Thaddeus Young
Thaddeus Young
Thaddeus Young
Thaddeus Young
30-Year-Old F
2017–18 NBA Stats
2017–18 NBA ROS Projections
PTS
11.8
REB
6.3
AST
1.9
STL
1.7
BLK
0.4
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REB
AST
STL
BLK
2017–18 Fantasy Outlook
Young saw his production take a dip last season after leaving the Nets following the 2015-16 season, where the team finished 21-61. The Nets, who had few options on offense, relied upon Young for production, inflating his stats relative to his talent. Upon joining the Pacer... read more
Young saw his production take a dip last season after leaving the Nets following the 2015-16 season, where the team finished 21-61. The Nets, who had few options on offense, relied upon Young for production, inflating his stats relative to his talent. Upon joining the Pacers – who featured the likes of Paul George, Jeff Teague and Myles Turner – Young’s points per game dropped from 15.1 to 11.0 and his rebounds per game dropped from 9.0 to 6.1 despite playing only 2.8 less minutes per game. That said, his effective field-goal percentage rose from 51.8 to 56.0 by switching teams. With that in mind, it’s important to note that the Pacers have replaced the talents of Teague and George with the much less talented combination of Victor Oladipo, Darren Collison and Cory Joseph. Other players were added as well, such as Bojan Bogdanovic and Domantas Sabonis, but their impact may end up being relatively small. As a result, Young projects to see more touches on the offensive side of the ball, which should result in his numbers seeing a slight uptick compared to last season. He’s far from an elite Fantasy option, but the 6-foot-8 forward accumulated seven double-doubles last season, averaged an impressive 1.5 steals per game, and will probably see an increased role with a secure 30-plus minute workload, making him worthy of consideration in a variety of formats.
HT: 6'8"    WT: 221 lbs.    DOB: 6/21/1988    College: Georgia Tech    Drafted: 1st Rd, #12 Overall in 2007Show Contract
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Thaddeus Young Contract Info:
Signed a four-year, $54 million contract with the Nets in July of 2015. Traded to the Pacers in June of 2016.
Returning to Pacers
FIndiana Pacers
June 28, 2018
Young has exercised his $13.7 million player option to remain with the Pacers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Thaddeus Young 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#1 Power Forward
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  1. Thaddeus Young 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Thaddeus Young 2016–17 Preseason 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 were close to on par with his career averages, but his rebounding made a dramatic leap up from his career mark of 5.9 per game. Young posted career bests in total rebound percentage (15.4%), as well as defensive rebounding percentage (23%), while recording his best PER since 2012-13. Traded to the Pacers in the offseason, Young is now in a vastly better basketball situation, playing alongside the likes of Jeff Teague, Paul George and Myles Turner on what looks to be a playoff-caliber team. Young will step in as the starter at power forward, with Lavoy Allen penciled in an as his primary backup. Assuming his playing time remains relatively constant, Young’s scoring, assist, and steals numbers are likely replicable. However, a reduction in rebounding seems likely considering the change of scenery, coupled with the fact that Young had never averaged more than 7.5 rebounds per game prior to last season. Young has proven to be a source of three-point production in the past, but that part of his game has waned over the past few years. After hitting a career-high 90 treys in 2013-14, Young made 38 the following season and just seven (on 30 attempts) in 2015-16.
  3. Thaddeus Young 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Thaddeus Young 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Thaddeus Young 2013–14 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Thaddeus Young 2012–13 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Thaddeus Young 2011–12 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Thaddeus Young 2010–11 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Thaddeus Young 2009–10 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  10. Thaddeus Young 2008–09 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  11. Thaddeus Young 2007–08 Preseason Outlook
    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.
Thaddeus Young News Updates
Double-doubles in Game 7 loss
FIndiana Pacers
April 29, 2018
Young produced 14 points (6-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and one steal across 38 minutes during Indiana's 105-101 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
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Scores 16 points in Game 5 loss
FIndiana Pacers
April 25, 2018
Young posted 16 points (8-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds and one assist across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 98-95 loss to the Cavaliers.
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Double-doubles in Game 4 loss
FIndiana Pacers
April 22, 2018
Young totaled 12 points (5-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-4 FT), 16 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks across 39 minutes during Indiana's 104-100 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
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Contributes all-around line in Game 3 win
FIndiana Pacers
April 20, 2018
Young recorded 12 points (6-10 FG), seven rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one assist across 33 minutes during a 92-90 win over the Cavaliers on Friday.
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