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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 (personal) is expected to return to the Timberwolves Sunday.
That means Young will be targeting a return for Nov. 26 vs. the Bucks, and Anthony Bennett will draw at least two more starts this week. Bennett put up 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists during his last start, and he makes for a nice, low-budget buy in FanDuel as long as Young is sidelined. Nov 18 - 3:17 PM

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Thaddeus Young (personal) is still not with the Wolves as of Monday.

Coach Flip Saunders didn't mention when Young will be back or if he would play on Wednesday, but he said he should know more on Tuesday. Young's fantasy owners might want to sit him in a three-game week while Anthony Bennett will likely get another start. Shabazz Muhammad may also get more run.
Nov 17 - 4:41 PM

Thaddeus Young (personal) is inactive for Saturday's game as he deals with the loss of his mom.

He is listed as out indefinitely, but we will update his status as soon as we know more and we wish him the best. Gorgui Dieng drew the start on Friday and looks poised to start on Saturday as well. Dieng is an excellent option in daily leagues while Anthony Bennett will also see some increased run in Young's absence.
Nov 15 - 10:50 AM

Thaddeus Young's mom passed away Thursday night, and he will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Young will also miss Saturday's game vs. Dallas, and the Wolves are currently listing him as out indefinitely. Anthony Bennett could draw a few starts while Young is sidelined, and would make for a nice plug-and-play option if he indeed ends up starting. Gorgui Dieng could also see an uptick in his minutes.
Nov 14 - 11:50 AM

Thaddeus Young played just 27 minutes and hit 2-of-10 shots for six points, three rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer on Wednesday.

Flip Saunders rolled with young guys for most of the night, and Young and Kevin Martin suffered because of it. The fact the score was lopsided in favor of Houston didn't help, either. Young had scored 16, 13 and 12 points (with 12 boards) in his previous three games, and all signs were pointing to a big night. It didn't happen, but owners need to stay the course and assume that he'll bounce back in the next one.
Nov 13 - 1:46 AM

Thaddeus Young returned from a head injury and hit just 5-of-13 shots for 10 points, but also added 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in his 36 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

Young can be given a pass for some low scoring after the nasty fall he took last Saturday, and the fact he didn't miss much time is a bonus for his owners. The double-double along with the steals and blocks are fantasy gold, and we're just hoping you went ahead and started him this week. The Wolves only play three games and Young was iffy for this one, so it's understandable if you played it safe with him.
Nov 5 - 11:00 PM

Thaddeus Young (head) returned to a full practice on Monday.

Great news. Young's injury looked very bad when he sustained it, and it's good to hear he's already back in full practice. Young has passed all of his baseline concussion tests, and he should be ready to roll moving forward for the Timberwolves and fantasy owners.
Nov 3 - 2:00 PM

Thaddeus Young passed his concussion test after he suffered a neck injury during Saturday's game.

He collided with Jimmy Butler during Saturday's game and did not return. There is still no update on his status but consider him day-to-day for now. If Young misses any time, expect to see a lot of Anthony Bennett. Stay tuned.
Nov 2 - 11:39 AM

Thaddeus Young suffered a neck injury during Saturday's game when he collided with Jimmy Butler, and he's questionable to return.

He was out cold as soon as it happened and as far as we know, he hasn't been ruled out of the game. However, he didn't come out of the locker room for the second half so we will monitor the situation closely. Anthony Bennett took his place in the lineup to start the second half. Stay tuned.
Nov 1 - 9:29 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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