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James Young | Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (20) / 8/16/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 215
College: Kentucky
Contract: view contract details

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James Young is dealing with a sore shoulder, but he is still available to play on Sunday vs. the Magic.
Young was going to play in the final six minutes of Friday's game, but he told coach Brad Stevens that he couldn't go because he slept on his shoulder wrong. In case it's not obvious, Young isn't on the fantasy radar and may not get another chance to crack the rotation for a while. Nov 29 - 6:15 PM
Source: ESPN

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

Young isn't in the rotation right now and should see spend a lot more time in the D-League this season.
Nov 21 - 11:37 AM

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

The second-year player will rejoin the Maine Red Claws as the Celtics attempt to get him more experience. While Young has potential, he doesn't belong on any fantasy rosters.
Nov 19 - 12:04 PM

James Young has again been sent down for a D-League stint.

He'll do this often throughout the season, and is not worth owning in any format.
Nov 11 - 1:15 PM

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

Reading between the lines, this is a probably a sign that Marcus Smart (toe) won't play on Tuesday against the Bucks. Young will likely provide the Celtics with some emergency depth, but he isn't expected to see any minutes.
Nov 9 - 4:12 PM

Celtics assign F James Young to the D-League.

Young will be a yo-yo between the Celtics and Maine Red Claws all season as he tries to take a step forward in his sophomore season.
Nov 9 - 9:49 AM

James Young and Jordan Mickey have been recalled from the D-League.

Both these guys will be bouncing in and out of the D-League for much of the 2015-16 season, and unless you’re in an extremely deep dynasty league, it's safe to leave these guys on the wire.
Nov 5 - 3:42 PM

James Young was assigned to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League on Tuesday.

Young hasn't seen the floor for the Celtics this season and will likely spend a lot of time in the D-League moving forward.
Nov 3 - 5:13 PM

Celtics exercise F James Young's third-year contract option.

Young has done absolutely nothing so far in his NBA career, and he's got a ton to prove going forward.
Nov 2 - 8:53 AM

James Young admitted to dealing with off-court issues last season that impacted his play.

"Hesitating, going back and forth to the D-League, off the court issues with my mom, family stuff. Everything’s caught up now, so I’m good," he said. "Just an overload. There was a lot on my shoulders at a young age." While this helps provide some context, Young still has a long way to go before he's capable of contributing to an NBA rotation, let alone a fantasy roster.
Oct 28 - 5:56 PM

James Young is inactive for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers.

He isn't projected to be in the rotation any time soon and will probably spend some more time in the D-League this season.
Oct 28 - 5:51 PM

James Young said that he is "amped" for the start of the season.

Young said that he has focused on his defense this summer and is hoping to become a more consistent shooter, and it should also be noted that he has gained 20 pounds of muscle since he was drafted last year. That being said, Young is still very raw and the Celtics added a lot of competition on the wings this summer, so he likely won't be in the rotation on opening night. Leave him on the wire.
Source: CSN NE
Sep 27 - 12:04 PM

James Young said he's gained 20 pounds since being drafted.

Muscle watch lives on. Young is still a major offensive project and he's not likely going to to be in the rotation. Leave him on the wire.
Sep 25 - 4:20 PM

Danny Ainge acknowledged that James Young worked hard to improve his play on the defensive end this offseason.

"I thought it was unfortunate that James got hurt again in summer league, but what I liked that I saw from James is he really came out and got the message that defense was important," said Ainge. "He had a really good summer. He’s gotten a lot stronger I think he’s made a lot of really good positive steps forward." James may have improved on defense, but his offense was pretty horrific during summer league as he averaged just 9.4 points on 27.4 percent shooting from the field. It'll be tough for him to get any meaningful minutes in Boston's loaded backcourt, so he could again be spending a lot of time in the D-League this season.
Source: ESPN
Sep 23 - 10:43 AM

The Celtics have seen defensive improvement from James Young.

"James has gotten a lot better defensively too. I've seen that progress too. Even though he missed a few games, I think him playing, what he's been able to do, was still a positive for us," Celtics summer league coach Micah Shrewsberry said. Young's progress has been disappointing and he'll have to prove to everyone that he's worth the investment. He's still just 19 years old.
Jul 20 - 9:24 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
PF1David Lee
2Amir Johnson
3Jared Sullinger
4Jonas Jerebko
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk