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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 said he is excited to play alongside Nikola Pekovic this season rather than against him.
Speaking on his upcoming first season with the Timberwolves, Young said of Pekovic, "I bumped him in a game last year and he didn't move!" The 26-year-old is coming off a breakout 2013-14 season during which he averaged 19.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.1 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers over the last 28 games of the season. Young would be worthy of a top 20 fantasy pick if he beat the odds and sustained those numbers, but even a likely slip will help him return mid-round value. Aug 26 - 12:29 PM

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Wolves general manager Milt Newton said Thaddeus Young "will be better statistically than he's ever been based on all the options he will have in the offense."

That's a tall order for Young after a stat-stuffing finish to his Philly career. Thad carried his 76ers after the break with a usage rate of 26.7, averaging 19.4 points, 5.8 boards, 3.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.5 triples in those 28 games. We're not really on the same page as Newton here and we're expecting Thad to see a mild dip in production. Still, we like him as a mid-round pick.
Aug 23 - 5:52 PM

The Wolves placed an advertisement in Sunday's early edition of the Pioneer Press with pictures of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young and Zach LaVine.

That pretty much makes it official and today is the first day that the Cavs and Wolves can officially make a deal due to Wiggins signing his deal one month ago. Young will slide into a power forward role and Bennett will back him up. The former 76er is still a nice mid-round target in fantasy leagues. Feel free to click the link below if you want to get a look at the ad.
Aug 23 - 11:32 AM

The Wolves will receive a trade exception worth $4 million along with Thaddeus Young, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett in the Kevin Love three-team deal expected to be completed on Saturday.

While Love is quite a player, that's a really nice haul for the Wolves. Young will join the Wolves in a very similar role in an up-tempo system with a point guard who is a sub-par scorer. His fantasy value doesn't take a major hit and he's still a solid target in the middle rounds. On the other hand, Bennett, Nikola Pekovic and Gorgui Dieng aren't quite as alluring with Thad around.
Aug 22 - 9:29 AM

Thad Young is still expected to be traded to Minnesota despite reports that Anthony Bennett will not be traded to the 76ers.

The Philadelphia Daily news reported in early August that Young would be moved to Minnesota for a package that would include Bennett. News of Bennett staying in Minnesota was thought to derail Young being traded as well. However, Darren Wolfson of ESPN reports that the Sixers will not move Young or Shabazz Muhammad, and instead 76ers GM Sam Hinkie will have to take a package including Alexey Shved, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, and a draft pick if he wants to move Thad.

The Sixers will be sending Thaddeus Young to Minnesota for a package that will include Anthony Bennett, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

It will be a three-team trade in the Kevin Love deal and it wouldn't become official until Aug. 23. The Wolves currently do not have a true power forward on their roster and are hurting for an offensive option up front, so Young would be in a similar situation with the Wolves. Although, the Wolves will likely run a slower pace, so Thad's fantasy value isn't quite as high. Young is still a target in the middle rounds of drafts.
Aug 8 - 9:13 AM

76ers general manager Sam Hinkie is "pissed" that trade talks between with the Timberwolves involving Thaddeus Young have been leaked to the media.

The Wolves have been reportedly eying Young as a potential replacement for Kevin Love. There are a couple more weeks for things to play out until Andrew Wiggins is allowed to be traded. Young's value profiles much better in Philly than it does in Minnesota.
Aug 7 - 3:04 PM

The Timberwolves and 76ers are still discussing a deal for Thaddeus Young.

Even though the latest Kevin Love trade reports didn't include the rumored three-team deal that would send Young to Philadelphia, the Wolves and Sixers are reportedly still talking. A deal can't be consummated until August 23, so the two teams have some time to work out the details of a Thaddeus Young for Anthony Bennett trade.
Aug 7 - 10:44 AM

The Timberwolves reportedly view Thaddeus Young as a potential Kevin Love replacement.

The Wolves are reportedly looking into acquiring Young from the 76ers either through a separate transaction, or as part of an expanded Love trade. However, Young still has two years remaining on his current contract, and it's unclear as to whether Philadelphia is willing to part ways with Young in any deal.
Source: ESPN
Jul 28 - 3:36 PM

General manager Sam Hinkie anticipates Thaddeus Young will remain with the 76ers.

If Young cares about winning at all, he's probably not very happy. Despite how the team was tanking ever since they traded Jrue Holiday in the 2013 draft, they still didn't come away with a first-round player on Thursday who will play on opening night. Young has a player option for the 2015-16 season and one would think he'd opt out. He should have terrific fantasy value with very little help around him.
Jun 27 - 1:38 PM

The 76ers have reportedly inquired about trading for the Cavaliers' No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft, with Thaddeus Young potentially part of a theoretical deal.

The Sixers hold picks Nos. 3 and 10 in the draft. They're reportedly unwilling to trade both selections, but would "possibly" give up the No. 3 pick along with Young, who wasn't happy about Philadelphia's transparent tanking of the 2013-14 season. By trading Young this season, to the Cavaliers or elsewhere, Philly could get substantial value for him before potentially losing him in free agency next summer. The draft will be held on June 26, so the Cavs have a few more weeks to weigh offers for the coveted No. 1 pick.
Jun 10 - 4:00 PM

Thaddeus Young said it's "a possibility" that he'll ask management to trade him this summer.

Young has repeatedly said all he wants to do is win, and the Sixers are at least two years away from doing that. The 25-year-old is under contract for $9.1 million next season and then has a player option for $9.7 million in 2015-16. Given those reasonable cap hits and Young's unique ability to score without plays called for him, he'd attract plenty of attention on the trade market. Thadd averaged career-highs in points (17.9), assists (2.3), steals (2.1) and 3-pointers (1.1) this season.
Source: Phillyburbs
Apr 18 - 10:54 AM

Thaddeus Young could play small forward next season, according to coach Brett Brown.

It would make a lot of sense. The Sixers were torched on interior defense and they certainly need more size in the paint. Young has plenty of experience at small forward and would have a seamless transition back to his old role. His 2.11 steals per game ranked third in the NBA and he is the first forward to average over 2.0 per game in a season since 2007-08.
Apr 17 - 5:58 PM

Thaddeus Young had 20 points, nine rebounds and two more steals in Wednesday's season finale win over the Heat.

The Sixers somehow beat the Heat twice this season, although it's not fair to call the Miami team that took the court tonight the Heat. Henry Sims, MCW, James Anderson, Brandon Davies and Caspar Ware all scored in double figures in the meaningless game. Young had a great season and his steals and threes, along with his strong offense and rebounding, were pleasant surprises this season.
Apr 16 - 11:56 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 20 points on 8-of-18 from the field during Saturday's 105-101 loss to the Nets, adding five boards, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

His shots since the break have jumped all the way up to 19.0 per game, but his shooting percentage dropped way down to 41.4. Young did have a nice 48.0 percent from the field on 14.9 attempts per game before the break, but teams have really focused on him and it's hurt his efficiency big time. He's still a must-start player.
Apr 5 - 10:38 PM