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Warriors manage to add more shooting on the cheap

The Golden State Warriors are already NBA champions. But on Wednesday, they got a lot more swaggy.

According to ESPN, the Dubs added Nick “Swaggy P” Young on a one-year deal worth $5.2 million.

Young has spent the last four seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 13.2 points per game while shooting better than 40 percent from 3-point range last season.

He’s best known for having an eccentric personality, famously celebrating a 3-pointer that rimmed out. He also had a public breakup with Iggy Azalea after former teammate D’Angelo Russell posted a video of Young admitting he cheated on the Australian pop star.

The Warriors used their midlevel exception to sign Young.

It’s the second year in a row the team has taken a chance on a frequent contributor to TNT’s Shaqtin a Fool segment. Making the connection deeper, Young and JaVale McGee used to be teammates on the Washington Wizards.

When the news broke that Young was joining the Warriors, Kevin Durant tweeted the picture of his newest teammate triumphantly celebrating as his shot came off the rim.

It’s a strong bet he’ll be a fan favorite at Oracle Arena next season.

In another move to fill out the roster, the Warriors reportedly signed Omri Casspi to a veteran’s minimum contract, according to ESPN.

Casspi is another first-rate shooter, averaging 37 percent from deep over his eight-year NBA career.

Signing the pair of shooters likely means Ian Clark and Matt Barnes are officially out of consideration for roster spots.

The Warriors are expected to sign a couple centers to fill out the remaining two spots. Zaza Pachulia and JaVale McGee have not been ruled out to return for another season.

jpalmer@sfexaminer.com

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