The Golden State Warriors, winners of two of the last three NBA championships, added another player to their bench on Wednesday that is a familiar name to Wizards fans.
In comes shooting guard Nick Young on a one-year $5.2 million contract, a guy who didn't work out in Washington but now will follow several of his former Wizards teammates on the best team in basketball.
It's a strange, headscratching coincidence. But somehow, some way, the Warriors now have employed three players from the Wizards' 2009-10 team that won just 26 games.
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They were so bad that they earned the No. 1 overall pick that later netted them John Wall.
Yet, almost a decade later Young, JaVale McGee and Shaun Livingston have all graced the best rotation in basketball.
Livingston was on both title teams. McGee won his first championship last month and is now a sought after free agent. Now Young is in position to win one himself with the Warriors remaining the favorites entering 2017-18.
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McGee and Young didn't live up to their potential in D.C. as first round picks, but each has gone on to make a long career for themselves and arguably justify their selection. McGee is a nine-year veteran and now enjoying newfound respect after years of being known as a space cadet on the basketball court.
Young is a 10-year pro and could follow a similar path of going from perceived knucklehead to NBA champion.
It took some getting used to this past season as praise was heaped on McGee, who calls himself by the nickname 'Pierre,' for finally finding his way on a good team. Get ready for the same to happen with Swaggy P.