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James Young | Forward | #8

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/16/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 215
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (17) / BOS
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The 76ers have waived F James Young.
Young made six brief appearances for the 76ers this season, averaging 2.8 points and nothing else across 10.2 minutes. Mar 26 - 5:55 PM

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James Young (illness) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

Young is a negligible part of the rotation in Philly, so his playing status is irrelevant.
Jan 23 - 2:44 PM

James Young is not expected to play on Thursday vs. Boston.

The 76ers signed Young to a two-way contract and he might get a handful of minutes while J.J. Redick (leg) is out, but fantasy owners can watch his progress from the waiver wire.
Jan 18 - 10:58 AM

The Sixers have signed F James Young to a two-way contract.

Young was selected 17th overall by the Celtics in the 2014 draft but never lived up to expectations in Boston. He played 20 games for the Wisconsin Herd, the G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, this season and averaged 22.3 points and 5.7 rebounds.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 6 - 9:41 AM

The Bucks will waive James Young.

The writing was on the wall after Young sat out both of Milwaukee's two preseason games. Still only 22, Young will likely have to develop his game in the G-League or overseas.
Source: Real GM
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 09:58:00 AM

Bucks sign G/F James Young.

The 17th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft hasn't quite lived up to the billing over his 89 games at just 2.3 points per game. It looks even worse when wings such as Gary Harris and Rodney Hood were picked behind him. Young did have some bright spots last year with the Celtics and was in the rotation at times, but he isn't a lock to make the Bucks.
Source: NBA.com
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 05:58:00 PM

James Young will play for the Pelicans summer league squad.

Young is hoping he can secure a camp invite with New Orleans based on his play at summer league.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 01:28:00 PM

James Young (illness) picked up a DNP-CD on Monday vs. the Nets.

He was "available" to play, but he's just not in the rotation right now. We're taking him off the injury report.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 09:56:00 PM

James Young (illness) will be available to play Monday vs. the Nets.

With the Celtics at full strength on Monday, Young could be headed for a DNP-CD.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 05:54:00 PM

James Young (illness) will not play Saturday vs. Charlotte.

Minimal fantasy impact here, as Young is not a part of the Celtics rotation. He has appeared in just three games and played a total of 17 minutes over the last month.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 10:42:00 AM

James Young (back) is available on Sunday vs. the Bulls.

The Celtics have everyone available and Avery Bradley's minutes restriction has been lifted, so Young may be out of the rotation going forward. It also doesn't help Young's case that Jaylen Brown has been awesome.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 02:01:00 PM

James Young (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Bulls.

Young has missed two consecutive contests due to the bad back. Even if he is active on Sunday, the fantasy impact will be minimal, as he is averaging just 8.0 minutes per game this season.
Source: NBA.com
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 01:12:00 PM

James Young (back) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday.

He's still out with his sore lower back. Young has been better than expected this year and get minutes on occasion, but he's still not on the fantasy radar.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 07:32:00 PM

James Young (sore lower back) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

Young did not play Wednesday vs. Golden State due to the back injury. There is only minimal fantasy impact related to Young's availability, as he has appeared in just 25 games all season, averaging 8.0 minutes per contest.
Source: NBA.com
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 11:50:00 AM

James Young (bruised tailbone) will not play vs. Golden State on Wednesday.

Jaylen Brown, Jae Crowder and Gerald Green stand to pick up a few extra minutes in Young's absence, but he doesn't typically play enough for this to have a big impact.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 09:04:00 PM

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