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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
Contract: view contract details

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Thaddeus Young hit 9-of-12 shots for 18 points, nine boards, four assists, a steal and two blocks in 36 minutes against the Lakers on Monday.
Young had just five points on Saturday when he wasn't feeling well, but is clearly over his illness. Despite a couple of duds recently, he's played well in three of his last four games and should be safe to start going forward. Mar 19 - 9:55 PM

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Thaddeus Young scored five points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

The Pacers first unit came out flat and it was clear Young wasn't 100 percent. He'll have Sunday to get over his illness before Monday's game against the Lakers. Expect him to be much better.
Mar 17 - 9:55 PM

Thaddeus Young (illness) will start on Saturday against the Wizards.

It's a good thing Young can go because the Pacers would be in deep trouble. Although, Young's minutes will be monitored, so it sounds like he's going to have to play under the weather. He's worth using in season-long leagues, but there's risk in DFS.
Mar 17 - 5:55 PM

Thaddeus Young (illness) has been added to the Pacer's injury report as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Washington.

Domantas Sabonis (ankle) has already been ruled out and Myles Turner (left ankle) is also listed as questionable, so the Pacers could end up being extremely shorthanded up front on Saturday night. Trevor Booker and Al Jefferson could in line for a huge uptick in minutes, depending on what happens with Young and Turner. We should have an update shortly.
Mar 17 - 11:19 AM

Thaddeus Young scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 31 minutes against the 76ers on Tuesday.

He could be looking at a couple extra minutes because of the Domantas Sabonis injury tonight. Myles Turner has played 5.3 minutes per game next to Sabonis, so close to half of that time could go to Young. He may have a slight uptick in value this week.
Mar 13 - 10:12 PM

Thaddeus Young ended up with just four points over 23 minutes in Sunday's 99-97 win at Boston.

Young finished just 2-of-7 from the field, including 0-of-2 from behind the 3-point line. He also disappointed with five turnovers, and four personal fouls limited his playing time and production, too. He managed just four rebounds with two assists. Young and his teammates will be back at it Tuesday trying to bust the process in Philadelphia, starting a three-game week.
Mar 11 - 10:12 PM

Thaddeus Young finished Sunday's 98-95 win at Washington scoreless across 33 minutes.

Young was 0-of-5 from the field and he committed three turnovers in the forgettable outing. It was the second time he finished scoreless this season, as he also did it in a start back on Nov. 12. He was able to contribute four rebounds and three steals, but it was too little, too late for Young's fantasy owners. He'll look to regroup Monday against the Bucks to kick off a four-game week.
Mar 4 - 8:58 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 11 points with five rebounds, three assists, two blocks, three steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

He's seen some solid minutes this season at 32.8 per game, but some of that was because he's arguably the only reliable power forward on the roster. However, Trevor Booker coming to town could be a factor in Young's minutes in certain matchups. His owners shouldn't be too concerned and keep starting him like they normally would until further notice.
Feb 28 - 10:02 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 20 points with four rebounds, one assist, five steals, one block and one triple against the Hawks on Friday.

A number of Pacers enjoyed big nights against the tanking Hawks with Victor Oladipo and Lance Stephenson nearly triple-doubling and Domantas Sabonis posting 21 points with 13 boards. Young hit 9-of-16 shots in 32 minutes, and while he's been frustrating at times, he's been on a mini hot streak with averages of 16.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 treys and 1.8 steals in his last four games.
Feb 23 - 10:08 PM

Thaddeus Young tied his season high with five assists on Sunday, adding 18 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double.

Thad made 7-of-11 shots including a pair of 3-pointers, and he also blocked one shot in 32 minutes of action. The veteran's role looks surprisingly stable down the stretch, as the Pacers are battling for playoff position with a 32-25 record. Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard even admitted that his team is exceeding his expectations "by a factor of six, seven, eight games right now." Owners can rely on Thad as a mid-round value the rest of the way.
Feb 11 - 8:48 PM

Thaddeus Young double-doubled vs. the Celtics on Friday with 13 points and 14 rebounds.

The veteran forward added one steal and one triple in 34 minutes, hitting 5-of-10 shots and 2-of-2 free throws. Young was considered a trade candidate since he has a $13.7 million player option for 2018-19, but Indiana's willingness to stick with him is a great sign as they look to make a return to the postseason. He's inconsistent and struggles from the line, but he'll continue to be a nice source of points, rebounds and steals going forward.
Feb 9 - 11:23 PM

Thaddeus Young finished with 10 points, five rebounds and three steals over 33 minutes Friday at Cleveland.

The overall line wasn't terrible, but it was a far cry from the 22 points he dropped on Wednesday against Phoenix. That was his first 20-point effort since Nov. 29, and Friday's performance is a little more along the lines of what you can expect as a fantasy owner and potential DFS player. He'll continue to log heavy minutes while Myles Turner (arm) is out, but you should only expect mid-round fantasy production with an occasional big game.
Jan 26 - 11:07 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 22 points with three rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

It was his first 20-plus scoring game since Nov. 29 against the Rockets. Young's scoring has been a little underwhelming lately, but he's seen some decent run with 35.6 minutes per game over his last five. He does slightly benefit from Myles Turner (arm) being out because Turner does play next to Domantas Sabonis at times.
Jan 24 - 9:59 PM

The Pacers snapped a two-game losing streak on Sunday, aided by Thaddeus Young's 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and zero turnovers in 39 minutes.

Young isn't a good free-throw shooter (67.7% for his career) but he's found a way to avoid that problem -- just don't shoot them. The veteran is averaging a career-low 0.8 free-throw attempts per game this season, and has just four attempts in his past 15 games. He's been a steady mid-round value over the past few weeks.
Jan 21 - 9:58 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 10 points with three assists, two steals and a season-high 14 rebounds against the Blazers on Thursday.

It's been a while since Young had a productive night on the glass with this being just his third double-digit rebounding game of the season. Almost all of his other stats have really dropped off this month and he's been outside of usable value over his last 10 games. However, he still has mid-round value on the year and is still a hold in 12-team leagues. Myles Turner (elbow) being out should help, too.
Jan 19 - 12:21 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Darren Collison
2Cory Joseph
3Joseph Young
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Lance Stephenson
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Glenn Robinson III
3Ben Moore
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Domantas Sabonis
3Trevor Booker
4T.J. Leaf
5Alex Poythress
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson