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, a 10-year NBA veteran, played the past four seasons with the Lakers.
Young headed upstate to Warriors
Nick Young's agent Mark Bartelstein is excited for the opportunity in Golden State for his client.