July 8, 2020, 2:28 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young took advantage of a depleted Bulls roster to manage top-140 value in 8-category leagues during 2019-20.
This campaign marked the end of a four-season stretch during which Young started every game he played. Despite coming off the bench in all but 16 games, Young averaged 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.4 steals. He was especially potent in February when he had averages of 14.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 steals. However, the 58.3 percent free throw shooting was a far cry from a career average of 67.0 percent and Young’s field-goal percentage was a career-low 44.8 percent.
March 10, 2020, 10:53 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thad Young played 21 minutes on Tuesday night, producing eight points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Young has seen his playing time decrease in five straight contests and as the previously injured Bulls get back to business, you can expect him to settle into this sort of 20-mpg role. He's no longer a must-own in 12-team formats but you can definitely make the case for a hold if you need steals and rebounds.
March 8, 2020, 6:05 pmOtto Porter Jr.SF, Chicago Bulls
Otto Porter responded nicely to Wednesday's dud and Friday's quiet game, dropping 23 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and three 3-pointers while shooting 9-of-17 on Sunday.
Porter played 25 minutes and made the most of them. We'd bet on his minutes ramping up again shortly and he's someone to consider scooping up if he's free in your leagues. He's now got four steals (all from today, curiously), three blocks and six threes in his four games back and is heading towards a starting role. Thaddeus Young was able to keep his place once more today, putting up 17 points, five rebounds, two steals and two threes in 25 minutes of his own, but you can't help but feel that his days are numbered with Porter and Lauri Markkanen both ramping up to full speed.
March 4, 2020, 10:54 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thad Young was able to survive the presence of both Lauri Markkanen and Otto Porter on Wednesday, turning in the best game of the bunch with 13 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 29 minutes off the bench.
Despite the increasing health of the Bulls, Young remains worth holding until Markkanen and Porter shake their minutes limits. Odds are he'll fall out of standard-league relevance in time but given his friendly schedule over the next 10 days, Thad is likely to maintain at least late-round value.
March 4, 2020, 12:58 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen (pelvic stress reaction) will start Wednesday's game against the Wolves.
Thaddeus Young owners should expect a dip in value going forward. Markkanen has been out since January 22 but is averaging 15.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season. Jim Boylen just got Otto Porter Jr. back from a lengthy absence as well.
Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 6:16 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen (pelvic stress reaction) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.
it was reported that Markkanen was hopeful to return for this one, and this is a step in the right direction. Thaddeus Young is going to take a sizable hit to his value once Markkanen is fully up to his speed.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 2, 2020, 10:34 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young started and logged 36 minutes on Monday, scoring 12 points with nine boards, four dimes and a steal.
Young has been playing well during the absence of Lauri Markkanen (pelvis) and should be owned in standard leagues until Markkanen returns. Once they get him back, Young becomes a fringe player.
February 29, 2020, 7:46 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young put up a solid performance in Saturday's loss to the Knicks, swiping five steals and hitting three treys to go with his 15 points, three rebounds, two dimes on 6-of-12 shooting.
Young has come up with another standard-league-worthy line in this one. However, Lauri Markkanen's return is looming around the corner and Young will take a significant hit in both usage and value.
February 25, 2020, 10:45 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young was quiet in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder, recording just eight points (3-of-8 shooting), three rebounds, four assists, two 3s and one steal.
Young is coming off a string of fantastic games. This low-end line is just a bit of correction and is not injury-related, so there's no cause for concern here.
February 23, 2020, 10:20 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young is in the zone, going for 23 points (8-of-14 FG), five 3-pointers, six rebounds and three steals vs. the Wizards on Sunday.
Young is the lead option at power forward and has been playing exquisitely ever since he was moved into the role. Lauri Markkanen's eventual return will end the fun, but that is not an issue yet, and even when Wendell Carter Jr. returns, you should still view Young as a standard league player.
February 22, 2020, 10:52 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young was fantastic on both ends of the floor for the Bulls on Saturday, stuffing the stat sheet with 13 points (5-of-11 shooting), five rebounds, two assists, three triples, four steals and two blocks.
Thad has been beasting it lately, coming off a season-high 22-point game on Thursday. He remains a strong hold in standard leagues as the Bulls await the return of Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr.
February 20, 2020, 11:02 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young scored a season-high 22 points on Thursday night to go with 11 rebounds, four steals and two triples in 36 minutes.
Young has taken advantage of high volume in the absence of a lot of critical pieces in the Bulls' rotation to be a top-120 player over the last 25 games. He has been a per-game darling in seasons past because he racked up a lot of steals and never turned the ball over. His production has been muted in Chicago on account of volume. He probably doesn't return to that level again but he should be a steady contributor until the Bulls have more bodies healthy.
February 19, 2020, 3:23 pmChandler HutchisonSF, Chicago Bulls
Chandler Hutchison (shoulder) will not play on Thursday.
This is an unexpected development, and the Bulls were pretty depleted in the first place. Keep running Thaddeus Young out there until the team gets healthy.
Source: Rob Schaefer on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 10:18 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting to go with six boards, one assist, three steals and a triple on Thursday.
Young is going to plod his way to value as long as he's starting and logging 30+ minutes, but the upside is low and there's not too much to get excited about.
February 6, 2020, 6:31 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford (right ankle sprain) and Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) have both been downgraded to out ahead of Thursday's matchup vs. the Pelicans.
Gafford's return lasted only nine minutes before spraining his ankle. He had some streaming appeal but can be dropped with this most recent injury. Chandler Hutchison could see more minutes with Valentine out while Luke Kornet and Thaddeus Young will continue to have streaming appeal while the Bulls are without three frontcourt players.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter