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Thaddeus Young | Forward | #21

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 221
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / PHI
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Thaddeus Young (right thigh) looked great while getting 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting, six rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in 40 minutes vs. the Nuggets.
Young is averaging 39.5 minutes in his past two games, despite being on the injury report, so there's no imminent concern here. He tied tonight's game at 114-114 with a nice putback to help force overtime, and his role appears perfectly safe as a complement to Myles Turner at center. So far, so good for Thad's fantasy owners. Dec 10 - 8:51 PM

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Thaddeus Young (thigh), Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) and Lance Stephenson (ankle) will play Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

Young logged 39 minutes on Friday and didn't seem to be bothered by the thigh issue, so he shouldn't have any limitations tonight. Feel free to fire him up. Same goes for Bogdanovic and Born Ready.

Thaddeus Young (right thigh) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday, according to the game notes.

He played 39 minutes on Friday and didn't seem to be too affected by what the team is calling soreness. Expect for Young to be OK for this game for now, but check back for an update Sunday afternoon.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 9 - 4:17 PM

Thaddeus Young finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, three steals, two assists and a blocked shot across 39 minutes in a win against the Cavs.

Young has posted at least four rebounds in each of his 26 games so far this season. He continues to help fantasy owners in a multitude of categories, averaging 15.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game over his past five outings.
Dec 8 - 11:04 PM

Thaddeus Young hit 9-of-11 shots and 2-of-2 free throws for 20 points, six rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes of Monday's cake walk win over the Knicks.

He missed his only free throw, but the rest of his time on the court was pretty stellar. Young has been able to maintain fairly solid value all season despite the Pacers being a pretty deep team. He's averaging 13.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games while shooting 53 percent from the field.
Dec 4 - 9:11 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 23 points with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

This comes after his second-lowest scoring game with a two-point showing on Monday. Young hasn't really been making his money in scoring this month, but he's crushed in steals with 2.0 per game to go with 12.7 points, 5.9 boards, 2.5 assists and 1.1 treys in his previous November games. The steals make him worth owning in standard leagues as he ranks in the top 35 for minutes per game this season.
Nov 29 - 11:19 PM

Thaddeus Young finished Friday's win over the Raptors with 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 5-of-11 shooting.

That's a classic Thad Young line, and the veteran has really been getting it done recently with averages of 14.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.8 steals, and 1.5 turnovers over his last four outings. With at least 33 minutes in all but two November contests, Young should keep on rolling as the Pacers move into December.
Nov 24 - 10:46 PM

Thaddeus Young cooled off vs. Houston on Sunday, going 0-of-7 from the field to finish scoreless with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

This snaps a streak of nine straight games with at least 12 points, and the low playing time was mostly a product of the matchup, with only Victor Oladipo exceeding 30 minutes for Indy. We'll keep an eye on his role, since both Domantas Sabonis and T.J. Leaf could eventually pose a threat, but for now owners can expect a bounce-back game vs. Memphis on Wednesday.
Nov 12 - 8:54 PM

Thaddeus Young played 36 minutes and hit 7-of-11 shots and 4-of-4 3-pointers for 18 points, five rebounds and three assists in Sunday's loss to the Knicks.

There's some concern out there that Domantas Sabonis could start squeezing Young's minutes, but it didn't happen tonight. Young has been rolling, averaging 17.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.2 3-pointers on 55 percent shooting over his last five games and has scored in double figures in all but two games this season. Now that Myles Turner is back It should be interesting to see how he coexists with Young and Sabonis, but so far, so good. Just keep rolling Young out there until further notice.
Nov 5 - 10:38 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 15 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

It was a solid game against one of his former teams and he even had to guard Ben Simmons. T.J. Leaf (ankle) went down in this game and is probably not going to play in the next couple games, and Domantas Sabonis didn't log any minutes at power forward today. Young should get big minutes regardless and is a solid hold in standard leagues.
Nov 3 - 9:44 PM

Thaddeus Young scored a season-high 26 points with six rebounds, four steals and two 3-pointers in a win over the Cavs on Wednesday.

It looked like the original plan this season was to play Domantas Sabonis at center and power forward for a good amount with his total minutes at around 20-24, but he's played well enough that he may have to slide over to the four more often. Still, Young has has played 32 minutes per game and he's been effective, so the move may not affect him much. He's still a hold in standard leagues.
Nov 1 - 10:01 PM

Thaddeus Young played 37 minutes on Sunday, finishing with 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting, five boards, two assists and one steal.

Myles Turner (neck, concussion) is still without a clear return date, but he's in the concussion protocol and is reportedly doing better. His return could directly impact Thad, because coach Nate McMillan said he'll "definitely" consider pairing Turner and Domantas Sabonis in the frontcourt. If that's the case, Bojan Bogdanovic's 3-point range could give him the edge at SF, and McMillan has said a few times that he views Young as more of a PF. For now, we're just keeping an eye on Indiana's developing rotations.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 29 - 7:29 PM

Thaddeus Young scored eight points with seven rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

He doesn't really have much competition for minutes right now, but T.J. Leaf having a good game tonight may be something to watch in a couple months. Young should still be a productive forward on a team that needs offense, so he should be owned in standard leagues.
Oct 20 - 10:37 PM

Thaddeus Young scored four points with eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

The new Indiana offense and system should resemble Young's time with the Nets. He should be able to flirt with a double-double while adding some steals along the way. Ideally, you're drafting Young on a team that is punting free throw percentage.
Oct 4 - 10:46 PM

Thaddeus Young racked up six steals in Game 2 vs. Cleveland on Monday, finishing with 16 points, three boards and one assist in 33 minutes.

The six steals weren't a total fluke, as he accomplished that feat three times during the regular season. Young missed a couple easy looks around the rim, but still finished 7-of-11 from the field. Myles Turner was quiet for the Pacers with six points, five rebounds, two assists and three blocks, while C.J. Miles scored nine points in 16 minutes off the bench.
Apr 17 - 10:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Cory Joseph
3Joseph Young
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Lance Stephenson
3Damien Wilkins
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Domantas Sabonis
3T.J. Leaf
4Alex Poythress
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson