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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 started the second half over SG Markel Brown on Wednesday, but still managed just eight points, three rebounds, three steals and a 3-pointer on 3-of-5 shooting in 24 minutes.
The Nets were waxed by the Hornets and maybe this was a wakeup call? Until they give in and start Brook Lopez and Young, it will be hard to take them seriously as a playoff contender in the East. Yet, that's exactly what they are, sitting just a game behind the Hornets for the final spot. Young has had a pretty disappointing season, but could make it up to his owners if he begins starting and playing well for the Nets, as the fantasy playoffs approach. Just continue to hang in there with him. Mar 5 - 12:06 AM

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Thaddeus Young scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Warriors.

Young has leveled out with late mid-round value so far during his time in Brooklyn and that will probably improve by a round or two once he's fully integrated into their system.
Mar 2 - 11:22 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 16 points against the Mavs on Saturday with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer.

The Nets played five road games with Thad and went 3-2, which isn't too shabby considering they lost to the Rockets in one of those. Young's averages in that span include 13.4 points, 4.8 boards 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.8 treys on 59.0 percent from the field. He's a hold in standard leagues and could see a slight uptick.
Feb 28 - 11:21 PM

Thaddeus Young played just 16 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring nine points on 4-of-7 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds and no other stats.

Odd. Young had been trending upward nicely before tonight's setback, and it should be worth noting that Lionel Hollins has been yanking guys around this year. Owners shouldn't do anything crazy like drop him, but we'll certainly be tracking this.
Feb 28 - 2:59 AM

Thaddeus Young once again came off the bench for the Nets, but still managed 19 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 8-of-12 shooting.

Maybe the Nets will put him in the starting lineup at some point soon, but even if they don't, Young should continue to improve as he learns how to play with his new teammates.
Feb 26 - 12:48 AM

Thaddeus Young scored 15 points on 6-of-11 from the field during a 110-82 win over the Nuggets on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

He only played 12 minutes in his Brooklyn debut on Friday and doubled his playing time tonight. Young is logging most of his playing time at power forward, but he does have a handful of minutes at small forward, which helps his upside. Considering the Nets have gone with such small lineups, Thad could start soon. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Feb 24 - 12:30 AM

Thaddeus Young made his Nets debut on Friday, scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting with four rebounds and one steal in just 12 minutes.

Not bad for the first night and he should have a similar opportunity in Brooklyn that he had in Minnesota, though Young was playing a bit over his head for the last month and will likely settle in as a mid-round value.
Feb 21 - 4:35 AM

Updating a previous item, Thaddeus Young will play against the Lakers on Friday.

He's really the first player to get clearance from the deadline deals, so this is a big surprise. The Nets have a late game tonight on a huge slate of 13 games, so fantasy owners might want to proceed with caution for a guy on a new team. That said, the team has confirmed he will play. With Thad playing, there should be less opportunity for Mason Plumlee, Cory Jefferson, Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson.
Feb 20 - 5:15 PM

Thaddeus Young will not be available for Friday's game against the Lakers.

In order for a trade to go through the players involved must complete their physicals, and Kevin Garnett won't even be getting to Minnesota until Saturday, which will force Young to miss Friday's game. Young will slide into the starting power forward slot in Brooklyn, and hopefully he'll be able to improve upon his averages of 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds with his new team. Cory Jefferson could slide into the starting lineup tonight, or the Nets could go big with Brook Lopez and Mason Plumlee in the post. Stay tuned.

Thaddeus Young will be traded to the Nets in exchange for Kevin Garnett, according to multiple reports.

The Nets' roster is still taking shape with Jarrett Jack and Brook Lopez on the trade block, but Young should emerge with a major role no matter who he's playing with. He'll assume KG's former starting PF job and has a good chance to maintain his production from the past month, when he averaged 16.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals with beneficial percentages.
Feb 19 - 2:39 PM

The 76ers and Wolves could be included to expand the Nets-Thunder deal with Kevin Garnett going to the Wolves and Thaddeus Young going to the Nets.

The Thad-KG talk really picked up last night and it seems like it actually could happen. Young would still see significant playing time, so his fantasy owners should be very pleased to see him wind up in BK, assuming it goes down. Shabazz Muhammad stands to benefit most with the departure of Thad.
Feb 19 - 11:18 AM

Thaddeus Young wants to remain with the Timberwolves beyond Thursday's trade deadline.

"Definitely," he said. "My wife and kids, who wants to keep picking up and moving? But I know it’s a business." Young can opt out of his contract in the offseason, but he's not expected to be traded this week. Young, just 26, could still be a part of Minnesota's long-term plans, but it's too early to say that for certain.
Feb 16 - 9:38 AM

Thaddeus Young scored 15 points in 37 minutes of action against the Warriors on Wednesday with seven rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

There are a lot of trade rumors swirling around Young and the Wolves will likely be making some moves, despite this somewhat impressive game against the Warriors. Young is a solid player to use in fantasy leagues right now, but his owners should expect to see a dip in production after the deadline.
Feb 12 - 12:03 AM

Thaddeus Young finished Sunday's road win with 16 points on efficient 6-of-7 shooting including two 3-pointers, while adding four rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 40 minutes.

He's now scored double-digit points in 15 consecutive games and the buy-low window has officially slammed shut since mid-January. He logged 40 minutes tonight despite persistent foul trouble and he should only benefit once Ricky Rubio is playing at 100 percent without a minute-limit, so all signs are pointing up for Thad as we approach the All-Star break.
Feb 8 - 8:58 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting (0-for-2 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in Monday's loss to the Mavs.

Young had an extremely rough start to the year but now he has a month of top-50 production under his belt. It helps that Anthony Bennett hasn't cashed in on a summer's worth of positive vibes and Shabazz Muhammad has been out, but this is more in line with what owners were expecting on draft day.
Feb 3 - 2:49 AM

Depth Charts

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