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Thaddeus Young | Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 220
College: Georgia Tech
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Thaddeus Young scored a team-high 19 points in Thursday's 97-91 win over the Pistons with five rebounds, two assists, three steals and two 3-poitners.
He played 34 minutes, made 7-of-13 from the field and all three from the line. He's shot the ball extremely well so far and Ricky Rubio has done a solid job of creating open looks for him. Young looks like he'll certainly improve on his shooting numbers compared to what he did last year, but it's early. Oct 30 - 11:57 PM

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Thaddeus Young hit 10-of-18 shots for 26 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's opening loss to Memphis.

He looked a lot like he did in Philly last season and should be primed for another big year. His steals and threes, combined with his ability to score and rebound, make him a very valuable fantasy forward.
Oct 30 - 1:00 AM

Thaddeus Young had 17 points, two rebounds, five steals and one block in the Wolves' final preseason tune-up on Friday, making 6-of-10 FGs including a 4-of-5 mark from downtown.

Thad shot 30.8 percent from deep in Philly last year and coach Flip Saunders has been clear that he won't allow players to take low-percentage shots. Young may not launch 3.7 triples per game, in other words, but his starting job and impressive versatility should solidify him as an early-mid round value in an up-tempo Wolves offense.
Oct 24 - 10:29 PM

Thaddeus Young made just 6-of-15 from the field for 12 points with one rebound, five assists, two steals and two turnovers against the 76ers on Friday.

He had some efficiency issues with the 76ers last season and will likely deal with it again on Minnesota. Young will still be a major part of the offense and should be worthy of an early-middle round pick.
Oct 10 - 11:52 PM

Thaddeus Young played just 18 minutes, but hit 5-of-10 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal on Tuesday.

Young looked like the guy we loved in Philly last season and his steals are a key to his value. He seems to be a great fit in Minnesota and should be primed for another big fantasy season.
Oct 8 - 1:34 AM

Thaddeus Young is likely to take 3-pointers with the Wolves this season.

He didn't shoot treys in the three seasons prior to 2013-14, but he attributed those years to coach Doug Collins. "I kind of just took it out of my game completely because I was with [Collins] so much," Young said. "It's one of the things where you do what the coach says and continue to play." He will likely play away from the basket a little more than Kevin Love and won't be as efficient, but he should be able to score in the teens. Young is a solid early-middle round target.
Oct 2 - 8:23 PM

Thaddeus Young understands the Timberwolves are a rebuilding team, but it's different than the situation in Philadelphia.

"I think the situation in Philly is much different," said Young. "It’s the same process, but this team is much more competitive and it’s a better roster. Philly, they were getting rid of everybody and getting worse. But I think [Philadelphia GM Sam Hinkie] is doing a great job and has made some big moves." Young added that he thinks there are "a lot of good guys" on his new Wolves team, but really anything would be an improvement coming from a decimated Philly roster. Young will be a focal point of the Wolves game plan, and makes for a solid mid-round selection.
Aug 31 - 12:29 PM

Thaddeus Young said he is excited to play alongside Nikola Pekovic this season rather than against him.

Speaking on his upcoming first season with the Timberwolves, Young said of Pekovic, "I bumped him in a game last year and he didn't move!" The 26-year-old is coming off a breakout 2013-14 season during which he averaged 19.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.1 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers over the last 28 games of the season. Young would be worthy of a top 20 fantasy pick if he beat the odds and sustained those numbers, but even a likely slip will help him return mid-round value.
Aug 26 - 12:29 PM

Wolves general manager Milt Newton said Thaddeus Young "will be better statistically than he's ever been based on all the options he will have in the offense."

That's a tall order for Young after a stat-stuffing finish to his Philly career. Thad carried his 76ers after the break with a usage rate of 26.7, averaging 19.4 points, 5.8 boards, 3.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.5 triples in those 28 games. We're not really on the same page as Newton here and we're expecting Thad to see a mild dip in production. Still, we like him as a mid-round pick.
Aug 23 - 5:52 PM

The Wolves placed an advertisement in Sunday's early edition of the Pioneer Press with pictures of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young and Zach LaVine.

That pretty much makes it official and today is the first day that the Cavs and Wolves can officially make a deal due to Wiggins signing his deal one month ago. Young will slide into a power forward role and Bennett will back him up. The former 76er is still a nice mid-round target in fantasy leagues. Feel free to click the link below if you want to get a look at the ad.
Aug 23 - 11:32 AM

The Wolves will receive a trade exception worth $4 million along with Thaddeus Young, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett in the Kevin Love three-team deal expected to be completed on Saturday.

While Love is quite a player, that's a really nice haul for the Wolves. Young will join the Wolves in a very similar role in an up-tempo system with a point guard who is a sub-par scorer. His fantasy value doesn't take a major hit and he's still a solid target in the middle rounds. On the other hand, Bennett, Nikola Pekovic and Gorgui Dieng aren't quite as alluring with Thad around.
Aug 22 - 9:29 AM

Thad Young is still expected to be traded to Minnesota despite reports that Anthony Bennett will not be traded to the 76ers.

The Philadelphia Daily news reported in early August that Young would be moved to Minnesota for a package that would include Bennett. News of Bennett staying in Minnesota was thought to derail Young being traded as well. However, Darren Wolfson of ESPN reports that the Sixers will not move Young or Shabazz Muhammad, and instead 76ers GM Sam Hinkie will have to take a package including Alexey Shved, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, and a draft pick if he wants to move Thad.

The Sixers will be sending Thaddeus Young to Minnesota for a package that will include Anthony Bennett, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

It will be a three-team trade in the Kevin Love deal and it wouldn't become official until Aug. 23. The Wolves currently do not have a true power forward on their roster and are hurting for an offensive option up front, so Young would be in a similar situation with the Wolves. Although, the Wolves will likely run a slower pace, so Thad's fantasy value isn't quite as high. Young is still a target in the middle rounds of drafts.
Aug 8 - 9:13 AM

76ers general manager Sam Hinkie is "pissed" that trade talks between with the Timberwolves involving Thaddeus Young have been leaked to the media.

The Wolves have been reportedly eying Young as a potential replacement for Kevin Love. There are a couple more weeks for things to play out until Andrew Wiggins is allowed to be traded. Young's value profiles much better in Philly than it does in Minnesota.
Aug 7 - 3:04 PM

The Timberwolves and 76ers are still discussing a deal for Thaddeus Young.

Even though the latest Kevin Love trade reports didn't include the rumored three-team deal that would send Young to Philadelphia, the Wolves and Sixers are reportedly still talking. A deal can't be consummated until August 23, so the two teams have some time to work out the details of a Thaddeus Young for Anthony Bennett trade.
Aug 7 - 10:44 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Mo Williams
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
3Zach LaVine
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Corey Brewer
3Shabazz Muhammad
4Robbie Hummel
5Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Gorgui Dieng
3Ronny Turiaf