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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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Indiana reporter J. Michael said he expects Thaddeus Young to opt out of his player option for 2018-19 which is worth roughly $14 million.
Young may not earn $14 million per year if he opts out, but securing another long-term deal would make sense with the forward entering his age-30 season. Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard said Young indicated that he wants to return during his exit meeting, and we'd expect the feeling to be mutual. He averaged 1.7 steals per game which helped him return mid-round value to go with 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 0.7 triples. May 3 - 10:13 AM

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Thad Young played through a sore back in Sunday's Game 7 loss to Cleveland without issue, finishing with 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and a steal on 6-of-13 shooting.

The veteran forward played 38 big minutes, and it will be very interesting to see how his future is handled given the emergence of Domantas Sabonis. Young has a player option worth nearly $14 million for next season, and we're guessing he'll choose to opt-in given he's unlikely to find that annual average value on the open market.
Apr 29 - 4:37 PM

Thaddeus Young is dealing with a sore back in Sunday's Game 7 vs. Cleveland.

Young was originally deemed questionable to return, but he started the second half without issue. We'll keep an eye on it, but the veteran is likely to play through any pain in order to help try and keep his club's season alive.
Apr 29 - 2:35 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 12 points with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks in 33 minutes against the Cavs during a 92-90 win on Friday for Game 3.

Bojan Bogdanovic will get all the credit as he should, but Thad turned in one of his best games in a while today. He was torched by LeBron James in Game 2 with 'Bron putting up a 100 eFG% on his nine attempts against him, but today Young made numerous defensive plays in the second half. He also kept Kevin Love whisper quiet in the second half while making some easy shots around the rim. The former Nets saved the day today, but don't expect it to happen too often.
Apr 20 - 9:52 PM

Thaddeus Young (rest) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets.

Young had played in each of the Pacers first 81 games this season, so he certainly earned a night off. With Thad sidelined, Domantas Sabonis will likely slide into the starting lineup. Sabonis has started 19 games for Indiana this season, and is averaging 13.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 28.6 minutes over those 19 starts. He'll be a chalky DFS option on Tuesday.
Apr 10 - 11:33 AM

Thaddeus Young was held to just two points on 1-of-2 shooting in Sunday's win over the Hornets, adding three rebounds, three steals and nothing else over 17 minutes.

This was the second game in a row that Young was limited to just 17 minutes of floor time, and it was also his second consecutive outing being held to under five points. Domantas Sabonis was partly the reason why Young was limited in this one, as he went off for a career-high 30 points, but maybe Thaddeus will be able to turn things around on Tuesday with a rematch against Charlotte.
Apr 8 - 3:47 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 16 points with eight rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and zero turnovers in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

Another solid all-around effort from Young in another Pacers victory. Indiana is actually the first team to sweep a season series against the Steve Kerr-era Warriors. He rarely posts eye-popping lines, but Young consistent contributes fantasy value on a nightly basis. He ranks 78th overall in nine-category leagues this season.
Apr 5 - 9:29 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 18 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Kings on Thursday.

He did have to go to the locker room for what may have been a quick concussion check, but he made it back out on the court in less than two minutes. Young is as hot as he has been all season with at least 16 points in each of his last four while adding upping his boards and steals, too.
Mar 30 - 12:46 AM

Thaddeus Young caught fire during Sunday's win vs. Miami, scoring 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting with nine rebounds, five steals and three blocks.

Young committed just one turnover in 36 minutes of action, and his efforts helped Indiana clinch a playoff berth -- incidentally, the victory also means the Sixers have clinched a spot in the playoffs. Thad's superior defensive stats are the key to his mid-round fantasy appeal, and he's also been a terrific source of rebounds (8.3) and FGs (53.7%) over the past few weeks. Indy is still fighting for playoff position, so there's no reason to expect a drop-off in the coming weeks.
Mar 25 - 8:26 PM

Thaddeus Young hit 9-of-12 shots for 18 points, nine boards, four assists, a steal and two blocks in 36 minutes against the Lakers on Monday.

Young had just five points on Saturday when he wasn't feeling well, but is clearly over his illness. Despite a couple of duds recently, he's played well in three of his last four games and should be safe to start going forward.
Mar 19 - 9:55 PM

Thaddeus Young scored five points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

The Pacers first unit came out flat and it was clear Young wasn't 100 percent. He'll have Sunday to get over his illness before Monday's game against the Lakers. Expect him to be much better.
Mar 17 - 9:55 PM

Thaddeus Young (illness) will start on Saturday against the Wizards.

It's a good thing Young can go because the Pacers would be in deep trouble. Although, Young's minutes will be monitored, so it sounds like he's going to have to play under the weather. He's worth using in season-long leagues, but there's risk in DFS.
Mar 17 - 5:55 PM

Thaddeus Young (illness) has been added to the Pacer's injury report as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Washington.

Domantas Sabonis (ankle) has already been ruled out and Myles Turner (left ankle) is also listed as questionable, so the Pacers could end up being extremely shorthanded up front on Saturday night. Trevor Booker and Al Jefferson could in line for a huge uptick in minutes, depending on what happens with Young and Turner. We should have an update shortly.
Mar 17 - 11:19 AM

Thaddeus Young scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 31 minutes against the 76ers on Tuesday.

He could be looking at a couple extra minutes because of the Domantas Sabonis injury tonight. Myles Turner has played 5.3 minutes per game next to Sabonis, so close to half of that time could go to Young. He may have a slight uptick in value this week.
Mar 13 - 10:12 PM

Thaddeus Young ended up with just four points over 23 minutes in Sunday's 99-97 win at Boston.

Young finished just 2-of-7 from the field, including 0-of-2 from behind the 3-point line. He also disappointed with five turnovers, and four personal fouls limited his playing time and production, too. He managed just four rebounds with two assists. Young and his teammates will be back at it Tuesday trying to bust the process in Philadelphia, starting a three-game week.
Mar 11 - 10:12 PM