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Thaddeus Young | Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
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Thaddeus Young finally got hot for the Wolves and hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 29 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Wizards.
The bad news is he hit just 5-of-12 free throws and didn't block a shot or hit a 3-pointer. But given that Young hadn't had a 20-point game since November, owners have to hoping that this is the game that gets him going. He was probably on some weekly-league benches given his slump and a three-game week for the Wolves, which is unfortunate. Dec 16 - 9:47 PM

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Thaddeus Young hit 8-of-15 shots in the Wolves' 111-92 loss to the Thunder on Friday, scoring 16 points with five rebounds, one steal and one block.

Young hasn't been able to find the range since returning from bereavement leave and this is a good sign. He's returning just late-round value in the games he has played and this quiet but potentially revealing line makes for a nice buy low chance.
Dec 13 - 1:46 AM

Thaddeus Young hit just 6-of-20 shots for 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in Wednesday's win over the Blazers.

Hopefully his shot is about ready to start falling and the production will follow. He's still finding his way back after the death of his mother, but should get back on track soon.
Dec 11 - 12:19 AM

Thaddeus Young made 9-of-20 from the field against the Rockets during a 114-112 overtime loss on Friday with 19 points, five rebounds, one assist and two steals.

He is scoring the ball with 15.8 points per game over his last five, but only added averages of 4.2 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and no triples in that span. Young hasn't quite lived up to his ADP, but at least the scoring is coming around and perhaps more is on the way. He should get a lot of shots with how banged up the Wolves are, so he could be a decent buy-low target.
Dec 6 - 1:12 AM

Thaddeus Young hit just 6-of-16 shots for 16 points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and four turnovers in Wednesday's loss to the his former team, the Sixers.

Young may have been pressing in an effort to impress his former team and he never really got it going tonight. It could have been worse and the hope is that he's ready to start rolling again after missing a week due to the death of his mother.
Dec 4 - 1:19 AM

Thaddeus Young filled up the stat sheet in 43 minutes vs. Portland on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks.

Thad only turned the ball over one time despite his heavy playing time and it hasn't taken him long to find his rhythm after missing five games for personal reasons. Young's stats are down across the board compared to a year ago but he should steadily improve with a big role for the short-handed Wolves, so fantasy owners' patience is warranted.
Dec 1 - 12:06 AM

Thaddeus Young scored 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting (6-of-8 FTs) with three rebounds and one assist in Friday's road win over the Lakers.

Young hit 1-of-2 free throws to take the lead late and in his second game back following the death of his mother this qualifies as a good night.
Nov 29 - 4:26 AM

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

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

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PF1Thaddeus Young
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