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Thaddeus Young | Forward | #21

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 221
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Thaddeus Young scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. Toronto on Sunday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes.
Young hadn't made a 3-pointer since injuring his wrist, but he knocked down his only long-range attempt tonight. He said his wrist is "feeling better" and likely would have played more minutes if it weren't for the lopsided score. Young is still a ridiculously bad 3-of-13 from the FT line over the past two weeks, dragging down his already-shaky value, but at least this gives owners some cause for optimism. Mar 19 - 9:01 PM

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Thaddeus Young played 37 minutes on Wednesday, but he shot just 1-of-6 from the field for two points in a win vs. the visiting Hornets.

Young added five rebounds, three assists and one steal, with just one turnover, but his shooting tonight snapped a mini-resurgence. In his previous four games he shot a combined 21-of-35 from the field, so owners shouldn't overreact to tonight's dud.
Mar 15 - 10:29 PM

Thaddeus Young only managed to produce four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 37 minutes vs. the Knicks on Tuesday.

Not good. This was his second game in a row with 37+ minutes, but Young only attempted four shots and didn't get to the free throw line. He's been invisible since his wrist injury and was averaging 8.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals in his previous nine games, so he's trending down at the worst possible time for his owners. He's not a must-own player by any means.
Mar 14 - 10:45 PM

Thaddeus Young played 38 minutes vs. Miami on Sunday, finishing with 13 points (5-of-9 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), five rebounds and one assist.

Young's wrist injury has really dented his fantasy appeal, and he came in averaging just 7.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals since the All-Star break. He still hasn't made a 3-pointer since the break, but owners looking for a silver lining can take heart in his heavy playing time tonight.
Mar 12 - 9:31 PM

Thaddeus Young was quiet again on Friday vs. the Bucks with 10 points in 19 minutes.

He hit 5-of-8 from the field with three rebounds and three steals, but this was a far cry from his 18-point effort on Wednesday. Young's wrist is expected to be a problem for the remainder of the season and he hasn't looked right since the All-Star break -- he even air-balled a free throw attempt tonight and doesn't look comfortable shooting the ball. He's not a must-own player right now.
Mar 10 - 11:22 PM

Coach Nate McMillan revealed Thaddeus Young's left wrist won't heal until after the season is over.

That's not good and it confirms all the concerns everyone has had about this injury. Young had by far his best game since the injury, scoring 18 points with eight rebounds in 34 minutes on Wednesday. He's not really much of a shooter anyway, but you can expect his 0.8 treys per game to go away the rest of the season. He's still a hold despite this ominous news from his coach.
Mar 8 - 11:37 PM

Thaddeus Young scored four points on 2-of-5 shooting in Monday's loss to the Hornets.

This was probably the last straw for Young's owners as he simply hasn't produced since he returned from his wrist injury. He only played 21 minutes tonight with two rebounds, two assists and one steal, and he hasn't scored more than 10 points or played more than 26 minutes in six straight games. He's a drop candidate if you can't afford to be patient right now.
Mar 6 - 10:59 PM

Thaddeus Young scored just four points on 2-of-5 shooting Sunday, to go with five boards, two assists and nothing else through 24 minutes of floor time.

Young is fighting through the pain with his left (shooting) wrist issue, but it’s clearly been affecting his play. Since coming out of the All-Star break, Young has only been attempting 6.3 shots per game and his steals have dipped to 0.8 over his past five outings. He should be able to eventually snap out of this rut, but until that happens, owners can probably just leave him on their bench.
Mar 5 - 5:14 PM

Thaddeus Young is not on the injury report for Sunday against the Hawks.

He only played 11 minutes on Wednesday, so it could have been related to his wrist issue. Although, he did pick up some early fouls. Young did say it was "tough" to play through his wrist injury and is hopeful he'll be better sooner rather than later. He may not be worth owning in shallower leagues, but the three days off should help him on Sunday.
Mar 4 - 3:50 PM

Thaddeus Young played only 11 minutes during Wednesday's loss in San Antonio, scoring four points with two rebounds and one assist.

Young was in some early foul trouble but this could also be related to his sprained left wrist, which has been an issue since early February. It cost him eight games and he hasn't looked the same since his return, which might explain tonight's disappearing act. The Pacers next game isn't until Sunday in Atlanta, giving him three days to rest, but we'll put him on the injury report as a sheer precaution.
Mar 2 - 1:24 AM

Thaddeus Young struggled yet again on Monday vs. Houston, scoring eight points on 4-of-10 shooting in 26 minutes.

He missed a lot of easy looks tonight and hasn't looked the same since returning from an eight-game absence due to his sprained left wrist. Young added just five rebounds, one assist and one steal, and he hasn't played more than 26 minutes in each of his last three games. He will look to bounce back on Wednesday vs. the Spurs, but it's not a bad idea to bench him until he turns things around.
Feb 28 - 12:34 AM

Thaddeus Young was held to two points on 1-of-2 shooting vs. the Heat on Saturday.

After only attempting seven shots on Friday, Young may not be completely comfortable out there -- he said after Friday's game that his wrist still feels sore. Young played 26 minutes and added five rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks, and while you shouldn't drop him, it's not a bad idea to bench him until he proves that he's healthy.
Feb 25 - 11:15 PM

Thaddeus Young will start against the Heat on Saturday.

He did say there was some soreness in his wrist on Friday, but he was always expected to be a go. Get Young in your lineup.
Feb 25 - 7:32 PM

Thaddeus Young said his wrist still feels sore but he does expect to play Saturday vs. Miami.

Young returned to the lineup Friday night after missing three weeks of action. He finished with 10 points and five rebounds in 26 minutes. He did admit after the game that on "some of the post-ups I was guarding kind of with my wrist behind my back." But Young still provided a boost of energy for the team as they snapped a six-game losing streak. He should be locked into fantasy lineups going forward.
Feb 25 - 9:35 AM

Thaddeus Young scored 10 points in his return to the lineup on Friday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

He did not attempt a single shot deeper than six feet, which could be due to the sprain to his shooting wrist. Young isn't much of a shooter anyway, so it should not affect how he plays too much. His wrist is still sore and is expected to play on Saturday. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Feb 24 - 9:56 PM

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