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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 returned to action on Sunday against the Warriors, but scored just three points on 1-of-5 shooting to go with two boards and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes.
He missed four games straight due to a nasty flu, so it's good to see him back on the court. Young does have some serious potential, but until the Celtics fully commit to giving him more playing time he won't be worth owning in most leagues. Jan 25 - 11:42 PM

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James Young will be active for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, but there are no guarantees he will play.

Young has a lot of talent, so he'll be a name to watch over the coming years, but he's unlikely to emerge a reliable contributor during his rookie season.
Jan 23 - 7:57 PM

James Young's (illness) status for Thursday's game against Portland is still up in the air according to coach Brad Stevens.

Young had a nasty flu earlier in the week which held him out of two games in a row, but it appears that he is nearing a return. However, Young's role has been minimal at best, and he likely won't see enough minutes upon his return to matter in most leagues. Owners in deep leagues can simply monitor him from the waiver wire.
Jan 22 - 2:10 PM

James Young (illness) will not play on Monday against the Clippers.

He missed practice on Sunday and the Celtics will just hold him out. Young will not get big minutes with the roster the way it currently is and he really has a ton of work to do on offense, so he's on a stash in extremely deep leagues.
Jan 19 - 2:20 PM

James Young (illness) was unable to practice on Sunday.

Young did not play during the Celtics' last game, so we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game vs. the Clippers. However, he isn't a large enough part of Boston's rotation for his absence to have any meaningful consequences with regards to fantasy.
Jan 18 - 3:30 PM

James Young (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

Young isn't a major part of the Celtics' rotation, so there are not much fantasy implications with this news. Jae Crowder may see some more floor time, but that's about it.
Jan 16 - 5:46 PM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said James Young's playing time will remain inconsistent.

There’s a lot of good players and you figure the top seven or eight guys are probably pretty set," Stevens said. "Everything else is going to be a little bit of a we’ll figure it out as a we move forward." The coach went on to complicate the way Young has approached the game, but he also said that he got "exposed a little bit." Young is just 19, so there's still a long road ahead.
Jan 12 - 9:59 AM

James Young played just seven minutes against the Pacers on Friday with one rebound.

He missed his only shot from the field in a disappointing game. Young will be brought along slowly with the Celtics, but he could be a factor in a couple months with the team obviously not caring about winning this season. He's a stash in very, very deep leagues.
Jan 9 - 10:36 PM

James Young will be active on Friday against the Pacers.

In his first real action on Monday, Young was fantastic with 13 points and three 3-pointers. He's a very big project on offense while his defense is a bit ahead for a rookie, but he could still have value in deep leagues. We'll let you know how he does tonight even though he won't see more than 20 minutes in most cases.
Jan 9 - 5:53 PM

James Young was a surprise DNP-CD on Wednesday, but Brad Stevens said he's "right on the cusp" of a spot in the Celtics' rotation.

Although he's not on the radar in most fantasy formats, deep-league owners should keep an eye on Young, who Stevens said "will be active more than not as we move forward." He scored 13 points with three 3-pointers in just 18 minutes of action on Monday, but that was just his sixth appearance and he's spent most of his time in the D-League.
Jan 8 - 10:53 AM

James Young made his NBA return against the Hornets on Monday with 13 points, one rebound and three 3-pointers in just 18 minutes.

Not bad. Young is a major project on the offensive side of the ball, so this kind of efficiency is not going to be the case very often. Unless the Celtics unload Jeff Green, Young is not going to have much fantasy value.
Jan 5 - 10:32 PM

Celtics recalled F James Young from the D-League.

Young will go up-and-down all season, and he's a long ways away from making an impact at the NBA level.
Jan 5 - 1:26 PM

James Young was assigned to the NBA D-League on Saturday.

Head coach Brad Stevens recently acknowledged that Young won't likely crack the rotation anytime soon, so this news confirms that he can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Jan 3 - 12:46 PM

Head coach Brad Stevens acknowledged during a recent interview that given the Celtics depth on the wings, it will be difficult for James Young to crack the rotation.

"A lot of factors go into [what he needs to do to earn playing time]; obviously, one of the factors being just who's on our roster," said Stevens. "We have a lot of roster depth as it is right now." Stevens added that Young's ability to play off screens and score could eventually earn him some playing time, but for now he remains a negligible option in nearly all leagues as he’s averaging a meager 3.5 minutes per game.
Jan 2 - 9:04 AM

The Celtics recalled James Young from the D-League on Thursday.

The 19-year-old is averaging 21.2 points and 5.8 rebounds with 47.5 percent shooting in seven D-League games this season, but is unlikely to be a part of the Celtics rotation. While he's worth an add for dynasty owners, fantasy owners in standard leagues can feel free to ignore Young.
Jan 1 - 12:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Evan Turner
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jae Crowder
2James Young
3Tayshaun Prince
4Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk