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James Young | Forward | #13

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/16/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 215
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (17) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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James Young (ankle) is available to play on Saturday against the Blazers.
He's been out for basically the entire month. Young is not expected to be in the rotation. Jan 21 - 3:24 PM

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James Young (ankle) will not practice on Sunday.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Young is nearing a return, but it's safe to rule him out for Monday's game vs. Charlotte. He's not in the rotation anyways.
Jan 15 - 1:55 PM

James Young didn't travel with the Celtics for Friday's game against the Hawks

He's dealing with an ankle injury and the fact he's not traveling could be a sign that he's still a few days away from playing. Not that most of you would have noticed if he were actually healthy.
Jan 12 - 9:42 PM

James Young (ankle) will not play on Friday vs. the Hawks.

He's likely a few more days away from a return, but he's not close to being in the rotation anyways.
Jan 12 - 1:15 PM

James Young (ankle) will not play for at least one more week.

He is not part of the rotation anyway. Gerald Green and Terry Rozier figure to be the top bench guards tonight.
Jan 7 - 5:55 PM

James Young (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Sixers.

Young is not part of the Celtic rotation even when healthy, so this news brings no fantasy impact.
Jan 6 - 1:26 PM

James Young (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz.

This news does not have any fantasy impact, as Young has not appeared in a game in over a month.
Jan 3 - 10:54 AM

James Young picked up a DNP-CD on Sunday.

Young dealt with an illness last week but his absence tonight was purely the result of coach Brad Stevens' rotations.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 10:02:00 PM

James Young (illness) was unavailable for the Celtics on Wednesday.

Boston played 13 different guys tonight, in a game full of garbage time, but Young wasn't among them. He's not in the rotation even when healthy.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:11:00 PM

James Young (illness) will not play Monday vs. the Rockets.

He probably wouldn't have taken the court even if he were healthy. Young is not a fantasy option in any scenario.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 06:44:00 PM

James Young scored a career-high 12 points against the Pacers on Saturday with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 16 minutes.

It was his first points of the season with 18 minutes before tonight. This actually wasn't a garbage-time special for Young either. We'll need to see it again, of course.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 11:23:00 PM

James Young has made the Celtics' 15-man roster for opening night.

This means that Boston will be waiving R.J. Hunter. Despite having two years of NBA experience, Young has only suited up for a total of 60 games to go with career-averages of 2.2 points and not much else on 34.1 percent shooting. He'll likely again be spending much of the year playing for Boston's D-League affiliate.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 12:03:00 PM

James Young is competing for a roster spot with the Celtics for the 2016-17 season.

Young and R.J. Hunter—both former first-round picks with guaranteed contracts—are competing for one roster spot along with rookie Ben Bentil as well as John Holland. Young has shown absolutely nothing during his tenure with the Celtics to date, but the guaranteed deal may give him and/or Hunter an undeserved edge to stick around. Regardless, none of these players will be on the fantasy radar. For what it's worth, the Boston Globe calls Hunter a "favorite to emerge from this group."
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 03:08:00 PM

James Young could be used as a trade chip for his $1.8 million contract next season.

Basically, the Celtics could just use that money to make a trade work financially. Young had a bad Summer League and really hasn't played well since he was drafted. A change of scenery would probably be good for Young.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 05:56:00 PM

Celtics Summer League coach Jamie Young said he wasn't happy with how James Young played on Wednesday.

He was on the injury report due to a knee issue, but Young only played seven minutes on Wednesday. The 2014 draft pick has made no progress and has already been leapfrogged by basically every first-round pick since. Young was more of a defense-first guy, but his offense hasn't made any noteworthy improvements. The Celtics might look to deal him.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
SG1Avery Bradley
2Terry Rozier
3Gerald Green
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller