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James Young | Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (19) / 8/16/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 215
College: Kentucky

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James Young (shoulder) said his separated right shoulder is improving with treatment.
Young also added that he's been able to begin basketball activities, but remains without a return timetable. The rookie is part of the Celtics' future plans, but that doesn't include the 2014-15 season so fantasy owners outside of dynasty leagues can feel free to move to the next news item. Dec 18 - 12:58 PM

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An MRI revealed a slight muscle tear in James Young's right shoulder, and he is hoping to avoid surgery.

Young will rehab over the next few weeks, after which he will be re-evaluated. He was not a part of the Celtics rotation, so there aren't any fantasy implications here.
Dec 12 - 6:37 PM

James Young is dealing with a shoulder subluxation, and is getting x-rays to determine the severity of the injury.

Head coach Brad Stevens is unsure of how much time Young will miss, but we'll know more once the result of the x-rays are made public. Young wasn't a part of the Celtics' rotation, so there aren't any fantasy implications with this news.
Dec 11 - 3:10 PM

The Celtics have assigned James Young to the D-League Maine Red Claws.

This moves comes as no surprise as Young has played just 18 minutes all season. Young has plenty of time to help the Celtics in the coming years, but he doesn't have any value to fantasy owners right now.
Dec 9 - 11:07 AM

James Young will be available for the Celtics' game against the Bulls on Friday.

Young practiced with the Celtics on Thursday after a short stint in the D-League and is available for Friday's game, according to head coach Brad Stevens. While Young has potential to help the Celtics in future seasons, he's unlikely to provide any fantasy value this season.
Nov 27 - 12:40 PM

Brad Stevens said James Young "has some work to do."

The rookie was really set back in the preseason by his injuries. "I really thought he was really on his way and maybe even ahead of where we thought he’d be before he got hurt in the preseason, and that clearly hurt him," Stevens said. Young is highly unlikely to register any kind of impact in his first season.
Nov 24 - 9:41 AM

The Celtics have re-assigned rookie James Young to their D-League affiliate.

Young will get some playing time with the Red Claws that he wouldn't get in Boston, but he'll likely rejoin the Celtics in a matter of days.
Nov 23 - 1:48 PM

Celtics recall F James Young from the D-League.

The first-round pick has done absolutely nothing so far and has a long road ahead to crack on any kind of fantasy radar.
Nov 17 - 11:28 AM

James Young and Dwight Powell will head to the D-League.

Young played four minutes on Wednesday in garbage time, but he's not in the rotation. He'll look to get his offensive game together in Maine with the Red Claws.
Nov 15 - 3:59 PM

James Young played four minutes in garbage time against the Thunder on Wednesday with three points and one foul.

He was with his family earlier this week and was able to return for the second game of his career. Young has no fantasy value.
Nov 12 - 10:46 PM

James Young (personal) is back with the Celtics.

He was with his family due to someone dealing with an illness. Young will not be in the rotation and will likely only get minutes in garbage time.
Nov 12 - 5:35 PM

James Young (illness in family) is not traveling with the Celtics.

There is no timetable for his return, but he's not a fantasy option anyway. We hope for the best for the rookie and his family.
Nov 10 - 11:39 AM

James Young played six minutes in his NBA debut, making all three field goals for six points with one rebound and one block.

He has a hamstring issue and entered the game with 5:47 left and the Celtics down 22 points. Young won't be in the rotation.
Nov 2 - 1:36 AM

James Young (hamstring) may have a chance to play on Wednesday.

He was seen jogging on the side on Saturday and the Celtics are hoping he that he will be fit enough to suit up on Wednesday. While it looks like he has a bright future, Young doesn't project to have a lot of fantasy value at the moment and can be ignored in standard leagues.
Oct 18 - 4:20 PM

Rookie James Young is expected to miss two more games with his hamstring injury.

The Celtics are hoping he'll be ready for Wednesday's exhibition finale. "He’s progressing enough that we think we’ll have a full re-evaluation Monday and we’re hopeful that he’ll be able to play on Wednesday," Brad Stevens said. Once healthy, Young could be headed for the D-League.
Oct 16 - 1:12 AM

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