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33 Thaddeus Young SF
Height/Weight: 6-8/221 | Birthdate: 6/21/1988 | Birthplace: New Orleans, LA | Team: Minnesota Timberwolves | College: Georgia Tech | NBA Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 97/61 | Average Draft Position: 59.39
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Timberwolves' Thaddeus Young scores 29 points vs. Wizards


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young had his highest scoring game of the season Tuesday, but it was not enough to defeat the Wizards.

Young finished with 29 points on 12 of 19 shooting in a 109-95 loss to the Wizards Tuesday. The 29 points were a season high for Young and just the third time he eclipsed more than 20 points in a game this season.

Young had a chance to score 30 points, but missed various opportunities at the free-throw line going 5 of 12. He also added four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

The Timberwolves next play Friday at Boston.


Timberwolves F Thaddeus Young activated Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young returned from the inactive list Wednesday, the team announced.

Young missed five games after the death of his mother. He has averaged 14.3 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 44.8 percent in seven games.


Wolves forward Thaddeus Young back at practice Monday


(11/24/2014) Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young returned to practice Monday. Young missed the last three games following the death of his mother.

Minnesota returns to action Wednesday against the Bucks. Young is averaging 14.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. 


Wolves' Thaddeus Young won't be back with team until Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders told reporters Tuesday forward Thaddeus Young (personal leave) is not expected to rejoin the team until Sunday. He will miss the team's next three games against the Knicks, Spurs and Kings.

Timberwolves F Thaddeus Young still away from team


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young is still away from the team to deal with the passing of his mother, according to the team's official website. Young, who has taken an indefinite leave of absence, was unable to play Friday against New Orleans and will not play Saturday against Dallas.

It remains to be seen if Young will be back with the team in time for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.


Timberwolves F Thaddeus Young will miss multiple games


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Timberwolves F Thaddeus Young is not expected to play Friday at New Orleans or Saturday at Dallas after the death of his mother, the team announced.

The Timberwolves added that Young will take an indefinite leave of absence from the team.


Nikola Pekovic, Thaddeus Young deliver double-doubles vs. Nets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic and forward Thaddeus Young both recorded double-doubles in Wednesday's 98-91 win over the Nets.

Pekovic scored 16 points on 5 of 12 shooting while grabbing 11 rebounds and adding three assists and one steal in 32 minutes. It's his second double-double of the season, and the center has piled up 50 points in his last three games.

Young suffered a neck injury in his last game but shook it off to play 36 minutes Wednesday, scoring 10 points on 5 of 13 shooting while adding 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Both the 36 minutes and 11 boards were season highs.

The Timberwolves will next face the Magic Friday.


Thaddeus Young in Timberwolves lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nets. The forward suffered a neck injury on a collision in Saturday's game but was able to practice Monday.

Timberwolves F Thaddeus Young practices in full Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/3/2014) Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young was a full participant in Monday's practice, coach Flip Saunders told reporters, per the team's official website. Young was involved in a scary collision with Jimmy Butler while chasing a loose ball Saturday night against the Bulls. He left that game with a neck injury but passed all baseline concussion tests.

The team will begin a three-game road trip Wednesday at Brooklyn.


Wolves coach Flip Saunders: Thad Young passed concussion test


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young passed a baseline concussion test after leaving Saturday's game against the Bulls, coach Flip Saunders told News Radio 830-AM WCCO, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Young was involved in a scary collision with Jimmy Butler while chasing a loose ball late in the first half and was unable to return for the final two quarters of a 106-105 defeat. Young will have a few days of rest before the Timberwolves face the Nets on Wednesday. If he is unable to go, the team will turn to Anthony Bennett for the majority of the minutes at power forward.


Timberwolves F Thaddeus Young departs after brutal collision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young was knocked out of Saturday's contest against the Bulls with a neck strain, per the team's official website. Young endured a tough collision with Jimmy Butler while chasing a loose ball late in the second quarter and remained in the game for the remainder of the period. He did not return with the team from the tunnel after halftime, sitting the final two periods of the game.

Young scored eight points on 4 of 9 shooting from the field in 17 minutes before leaving the game.


Timberwolves' Thaddeus Young drops 26 Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young dropped 26 points on the Grizzlies Wednesday.

Young hit 10 of 18 shots from the field. He added two three pointers and hit all four of his free throw attempts. Young also had four rebounds and four assists during the contest. 


Timberwolves F Thaddeus Young could get the green light to take more threes


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders could give forward Thaddeus Young the green light to shoot more 3-pointers this season, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press on Thursday.

Young told reporters he didn't shoot as many threes as he would like in the past because he had a different role with the 76ers under Phil Collins from 2010-13. He only took 34 attempts from 3-point territory over that span. Last season under Brett Brown, he connected on 30.8 percent (90 of 292) of his treys.

"I kind of just took it out of my game completely because I was with (Collins) so much," Young said. "It's one of the things where you do what the coach says and continue to play."

Young averaged a career-best 17.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting from the field in 2013-14. He added 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 79 games.


Kevin Love deal morphs into three-team trade


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) The Cavaliers' acquisition of Kevin Love is set to go down Saturday, and Yahoo.com reports it will end up being a three-team deal.

The Timberwolves will receive Andrew Wiggins , Anthony Bennett and a lottery-protected first-round pick from the Cavaliers in exchange for Love, and are set to move one of those pieces to Philadelphia to complete the deal.

The Wolves will move the first-round pick -- a top-10 protected pick from Miami -- to the 76ers along with Alexey Shved and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute in exchange for Thaddeus Young, as first reported by the Minnesota Star-Tribune. 


Report: Wolves to swap Anthony Bennett for Thaddeus Young


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Though the trade can't go official until August 23, the deal reportedly struck between the Cavaliers and Timberwolves will lead to another trade between Minnesota and the 76ers.

The Philadelphia Daily News reported early Friday that Minnesota, upon receiving Anthony Bennett from the Cavs as part of the Kevin Love trade, would then trade him for Thaddeus Young. The Timberwolves have been showing interest in Young since Love stated his desire to be traded.

Meanwhile, the 76ers want to move Young because he's entering his prime at age 26 and only has one additional year left on his contract. Acquiring Bennett would complete a core of young talent to develop over the coming years. Young was one of the most productive forwards in the league last year playing in Brett Brown's up-tempo offense, averaging 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game. Bennett, on the other hand, failed to make any impact what so ever but did show signs of growth during the Summer League. 


Thaddeus Young drills five treys in loss to Hawks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) 76ers forward Thaddeus Young caught fire from behind the arc on Monday, knocking down five triples in a 103-95 loss to Atlanta.

Young scored 23 points on 7 of 10 from the floor, including 5 of 6 from downtown, and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with four assists, three rebounds, three blocks and four steals while logging 36 minutes of game action. He is averaging 20.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists over his last five games.

Thaddeus Young struggling with expanded role


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) 76ers forward Thaddeus Young has seen his efficiency take a big hit recently, while playing the largest offensive role of his career. Young did manage to turn that around a bit, finishing with more points than field-goal attempts for the first time in four games Saturday against the Grizzlies.

Young wasn't particularly efficient in the game, scoring 20 points on 8 of 19 shooting, but that was an improvement from the previous night when he had 31 field-goal attempts and finished with just 25 points. He filled up the box score well overall Saturday as well, finishing with seven rebounds, three assists and six steals in the 103-77 loss.

Young is enjoying the most productive season of his career by a decent margin, but the added responsibility seems to be taking a toll recently, With the 76ers bereft of NBA talent, Young is shooting just 39.2 percent from the field while averaging 18.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game in the month of March. 


Thaddeus Young just misses 30-point mark vs. Magic


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) 76ers forward Thaddeus Young fell a bucket shy of reaching the 30-point mark in a 92-81 loss to the Magic on Sunday.

Young scored a team-high 29 points on 13 of 25 from the floor, and 3 of 7 from the free throw line. He also contributed with eight rebounds, three assists and two steals while logging 36 minutes of game action. He is averaging 24.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists over his last five games.

Thaddeus Young scores team-high 28 points vs. Bucks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) 76ers forward Thaddeus Young scored a team-high 28 points on 11 of 19 shooting, including 3 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 130-110 loss to the Bucks Monday.

Young contributed his second straight big line after Friday's 30-13-6-7, racking up five rebounds, seven assists and six steals in 34 minutes of action. However, the 76ers dropped their 11th straight game, this one to the team with the inside track at the lowest record in the league. Young has averaged 17.5 points and 6.3 rebounds over 54 games played.


Thaddeus Young scores 30 points in double-double Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) 76ers forward Thaddeus Young matched a season-high with 30 points on 12 of 29 shooting while grabbing a season-high 13 rebounds in his team's 124-112 loss to the Mavericks Friday.

It was the fourth time this season Young scored 30, and in addition to the rebounding gem, he added seven steals, which was his second highest mark of the season. To top it off, Young notched a season-high six assists in the loss. He has averaged 17.3 points and 6.3 rebounds over 53 games played.


Thaddeus Young just misses double-double Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) 76ers forward Thaddeus Young just missed a double-double Tuesday, scoring 15 points on 6 of 16 shooting while grabbing nine rebounds in his team's 114-85 loss to the Cavaliers.

The 76ers start the postbreak stretch with business as usual, losing their nine straight, including all eight February games thus far. Young has nine double-doubles so far this season, just missing his 10th Tuesday. He has averaged 17.1 points and 6.2 rebounds over 52 games played.


Thaddeus Young scores team-high 20 points vs. Celtics


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) 76ers forward Thaddeus Young scored a team-high 20 points on 9 of 17 shooting in his team's 114-108 loss to the Celtics Wednesday.

Young chipped in three rebounds, one steal and one block in 34 minutes while sinking two of his five three-point attempts. He has averaged 17.5 points and 6.2 rebounds over 47 games played.


Thaddeus Young scores team-high 29 points vs. Hawks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2014) 76ers forward Thaddeus Young scored a team-high 29 points on 11 of 19 shooting, including 3 of 6 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 125-99 loss to the Hawks Friday.

It was Young's highest scoring total since dropping 30 on the Blazers on Jan. 4. He kicked in eight rebounds, five steals and one assist but also turned the ball over a season-high six times in the loss. Young has averaged 17.5 points and 6.3 rebounds over 44 games played.


Thaddeus Young doubles up in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2014) 76ers forward Thaddeus Young was one of the few bright spots on Saturday, as he made his presence felt in the paint and registered his eighth double-double of the season in a 103-91 defeat to the Thunder.

Young went 5 of 17 shooting from the field, including 1 of 6 from downtown, and 2 of 3 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 13 points and 10 rebounds, with six of them coming from the offensive end of the glass. He also chipped in with eight steals and three assists while logging 36 minutes of game action.

Young doubled up for the first time since Jan. 1. He has averaged 15.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.4 steals over his last five games played.

Thaddeus Young puts up a zero in blowout loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2014) 76ers forward Thaddeus Young struggled through one of his worst games in years Tuesday, in a 111-93 loss to the Cavaliers.

Young, who entered the game averaging 18.4 points per game, was held scoreless in 22 minutes, the first time he has failed to score in a game since March 2011. He shot 0 for 7 from the field and did not earn a free throw, and added only minor contributions across the box score otherwise. He snagged four rebounds and dished out a pair of assists, while adding one block and one steal in the loss.

Young is still averaging 19.0 points per game over the last five despite Tuesday's scoreless outing, a testament to how well he has been playing recently.