Nick Young Compares Playing With Warriors Vs Playing With Kobe

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

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