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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 played 40 minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday with 12 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Coach Flip Saunders ran a very tight rotation with just seven guys playing more than 14 minutes. Young figures to see his minutes dip soon once Kevin Martin gets back in the swing of things. His owners might want to sell high, but he's worth owning in standard leagues despite the trade rumors. Jan 29 - 12:45 AM

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Thaddeus Young played a team-high 42 minutes in Monday's loss to the Thunder, scoring 22 points on 8-of-20 shooting (6-of-6 FTs) with eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.

After a dreadful first half of the year, Young has now picked up the pace and competition for forward minutes has somewhat cleared up, even with Gorgui Dieng getting minutes next to Nikola Pekovic. He has shot nearly a third less threes this season compared to last, but that hasn't translated to a field goal percentage increase. If he can improve his free throw shooting and rebounding owners can probably live with a late mid-round result after his start.
Jan 26 - 11:27 PM

The Wolves lost in Atlanta on Sunday despite a huge game from Thaddeus Young, who scored 26 points (11-of-17 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) with six rebounds, seven assists and one steal.

This marks the fourth time in Thad's career that he's racked up at least 25/5/5, and he's finally starting to heat up after a sluggish start in Minnesota. The return of Ricky Rubio should only help Young's fantasy value, which is currently mired in the late rounds, setting the stage for a nice second half of the season.
Jan 25 - 8:33 PM

Thaddeus Young had 14 points, 11 rebounds and six assists on 7-of-17 shooting in Wednesday's loss to Dallas.

Young has been playing much better lately, and while he didn't steal the ball tonight, he's been racking them up over his last few games. Over his last five, he's averaging 15.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.2 steals, while shooting just 43 percent. His season-long slump appears to be behind him, so we're hopeful that he can keep it rolling going forward.
Jan 21 - 11:10 PM

Thaddeus Young was the lone offensive bright spot against the Hornets during an ugly 105-80 loss on Monday, scoring a team-high 18 points with four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 32 minutes.

He is coming off a 22-point game on Saturday and is heating up at the right time. Young was in jeopardy of losing his starting job a few weeks ago, but he should be able to keep it for now. Although, Shabazz Muhammad (oblique) will likely threaten him and keep him on thin ice. Young should remain owned in standard leagues despite the trade rumors.
Jan 19 - 4:36 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting on Saturday vs. the Nuggets, adding six boards, five assists and three steals in 42 minutes.

It was surprisingly just his fifth 20-plus point game of the season, and his owners can only hope that he builds off this momentum because he has been a major disappointment in Minnesota. Young has been linked in several trade rumors over the past few days, so it's not out of the question that he is traded to a more suitable location.
Jan 18 - 12:07 AM

Thaddeus Young scored 13 points with eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one turnover against the Suns on Friday.

His name is popping up in trade rumors and the Wolves would likely be willing to unload him for a mid-first draft pick or another package. Young's season-long slump has been especially bad over his last five, making 36.4 percent from the field for averages of 10.6 points, 6.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 2.6 steals and 0.8 treys. His value is too low to try and trade him.
Jan 17 - 1:26 AM

The Timberwolves are reportedly willing to move Thaddeus Young as part of their ongoing rebuilding effort.

The Nets have reportedly talked to Minnesota recently about Young, and they would remain interested in him after any Brook Lopez deal. The Nets have been going with Sergey Karasev, Bojan Bogdanovic, and Alan Anderson at the small forward position, so Young would be a clear upgrade. It's difficult to speculate how his value would change without knowing the moving pieces, but it would be tough for him to be any worse than he's been so far this season in Minnesota. Stay tuned.
Jan 16 - 12:41 PM

Thaddeus Young had a bad game against the Spurs on Saturday with four points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

He gave us a nice game on Friday and was right back to disappointing us. Young was still posting eight-round value in the past month, so his fantasy owners shouldn't make a hasty cut unless it's to grab a red-hot free agent.
Jan 11 - 1:39 AM

Thaddeus Young turned in a rare productive performance against the Bucks on Friday with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, five steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

The Wolves are going to need him to play more if Shabazz Muhammad (groin) is out. Young was struggling big time over his previous three and failed to make above 38 percent from the field in any of those games. The non-scoring numbers have been there, so hopefully he can string some games together.
Jan 10 - 2:45 AM

Thaddeus Young's disappointing season continued on Saturday during a 101-89 loss to the Jazz with seven points, one rebound, two assists and one block in 24 minutes.

He wasn't in foul trouble and his coach is losing confidence in him. Young was playing well about a week ago, but he hasn't been in double-figure scoring in any of his previous three, averaging 8.3 points, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.7 triples. The good news is that he's doing more than score, so his fantasy owners should stay the course.
Jan 3 - 11:08 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting (no threes) with six rebounds, four assists and two steals in Friday's loss to the Nuggets.

Young hit 3-of-4 free throws tonight and moved his average to 45.5 percent over the last six games, highlighting the struggles he has had from the stripe. With percentages that are in the dumps he certainly has buy low appeal, particularly when you factor in his mother's death and the return of Ricky Rubio as mitigating factors.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 04:29:00 AM

Thaddeus Young scored 13 points on Tuesday, with six rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks, but he shot just 6-of-18 from the field in 32 minutes.

Young's fantasy value has plummeted in Minnesota. On a year-to-year basis he's lagging in points (-3.8), 3-pointers (-0.8), FT percentage (-16 percent), rebounds (-1.6), and pretty much everything else. He can't get much worse than he's been through the Wolves' first 27 games, and has enough upside that his owners should strive to remain patient as he finds his sweet spot with a new team.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 11:00:00 PM

Thaddeus Young finally got hot for the Wolves and hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 29 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Wizards.

The bad news is he hit just 5-of-12 free throws and didn't block a shot or hit a 3-pointer. But given that Young hadn't had a 20-point game since November, owners have to hoping that this is the game that gets him going. He was probably on some weekly-league benches given his slump and a three-game week for the Wolves, which is unfortunate.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 09:47:00 PM

Thaddeus Young hit 8-of-15 shots in the Wolves' 111-92 loss to the Thunder on Friday, scoring 16 points with five rebounds, one steal and one block.

Young hasn't been able to find the range since returning from bereavement leave and this is a good sign. He's returning just late-round value in the games he has played and this quiet but potentially revealing line makes for a nice buy low chance.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 01:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Lorenzo Brown
4Mo Williams
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
3Troy Daniels
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Gorgui Dieng
3Miroslav Raduljica