular season game in a Warriors uniform, he racked up 23 points on just nine shots (and was a team-worst -10).
On Monday against the Mavs, he chipped in 13 points (10 in the fourth quarter) and went 4-for-7 from deep.
He's thankful for the opportunity to compete for a ring, and if he gets one...
"I will probably be on TMZ the next day. The celebration is going to be crazy for sure.”
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller