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Thaddeus Young

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2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

11.8

REB

6.0

AST

1.5

STL

1.1

BLK

0.4

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Young has flown under the radar for most of what’s been a very consistent nine-year NBA career. The 28-year-old spent last season in Brooklyn, where he averaged 15.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals in 33.0 minutes per game. For the most part, those numbers w...

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HT: 6' 8"   WT: 221 lbs   DOB: 6/21/1988  College: Georgia Tech   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #12 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $54 million contract with the Nets in July of 2015. Traded to the Pacers in June of 2016.

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Young put up 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one block across 30 minutes in Sunday's 111-102 win over the Clippers.

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Thaddeus Young NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 19 74 21.0 8.2 4.2 0.8 1.0 0.1 0.1 53.9 73.8 0.9 1.6 2.6 0.3 31.6 3.6 6.6 1.0 1.4
2008-09 20 75 34.4 15.3 5.0 1.1 1.3 0.3 0.7 49.5 73.5 1.6 1.9 3.2 2.2 34.1 6.3 12.8 1.9 2.5
2009-10 21 67 32.0 13.8 5.2 1.4 1.2 0.2 0.7 47.0 69.1 1.9 1.9 3.3 2.1 34.8 5.7 12.1 1.7 2.5
2010-11 22 PHI 82 26.0 12.7 5.3 1.0 1.1 0.3 0.1 54.1 70.7 1.2 1.9 3.4 0.3 27.3 5.6 10.3 1.5 2.1
2011-12 23 PHI 63 27.9 12.8 5.2 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.0 50.7 77.1 0.9 2.2 3.0 0.1 25.0 5.5 10.9 1.8 2.3
2012-13 24 PHI 76 34.6 14.8 7.5 1.6 1.8 0.7 0.0 53.1 57.4 1.2 2.4 5.1 0.1 12.5 6.7 12.6 1.4 2.5
2013-14 25 MIN 79 34.4 17.9 6.0 2.3 2.1 0.5 1.1 45.4 71.2 2.1 2.1 3.9 3.7 30.8 7.4 16.2 2.1 2.9
2013-14 25 PHI 79 34.4 17.9 6.0 2.3 2.1 0.5 1.1 45.4 71.2 2.1 2.1 3.9 3.7 30.8 7.4 16.2 2.1 2.9
2013-14 25 MIN/PHI 158 34.4 17.9 6.0 2.3 2.1 0.5 1.1 45.4 71.2 2.1 2.1 3.9 3.7 30.8 7.4 16.2 2.1 2.9
2014-15 26 BKN 28 29.6 13.8 5.9 1.4 1.4 0.3 0.7 49.5 60.6 1.5 1.9 4.1 1.8 38.0 5.8 11.7 1.5 2.5
2014-15 26 MIN 48 33.4 14.3 5.1 2.8 1.8 0.4 0.4 45.1 68.2 1.6 1.6 3.5 1.4 29.2 6.0 13.4 1.8 2.7
2014-15 26 BKN/MIN 76 32.0 14.1 5.4 2.3 1.6 0.3 0.5 46.6 65.5 1.5 1.7 3.7 1.5 33.0 5.9 12.7 1.7 2.6
2015-16 27 BKN 73 33.0 15.1 9.0 1.9 1.5 0.5 0.1 51.4 64.4 1.9 2.4 6.6 0.4 23.3 6.8 13.2 1.4 2.2
2016-17 28 IND 21 29.8 11.8 6.0 1.5 1.1 0.4 0.8 53.2 48.1 1.3 1.6 4.3 2.0 39.5 5.2 9.8 0.6 1.3
Rest Of Season Projections 28 IND 60 31.2 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Thaddeus Young
2016-17 Projections 28 IND 78 29.6 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Thaddeus Young

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Thaddeus Young NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 25.7 10.3 4.7 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 48.3 75.0 1.7 1.0 3.7 0.7 0.0 4.7 9.7 1.0 1.3
Last 14 Days 6 29.0 12.8 5.2 1.0 0.5 0.3 0.7 55.7 62.5 2.0 1.3 3.8 2.2 30.8 5.7 10.2 0.8 1.3
Last 30 Days 15 30.0 11.5 6.2 1.2 1.1 0.4 0.8 51.0 42.9 1.3 1.7 4.5 2.0 40.0 5.1 9.9 0.6 1.4
Last 5 Games 5 26.6 10.6 4.8 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.4 50.0 60.0 1.8 1.0 3.8 2.0 20.0 4.8 9.6 0.6 1.0
Last 10 Games 10 31.0 13.6 6.0 1.0 0.8 0.3 1.0 51.3 46.2 1.6 1.9 4.1 2.4 41.7 6.0 11.7 0.6 1.3
Last 20 Games 20 29.7 11.9 6.0 1.4 1.2 0.5 0.8 53.3 48.1 1.3 1.7 4.3 2.1 38.1 5.2 9.8 0.7 1.4

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Thaddeus Young
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 5 @GSW 23 10 2 0 0 0 2 5 10 0 0 0 2 1 1 1
Dec 4 @LAC 30 17 7 2 0 1 0 7 13 3 4 0 0 2 5 4
Nov 30 @POR 24 4 5 1 1 0 3 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Nov 27 LAC 32 11 6 1 1 0 3 5 10 0 0 1 4 1 5 3
Nov 25 BKN 24 11 4 2 0 0 1 5 9 0 1 1 4 1 3 0
Nov 23 ATL 41 24 7 0 1 1 3 10 13 2 3 2 3 3 4 2
Nov 21 GSW 29 14 6 0 0 0 2 6 14 0 0 2 4 3 3 2
Nov 20 @OKC 38 20 11 1 2 0 1 9 18 0 3 2 5 4 7 0
Nov 18 PHO 32 9 5 2 2 1 0 4 10 0 0 1 1 3 2 2
Nov 16 CLE 37 16 7 1 1 0 1 7 14 1 2 1 1 1 6 2
Nov 14 ORL 30 11 5 1 2 1 0 5 8 0 0 1 1 0 5 1
Nov 12 BOS 24 10 8 3 2 1 1 5 8 0 2 0 2 4 4 2
Nov 11 @PHI 34 11 10 1 1 0 3 4 6 2 2 1 2 1 9 0
Nov 9 PHI 36 5 5 2 3 1 0 2 6 1 4 0 1 1 4 1
Nov 7 @CHA 16 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
Nov 5 CHI 25 12 5 1 1 1 2 6 10 0 0 0 2 3 2 1
Nov 3 @MIL 28 9 4 0 1 0 2 4 8 1 2 0 1 1 3 1
Nov 1 LAL 28 14 6 3 2 1 0 6 8 0 0 2 4 1 5 2
Oct 29 @CHI 27 10 5 3 2 0 1 5 8 0 0 0 2 1 4 0
Oct 28 @BKN 36 19 7 3 1 1 0 7 12 3 4 2 3 3 4 0
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Oct 26 DAL 34 11 5 4 1 0 2 5 10 0 0 1 1 0 5 6
Thaddeus Young Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Thaddeus Young – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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1.  Thaddeus Young

2.  Paul George

3.  Lavoy Allen

4.  Kevin Seraphin

5.  Georges Niang

6.  Myles Turner

7.  Al Jefferson

Indiana Pacers

True Shooting Percentage

57.2%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Thaddeus Young has a true shooting percentage of 57.2%.

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Thaddeus Young NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 19 74 36.0 14.1 7.2 1.3 1.7 0.2 0.1 53.9 73.8 1.5 2.8 4.4 0.4 31.6 6.1 11.3 1.8 2.4
2008-09 20 75 36.0 16.0 5.3 1.2 1.4 0.3 0.8 49.5 73.5 1.6 1.9 3.3 2.3 34.1 6.6 13.4 1.9 2.6
2009-10 21 67 36.0 15.5 5.9 1.6 1.4 0.3 0.8 47.0 69.1 2.1 2.2 3.7 2.3 34.8 6.4 13.7 1.9 2.8
2010-11 22 PHI 82 36.0 17.6 7.3 1.4 1.5 0.4 0.1 54.1 70.7 1.7 2.6 4.7 0.4 27.3 7.7 14.3 2.1 2.9
2011-12 23 PHI 63 36.0 16.6 6.7 1.5 1.3 0.8 0.0 50.7 77.1 1.1 2.8 3.9 0.1 25.0 7.1 14.1 2.3 3.0
2012-13 24 PHI 76 36.0 15.4 7.8 1.7 1.8 0.8 0.0 53.1 57.4 1.2 2.5 5.3 0.1 12.5 7.0 13.1 1.5 2.6
2013-14 25 MIN 79 36.0 18.8 6.3 2.4 2.2 0.5 1.2 45.4 71.2 2.2 2.2 4.1 3.9 30.8 7.7 17.0 2.2 3.0
2013-14 25 PHI 79 36.0 18.8 6.3 2.4 2.2 0.5 1.2 45.4 71.2 2.2 2.2 4.1 3.9 30.8 7.7 17.0 2.2 3.0
2013-14 25 MIN/PHI 158 36.0 18.8 6.3 2.4 2.2 0.5 1.2 45.4 71.2 2.2 2.2 4.1 3.9 30.8 7.7 17.0 2.2 3.0
2014-15 26 BKN 28 36.0 16.8 7.2 1.7 1.7 0.3 0.8 49.5 60.6 1.8 2.3 5.0 2.2 38.0 7.0 14.2 1.9 3.1
2014-15 26 MIN 48 36.0 15.4 5.5 3.0 1.9 0.4 0.4 45.1 68.2 1.7 1.7 3.8 1.5 29.2 6.5 14.4 2.0 2.9
2014-15 26 BKN/MIN 76 36.0 15.8 6.1 2.6 1.8 0.4 0.6 46.6 65.5 1.7 1.9 4.2 1.7 33.0 6.7 14.3 1.9 3.0
2015-16 27 BKN 73 36.0 16.5 9.9 2.0 1.7 0.6 0.1 51.4 64.4 2.0 2.6 7.2 0.4 23.3 7.4 14.4 1.6 2.4
2016-17 28 IND 21 36.0 14.3 7.2 1.8 1.4 0.5 1.0 53.2 48.1 1.6 2.0 5.2 2.5 39.5 6.3 11.8 0.7 1.6
Rest Of Season Projections 28 IND 60 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Thaddeus Young
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Thaddeus Young NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 19 74 1555 610 312 58 73 8 6 53.9 73.8 64 120 192 19 31.6 264 490 76 103
2008-09 20 75 2577 1145 377 86 100 23 56 49.5 73.5 118 139 238 164 34.1 475 960 139 189
2009-10 21 67 2144 926 350 97 81 15 48 47.0 69.1 126 130 220 138 34.8 382 813 114 165
2010-11 22 PHI 82 2135 1045 434 82 90 26 6 54.1 70.7 99 153 281 22 27.3 458 847 123 174
2011-12 23 PHI 63 1755 808 325 74 64 41 1 50.7 77.1 55 137 188 4 25.0 348 687 111 144
2012-13 24 PHI 76 2629 1127 571 125 133 55 1 53.1 57.4 90 182 389 8 12.5 509 958 108 188
2013-14 25 MIN 79 2718 1417 476 182 167 36 90 45.4 71.2 165 166 310 292 30.8 582 1283 163 229
2013-14 25 PHI 79 2718 1417 476 182 167 36 90 45.4 71.2 165 166 310 292 30.8 582 1283 163 229
2013-14 25 MIN/PHI 158 5436 2834 952 364 334 72 180 45.4 71.2 330 332 620 584 30.8 1164 2566 326 458
2014-15 26 BKN 28 829 386 166 38 38 8 19 49.5 60.6 42 52 114 50 38.0 162 327 43 71
2014-15 26 MIN 48 1605 685 245 135 86 17 19 45.1 68.2 75 75 170 65 29.2 289 641 88 129
2014-15 26 BKN/MIN 76 2434 1071 411 173 124 25 38 46.6 65.5 117 127 284 115 33.0 451 968 131 200
2015-16 27 BKN 73 2407 1102 660 136 112 37 7 51.4 64.4 136 176 484 30 23.3 495 963 105 163
2016-17 28 IND 21 626 248 125 32 24 9 17 53.2 48.1 27 34 91 43 39.5 109 205 13 27
Rest Of Season Projections 28 IND 60 1872 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Thaddeus Young
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Thaddeus Young NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 19 74 21.0 57.0 54.5 8.8 9.7 0.9 10.1
2008-09 20 75 34.4 54.9 52.4 6.9 9.5 0.7 14.4
2009-10 21 67 32.0 52.3 49.9 8.7 11.4 0.8 12.9
2010-11 22 PHI 82 26.0 56.6 54.4 7.4 9.0 0.8 13.9
2011-12 23 PHI 63 27.9 53.8 50.7 8.4 6.3 1.3 14.0
2012-13 24 PHI 76 34.6 54.1 53.2 10.0 7.2 1.4 18.3
2013-14 25 MIN 79 34.4 51.2 48.9 10.5 9.5 1.1 17.0
2013-14 25 PHI 79 34.4 51.2 48.9 10.5 9.5 1.1 17.0
2013-14 25 MIN/PHI 158 34.4 51.2 48.9 10.5 9.5 1.1 17.0
2014-15 26 BKN 28 29.6 53.9 52.4 8.7 9.6 0.9 14.3
2014-15 26 MIN 48 33.4 49.1 46.6 14.9 8.3 1.8 14.6
2014-15 26 BKN/MIN 76 32.0 50.7 48.6 12.9 8.7 1.5 14.5
2015-16 27 BKN 73 33.0 53.3 51.8 10.4 10.4 1.0 19.0
2016-17 28 IND 21 29.8 57.2 57.3 11.6 9.8 1.2 14.3
Rest Of Season Projections 28 IND 60 31.2 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 rest of season projections for Thaddeus Young
2016-17 Projections 28 IND 78 29.6 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Thaddeus Young

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Thaddeus Young: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Young recorded 24 points (10-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 41 minutes during the Pacers' 96-85 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.

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Young scored 20 points (9-18 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 0-3 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, two steals and an assist in 38 minutes during Sunday's 115-111 overtime win over the Thunder.

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Young provided nine points (4-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 32 minutes in Friday's 116-96 loss to the Suns.

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Young was held without a point (0-4 FG) and had five rebounds and one assist over 16 minutes in Monday's 122-100 loss to the Hornets.

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Young finished with nine points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and one steal across 28 minutes in Thursday's 125-107 loss to the Bucks.

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Young posted 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal across 36 minutes in Friday's 103-94 loss to the Nets.

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Young finished with 15 points (6-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and four steals across 35 minutes in Friday's 114-106 preseason loss to the Magic.

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Young provided 16 points (8-12 FG), eight rebounds, four assists and one steal across 27 minutes in Thursday's 115-108 preseason win over the Bulls.

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Young collected 12 points (5-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, an assist and a block across 19 minutes in Tuesday's 113-96 preseason victory over the Pelicans.

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Coach Nate McMillan confirmed Monday that Young will open the season as the Pacers' starting power forward, Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star reports.

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Young was traded Thursday to the Pacers in exchange for the 20th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and a future second-round pick on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Young (rest) has been ruled out for the final six games of the Nets' season, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports.

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2016-17

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2015-16

After playing his first seven seasons with the Sixers, Young was traded to the Timberwolves last summer and ended up playing there until the February trade deadline when he was traded to the Nets in exchange for Kevin Garnett. In Young's 28 games with the Nets (20 starts), he averaged 13.8 points, 0.7 three-pointers, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 30 minutes per game. The Nets signed him to a four-year, $50 million extension this offseason, so it appears Young will be the starting power forward, playing next to Brook Lopez in the frontcourt. In six postseason games, Young averaged 13.8 points in 32 minutes per game. The Nets are bereft of talent after you get past Lopez, Joe Johnson, and Young, so those three should get a lot of minutes under old-school coach Lionel Hollins, but the issue with drafting Young in season-long leagues is that he's an average producer in every category except steals. Also, if you're using a player like Young at power forward, you'll be missing out on true big men who provide big rebounding and blocks, so take that into account if you end up with him on your roster. You'll have to find the rebounds and blocks somewhere else.

2014-15

Thaddeus Young came to Minnesota from Philadelphia as part of the Kevin Love trade. The 26-year-old forward spent the first seven years of his career with the 76ers and averaged at least 12.7 points in the last six of those seasons. He started 78 games for Philadelphia last year and provided a career-high 17.9 points despite reduced efficiency from the field for a losing team. He hit a career-low 45 percent of his field goals and just 31 percent of his three-pointers for 1.1 three-pointers per game. Young did bounce back with 71 percent from the charity stripe after converting only 57 percent from the line in 2012-13. While Young may need to rein in his shooting with his new team, he should be a key cog for coach Flip Saunders' offense. The green light from the perimeter may be turned off. Young only attempted 12 three-pointers in 2011-12 and 2012-13 but launched a career-high 229 long-range shots under the new Philadelphia regime last season. His field goal percentage should bump back to his career average of 50 percent, and he should be among the team's leading scorers with Kevin Martin. While Young will not replace all of Love's offensive output or board work, he may provide better defense and enough points to help the team win.

2013-14

Young put up solid numbers in his mini-breakout 2012-13 campaign. He put up averages of 14.8 points (53 percent from the field, 57 percent from the line), 7.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.7 blocks in 35 minutes per game. Those numbers marked career bests throughout the stats board. With the Sixers in rebuilding mode, under newly hired head coach Brett Brown, and with a completely new system, Young will undoubtedly get ample opportunity to shine on both ends of the court, even when rookie Nerlens Noel returns to action. His uncanny ability to get steals at the power forward position will give fantasy owners a competitive advantage in many formats. Young could start the season more slowly than expected due to having to get accustomed to rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams at the helm, as well as adjusting to a new system. However, once the core of the Sixers team gets better adjusted to playing together, he will remain consistent in his strengths that lie in the intangibles he provides – solid field goal percentage, rebounds, steals and the occasional block.

2012-13

Young was once again a key reserve for the Sixers in 2011-12, coming off the bench in all but one game. Despite his role on the second unit, Young was fourth on the team in minutes played (28) and third in scoring (12.8). He was one of eight players in coach Doug Collins’ rotation that averaged at least 25 minutes a night. That kind of socialist playing time distribution tends to suppress everyone’s statistics, so Young enters the 2012-13 season low on pre-draft ranking lists. What could change for Young this season? With Andrew Bynum acquired via a trade from the Lakers, Spencer Hawes will shift down and start at power forward. Kwame Brown was also signed in the offseason to play center. Young was used almost exclusively as an undersized power forward last season. The extra size the Sixers added this offseason will still allow him to get some time as a backup power forward, but if he’s going to come close to averaging 28 mpg again, Young will have to find a way to push for minutes in the small forward rotation. That will be difficult with Evan Turner and Dorell Wright ahead of him on the depth chart there and Nick Young and Jason Richardson using most of the shooting guard minutes, stopping Turner and Wright from shifting down a position too regularly. We’re not counting Young out yet, but he’s a strong candidate to be a fantasy bust if he remains on the Sixers all season.

2011-12

Young was one of the Sixers' key reserves during the 2010-11 season, and despite being used off the bench in all but one game, he averaged the fourth most minutes played (26) on the team. Sixers coach Doug Collins asked Young to capitalize on his athleticism and slashing ability last season, resulting in a huge drop in his three-point attempts -- he only took 22 three-point shots in 2010-11 after attempting over 300 in his previous two years combined. His newfound commitment to attacking the rim led to Young posting a career-high 54.1 field-goal percentage for the season. He finished the season with averages 12.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.1 steals and just 1.2 turnovers while playing in all 82 games. While Young’s drop in three-point attempts takes away from a once promising component of his fantasy game, the improvements he has shown in his efficiency largely offset that. Young will enter the 2011-12 season with a similar role and should put up similar production to his previous campaign’s.

2010-11

With the exception of playing 2.5 fewer minutes per game last season than the one before, Young's 2009-10 was almost identical to his 2008-09 by fantasy standards. Young's main benefit is that (a) he's a power forward who hits threes (0.7 per game last year) and (b) he's decent enough across the board. Philly traded out Samuel Dalembert for Spencer Hawes this offseason, but Young is still likely to get 30-plus minutes and has some upside as a later-round pick.

2009-10

Young is a 6-8, 220 pound combo forward with excellent athleticism and good scoring ability from both inside and out. With Elton Brand healthy again Young is likely to spend a bit more time at the three this year. Young saw a big increase in minutes as a sophomore, and responded by almost doubling his scoring output (15.3 ppg) on good shooting from the field (49.5% FG). Young’s rebounding was a bit below expectation for a power forward (5.0 rpg), but with his length and athleticism he should improve on that front over time. If Young wants to move to the next level, though, he needs to start utilizing his long-distance shooting more. He has nice mechanics, a good stroke and he hits the trey at a reasonable clip (34.1% from long range). But he needs to get his 2.2 attempts/game up into the 4.5 range which would yield around 1.5 treys/game. He has that upside in the fast-paced Philadelphia offense, and if he takes advantage of it, he could develop in the Danny Granger mold into a viable fantasy impact player.

2008-09

Young wasn’t one of the most hyped rookies of last season, but he acquitted himself well when given the opportunity. Playing primarily at power forward, Young shot just under 54 percent from the field and averaged 8.2 points and 4.2 boards in 74 games (22 starts). This year, Elton Brand will take over at the four spot, which will move Young back to his natural position at small forward – and where he could very well win a starting job.

2007-08

The 76ers selected Young 12th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft and have high expectations for the 18-year old. He is a great athlete that will need time to develop, but he has the talent to make it happen. He averaged 14.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists as a freshman at Georgia Tech but will likely need a year or two before becoming a full time player. Young will start the season behind Andre Iguodala and Rodney Carney.