Joseph Young
Joseph Young
26-Year-Old GuardG
Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Joseph Young in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a three-year, $3.53 million contract with the Pacers in July of 2015. Pacers declined team option for 2018-19 in June of 2018.
Taking talents to China
GFree Agent
August 1, 2018
Young is expected to finalize a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Nanjing Monkey King of the Chinese Basketball Association in the coming days, Sportando reports.
Young becomes the second player from the Pacers' 2017-18 roster to bolt for China this offseason, following in the footsteps of center Al Jefferson, who inked a deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in July. The combo guard, who appeared in 59 games for the Pacers and averaged 3.9 points and 1.2 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per contest during his third NBA campaign, could look to return to North America once Nanjing's season ends in February or March.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Young, in his second NBA season, played a deep reserve role with the Pacers last year. He appeared in just 33 contests and averaged 4.1 minutes, posting 2.1 points per game on 36.1 percent shooting. When initially drafted, it was though that Young could benefit from sliding down to the point-guard slot, rather than play at shooting guard, considering his 6-foot-2 frame. However, after deploying him at the one for 97 percent of his minutes during his rookie campaign, Young nearly split time between both guard slots during 2016-17, spending 51 percent of his time at the one and 49 percent of his minutes at the two. With the Pacers losing Paul George and Jeff Teague over the summer and replacing them with Darren Collison and Victor Oladipo, there could be more opportunities for Young to see time on the floor. That said, he’ll likely still have to beat out other reserves for minutes, such as Glenn Robinson and Cory Joseph. Lance Stephenson is somewhat of a jack-of-all trades all well, capable of playing three positions. Considering the tough road ahead for Young, it seems safe to avoid him in seemingly every Fantasy format during the upcoming 2017-18 campaign.
Young enters his rookie season in Indiana with an opportunity to supply some much needed scoring for the Pacers. Selected by the Pacers with the 43rd overall pick, Young was the reigning Pac 12 Player of the Year, averaging 20.7 points and 3.7 assists per game playing both point and shooting guard for Oregon as a senior. But at just 6-2, Young is also one of the smaller combo guards in this year's draft class. His best chance for an NBA career may be a transition to playing the point full-time, where his size wouldn't be as big a concern. That would mean for his rookie season in Indy, he'll have to fight George Hill and fellow combo-guards Monta Ellis and Rodney Stuckey for minutes, which, frankly, is not an insurmountable task. Young led the Orlando Pro Summer League in scoring, averaging 22.5 points, 3.2 assists, and 2.3 three-pointers per game on 51 percent shooting from the field and 45 percent shooting from downtown. His Orlando play definitely opened some eyes and earned him a big-league contract with the Pacers. He now must focus on learning the Pacers offense, making sure he can make the most of his early and probably infrequent opportunities to play.
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Will enter free agency
GFree Agent
June 29, 2018
Young had his team option declined by the Pacers on Friday and will become a free agent, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Questionable for Game 3
GIndiana Pacers
April 19, 2018
Young is dealing with a sinus infection and is listed as questionable for Friday's Game 3 against the Cavaliers.
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Three points in loss
GIndiana Pacers
April 7, 2018
Young recorded three points (1-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and two assists during Friday's 92-73 loss to the Raptors.
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Healthy scratch again during Wednesday's loss
GIndiana Pacers
March 21, 2018
Young did not see the floor during Wednesday's 96-92 loss to the Pelicans.
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Knocks down five treys versus Wizards
GIndiana Pacers
February 5, 2018
Young scored 17 points (6-10 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 0-1 FT) to go along with two rebounds and one steal across 28 minutes during Monday's 111-102 loss to the Wizards.
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