Free-agent guard Nick Young has agreed to a one-year, $5.2 million deal with the Golden State Warriors, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN. For the defending NBA champions, Young, 32, is a coup of a signing for the franchise’s midlevel exception. Young had a revival season for the Los Angeles Lakers on both sides of the ball last season and comes to Golden State to play a pivotal role on the Warriors’ bench.

Golden State has gained two bench commitments in the past 48 hours — forward Omri Casspi and Young — who further solidify what is already the NBA’s most talented team. The Warriors still want to bring back free-agent center JaVale McGee on a new deal. He was set to meet with Clippers officials on Wednesday, league sources said.

Young averaged 13.2 points for the Lakers a year ago. His Lakers coach, Luke Walton, is close with the Golden State management and coaches and had been impressed with how Young performed for him a year ago. Young turned down a $5.67 million player option to remain with the Lakers for ’17/18, so he’ll be taking a slight pay cut and will be leaving him hometown of Los Angeles in order to join the Warriors. However, his odds of earning his first championship ring increase significantly with the move.

The Warriors’ total commitments for 2017/18 now appear to be in the neighborhood of $133 million, with more to come, as cap expert Albert Nahmad tweets. The tax line for this year is just over $119 million, so Golden State’s roster is starting to get expensive. By the time the team is done filling out its roster, its projected tax penalties may exceed $40MM.

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