Thaddeus Young F BKN 2 months ago

Young signed a four-year, $50 million deal with the Nets on Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

After opting out of his deal for next season, Young inked a new deal that will keep him in Brooklyn for at least three years, as the fourth year of the contract is a player option. Young figures to be the Nets' unquestioned starting power forward alongside Brook Lopez, who also re-signed Wednesday.

Thaddeus Young F BKN 2 months ago

Young has exercised his contract's early termination option, making him an unrestricted free agent, NetsDaily.com reports.

Young was set to earn $9.7 million in the final year of his contract, but will instead seek more long-term security as he hits the open market this offseason. At only 27 years old, Young has averaged 13.8 points and 5.5 rebounds over his eight NBA seasons, proving to be a reliable and versatile forward. As a result, Young should have no shortage of suitors once free agency begins July 1, although the Nets are still expected to make a strong push to retain Young at that time.

Thaddeus Young F BKN 3 months ago

Young split the season between the Timberwolves and Nets, appearing in 76 total games and averaging 14.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

After being traded to Minnesota as part of the three-team Kevin Love deal this offseason, Young stepped in as the Wolves' starting power forward. In 48 games, he posted 14.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists while shooting 45.1 percent from the floor and 29.2 percent from three. He was one of the few dependable players on a young Wolves roster, but the team opted to ship him to Brooklyn mid-season in exchange for former franchise cornerstone, Kevin Garnett. Young's numbers with Brooklyn over the final two months of the season were nearly identical to to his output in Minnesota, but he shot the ball noticeably better, hitting 49.5 percent of his field goals and 38.0 percent of his three-pointers. In the playoffs, Young averaged 10.5 points and 7.2 rebounds on 43.9 shooting over six games as the Nets fell to the top-seeded Hawks. Entering the offseason, Young will be faced with a decision, as he holds an early termination option. If he elects not to exercise the option, he'll remain in Brooklyn for just over $9.7 million next season. If he does exercise it, he'll hit the open market in hopes of securing a more lucrative, longer-term contract.

Thaddeus Young F BKN 4 months ago

Young scored 18 points (8-16 FG, 2-2 FT) to go with 11 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 41 minutes Saturday in the Nets' Game 3 win over the Hawks.

Young bounced back from a terrible 1-for-7 shooting performance in Game 2, taking on a more aggressive role in the offense Saturday, and after the Nets were able to take home the win with Young playing a bigger role on offense, he'll likely be on the attack Monday. Coach Lionel Hollins has shortened his rotation to primarily just seven players, so Young seems in line to get huge minutes again Monday.

Thaddeus Young F BKN 5 months ago

Young scored eight points (3-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes Monday against the Bulls.

Young has struggled from the field of late as he is 7-for-25 in his last two games. Young has shown flashes of promise, but hasn't lived up to expectations overall as he is averaging 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals a game this season.

Thaddeus Young F BKN 5 months ago

Young equaled his season high with 29 points (12-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-9 FT) with six rebounds and four steals in 37 minutes in the win over Toronto on Friday.

Young has played big minutes since returning from a knee injury three games ago and had only averaged 10.0 points in his previous two games. He was able to torch the Raptor defense and scored in the 20s for the third time as a Net.

Thaddeus Young F BKN 5 months ago

Young (knee) had eight points (4-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 39 minutes on Tuesday.

After missing two games with a knee injury, Young was let loose by the Nets training staff and he was back to his old self in no time. His shot wasn't falling but it was nice to see him passing the ball well. He had not had a four-assist game since Mar. 2.

Thaddeus Young F BKN 5 months ago

Young (knee) is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pacers, Rod Boone of Newsday reports.

Coach Lionel Hollins confirmed that Young will start after missing the last two games with a hyperextended knee. Hollins also noted that the forward will not play under any sort of minutes restriction.

Thaddeus Young F BKN 5 months ago

Young (knee) will play Tuesday against the Pacers, Rod Boone of Newsday reports.

Young, who has missed the last two games with a hyperextended knee, was upgraded from doubtful to questionable Monday. With the team now ruling him in, expect Young to return to his usual power forward spot in the starting five. Young averaged 13.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game during the month of March.

Thaddeus Young F BKN 5 months ago

Young (knee) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game versus the Pacers, The Record reports.

Young has missed two contests in a row due to a hyperextended left knee, but at least his status has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable. Since arriving in Brooklyn at the trade deadline, he's averaged 13.6 points (on 50 percent shooting), 5.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.9 three-pointers in 28 minutes. If he isn't given a chance to uphold that standard, Bojan Bogdanovic is the best bet to pick up available work.