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Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
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Thaddeus Young returned to action on Wednesday against the Bucks, making just 1-of-10 from the field for three points with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes.
The Wolves wore pink shoelaces tonight to honor Young's mother and it's too bad they couldn't come through with a win. Young should get a lot of run and he will be better his next time out. There is a decent buy-low window here because he's struggled with his new team so far. Nov 27 - 1:56 AM

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Thaddeus Young is active against the Bucks on Wednesday.

The team is honoring his mother with pink shoelaces, which is pretty cool. Young will get a decent matchup tonight and we'd love to see him have a huge game. He's a strong play tonight and should be in most lineups.
Nov 26 - 6:51 PM

Thaddeus Young is expected to return to action on Wednesday, although his role still hasn't been confirmed.

The team will wear pink shoe laces to honor Young's mother, who passed away from breast cancer recently. We should have an update on whether he's starting or not, but you can get him back in your lineup after missing the previous six games.
Nov 26 - 1:32 PM

Thaddeus Young (personal) returned to practice on Monday.

Young is on track to play on Wednesday against Milwaukee and has returned to the team following the tragic loss of his mother. Our thoughts are with Young and his family. With his return, Anthony Bennett should be heading back to the bench.
Nov 24 - 1:45 PM

Wolves coach Flip Saunders expects Thaddeus Young to return from his personal absence in time for Monday's practice.

Young may rejoin the team on Sunday and this merely confirms that he's on pace to return for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. Anthony Bennett will earn another start in Young's absence on Saturday.
Nov 22 - 6:53 PM

Thaddeus Young (personal) is expected to return to the Timberwolves Sunday.

That means Young will be targeting a return for Nov. 26 vs. the Bucks, and Anthony Bennett will draw at least two more starts this week. Bennett put up 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists during his last start, and he makes for a nice, low-budget buy in FanDuel as long as Young is sidelined.
Nov 18 - 3:17 PM

Thaddeus Young (personal) is still not with the Wolves as of Monday.

Coach Flip Saunders didn't mention when Young will be back or if he would play on Wednesday, but he said he should know more on Tuesday. Young's fantasy owners might want to sit him in a three-game week while Anthony Bennett will likely get another start. Shabazz Muhammad may also get more run.
Nov 17 - 4:41 PM

Thaddeus Young (personal) is inactive for Saturday's game as he deals with the loss of his mom.

He is listed as out indefinitely, but we will update his status as soon as we know more and we wish him the best. Gorgui Dieng drew the start on Friday and looks poised to start on Saturday as well. Dieng is an excellent option in daily leagues while Anthony Bennett will also see some increased run in Young's absence.
Nov 15 - 10:50 AM

Thaddeus Young's mom passed away Thursday night, and he will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Young will also miss Saturday's game vs. Dallas, and the Wolves are currently listing him as out indefinitely. Anthony Bennett could draw a few starts while Young is sidelined, and would make for a nice plug-and-play option if he indeed ends up starting. Gorgui Dieng could also see an uptick in his minutes.
Nov 14 - 11:50 AM

Thaddeus Young played just 27 minutes and hit 2-of-10 shots for six points, three rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer on Wednesday.

Flip Saunders rolled with young guys for most of the night, and Young and Kevin Martin suffered because of it. The fact the score was lopsided in favor of Houston didn't help, either. Young had scored 16, 13 and 12 points (with 12 boards) in his previous three games, and all signs were pointing to a big night. It didn't happen, but owners need to stay the course and assume that he'll bounce back in the next one.
Nov 13 - 1:46 AM

Thaddeus Young returned from a head injury and hit just 5-of-13 shots for 10 points, but also added 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in his 36 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

Young can be given a pass for some low scoring after the nasty fall he took last Saturday, and the fact he didn't miss much time is a bonus for his owners. The double-double along with the steals and blocks are fantasy gold, and we're just hoping you went ahead and started him this week. The Wolves only play three games and Young was iffy for this one, so it's understandable if you played it safe with him.
Nov 5 - 11:00 PM

Thaddeus Young (head) returned to a full practice on Monday.

Great news. Young's injury looked very bad when he sustained it, and it's good to hear he's already back in full practice. Young has passed all of his baseline concussion tests, and he should be ready to roll moving forward for the Timberwolves and fantasy owners.
Nov 3 - 2:00 PM

Thaddeus Young passed his concussion test after he suffered a neck injury during Saturday's game.

He collided with Jimmy Butler during Saturday's game and did not return. There is still no update on his status but consider him day-to-day for now. If Young misses any time, expect to see a lot of Anthony Bennett. Stay tuned.
Nov 2 - 11:39 AM

Thaddeus Young suffered a neck injury during Saturday's game when he collided with Jimmy Butler, and he's questionable to return.

He was out cold as soon as it happened and as far as we know, he hasn't been ruled out of the game. However, he didn't come out of the locker room for the second half so we will monitor the situation closely. Anthony Bennett took his place in the lineup to start the second half. Stay tuned.
Nov 1 - 9:29 PM

Thaddeus Young scored a team-high 19 points in Thursday's 97-91 win over the Pistons with five rebounds, two assists, three steals and two 3-poitners.

He played 34 minutes, made 7-of-13 from the field and all three from the line. He's shot the ball extremely well so far and Ricky Rubio has done a solid job of creating open looks for him. Young looks like he'll certainly improve on his shooting numbers compared to what he did last year, but it's early.
Oct 30 - 11:57 PM

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PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Mo Williams
SG1Kevin Martin
2Corey Brewer
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Gorgui Dieng
3Ronny Turiaf