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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 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. Nov 23 - 10:54 PM

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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.
Nov 20 - 10:29 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.
Nov 18 - 10:45 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.
Nov 16 - 10:11 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.
Nov 11 - 10:49 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.
Nov 9 - 10:11 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.
Nov 1 - 10:52 PM

Thaddeus Young made his Pacers debut on Wednesday with 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

He had a fantastic year as a scorer and on the boards last year with the Nets, but he's obviously playing next to better players. Young's playing time should make him worthy of ownership in standard leagues, but the limited upside will be tough to swallow in very shallow leagues.
Oct 26 - 11:03 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 16 points with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and one turnover in 27 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

He's batting 1.000 in productive games with a double-double in the opener on Tuesday. The Pacers adding Young to play the four is one of the biggest indications of how they want to run. He's not going to be asked to score quite as much as he did in Brooklyn, so he's more of a value pick in fantasy.
Oct 6 - 9:45 PM

Thaddeus Young double-doubled vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday, scoring 12 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and one trey in just 18 minutes.

Not a bad debut by the new Pacer. Young is the perfect PF for the Pacers with Indiana expected to push the pace, but he won't be relied on to score as much as he was in Brooklyn. The coaching staff has been encouraging him to work on his 3-point shot, so that's something to keep an eye on during the preseason. While he has shot 31.9 percent from deep during his career, he only hit 23.3 percent for the Nets last season.
Oct 4 - 11:08 PM

Thaddeus Young has been working on his perimeter shooting this offseason.

Pacers coach Nate McMillan is on board with the idea and said "We're going to have to let him go there some." His 3-point shooting has been wildly inconsistent and he's hit just 31.9 percent from deep during his nine-year career, so fantasy owners should only be expecting a modest bump in 3-pointers made. Young will be the starting PF in Indiana next to Myles Turner, and while the Pacers will play at an uptempo pace, his value will take a hit with his new team with so many talented players vying for touches.
Sep 18 - 9:29 AM

The Nets have traded Thaddeus Young to the Pacers for the 20th pick and a future second rounder.

This is a solid move for the Nets as a team with almost no chance to make the postseason this year and a serious lack of long-term assets. Young will likely become the starting power forward next to Myles Turner. This move will also help the Pacers have more tempo with a smaller-ball lineup. He won't be involved in the offense anywhere close to what he was in Brooklyn, so his fantasy value takes a hit.
Jun 23 - 1:56 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are looking to deal Thaddeus Young in order to move into the first round.

The Nets don't have any picks in the first round and moving Young would make a lot of sense as the team continues to rebuild. The 28-year-old finished 2015-16 with averages of 15.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks and will continue to be a valuable fantasy asset wherever he lands.
Jun 23 - 9:28 AM

Thaddeus Young has been shut down for the remainder of the season, joining Brook Lopez.

The Nets don't have anything left to play for, but it should be noted that Young is still healthy. The Nets want to get an extended look at the rest of their roster, so Thomas Robinson and Chris McCullough should see a bump in minutes at the four moving forward. Robinson needs to be added everywhere for his excellent rebounding numbers.
Apr 3 - 11:21 AM

Thaddeus Young (rest) will not play on Friday against the Knicks.

It'll be the second rest day in his last three games. Young should be back for Sunday's game against the Pelicans. Thomas Robinson will play most of the minutes at center while Chris McCullough should step up, too.
Apr 1 - 6:07 PM