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Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
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Thaddeus Young made 9-of-15 field goals to finish Wednesday's road loss with 18 points, eight boards, three assists and three steals in 37 minutes.
Young's slow start to the season is behind him, as he's averaging 17.2 points and 9.8 rebounds over the past five games, with 54.3 percent FGs and 71.4 percent FTs. He's also back to his thieving ways, swiping the ball 12 times during that five-game stretch. Hopefully you didn't trade him when he was struggling. Nov 26 - 1:03 AM

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Thaddeus Young double-doubled against the Celtics during a 120-95 loss on Friday, scoring 14 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 29 minutes.

He made 7-of-17 from the field and missed both free throws. Young in starting to pick it up as a scorer and rebounder, posting fourth-round value on the year. If he can start making free throws better than his 60.9 percent on the year, he could remain a top-50 player all season.
Nov 20 - 10:32 PM

Thaddeus Young's streak of solid games continued on Wednesday with 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes.

Young's inexplicably lacking playing time to begin the season is no longer an issue, as he's averaged 35.0 minutes in Brooklyn's past three games. In addition to excellent points, rebounds, steals and FG percentage, Thad is even surprising owners with 9-of-10 FT shooting during that span.
Nov 18 - 10:12 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 16 points with 11 rebounds, five steals and two turnovers in 33 minutes against the Hawks on Tuesday.

He also hit two clutch free throws to take the lead with one second left. Young also took a bad fall on that play and was a little shaken up, but he appears to be fine. Young's big game in the steals department gives him more attractive season averages of 14.7 points, 8.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.9 turnovers on 52.8 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from the line. He is turning in fifth-round value on the season and has a pretty good chance to stay in that neighborhood.
Nov 17 - 11:52 PM

Thaddeus Young was on fire against the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 26 points on 12-of-22 shooting with 10 boards, three assists and three steals in 39 minutes.

He got off to a hot start with 14 points in the fourth quarter, but he eventually slowed down and wasn't able to get anything going when the Nets needed him the most. Young is rolling over his last five games with averages of 17.4 points, 8.2 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game, but he has only hit just one 3-pointer this season out of six attempts.
Nov 15 - 1:47 AM

Thaddeus Young scored 16 points with nine rebounds, one assist and two steals in 30 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

He's been a mild letdown on the season, but he's been in the teens for scoring in each November game. In those six outings, he's averaged 14.7 points, 7.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.0 turnovers on 53.8 percent from the field. He's still a decent bet to be a mid-round guy and is unlikely to be traded.
Nov 14 - 4:06 AM

Thaddeus Young played only 22 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, one assist and three blocks.

He had nine of Brooklyn's first 16 points and looked as though he'd blow up, but Lionel Hollins had other ideas. The veteran PF was averaging 35.7 minutes per game in Brooklyn's previous three games, so hopefully he'll bounce back in a nice matchup with the Kings on Friday.
Nov 12 - 12:05 AM

Thaddeus Young scored 18 points on 9-of-18 shooting with 13 rebounds and two steals in Saturday's loss to the Bucks.

Young has had a slow start to the season and whether or not Brook Lopez (foot) misses any time his fantasy future is entirely up to him. We'd be much more bullish if Young hadn't shown a tendency to disappear over the last year, but if he gets it together he'll have mid-round upside and a nice late-round floor.
Nov 8 - 7:15 AM

Thaddeus Young put together a nice line vs. Atlanta with 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in a season-high 34 minutes.

Young somewhat inexplicably has played 30+ minutes only twice in five games, and we expect his role to steadily increase. Giving him more opportunities can't hurt anything -- Nets' 0-5 start this season is their worst since 2009-10, when they began the year with an abysmal 0-18 skid.
Nov 4 - 10:46 PM

Thaddeus Young made 5-of-8 shots to finish Saturday's road loss in Memphis with 11 points, nine boards, two assists, two steals and one block.

Young's owners may have become nervous after two quiet games to begin the season, but it looks like he got the early-season jitters out of his system. Despite his lousy FT shooting (1-of-5 overall this season) Young remains a steady late-middle round value at PF.
Oct 31 - 11:26 PM

Thaddeus Young scored just nine points with seven rebounds, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 28 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

To make matters worse, he was 4-of-11 from the field and missed all three free throws. Young has really looked lost in his first two games, but having his point guard hurt for the latter part of the preseason could be part of the problem. He should still be a 75-100 guy with upside in standard leagues.
Oct 31 - 2:12 AM

Thaddeus Young was quiet in only 24 minutes vs. the Bulls, scoring 12 points with five rebounds, one steal and three turnovers.

Within the first three minutes of the game, Thad traveled on the Nets' first possession, missed a seven-foot shot, then offered up a turnover. He sat out 12 minutes spanning the third and fourth quarters after picking up his fourth foul, and we expect many more minutes for Thad when Brooklyn plays the Spurs on Friday.
Oct 28 - 11:20 PM

Thaddeus Young (rest) will not play on Monday against Boston.

Young is not even traveling for the game, but it's just a rest day for the veteran. He's going to have to be a big part of whatever Brooklyn manages to do this season.
Oct 19 - 10:25 AM

Thaddeus Young recored a double-double in Sunday's win over the 76ers, finishing with 15 points, 10 boards and two steals.

Young has virtually no competition for minutes at power forward this season and he usually flys under the radar in most drafts. As long as things don't blow up in Brooklyn, Young should have a nice season and may be available towards the end of the middle rounds.
Oct 18 - 4:38 PM

Thaddeus Young led Brooklyn with 19 points on 9-of-17 shooting in Wednesday's defeat, adding eight rebounds and two turnovers in 26 minutes of action.

Young was one of the only Nets' players with a pulse tonight, as the 105-109 final score doesn't convey how awful they were. Thad's free throw shooting is always a concern (65.5 percent last season), but he's a steady source of points, rebounds and FG percentage, and he typically rivals Paul Millsap for the league-lead in steals among PFs.
Oct 14 - 10:55 PM

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All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Shane Larkin
3Donald Sloan
SG1Wayne Ellington
2Bojan Bogdanovic
3Markel Brown
SF1Joe Johnson
2Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
3Sergey Karasev
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Thomas Robinson
3Chris McCullough
4Willie Reed
C1Brook Lopez
2Andrea Bargnani