Thaddeus Young

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  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen had a bad night on Monday, scoring nine points on 4-of-9 shooting to go with six boards and two steals.

    His night wasn't necessarily bad because of his play, although there are always things to be desired when you go 0-for-3 from deep. He logged 25 minutes, Thaddeus Young (17 points, 8-of-14 shooting with two boards, one assist and one triple) played 24 and Luke Kornet (zero points, five boards and one block) played 22. Out of all of these players, Markkanen had the best plus-minus so it's a bit baffling to see him play so little in a game that was relatively close. The Bulls situation is a bit messy, but Markkanen should push for mid-round value so you can send a buy-low offer after tonight without being laughed at.

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young came off the bench Saturday and scored two points with two rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Young flopped on Saturday but is a strong hold in standard leagues with Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) out 4-6 weeks. Be sure to grab him off the waiver wire if someone drops him after this performance.

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford drew the start for the Bulls on Friday but was only able to put forth a lackluster showing with two points (0-for-2 from the field, 2-of-4 from the line), two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block.

    Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is set to miss the next 4-6 weeks, so Gafford is worth a few bits of patience. Let Gafford play out a few more games before making any drastic moves. Thad Young, who started in the last game, was also quiet with six points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes. Young is the better add at this point.

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford will start against the Pacers on Friday.

    Gafford will draw the start on Friday for the injured Wendell Carter Jr. (right high ankle sprain). Thaddeus Young started in the first game without Carter Jr. and head coach Jim Boylen told the media that the starting center situation could be fluid moving forward. Expect the Bulls to start Gafford or Young based on matchups going forward.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young started for Wendell Carter Jr. (sprained ankle) on Wednesday and was pretty good as he rose to the occasion with 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting.

    Young, the oldest player on this Bulls club, was able to turn back the clock by adding three 3s, six rebounds, two assists and three steals to the box. Talk about Vintage Thad. He's worth grabbing in standard leagues while WCJ is out.

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen (left ankle sprain) will play and start against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Markkanen will start alongside Thaddeus Young on Wednesday as Wendell Carter Jr. had already been ruled out with an ankle injury. After a tough start to the season, Markkanen has produced 4th/2nd round value in 8/9-cat leagues over the past month.

    Source: Chuck Swirsky on Twitter

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young is expected to make his first start with the Bulls on Wednesday.

    With Wendell Carter Jr. out, the door is open for Young to slot into the starting lineup. Young has averaged 8.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.1 steal in only 21.8 minutes per game. Daniel Gafford should also see additional minutes while Carter cannot play.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen is listed as doubtful for Monday's contest with the Mavs after suffering a left ankle sprain on Saturday.

    Not a good sign at this point. The injury did not seem too extreme at the moment on Saturday, but a doubtful tag would indicate that this could go beyond a game or two for Markkanen. This makes Thaddeus Young a logical stream for Monday and perhaps further into the week.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen received more testing after having to leave Saturday's game against the Celtics, and has now been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle.

    His status for Chicago's next game on Monday is up in the air as we still don't have a timetable or the severity of the injury. Should he miss time Thaddeus Young would become a popular streaming option.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen scored 15 points (5-of-12) shooting in Saturday's loss to the Celtics but injured his leg in the fourth quarter, failing to return.

    Markkanen got tangled up with the Celtics' Marcus Smart and appeared to injure his left foot. He was seen with the trainers stretching out his leg and it appeared that he was set to return in this close game. His injury status is worth keeping an eye on and if he has to miss any time teammate Thaddeus Young is the next man up.

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young scored 12 points (5-of-11) in Saturday's loss to the Celtics, chipping in two rebounds, three assists, one steal and a 3-pointer.

    Young played 27 minutes off the bench in this one and saw an increase in minutes after a fourth quarter injury to teammate Lauri Markkanen. Young contributed nicely in this one register across all categories except for blocks. He will continue to provide late-round value and could provide a slight bump if Markkanen has to miss any time following his injury.

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen limped off the court on Saturday after falling to the ground.

    Markkanen got tangled with Marcus Smart and it appeared Smart landed on Markkanen's left foot. Thaddeus Young checked in for Markkanen and could produce late-round value if Markkanen misses time.

    Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Jim Boylen said that Lauri Markkanen is expected to play on Monday despite his illness.

    Markkanen's presence should take some minutes away from Thaddeus Young. In addition to his usual offensive contributions, Markkanen has six blocks over his last five appearances.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    According to a report in the LA Times, the Clippers could be interested in acquiring Thaddeus Young via trade.

    The author seems like he's spitballing here, but it makes sense for the Clippers to look to beef up their frontcourt. That said, you could replace "Thaddeus Young" here and include any other veteran SF/PF on the market, such as Marvin Williams, Bob Covington, Justise Winslow, etc. or they could look to sign someone like Jeff Green. The takeaway here is that the Clippers are set up to be buyers in the trade market, but it's entirely too early to know who they'll target. Young's value figures to remain unchanged should this trade go down.

    Source: Los Angeles Times

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen (illness) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Bucks.

    Markkanen has been dealing with a bug for a few days now, but was able to suit up and play well during Saturday's game versus the Hawks. If Markkanen is unable to play expect Thaddeus Young to get some extended run.

    Source: NBA Injury Report