Nick Young, or Swaggy P, as many astute NBA observers call him, will assume Lou Williams' old role as the sixth man off of the Sixers' bench. Signed to a one-year deal, Young is looking to prove that he's worth big dollars from a team willing to overpay for his exceptionally streaky shooting.
Young offers the Sixers something they previously lacked, and that something is no hesitation. The Sixers have been incredibly reluctant to shoot the ball (especially the three) in recent years, and Young, quite frankly, thinks of himself as an offensive juggernaut.
For his career, Young is a 43 percent shooter from the field and a 37.8 percent shooter from beyond the arc. His lack of hesitation will be a positive for a team that struggled to put the ball in the basket, and his true value will likely be measured by his performances in the fourth quarter.
Young is a gunner, so the Sixers will have to take the good with the bad. His ability to create instant offense will be treasured at times and loathed at others, but then again, that's how things worked with Lou Williams.
Young's impact on the defensive end will presumably be negligible, but that comes as no surprise. At 6'7'', Young will be a more diverse defender than Williams was, but it remains to be seen if he will buy into Doug Collins' team-first philosophy.