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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 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

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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

Thaddeus Young scored 18 points with eight rebounds, one assist and five turnovers in 28 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

His 18 shots from the field are the most he's had since a 40-minute effort back on Mar. 11. Young does have a chance to rest on Friday, so his fantasy owners will want to make sure he's good to go.
Mar 31 - 10:24 PM

Thaddeus Young is in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Cavs.

Young was rested on Tuesday, but he was never expected to miss Thursday's game. Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, Boban Bogdanovic and Henry Sims will join Young in the starting five. Go ahead and get him active, as he'll likely be extremely involved offensively with Brook Lopez (rest) taking the night off.

Thaddeus Young (rest) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Magic.

Thomas Robinson will see some increased opportunity tonight with Young unavailable, and with a favorable matchup against the Magic, he'll be someone to consider as a streamer option or punt play in DFS. Young should return to action Thursday vs. the Cavs. Daily Slant: When Young rested back on March 5 against Minnesota, Thomas Robinson started and played 40 minutes (18pts, 17reb, 5ast, 4stl). While he almost certainly won't have similar success tonight (Brook Lopez also missed that game), he and Chris McCullough should both see fairly meaningful time at PF. Robinson hasn't played in any of the past three games (Willie Reid has sat for the last four), so there is considerable risk in rostering any of the Nets backup bigs. Robinson has the highest ceiling of the group and is a viable GPP target, while Lopez's value also shoots up.
Mar 29 - 5:35 PM

Thaddeus Young made 10-of-12 from the field for 20 points against the Heat during a 110-99 loss on Monday, adding nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.

He made his first 10 shots from the field in a terrific start to his four-game week. Although, the Nets certainly could rest Young on Tuesday in Orlando, Thursday in Cleveland or Friday in New York. He'll flirt with top-50 value most nights, but his owners will definitely have to make sure he's good to go.
Mar 28 - 10:01 PM

Thaddeus Young hit just 5-of-12 shots and committed six turnovers for 10 points and eight rebounds in Tuesday's loss to the Hornets.

Young went off for 24 points on Saturday after racking up double-doubles in three straight games, but never got it going tonight. He didn't play well early tonight and turned the ball over a lot, so he didn't see his normal allotment of minutes. He should bounce back, but keep in mind the Nets have nothing left to play for, and Young's been in the league for a long time.
Mar 22 - 10:14 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 24 points during a 115-103 loss to the Pistons on Saturday, adding nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes.

He snapped his three-game double-double streak in this loss. Young's rebounding has been the story all season with his 9.2 per game destroying his previous career high of 7.5 back in 2012-13. Brook Lopez (virus) did not play in this game, so that explains the above-average point total. Young should be an early-round player going forward.
Mar 19 - 10:12 PM

Thaddeus Young came through with 14 points, 16 rebounds, two steals and three blocks in Tuesday's easy win over the Sixers.

He torched his former team for a nice line and is heating up again, recording double-doubles in each of his last two games. He's averaging 16.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks over his last four, so just keep rolling him out there.
Mar 15 - 10:41 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 21 points during a 95-89 loss to the 76ers on Friday with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in 40 minutes.

His production fell off in his previous March games, averaging 16.3 points, 8.0 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 turnovers in his previous three March games. Young should be a major force in fantasy as long as he doesn't get too many nights off like last Saturday.
Mar 11 - 10:05 PM

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2Aaron Brooks
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SG1Monta Ellis
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SF1Paul George
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PF1Thaddeus Young
2Lavoy Allen
3Georges Niang
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson
3Kevin Seraphin