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Thaddeus Young | Forward | #21

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 221
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / PHI
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Thaddeus Young (left wrist) will not play on Thursday vs. the Wizards.
This is his seventh game in a row on the shelf, but it makes sense for the Pacers to hold him though the All-Star break. He now gets a full week of rest and will hopefully be ready on Feb. 24 against the Grizzlies. Lavoy Allen (knee) is questionable, so Kevin Seraphin could see 25+ minutes tonight. Feb 16 - 11:43 AM

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Thaddeus Young (left wrist) will not play Wednesday vs. the Cavs.

Young has spent the past six games on the sidelines, and with Wednesday being the first of a back-to-back set, the Pacers may elect to just keep Young out until after the All-Star break. Lavoy Allen (knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday, and if he's out, that would result in Kevin Seraphin earning another start with Paul George getting all the burn he can handle. Stay tuned.

Thaddeus Young (sprained left wrist) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Spurs.

Monday will mark Young's sixth straight game on the sidelines, with the Pacers having a back-to-back set after Monday's game, head coach Nate McMillan acknowledged that he doesn't anticipate Young returning to the court prior to the All-Star break. Lavoy Allen will continue to start in his absence, but he's not doing enough to be considered a viable target in most settings.
Feb 13 - 3:32 PM

Thaddeus Young (wrist) still has some swelling in his shooting wrist.

In case you missed it, he's already been ruled out for Saturday, and now coach Nate McMillan said Monday is an unlikely target date. With Young out, Lavoy Allen should start while C.J. Miles plays some four. Both are going to be risky plays in season-long and DFS leagues.
Feb 11 - 5:39 PM

Thaddeus Young (wrist) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Milwaukee.

This will be the fifth straight game Young has missed since falling hard on his wrist back on Feb. 3 in Brooklyn. The Pacers have three more games prior to the All-Star break: Monday vs. the Spurs, Wednesday at Cleveland, and Thursday vs. the Wizards. The Pacers may choose to rest Young until after the break. Lavoy Allen is expected to continue starting in place of Young. Kevin Seraphin, who played well Friday, will likely see additional minutes off the bench on Saturday.
Feb 11 - 1:20 PM

Thaddeus Young (wrist) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

Young has missed four straight games due to the wrist issue. Lavoy Allen has started in place of Young in each of those contests is averaging 9.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 27.1 minutes. Kevin Seraphin came off the bench to score a season-high 16 points and grab seven boards on Friday in 25 minutes. However, it was the first time Seraphin has scored more than two points in a month. Due to the uncertainty, this is likely a situation to avoid.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 11 - 12:51 PM

Thaddeus Young (wrist) has been ruled out of Friday night's game vs. the Wizards.

This is not surprising, as coach Nate McMillan told reporters earlier in the week that he expected Young to sit out not only Friday but also Saturday's game vs. the Bucks as well. Lavoy Allen has started each of the three games Young has missed and is averaging 8.7 points and 7.0 rebounds in those three starts. C.J. Miles has also seen an uptick in production over these last three contests, averaging 14.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 treys.
Feb 10 - 11:56 AM

Thaddeus Young (wrist) is not expected to play Friday against the Wizards or Saturday against the Bucks, according to coach Nate McMillan.

His wrist sprain has kept him out since Saturday and it's led to three starts for Lavoy Allen. C.J. Miles also stepped up with a 23-point gem on Wednesday while Monta Ellis actually had a good game with 13 points. Miles is worth a look in standard leagues while Young owners should continue to stash. Allen is really just a short-term stream right now.
Feb 9 - 2:18 PM

Thaddeus Young (sprained left wrist) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

Lavoy Allen will likely be earning another start tonight, and he'll be someone to consider deploying as a streamer or DFS punt play after putting up 18 points, 11 boards, three dimes, one block and two steals in a start on Saturday. The Pacers have a back-to-back set coming up, Friday in Washington and Saturday vs. Milwaukee, so for now, we'll be considering Young questionable for those games.
Feb 8 - 12:55 PM

Thaddeus Young (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

This is his second game in a row on the shelf and he still has a "lot of swelling," but the Pacers will re-evaluate him in a couple days -- that means we likely won't see him on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers. If you need a big, Lavoy Allen looks like a decent short-term flier after scoring 18 points with 11 boards, three assists, one block and two steals in 32 minutes on Saturday vs. the Pistons.
Feb 6 - 10:57 AM

Thaddeus Young (wrist) is out for Saturday against the Pistons.

The X-rays were negative for a fracture, but it's being called a bad sprain with a lot of swelling. The team will also re-evalutate him in a few days. This is to his shooting wrist, so there's a chance it limits him for multiple games. The Pacers will start Lavoy Allen for tonight against the bigger frontline, but expect them to play the matchups and go small. C.J. Miles would be a better pickup along with Monta Ellis. Allen is only for deeper leagues. Young's owners should stash him.
Feb 4 - 5:24 PM

Thaddeus Young (wrist) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Pistons.

Young sprained his left (shooting) wrist in a fall after blocking Caris LeVert’s layup attempt. "I tried to put my hand down and I fell on my wrist and it kind of bent backwards," Young said. "It happens and it’s part of the game. I’ve just got to be more careful next time." X-rays were negative but he will have an MRI taken prior to Saturday night's game. The results of the MRI will determine if Young will be sidelined for an extended period of time.
Feb 4 - 11:23 AM

Thaddeus Young (wrist) will have an MRI before Saturday's game against the Pistons.

X-rays were negative on his shooting wrist, but he will likely be dealing with some soreness. Young did not return from his late fourth quarter wrist sprain and was in a lot of pain as he left the court. If he's out, there could be some small-ball lineups with Glenn Robinson III, C.J. Miles and Monta Ellis getting more run. Miles is probably the only pickup of the bunch. Lavoy Allen should play more, but there is little upside.
Feb 3 - 11:43 PM

Thaddeus Young suffered a left wrist sprain on Friday against the Nets.

It did not look good for his shooting wrist. Young tried to go for a block and most of his weight came down on his left hand. He was down for about a minute, but then went straight to the locker room. He checked out with 10 points, nine rebound,s thee assists, four steals and two blocks in 22 minutes. If he's out, the Pacers would likely go small more often, giving more minutes to Glenn Robinson III, Monta Ellis and C.J. Miles.
Feb 3 - 9:38 PM

Thaddeus Young hit 4-of-10 shots for nine points, five rebounds, one assist and three steals in 31 minutes on Thursday against Minnesota.

Young struggled on offense once again and has hit 40 percent or fewer shots in four of his last five games. The lack of consistent scoring can be frustrating for his owners, but his contributions to field goal percentage, rebounds and steals make it worthwhile holding onto him.
Jan 26 - 11:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Aaron Brooks
3Joseph Young
SG1C.J. Miles
2Monta Ellis
3Rodney Stuckey
SF1Paul George
2Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Lavoy Allen
3Georges Niang
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson
3Kevin Seraphin