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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
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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

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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.
Source: NBA.com
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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
4Demetrius Jackson
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller