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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 (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. Dec 7 - 10:11 PM

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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.
Dec 5 - 6:44 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.
Nov 12 - 11:23 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.
Oct 24 - 12:03 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."
Aug 27 - 3:08 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.
Jul 23 - 5:56 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.
Jul 15 - 10:43 PM

Danny Ainge said recently that James Young needs to "really step it up and prove that he belongs on a team."

"He's had two years to develop and play some games in the D-League and get some minutes in games and practices," Ainge said. "The competition is real, I guess is what I'm saying." Young finished Wednesday's Summer League game scoreless in just seven minutes off the bench, which doesn't bode well.
Jul 13 - 10:19 PM

James Young and Terry Rozier will be withheld from competing in Sunday's summer league game vs. Phoenix.

It's the second game of a back-to-back set, so it's not surprising to see these guys get an off day. Neither player will be a factor in standard fantasy leagues this upcoming season.
Jul 10 - 2:11 PM

James Young, who may be in jeopardy of making Boston's final roster, said he's been putting in a lot of hard work this summer.

"I've been putting a lot of work in," he said. "So it’s just starting to show off and I’m just going to keep working until I’m where I need to be." While the solid work ethic has never been in question, it's going to take more than that alone for Young to make a real impact.
Jul 6 - 12:44 PM

James Young scored 17 points on 4-of-9 FGs with five boards, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes vs. the Jazz on Tuesday.

Young was quiet on Monday which probably made some Boston fans cringe, but the third-year player finally showed some improvement on Tuesday. Young isn't a lock to make the 15-man roster, so he will need a couple more strong performances to prove his worth to the franchise.
Jul 5 - 9:33 PM

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

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

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