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Philadelphia 76ers: 5 Reasons Why Signing Nick Young Helps Immensely
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Nick Young is another underrated signing for the Philadelphia 76ers this off-season.

Nick Young has signed a one-year contract in the $6 million range, according to the Associated Press (via Yahoo! Sports). 

Young averaged 14.2 points last season, splitting time between the Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers, but shot barely over 40% from the field. 

At the same time, he has never shot below 35.3% from three-point range, and had two seasons where he shot at or over 40% from three-point range. 

Listed at 6'7'', 210 pounds and with the ability to play both shooting guard and small forward, Nick Young is perfect to replace the undersized and limited Jodie Meeks, who is only 6' 4'' and couldn't keep his starting job under wraps for an entire season. 

While he had some immaturity issues in the past due to a toxic locker room situation in Washington, Young showed his ability to make clutch shots against the Memphis Grizzlies in the Clippers' first-round series victory. 

Despite some great moves that added young pieces to the 76ers' roster this offseason, Philadelphia looks like the fourth-best team in the Atlantic Division right now.

That being said, here are five reasons how the addition of Nick Young can still make the Philadelphia 76ers immensely better next season.

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