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April 19, 2019, 11:09 pmThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young posted 11 points, nine rebounds, three steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Celtics.
Young contributed a well-balanced stat line in Game 3 but Indiana couldn't make enough shots down the stretch to defend their home court. All the attention will turn to avoiding the sweep next time up as Boston takes a 3-0 lead.
April 14, 2019, 4:38 pmThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young put up seven points, four boards, six assists, one block and five steals in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Celtics.
Young said an official admitted to mistakenly calling a foul in the second quarter. Young stole the ball from Hayward but was called for his third foul and the Celtics ended up hitting a three on the next possession. Whether it would've made a difference in the game or not, the mistake happened at a pivotal point early on. The Pacers still have no excuse for their poor play.
April 10, 2019, 12:53 pmThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
The Pacers will hold Thaddeus Young out of Wednesday's season finale against the Hawks.
It's Young's first missed game of the year. He remained Indiana's rock this season and quietly delivered top-75/70 per-game value and top-50/40 total value behind averages of 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.4 blocks, 0.6 threes and 1.5 turnovers per game on .527 from the field and .644 from the line. Young decreased his volume of threes this year, which helped boost his efficiency up from last season's .487 mark, and he pulled his free throw percentage up substantially after two sub-.600 seasons. As usual, Young provided excellent profit for fantasy owners. It'll be a sad day when the Thaditude Era ends.
April 3, 2019, 10:05 pmThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young scored 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting with two threes, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in Wednesday's road win against the Pistons.
Young helped out his owners with two late threes to put this game in the bag. For the second game in a row, Young made it look easy on both ends of the floor against Thon Maker. The veteran has been a consistent mid-round value all year long.
April 1, 2019, 10:06 pmThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young had an efficient night in a home win over the Pistons on Monday, scoring 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting in 34 minutes.
Young had his way a few times with Thon Maker and Andre Drummond tonight. He added nine rebounds and five assists. Young continues to put up mid-round value as a safe veteran pick.
March 29, 2019, 10:02 pmThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thad Young delivered 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer in Friday's road loss.
Young went 8-of-15 from the floor in his 29 minutes, and though he didn't add any defensive stats while going 1-for-3 from the line, it should still be considered a successful night for fantasy owners. Young has been in the top-100 range over the last two weeks, which is well down from his top-75 output on the full season, so hopefully tonight's performance is a sign that he's getting back to the usual as the fantasy season wraps up. Myles Turner's excellent season continued with 15 points, 11 rebounds, three triples and a block in the close loss.
March 22, 2019, 12:54 amThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting while adding seven rebounds, an assist, two steals, a block and two triples on Thursday.
His line tonight was much better than his two-point outing against the Clippers and we're extra grateful for him delivering in what was a disaster of a night for the Pacers. He was the only starter to score in double-figures with ugly lines across the board.
March 19, 2019, 1:00 amThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young scored two points on 1-of-8 shooting with 10 boards, four dimes, a steal and a block on Monday.
Young couldn't get anything going for himself offensively against the Blazers, with his lone bucket coming from a cutting layup. Luckily he was able to salvage his night by grabbing double-digit boards with defensive numbers. The Pacers get three more games this week which means you should hang onto him.
March 17, 2019, 1:02 amThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young managed 18 points, 10 rebounds and a pair of 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Nuggets.
Young continues to sail along with middle-round value and is a great glue guy for most fantasy rosters. The highlight of the night was probably Thad giving Tony Brothers a pat on the butt after his quick-trigger double technical on Nikola Jokic. Indiana's other pillar of consistency, Bojan Bogdanovic, tallied 16 points and missed a good look at a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
March 7, 2019, 10:41 pmThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young came through with 10 points, four assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in Thursday's road loss to the Bucks.
Milwaukee took care of business relatively early tonight so there were a lot of muted lines across the box, but Young still did a nice job racking up a variety of stats for fantasy owners. He's a solid middle-round player and shouldn't lose much, if any, value when Domantas Sabonis returns.
March 2, 2019, 9:43 pmThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thad Young had himself a well-rounded effort in Saturday's 112-117 loss to the Magic with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting, adding six rebounds, five assists, one trey, two steals and one block, with zero turnovers.
Young has been a strong mid-round play ever since he's stepped up in the absence of Domantas Sabonis (ankle). Young should slide slightly upon Sab's eventual return but will have a firm floor thanks to his steals and low turnovers.
February 25, 2019, 9:57 pmThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young double-doubled on Monday with 10 points and 12 boards to go with three assists, three steals and two blocks.
Young was called for a flagrant 1 foul for shoving Andre Drummond, but he finished the game and logged 29 minutes. He went 5-for-9 from the field and the steals came in typical Young fashion.
February 24, 2019, 12:07 amThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young went 9-of-11 from the field in Saturday's road victory, posting 22 points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 33 minutes.
Young continues to chug right along as a consistent middle-round fantasy option. He usually adds more steals and boards to the mix but there's nothing wrong with some extra points every now and then. Wesley Matthews had 14 points with two steals and two threes while Bojan Bogdanovic had 18-4-4 with two threes as the Pacers settle into their new groove.
February 22, 2019, 10:26 pmThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young filled up the stat sheet in Friday's 126-111 win over the Pelicans, dropping 16 points on 6-of-18 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist, one 3, four steals and one block.
His shooting left a lot to be desired but you can count on Thad to bring reliable defensive counters on most nights. He's been a top-70 play in 9-cat over the past month.