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Thaddeus Young
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Team: BrooklynHeight: 6-8 Born: 6/21/1988
Position: FWeight: 220 Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
College: Georgia TechDraft: 1st Round 12th pick by 76ers (2007)


Latest News
July 1 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET15:08 GMT23:08 8:08 AM MST10:08 AM EST19:08 UAE17:0811:08 ET10:08 AM CT14:08 - Young says he's staying with the Brooklyn Nets. The free agent forward tweeted Wednesday morning that he is "extremely happy" to continue his career with the team. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the two sides have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $50 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. No NBA contracts can be signed until July 9.
Analysis: Young averaged 13.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and shot 38 percent from 3-point range in 28 games for the Nets after coming from Minnesota in the trade that sent Kevin Garnett back to the Timberwolves. Young is entering his ninth season in the league.
June 22 11:18 AM PT12:18 PM MT1:18 PM CT2:18 PM ET18:18 GMT2:18 11:18 AM MST1:18 PM EST22:18 UAE20:1814:18 ET1:18 PM CT17:18 - Young has informed the Brooklyn Nets he will become a free agent, and general manager Billy King says they want to keep the forward and center Brook Lopez. Young told the Nets on Monday, bypassing the $10.2 million he would have made next season in the final year of his contract. King says the Nets were expecting the decision.
Analysis: Young was acquired from Minnesota for Kevin Garnett at the trade deadline and played well as the Nets overcame a slow start to make the playoffs.
Mar. 25 4:51 PM PT5:51 PM MT6:51 PM CT7:51 PM ET23:51 GMT7:51 4:51 PM MST6:51 PM EST3:51 UAE (+1)00:5119:51 ET5:51 PM CT22:51 - Young left the Nets' game Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets because of a hyperextended knee. He has not played since.
Analysis: The injury occurred late in the third quarter when Young collided with Gerald Henderson in the lane after a sudden change of possession.
Feb. 26 9:39 PM PT10:39 PM MT11:39 PM CT12:39 AM ET5:39 GMT13:39 10:39 PM MST12:39 AM EST9:39 UAE06:390:39 ET11:39 PM CT4:39 - Young scored 19 on 8-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss at New Orleans.
Analysis: Young has been solid in three games for Brooklyn, averaging 14.0 points on 58.1 percent shooting. You should expect some regression, though, considering he was shooting 45.1 percent previously this season.
Feb. 21 9:36 PM PT10:36 PM MT11:36 PM CT12:36 AM ET5:36 GMT13:36 10:36 PM MST12:36 AM EST9:36 UAE06:360:36 ET11:36 PM CT3:36 - Young had eight points in 12 minutes off the bench in his Nets debut Friday.
Analysis: Young averaged 14.3 points in 48 starts with the Timberwolves after spending his first seven pro seasons with Philadelphia - two of them as a reserve.
Jan. 27 9:31 PM PT10:31 PM MT11:31 PM CT12:31 AM ET5:31 GMT13:31 10:31 PM MST12:31 AM EST9:31 UAE06:310:31 ET11:31 PM CT3:31 - Young had 22 points in a 92-84 loss to Oklahoma City on Monday night.
Analysis: The Minnesota Timberwolves forward has a combined 48 points in his past two games and is averaging 19.5 in his last six.
Jan. 21 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET4:58 GMT12:58 9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST8:58 UAE05:5823:58 ET10:58 PM CT2:58 - Young had 14 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Dallas for his second double-double this season.
Analysis: Young is averaging only 4.8 rebounds this season after averaging 7.5 and 6.0 the last two seasons, respectively.
Jan. 20 10:10 PM PT11:10 PM MT12:10 AM CT1:10 AM ET6:10 GMT14:10 11:10 PM MST1:10 AM EST10:10 UAE07:101:10 ET12:10 AM CT4:10 - Young scored 18 on Monday.
Analysis: Young has 40 points over his last two efforts for the Wolves.
Dec. 17 9:11 PM PT10:11 PM MT11:11 PM CT12:11 AM ET5:11 GMT13:11 10:11 PM MST12:11 AM EST9:11 UAE06:110:11 ET11:11 PM CT3:11 - Young scored a season-high 29 points in Tuesday's loss at Washington.
Analysis: He did it on 12-of-19 shooting and is hitting 58.5 percent over his last three games.
Nov. 29 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT3:35 - Young had 22 points for the T-Wolves on Friday.
Analysis: Young had the NBA's worst plus-minus average a season ago at minus-8.3 with the Sixers. He's at minus-1.9 this season with Minnesota.
Nov. 14 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST21:28 UAE18:2812:28 ET11:28 AM CT15:28 - Young has returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves following the death of his mother.
Analysis: Young practiced on Monday for the first time since Lulu Hall died of cancer on Nov. 13. Young missed five games while mourning her passing. The Timberwolves went 1-4 in those games and also lost point guard Ricky Rubio, center Nikola Pekovic and shooting guard Kevin Martin to injuries during that stretch.
Nov. 3 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST0:02 UAE (+1)21:0215:02 ET2:02 PM CT18:02 - Young has passed concussions tests and returned to practice after a scary collision with Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler on Saturday night.
Analysis: Young, averaging 17.7 points in the first three games of the season, took an inadvertent elbow to the head from Butler shortly before halftime on Saturday. He remained down on the court for more than 10 minutes while Timberwolves medical staff tended to him and was unable to finish the game.
Oct. 31 9:32 PM PT10:32 PM MT11:32 PM CT12:32 AM ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST8:32 UAE05:320:32 ET10:32 PM CT2:32 - Young scored 19 and was 7 of 13 from the field in Thursday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: Young has 45 points on 17-of-31 shooting through his first two games with the Timberwolves. He also has five steals.
Oct. 30 10:25 PM PT11:25 PM MT12:25 AM CT1:25 AM ET5:25 GMT13:25 10:25 PM MST12:25 AM EST9:25 UAE06:251:25 ET11:25 PM CT3:25 - Young scored 26 in his Timberwolves deubt, a 105-101 loss at Memphis on Wednesday.
Analysis: Young was 10 for 18 after shooting a career-worst 45.4 percent for Philadelphia last season.
Aug. 22 10:18 PM PT11:18 PM MT12:18 AM CT1:18 AM ET5:18 GMT13:18 10:18 PM MST12:18 AM EST9:18 UAE07:181:18 ET12:18 AM CT4:18 - The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that's been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days.
Analysis: The Timberwolves are getting No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and former top pick Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and Young from Philadelphia.

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