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James Young | Forward | #13

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (20) / 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 is expected to play in the summer league.
His roster spot with the Celtics is in jeopardy because he hasn't improved much since joining the NBA, so this a huge summer for Young. The Celtics drafted Jaylen Brown with the third pick, so the path to minutes on the wings just got even more difficult for Young. Jun 26 - 11:30 AM

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According to the Boston Globe, the Celtics really want to see some progress from James Young this summer.

The 20-year-old guard hasn't been able to crack the rotation in his two seasons with the Celtics and has spent a lot of time in the D-League. He will play in the summer league, but he could be in jeopardy of losing his roster spot considering the Celtics have a total of eight picks in this year's draft and they are obviously going to try and make a splash in free agency. Young will likely be joined on the summer league roster by Jordan Mickey, Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter and Marcus Thornton.
Jun 5 - 9:57 AM

James Young has been assigned to the D-League.

Young will again join the Maine Red Claws and can remain on waivers in all fantasy leagues as he's played just six total minutes in the Celtics last 10 games.
Apr 7 - 11:39 AM

James Young has been reassigned to the Celtics' D-League affiliate.

He's not a fantasy option anywhere.
Mar 30 - 6:38 PM

The Celtics have recalled James Young and Coty Clark from the D-League.

They won't see more than a few minutes, so they can be left on the wire.
Mar 26 - 11:07 AM

The Celtics have sent James Young down for a D-League stint.

Young has suited up for a mere 26 games this season and has only averaged 7.4 minutes per outing. He's not a fantasy option.
Mar 23 - 11:18 AM

The Celtics have recalled James Young from the D-League.

This could be a sign that Jae Crowder (ankle) could miss some time, but that's just speculation. Young won't see more than a few minutes anyways and belongs on the wire.
Mar 13 - 1:15 PM

James Young has been sent down for yet another D-League stint.

Young is a non-factor in fantasy hoops.
Mar 8 - 5:22 PM

James Young (calf) did not practice on Tuesday.

Young was only able to participate in some passing drills, and is still not able to make hard cuts. We're going to consider him doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Blazers, but his playing status is irrelevant in fantasy hoops as he's negligible part of the rotation even when healthy.
Mar 1 - 3:27 PM

James Young (calf) will not play on Monday against the Jazz.

He suffered a calf strain while in the D-League. Young is not worth owning in any league and has some work to do on his offense.
Feb 29 - 5:51 PM

The Celtics have assigned F James Young to the D-League.

Young was in the Celtics rotation earlier in the year, but has not played a big role with the team as of late so this move comes as no surprise. Young should stay on waivers in all fantasy leagues as he'll likely see more time with the Maine Red Claws than the Celtics the rest of the way.
Feb 25 - 11:13 AM

Celtics recall F James Young from the D-League.

Young was in the rotation earlier this season, but he's not playing a role with the big club at the moment.
Jan 25 - 11:49 AM

James Young has been assigned to the D-League.

The second year player is not in the rotation and will have to gain his experience with the Maine Red Claws for now.
Jan 23 - 10:51 AM

Brad Stevens praised James Young's recent play with R.J. Hunter (hip) out of the lineup.

With both guys expected to be available for Tuesday's game vs. the Cavs, Stevens said that playing time will be determined on a game-to-game basis between the two, but neither will hold a large enough role to matter to your fantasy team.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 11:51:00 AM

James Young played 20 minutes against the Pelicans on Monday with four points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

He was in the rotation and basically took R.J. Hunter's (hip) spot. Young has very little fantasy value and has been leapfrogged by a number of players.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 01:48:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Amir Johnson
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller