Thaddeus Young

Thaddeus Young (IND) “Awkward Smooth” nike

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IND Forward: 6’8, 221 lbs.; 11th year, Georgia Tech

 NBA Role: scoring, hybrid forward • Hybrid

He doesn’t have the name recognition of other players with comparable production but don’t get it twisted, Thaddeus Young makes a nice impact each night; a bouncy, hybrid forward who presents invaluable intangibles to the table, T. Young works hard on D and brings a shifty, yet controlled approach when charging to the cup*; efficient scorer and slasher – rarely makes mistakes on the court; takes his time if there’s a mismatch – Young has a natural speed advantage over most fours, can score off the dribble or faceup on the elbow; needs to stretch the floor better, starting to adapt: solid below the 3-pt. line but Young struggles w/ deep range (a notch above ‘non-shooter’); features nifty, lefty finishes in the lane – tough to cover; multiple effort guy who’d be a perfect, 2004 Antawn Jamison-type of Sixth Man on a contender

*check out this timing:

Signature Shot: spinning, lefty floater

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 79


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Career: 13.6 points/game, 5.9 rebounds/game, 50% FG

NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2008)

McDonald’s All-American (2006)

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