March 8, 2017, 7:52 am
It’s no secret that Thad Young has struggled since his return from a sprained wrist, and the Pacer power forward still isn’t comfortable shooting from the perimeter.
In six games since returning to the lineup, Young has averaged just 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds on 21.9 minutes per night. That’s well below his season average of 30.1 minutes, but it’s hard for Indiana coach Nate McMillan to play Young when he’s been so ineffective. Until he regains his form, expect the Pacers to use smaller lineups with extra run for C.J. Miles and Glenn Robinson III. Miles has the best shot at value thanks to his ability to drain threes. The lingering effects of Young’s injury have crushed his game at the worst possible time for fantasy owners and rendered Young as a drop candidate in shallower leagues. If that’s the case in your league, make sure Young is on your watch list. He’s been barely inside the top-300 over the last two weeks but is still a top-75 guy on the season.