02/11/13 8:00 am EST
Exciting to watch? Check.
Catchy nickname? Check.
There’s a lot of reasons to like Nick “Swaggy P” Young. After a miserable start to the season, Young found himself riding the almighty pine. He registered five DNP’s from coach Doug Collins and fans became uneasy with the idea of giving any kind of minutes to Young for an already offensively challenged team.
Then January rolled around. Young strung together a few solid performances off the bench, even though the Sixers still piled up losses, and coach Doug Collins felt like it was time to make a switch.
He inserted Young into the starting lineup and the Sixers have gone 5-2 ever since. He’s had four games of over 15 points during that span, including 20 in a 97-80 domination of the Knicks.
Over the weekend, Philadunkia scribe Jeff McMenamin, got a chance to talk to Young about his recent success as well as his intricate personality that fans are getting to know and love.