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Thaddeus Young | Forward

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
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Thaddeus Young (left knee) returned to the Nets' starting lineup on Tuesday with eight points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and zero turnovers in a much-needed win vs. the Pacers.
He shot 4-of-11 from the field without any 3-pointers, but any notion of a minute-limit was abolished as he racked up 39 minutes tonight. Thad's true shooting has leaped to 55.4 percent in Brooklyn, up from 49.1 percent in Minnesota, and he should at least maintain his current late-round value as the Nets chase a playoff berth. Mar 31 - 10:46 PM

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Thaddeus Young will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers, sending Mason Plumlee back to the bench.

Young will not be on a minutes limit tonight, so owners can feel confident plugging him into their active rosters. Plumlee didn't do much during his run with the starting unit, so the demotion to the second unit isn't going to do him any favors. In fact, Plumlee is averaging just 5.1 points and 4.8 rebounds on 43.6 percent shooting as a reserve, so it makes sense to drop him in standard leagues.
Mar 31 - 5:52 PM

Thaddeus Young (knee) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

The words "available to play" would seem to insinuate that Young won't start after missing the Nets' previous two games with a left knee strain. We'll update Young's status as more information is available, but he's a risky start for fantasy owners if he's coming off the bench behind Miles Plumlee.
Mar 31 - 10:41 AM

Thad Young (knee) shot around on Monday, and he's being listed as questionable to face the Pacers on Tuesday.

He's iffy at best for Tuesday and Wednesday's back-to-back set, and he's been out since March 25 with the knee injury. Young's owners can't afford to rely on his return right now given he doesn't appear anywhere close to full strength, and if Young continues to sit, Miles Plumlee is likely to to start at power forward with Earl Clark and Alan Anderson getting a little more time off the bench.
Mar 30 - 12:40 PM

Thaddeus Young (knee) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

This will be his second straight game out of the lineup, and there is still no indication on when he will return. The Nets are still in the playoff hunt, so hopefully we will see Young back out on the floor soon. Mason Plumlee started at power forward on Friday vs. the Cavaliers, but he was largely ineffective and is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Mar 28 - 12:06 PM

Thaddeus Young (knee) has been listed as out for Friday's game against the Cavaliers and doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

An MRI on Young's left knee revealed a strain, so the Nets can breathe a sigh of relief as this one looked worse. Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson, Mason Plumlee, and Cory Jefferson will get the biggest fantasy boost while Young is out for Friday and likely Sunday.

Thaddeus Young suffered a hyperextended left knee on Wednesday and will not return.

X-rays were negative and he will likely have an MRI on Thursday. To clarify, a hyperextended knee means his joint just went past where it's normally supposed to go, so this isn't a specific diagnosis. We should know more on Thursday, but Young could miss time. It'll be Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson and Cory Jefferson stepping up. Young finished with 11 points and four boards in 23 minutes, and could miss time with this injury.
Mar 25 - 8:40 PM

Thaddeus Young suffered an apparent left leg injury on Wednesday and went to the locker room.

He laid on the court for 10 seconds or so before the Nets had to commit a foul. Young could have suffered a number of injuries with most of his leg twisting. He was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power. Stay tuned for an update.
Mar 25 - 8:28 PM

Thaddeus Young played just 16 minutes and had nine points, three rebounds, two steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-8 shooting.

He had four fouls and there were no reports of an injury. And given that the Cavaliers spanked the Nets 117-92, the Nets just didn't see a reason to put him back in. He should be fine for his next one, as long as he doesn't have an injury we don't know about.
Mar 18 - 10:40 PM

Thaddeus Young still hasn't decided if he will pick up his player option for next season with the Nets.

"It’s one of those things where they want me for the future, they want to keep me around," Young said. "It’s a mutual feeling." Young's option for next season is estimated to be around $10 million, but it's certainly possible that he opts out in the hope of inking a more lucrative long-term deal. Young is coming off a 21-point, nine-rebound performance vs. the 76ers on Friday with a couple steals and a block as well, and it's starting to like he is adjusting to life pretty well in Brooklyn.
Mar 15 - 9:28 AM

Thaddeus Young made 9-of-15 from the field against the 76ers during a 94-87 win on Saturday, scoring 21 points with nine rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

The revenge game was on for Thad and he scored the most points he's ever had as a Net. Young saw his most minutes as a Net as well and he's becoming more involved in the offense. He also has 2.0 steals per game in March with at least one 3-pointer in every game. The move to the Nets has not helped his fantasy value yet, but there theoretically shouldn't be anything getting in the way of the early-to-mid round numbers he was putting up in Minny.
Mar 14 - 11:23 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 15 points against the Heat on Wednesday with seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

He's become fairly comfortable with his starting role and played 33 minutes in two of his last three -- the other one was a blowout in which he played 27 minutes. Young's steals, boards and points should help get his fantasy value in the mid-round range as long as he doesn't go through some shooting slumps.
Mar 12 - 12:52 AM

Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez will stick with the starting unit for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

It looks like Young has established himself as a permanent starter for the Nets, so his arrow is pointing up. Lopez' role isn't quite as certain, but as long as he's starting, Mason Plumlee will struggle to find enough minutes to matter in standard leagues.
Mar 10 - 6:00 PM

Thaddeus Young made his first start with the Nets on Sunday, finishing a tough loss to the Jazz with 19 points on 9-of-17 shooting, three rebounds, two assists and four steals.

It was only a matter of time before Young moved into the starting five and owners should soon reap the rewards of their patience. He's averaging 2.5 steals over his past four games, despite playing limited minutes prior to tonight's start at PF, and he'll contribute in every main fantasy category except FT percentage and blocks.
Mar 8 - 8:38 PM

Thaddeus Young will enter the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Jazz, sending Alan Anderson to the bench.

Young started the second half of Wednesday's game, and given his talent level, there's a good chance his move into the starting unit will be permanent. Anderson's value will take a sizable hit with the demotion to the bench, and he can be cut in most leagues.
Mar 8 - 4:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Deron Williams
3Darius Morris
SG1Joe Johnson
2Markel Brown
SF1Alan Anderson
2Bojan Bogdanovic
3Sergey Karasev
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Cory Jefferson
3Earl Clark
4Mirza Teletovic
C1Mason Plumlee
2Brook Lopez
3Jerome Jordan