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Thaddeus Young | Forward

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
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Thad Young admitted that Brook Lopez's free-agent decision will impact his future with the Nets.
Lopez has a player option for next season, and Young, who has an early termination option, admitted that Lopez's decision has influence on what his next move will be. "I definitely want to see what the big fella is going to do also, but we've already been told that they expect us back next year and they want us back next year no matter if we pick up our options or opt out," Young said. May 4 - 10:06 AM
Source: Newsday

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Thaddeus Young could enter the free-agent market by exercising his early-termination option for 2015-16.

Young would make $10.2 million if he doesn't terminate his deal, and may prefer to hold out one more season to cash in on the expected salary-surge tied to the league's new TV revenues in 2016-17. No matter what he decides, ESPN's Mike Mazzeo reports that Brooklyn aims to retain Young as their starting power forward. He ended his tumultuous season on a poor note, averaging 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 24 minutes per game during losses in Games 5 and 6.
May 2 - 9:25 AM

Thaddeus Young looked reinvigorated during a 91-83 Game 3 win over the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers in 41 minutes.

He apologized for his poor play in Game 2 and his actions spoke much louder than those words. Young was very aggressive with the ball, which is the opposite of what happened Wednesday when he only had one shot attempt in the restricted area. Young set up much closer to the basket than usual, so expect that to continue. He's played at least 40 minutes in two of the three games in this series and should be around that amount going forward.
Apr 25 - 5:59 PM

Thaddeus Young apologized to his teammates for his performance in Game 2 v. the Hawks in which he scored just two points in 24 minutes.

"First thing I said when I came into the locker room the other night was, 'Fellas, I'm sorry. I didn't give you guys anything tonight. I've got to be better,' " Young said on Friday. "I take pride in everything I do out there on the court and I take losses hard." It's admirable that Young is placing most of the blame on himself, but the Nets have been simply overpowered so far and they will look to clinch their first win in Game 3 on Saturday.
Source: Newsday
Apr 25 - 11:40 AM

Thaddeus Young struggled against the Hawks during a 96-91 loss on Wednesday, scoring two points with five rebounds, six assists, one steal, three turnovers and four fouls in 24 minutes.

It comes as a surprise that he played just 24 minutes after playing 40 in Game 1, but it was a bad game from Thad and Paul Millsap dominated on both ends. He made just 1-of-7 from the field and missed both free throws. At least one positive is that he had six assists, which is the most he's had in a playoff game. Young will look to improve on Saturday in Game 3.
Apr 22 - 10:16 PM

Thaddeus Young had nine points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block on Sunday, but he shot 4-of-14 with four turnovers in a road loss at Milwaukee.

He fell into the Bucks' bench and appeared to tweak his back, but it didn't prevent him from playing the rest of the game. We'll keep an eye on his status but he should be fine for two must-win games on Monday and Wednesday.
Apr 12 - 5:51 PM

Thaddeus Young hit 7-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, 11 rebounds and two steals in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

Young had 20 points and five boards on Monday, and 14 points and eight rebounds on Saturday, so he's finally coming on again. The Nets fell into a tie with the Celtics for the No. 7 & 8 seeds in the East, with the Celtics owning the tiebreaker. The Pacers and Heat sit one game behind Boston and Brooklyn, on the outside looking in.
Apr 8 - 11:06 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 20 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block against the Blazers on Monday.

His knee injury is obviously healed because he played 42 minutes tonight. Young has played extremely well in his last two home games with a 29-point game coming on Friday. His rebounding, efficiency, steals and scoring are all on the rise right now, so he's a must-start option.
Apr 6 - 9:40 PM

Thaddeus Young made 12-of-15 from the field for 29 points with six boards, four steals and one turnover in 37 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

As far as value goes for just this season, you could argue the Nets had the best deadline deal. Kevin Garnett might not play again and Thad is already back to dropping big lines after a knee scare over the weekend. Although, he did have a hiccup with his left leg, but it's not a concern right now. He needs to be owned everywhere.
Apr 4 - 1:22 AM

Thaddeus Young (left knee) returned to the Nets' starting lineup on Tuesday with eight points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and zero turnovers in a much-needed win vs. the Pacers.

He shot 4-of-11 from the field without any 3-pointers, but any notion of a minute-limit was abolished as he racked up 39 minutes tonight. Thad's true shooting has leaped to 55.4 percent in Brooklyn, up from 49.1 percent in Minnesota, and he should at least maintain his current late-round value as the Nets chase a playoff berth.
Mar 31 - 10:46 PM

Thaddeus Young will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers, sending Mason Plumlee back to the bench.

Young will not be on a minutes limit tonight, so owners can feel confident plugging him into their active rosters. Plumlee didn't do much during his run with the starting unit, so the demotion to the second unit isn't going to do him any favors. In fact, Plumlee is averaging just 5.1 points and 4.8 rebounds on 43.6 percent shooting as a reserve, so it makes sense to drop him in standard leagues.
Mar 31 - 5:52 PM

Thaddeus Young (knee) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

The words "available to play" would seem to insinuate that Young won't start after missing the Nets' previous two games with a left knee strain. We'll update Young's status as more information is available, but he's a risky start for fantasy owners if he's coming off the bench behind Miles Plumlee.
Mar 31 - 10:41 AM

Thad Young (knee) shot around on Monday, and he's being listed as questionable to face the Pacers on Tuesday.

He's iffy at best for Tuesday and Wednesday's back-to-back set, and he's been out since March 25 with the knee injury. Young's owners can't afford to rely on his return right now given he doesn't appear anywhere close to full strength, and if Young continues to sit, Miles Plumlee is likely to to start at power forward with Earl Clark and Alan Anderson getting a little more time off the bench.
Mar 30 - 12:40 PM

Thaddeus Young (knee) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

This will be his second straight game out of the lineup, and there is still no indication on when he will return. The Nets are still in the playoff hunt, so hopefully we will see Young back out on the floor soon. Mason Plumlee started at power forward on Friday vs. the Cavaliers, but he was largely ineffective and is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Mar 28 - 12:06 PM

Thaddeus Young (knee) has been listed as out for Friday's game against the Cavaliers and doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

An MRI on Young's left knee revealed a strain, so the Nets can breathe a sigh of relief as this one looked worse. Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Johnson, Mason Plumlee, and Cory Jefferson will get the biggest fantasy boost while Young is out for Friday and likely Sunday.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jarrett Jack
2Deron Williams
3Darius Morris
SG1Markel Brown
SF1Joe Johnson
2Alan Anderson
3Bojan Bogdanovic
4Sergey Karasev
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Cory Jefferson
3Earl Clark
4Mirza Teletovic
C1Mason Plumlee
2Brook Lopez
3Jerome Jordan