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Thaddeus Young | Forward

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
Contract: view contract details

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Thaddeus Young wants to become a better leader.
In an excellent but heartbreaking profile detailing what Young has endured over the last couple of years, Brooklyn's new $50 million man shares some good perspective. "I just want to become a better leader, a more vocal leader, and be able to go out there and lead my troops," he said. "Win, lose or draw, you're going to know I was out there giving 110 percent." With an expanded role in front of him, Young offers solid value, although not a ton of upside, in the middle rounds. Oct 5 - 11:15 AM
Source: ESPN

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Thaddeus Young said that the Nets are going to be able to push the pace this season because of all the athleticism on the roster.

A faster pace is usually good news in terms of fantasy, and Young added that there are several guys on the roster who can play multiple positions which will help. Young is the unquestioned starter at power forward this season with Mason Plumlee now in Portland, so he should be a solid mid-round pick.
Aug 28 - 1:45 PM

Thaddeus Young said that he and Brook Lopez are the future of the Nets and that they will be embracing a leadership role with the team.

"Now that we’re signed long-term, we’re the future and we have to accept that leadership role and we’ve already been talking about how we’re going to lead this team and how we’re going to lure some other guys in and help us potentially one day try to get to a championship," Young said. The Nets did well to re-sign Young and Lopez, and their decision to waive Deron Williams will help them in free agency next summer. Young is locked in as the starting power forward with Mason Plumlee now in Portland, so he should be a solid mid-round asset in standard leagues this season.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 18 - 11:37 AM

Thaddeus Young has agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal with the Nets.

The two sides quickly came to an agreement on Wednesday morning, and the Nets can feel about themselves after locking up Brook Lopez as well. With Mason Plumlee in Portland, Young is locked in as the starting power forward for the foreseeable future.
Jul 1 - 11:37 AM

The Brooklyn Nets will re-sign Thaddeus Young to a four-year, $50 million deal on Wednesday.

No surprises here. The Nets made it clear that re-signing Young was a priority this summer, and they didn't waste any time getting a deal done. The Nets recently traded Mason Plumlee to the Blazers, so Young should be locked in as the starting power forward next season. Young will be a solid mid-round pick in fantasy drafts this season.
Jul 1 - 1:49 AM

Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young are expected to stay with the Nets this offseason with Young looking for a deal worth around $50 million over four years.

Both are expected to agree with the Nets early in free agency. With the Nets dealing Mason Plumlee, they are absolutely going to need both Young and Lopez. Thad played 32 minutes per game in the playoffs and is likely looking at similar playing time next season. He'll be a mid-round pick next year
Jun 29 - 2:20 PM

Thaddeus Young has opted out of his contract and will be an unrestricted free agent, Nets GM Billy King confirmed.

Young was widely expected to opt out of his deal with the expectation of landing a lucrative long-term contract, and the Nets have made it clear on several occasions that they'll extend themselves to bring him back to Brooklyn. Facing salary cap prison and without draft assets to flip, the Nets really can't afford to lose Young.
Jun 22 - 11:12 AM

The Brooklyn Nets are expected to make a push to re-sign Thaddeus Young.

Young is expected to opt out of his $10.2 million player option for the 2015-16 season and will have plenty of suitors if he hits the market as a free agent. The Nets are expected to make a big push to retain both Young and Brook Lopez in order to keep their frontcourt intact and have already told Young they'd like him back next season. Young had a strong finish to his 2014-15 season and should serve as a mid-to-late round fantasy option next season if he winds up back in Brooklyn.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 11:32 AM

Thad Young admitted that Brook Lopez's free-agent decision will impact his future with the Nets.

Lopez has a player option for next season, and Young, who has an early termination option, admitted that Lopez's decision has influence on what his next move will be. "I definitely want to see what the big fella is going to do also, but we've already been told that they expect us back next year and they want us back next year no matter if we pick up our options or opt out," Young said.
Source: Newsday
May 4 - 10:06 AM

Thaddeus Young could enter the free-agent market by exercising his early-termination option for 2015-16.

Young would make $10.2 million if he doesn't terminate his deal, and may prefer to hold out one more season to cash in on the expected salary-surge tied to the league's new TV revenues in 2016-17. No matter what he decides, ESPN's Mike Mazzeo reports that Brooklyn aims to retain Young as their starting power forward. He ended his tumultuous season on a poor note, averaging 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 24 minutes per game during losses in Games 5 and 6.
May 2 - 9:25 AM

Thaddeus Young looked reinvigorated during a 91-83 Game 3 win over the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers in 41 minutes.

He apologized for his poor play in Game 2 and his actions spoke much louder than those words. Young was very aggressive with the ball, which is the opposite of what happened Wednesday when he only had one shot attempt in the restricted area. Young set up much closer to the basket than usual, so expect that to continue. He's played at least 40 minutes in two of the three games in this series and should be around that amount going forward.
Apr 25 - 5:59 PM

Thaddeus Young apologized to his teammates for his performance in Game 2 v. the Hawks in which he scored just two points in 24 minutes.

"First thing I said when I came into the locker room the other night was, 'Fellas, I'm sorry. I didn't give you guys anything tonight. I've got to be better,' " Young said on Friday. "I take pride in everything I do out there on the court and I take losses hard." It's admirable that Young is placing most of the blame on himself, but the Nets have been simply overpowered so far and they will look to clinch their first win in Game 3 on Saturday.
Source: Newsday
Apr 25 - 11:40 AM

Thaddeus Young struggled against the Hawks during a 96-91 loss on Wednesday, scoring two points with five rebounds, six assists, one steal, three turnovers and four fouls in 24 minutes.

It comes as a surprise that he played just 24 minutes after playing 40 in Game 1, but it was a bad game from Thad and Paul Millsap dominated on both ends. He made just 1-of-7 from the field and missed both free throws. At least one positive is that he had six assists, which is the most he's had in a playoff game. Young will look to improve on Saturday in Game 3.
Apr 22 - 10:16 PM

Thaddeus Young had nine points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block on Sunday, but he shot 4-of-14 with four turnovers in a road loss at Milwaukee.

He fell into the Bucks' bench and appeared to tweak his back, but it didn't prevent him from playing the rest of the game. We'll keep an eye on his status but he should be fine for two must-win games on Monday and Wednesday.
Apr 12 - 5:51 PM

Thaddeus Young hit 7-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, 11 rebounds and two steals in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

Young had 20 points and five boards on Monday, and 14 points and eight rebounds on Saturday, so he's finally coming on again. The Nets fell into a tie with the Celtics for the No. 7 & 8 seeds in the East, with the Celtics owning the tiebreaker. The Pacers and Heat sit one game behind Boston and Brooklyn, on the outside looking in.
Apr 8 - 11:06 PM

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