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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
Contract: view contract details

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Thaddeus Young racked up six steals in Monday's win over the Pelicans, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes.
Young was poked in the left eye tonight, but it only cost him a couple minutes and he looked fine down the stretch. This was his eighth career game with 6+ steals (his career high is eight steals) and his second in the span of a week, so this wasn't a complete fluke. He finished 8-of-9 from the field and hit his only free throw in one of the best fantasy lines of the day. He gets another favorable matchup vs. the Kings on Wednesday. Jan 16 - 7:13 PM

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Thaddeus Young (eye) is available to return to Monday's game against the Pelicans.

Jrue Holiday inadvertently poked Young in the left eye, but after being examined in the locker room, he was deemed available to return. He should be fine.
Jan 16 - 4:57 PM

Thaddeus Young scored just four points with four rebounds, two assists and one block in 28 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

Wilson Chandler took him to school throughout this game. Young's offensive game was coming around in his previous 10 with 13.2 points per game to go with his 7.1 boards and 2.2 steals on 50.5 percent from the field. Young should continue to be a mid-round guy in standard leagues.
Jan 12 - 5:21 PM

Thaddeus Young posted a double-double against the Celtics on Thursday with 15 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

It's just the fourth double-double of his season and the lack of rebounding has been a surprise. After Young posted a career-high 15.4 total rebounding rate last season, he came into tonight at just 11.0 this season. Even with the dip in boards, Young is still holding steady as a mid-round player in standard leagues thanks to some output in treys, steals and field goal percentage.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:03:00 PM

Thaddeus Young posted another solid line on Tuesday, scoring 21 points with seven rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals and one turnover.

Young backed up his double-double Monday night vs. the Wiz with another strong effort less than 24 hours after hitting the game-winner in Washington. Young won't often post monster numbers, but his stellar consistency is a virtue for fantasy owners patient enough to look at the big picture. According to, Young ranks in the top-75 overall in nine-category leagues.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 11:28:00 PM

Thaddeus Young not only double-doubled with 12 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers, but hit the game-winning runner with less than a second on the clock to give the Pacers a tough 107-105 win over the Wizards on Monday.

Young has been in a funk ever since he exploded for 24 points, nine rebounds, two steals, three blocks and six 3-pointers on Dec. 10, but got some of the magic back tonight. He hit 5-of-9 shots in the win, and while he's not exactly killing it for the Pacers this season, the big-game potential is still there. He's worth hanging onto in most leagues, despite the four-game slump prior to Monday's mini-explosion.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 10:16:00 PM

Thaddeus Young broke out of his slump on Saturday vs. the Blazers, scoring 24 points with six 3-pointers, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 40 minutes.

Not bad for a guy who hit seven total triples last season. Young and Paul George sparked a comeback for the Pacers and helped them overcome a 20-point deficit. Young shot 9-of-13 from the field with a few turnovers, but it looks like he wasn't lying when he said he spent the offseason working on his outside shot -- he's now hit 25 triples though 24 games. He was only averaging 9.0 points and 5.4 rebounds in his previous five, so maybe this outburst will get him going.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:52:00 PM

Thaddeus Young was held to five points on 2-of-5 shooting in Friday's loss to the Mavericks.

There's no word of any injury and he wasn't in foul trouble, as the Pacers rolled with Paul George at the four for the majority of the game to match up with Harrison Barnes. Young added four rebounds, one block and one triple and has been eerily quiet over his last five games, averaging 9.0 points and 5.4 rebounds in 25.4 minutes. With that said, he should be better moving forward and there is some buy-low appeal here.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 12:24:00 AM

Thaddeus Young sank 10-of-13 shots en route to a team-high 24 points on Wednesday, adding two 3-pointers, seven boards, one steal and one block in 41 minutes.

It's great to see Young staying involved offensively despite the return of Paul George -- Young's scoring has picked up lately but he's still averaging just 11.4 points and 9.6 shots per game, the lowest marks since his rookie year.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 10:54:00 PM

Thaddeus Young double-doubled on Sunday with 20 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, two 3-pointers, one assist and just one turnover in 38 minutes.

Young benefited tonight from the absence of Paul George and C.J. Miles, which resulted in a season-high 18 shot attempts. That said, he was already on the uptick with at least one 3-pointer in four straight games. He's also had at least one steal in all but one game this season, highlighting perhaps his primary fantasy virtue, and he's settling in as a quiet mid-round value.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 10:29:00 PM

Thaddeus Young scored nine points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 32 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

While he has been underwhelming in his minutes without Paul George (ankle) this season, Young should put up better numbers on paper. He'll likely be a mid-round the rest of the way.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 10:45:00 PM

Thaddeus Young posted 16 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer during a home victory over the Cavs on Wednesday.

Young finished 7-of-14 from the field, just the fourth time this season that he's attempted double-digit shots. Despite the decreased offensive role, he's still chipping in value with 10.2 points, 0.6 threes, 5.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per game.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 11 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes on Friday.

He usually destroys the 76ers, but he's had two sub-par games against them. Young is right where he should be as a seventh-round player in standard leagues, averaging 10.1 points, 5.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.7 treys. That's pretty close to his ceiling in this offense.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:49:00 PM

Thaddeus Young, who was scoreless on Monday, finished Wednesday's home OT victory with five points (2-of-6 FGs, 1-of-4 FTs), five boards, three steals, two assists and one block.

Young is surrounded by scorers with Jeff Teague, Monta Ellis, Paul George and Myles Turner in the starting unit, which has conspired to limit his offense this season. His points (10.7) and shot attempts (8.6) are both the lowest since his rookie season in 2007-08, and it's hard to envision a major uptick while the Pacers are healthy.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 14 points with six rebounds, three assists, one block, two steals and two treys in 28 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

He was 6-of-8 from the field tonight and it's nice to see his 3-point shot falling. Young said before the season that he was going to increase his 3-point attempts, and he's already hit a total of five treys through four games after hitting a total of seven 3-pointers last season.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 10:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jeff Teague
2Aaron Brooks
3Joseph Young
SG1Monta Ellis
2Rodney Stuckey
SF1Paul George
2C.J. Miles
3Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Lavoy Allen
3Georges Niang
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson
3Kevin Seraphin