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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 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

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Thaddeus Young scored eight points with nine rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 33 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

He missed two games against the Cavs this year, but was very good in the other two with 17.5 points per game. Young did play defense on LeBron James late in the game, but he was exploited earlier as Kevin Love was hot in the first. He'll be playing minutes in the mid 30s during this series.
Apr 15 - 5:40 PM

Thaddeus Young hit 10 of his 15 field-goal attempts to finish with 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a steal over 33 minutes in Monday's 120-111 win at Philadelphia.

Young was a thorn in the side of his original NBA franchise, and the 20 points marked his largest scoring output since he dropped 21 on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden back on Dec. 20. He also tied a season best with double-digit point totals in eight consecutive outings.
Apr 10 - 9:54 PM

Thaddeus Young looked great again on Saturday vs. the Magic with 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting.

Young has been hot for a couple weeks now and it's more than likely because his left wrist is getting better and better. He added four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 31 minutes, and he's posting solid averages of 14.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.9 steals over his last seven games. With the Pacers looking to lock up their playoff spot, Young is a nice option in the final two games of the season.
Apr 8 - 9:11 PM

Thaddeus Young had 15 points, 11 rebounds and two steals in Tuesday's 108-90 win over the Raptors.

Young's long slump is officially over, as he's averaging 15.2 points and 9.0 rebounds over his last five games while shooting 55 percent. The Pacers are fighting for their playoff lives and Thadd looks like a nice option the rest of the way.
Apr 4 - 10:51 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting on Sunday, adding nine rebounds and zero assists, steals, blocks or turnovers in 29 minutes.

Young shed the tape around his ailing left wrist tonight, and it looks like he's finally over the issue that decimated his efficiency for weeks. He's a combined 30-of-52 over the past four games (57.7 percent), and the only problem now is that his supporting stats have dried up.
Apr 2 - 10:42 PM

Thaddeus Young got hot in 33 minutes on Wednesday, sinking 8-of-12 shots to finish with 16 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers.

Al Jefferson (ankle) is out at least two weeks, and Glenn Robinson (calf) will miss at least one more week, so the Pacers need their key guys to be effective in big minutes. Young has struggled since he injured his left wrist -- he was 0-of-7 from the field on Sunday, but over the past two games he's a combined 15-of-27. This was his first double-double since late December.
Mar 30 - 12:27 AM

Thaddeus Young had 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal on 7-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's tough 115-114 loss to Minnesota.

Young played for the Wolves for a cup of coffee in 2014, so maybe he had some revenge in mind. He's been pretty awful, scoring no more than eight points in any of his previous four games, and this was just his second double-digit scoring night over his last eight. Maybe this is a sign he's about to finally get hot, but we'll need to see it a few more times before actually getting excited.
Mar 28 - 10:23 PM

Thaddeus Young had a terrible night on Sunday, going 0-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line to score two points in 13 minutes.

Thad chipped in two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block, but that isn't enough to compensate for his lousy shooting tonight. He missed multiple layups and it seems like his wrist is still bothering him, even though he said recently that it's "feeling better." The Pacers need him to start knocking down shots if they hope to advance deep into the playoffs -- Paul George can't do it alone.
Mar 26 - 9:18 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. Toronto on Sunday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes.

Young hadn't made a 3-pointer since injuring his wrist, but he knocked down his only long-range attempt tonight. He said his wrist is "feeling better" and likely would have played more minutes if it weren't for the lopsided score. Young is still a ridiculously bad 3-of-13 from the FT line over the past two weeks, dragging down his already-shaky value, but at least this gives owners some cause for optimism.
Mar 19 - 9:01 PM

Thaddeus Young played 37 minutes on Wednesday, but he shot just 1-of-6 from the field for two points in a win vs. the visiting Hornets.

Young added five rebounds, three assists and one steal, with just one turnover, but his shooting tonight snapped a mini-resurgence. In his previous four games he shot a combined 21-of-35 from the field, so owners shouldn't overreact to tonight's dud.
Mar 15 - 10:29 PM

Thaddeus Young only managed to produce four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 37 minutes vs. the Knicks on Tuesday.

Not good. This was his second game in a row with 37+ minutes, but Young only attempted four shots and didn't get to the free throw line. He's been invisible since his wrist injury and was averaging 8.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals in his previous nine games, so he's trending down at the worst possible time for his owners. He's not a must-own player by any means.
Mar 14 - 10:45 PM

Thaddeus Young played 38 minutes vs. Miami on Sunday, finishing with 13 points (5-of-9 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), five rebounds and one assist.

Young's wrist injury has really dented his fantasy appeal, and he came in averaging just 7.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals since the All-Star break. He still hasn't made a 3-pointer since the break, but owners looking for a silver lining can take heart in his heavy playing time tonight.
Mar 12 - 9:31 PM

Thaddeus Young was quiet again on Friday vs. the Bucks with 10 points in 19 minutes.

He hit 5-of-8 from the field with three rebounds and three steals, but this was a far cry from his 18-point effort on Wednesday. Young's wrist is expected to be a problem for the remainder of the season and he hasn't looked right since the All-Star break -- he even air-balled a free throw attempt tonight and doesn't look comfortable shooting the ball. He's not a must-own player right now.
Mar 10 - 11:22 PM

Coach Nate McMillan revealed Thaddeus Young's left wrist won't heal until after the season is over.

That's not good and it confirms all the concerns everyone has had about this injury. Young had by far his best game since the injury, scoring 18 points with eight rebounds in 34 minutes on Wednesday. He's not really much of a shooter anyway, but you can expect his 0.8 treys per game to go away the rest of the season. He's still a hold despite this ominous news from his coach.
Mar 8 - 11:37 PM