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Chicago Bulls | #21 | Forward

Thaddeus

Young

PPG

12.1

RPG

5.9

APG

4.4

PIE

12.4

6'8" | 235lb | 32 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2018-19 (PACERS): Played in 81 games (81 starts) and averaged 12.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg and a career-high 2.5 apg in 30.7 mpg … shot .527 from the field (24th in the NBA), .349 from three and .644 from the free-throw line … ranked 14th in the NBA with a team-high 1.52 spg … joined Vern Fleming (3), Paul George (5) and Reggie Miller (5) as the only players in Pacers history to record at least 100 steals in three consecutive seasons … posted 10 double-doubles on the season, his highest total in his three seasons with Indiana … scored 20+ points 10 times during the regular season and Indiana posted a 9-1 record in those games … recorded season-high 27 points on 11-for-17 shooting vs. PHI (1/17) … scored 23 points and grabbed season-high 15 rebounds vs. TOR (1/23) … grabbed his 5,000th career rebound at ORL (12/7) … named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time in his NBA career after leading the Pacers to a 4-0 week (12/10-16) averaging 18.8 ppg, a team-leading 9.8 rpg, 3.8 apg and 1.75 spg over that span. 2019 PLAYOFFS: Played in four games (four starts) and averaged 10.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, a postseason careerhigh 3.8 apg, and a postseason career-high 2.75 spg … shot .429 from the field, .250 from three and .571 from the free-throw line.

CAREER: Across 901 games (671 starts), holds career averages of 13.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.7 apg and 1.46 spg in 30.7 mpg … has shot .501 from the field, .329 from three and .673 from the free-throw line … has recorded 90 double-doubles with a single-season high of 28 during the 2015-16 campaign with BKN … in 51 playoff games (33 starts) holds averages of 10.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.6 apg and 1.18 spg in 29.2 mpg while shooting .467 from the floor, .268 from three and .619 from the free-throw line ... owns seven career playoff double-doubles.

2017-18 (PACERS): Made a career-high 81 starts and averaged 11.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.9 apg and 1.67 spg … shot .487 percent from the field, .320 from three and .598 from the free-throw line … made 58 threes, the second-highest total of his NBA career … finished with 47 steals in his final 23 appearances in the regular season … scored in double figures 56 times with seven games of 20+ points … posted season-high 26 points (12-18) at CLE (11/1) … recorded 11 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high 7 steals vs. OKC (12/13) … posted 11 games with 10+ rebounds, 9 of them being double-doubles … was placed on the inactive list for regular season finale due to rest (4/10). 2018 PLAYOFFS: Started all seven games and averaged 11.3 ppg, a team-high 7.7 rpg, 1.4 apg and 1.71 spg … shot .600 from the field … scored in double figures in each of the last five games with two double-doubles … scored 12 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds in Game 4 (4/22) … finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in Game 7 at CLE (4/29).

2016-17 (PACERS): Appeared in 74 games (all starts) and averaged 11.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.6 apg and 1.53 spg (17th in the NBA) … shot .527 from the field (17th in the NBA), a career-best .381 from 3-point range and .523 from the free-throw line … scored in double figures 45 times, including 5 games with 20+ points … posted 7 double-doubles … tied season high with 24 points and set a new career high with 6 3-pointers vs. POR (12/10) … posted first 20/10 game with with 20 pts/11 reb in OT victory at OKC (11/20) … recorded fifth double-double with 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, including 6 offensive at MEM (3/29) … scored in double figures in eight straight games - tying his longest stretch of the season - to go with 3 double-doubles from 3/28-4/10 … missed eight games (2/4-16) with a sprained left wrist. 2017 PLAYOFFS: Started all four games and averaged a team high 12.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.5 apg and 2.00 spg against CLE … shot .538 from the field during the series … scored in double figures in each of the final three games of the series, and recorded double-doubles in the last two games … finished with 11 points and a playoff career high of 14 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive glass in Game 3 (4/20) … became only the second player in franchise history to record 10 offensive rebounds in a playoff game (Jermaine O’Neal) … finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds in Game 4 (4/23).

2015-16 (BROOKLYN): Appeared in 73 games (all starts) and averaged 15.1 ppg, 9.0 rpg (16th in the NBA), 1.8 apg and 1.53 spg in 33.0 mpg … shot .514 from the floor (16th in the NBA), .233 from three-point range and .644 from the free-throw line … led the team in rebounding (660), steals (112) and double-doubles (28) and finished second on the team in scoring (1,102) … posted four straight double-doubles (12/4-12/10), the longest streak in his career … recorded a season-high 7 steals to go along with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks at PHX (2/25), becoming just the second Net since 1983-84 to tally 7+ steals and 3+ blocks in the same game (Dudley Bradley, 12/21/87) and the first player in the league to do so in 10 years (Gerald Wallace, 1/13/06) … scored in double figures 64 times, including 12 20-point games … matched career-high with 16 rebounds vs. PHI (3/15) … scored a season-high 29 points and matched his career-high with 14 FGM vs. DAL (12/23) … was one of three players to average 15.0 ppg and 9.0 rpg while shooting .500-or-better from the field (Andre Drummond, Karl-Anthony Towns) … became the third player in franchise history to register 600+ boards and 100+ steals in the same season (Jason Kidd in 2006-07; Bernard King in 1977-78 and 1978-79) … was shut down for the final seven games of the season (rest) … recorded two DNP-CD’s.

2014-15 (MINNESOTA/BROOKLYN): Appeared in 76 games (68 starts) and averaged 14.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.3 apg and 1.63 spg in 32.0 mpg … shot .466 from the field, .330 from three and .655 from the free-throw line … led or tied for the Nets’ lead in scoring two times, rebounds seven times, steals 12 times and minutes played four times … finished 11th in the league in steals per turnover (124:117, 1.06:1) … scored in double figures 20 times with BKN, including four games of 20+ points … scored 24 points in a career-high 53 minutes against MIL (3/20) … made at least one 3-pointer in a career best 11 straight games (2/23-3/14) … missed two games due to injury (left knee strain). 2015 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in six games (all starts) and averaged 10.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 2.7 apg in 31.7 mpg ... posted two double-doubles, including an 18-point/11-rebound performance in Game 3 (4/25) ... dished out a playoff career-high 6 assists in Game 2 at ATL (4/22).

2013-14 (PHILADELPHIA): Played in 79 games (78 starts) and averaged career-high 17.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, and career-highs of 2.3 apg and 2.11 spg (3rd in the NBA) in 34.4 mpg … shot .454 from the field, .308 from 3-point range and .712 from the free-throw line ... became the first player to average at least 17.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 2.00 spg in a season since Caron Butler in 2007-08 ... ranked 11th in steal-to-turnover ratio (1.01) ... had 11 double-doubles, including the first point-assist double-double of his career against IND (3/15) ... scored 20+ points 29 times, including 30+ points four times … scored 30+ points in consecutive games at MIL (12/21) and PHX (12/28), becoming first Sixer to accomplish that feat since Allen Iverson (4 games from 11/24-12/2/06) ... hit a career-high 90 3-pointers.

2012-13 (PHILADELPHIA): Appeared in 76 games (all starts) and averaged 14.8 ppg, a career-high 7.5 rpg, 1.6 apg and 1.75 spg (10th in the NBA) in 34.6 mpg … shot .531 from the floor (16th in the NBA), .125 from three and .574 from the free-throw line … had 21 double-doubles … scored in double-figures in 25 consecutive games (11/20-1/5) ... scored 20+ points 12 times and recorded 20+ points and 14+ rebounds in the same game four times … had more steals (133) than turnovers (90) and ranked 5th in steal-to-turnover ratio (1.48).

2011-12 (PHILADELPHIA): Appeared in 63 games (1 start) and averaged 12.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.2 apg and 1.02 spg in 27.9 mpg … shot .507 from the floor (16th in the NBA), .250 from 3-point range and .771 from the free-throw line … scored 20+ points seven times and recorded one double-double … led all NBA reserves in offensive rebounds. 2012 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 13 games and averaged 7.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 1.2 apg in 21.3 mpg …shot .429 from the floor and .710 from the free-throw line ... scored in double figures twice, including a playoff career-high 22 points as he shot 10-for-16 from the field in Game 3 against BOS (5/16).

2010-11 (PHILADELPHIA): Played all 82 games (1 start) and averaged 12.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.0 apg and 1.10 spg in 26.0 mpg while shooting .541 from the floor (9th in the NBA), .273 from 3-point range and .707 from the free-throw line … scored 20+ points 15 times (Sixers’ 12-3 record) … recorded two double-doubles … had the highest point/rebound/assist total of any reserve and the second-most offensive rebounds … T-16th in the NBA in steals per turnover (0.91) ... finished third in voting for the Kia Sixth Man of the Year Award. 2011 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all five games of Philadelphia’s First Round series against Miami, averaging 11.4 ppg and 5.8 rpg in 25.4 mpg while shooting .417 from the floor and .583 from the line ... scored 20 points and 11 rebounds, including 8 offensive boards, for his first playoff double-double in Game 1 (4/16).

2009-10 (PHILADELPHIA): In 67 games (45 starts), averaged 13.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.4 apg and 1.21 spg in 32.0 mpg while shooting .470 from the floor, .348 from 3-point range and .691 from the free-throw line … missed the final 15 games of the season with a right thumb fracture after playing in each of the first 67 games … had six double-doubles … scored 20+ points 14 times, including a career-high 32 points at TOR (3/7).

2008-09 (PHILADELPHIA): : In 75 games (71 starts), averaged 15.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.1 apg and 1.33 spg in 34.4 mpg while shooting .495 from the floor, .341 from the 3-point line and .735 from the line … scored 20+ points in seven straight games from 3/18-29 … over his final 19 games played, averaged 20.3 ppg on .543 shooting … selected to the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam during All-Star Weekend. 2009 PLAYOFFS: Started all six games for the Sixers in their First Round series against the Magic ... averaged 12.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.3 apg and 1.00 spg in 38.2 mpg … scored in double figures three times, including 20 points in Game 2 at Orlando (4/22).

2007-08 (PHILADELPHIA): In 74 games (22 starts), averaged 8.2 ppg and 4.2 rpg in 21.0 mpg … shot .539 from the floor, .316 from 3-point range and .738 from the free-throw line … named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team … ranked 2nd among rookie qualifiers in steals (0.99) … had the highest FG% of any rookie qualifier and would have tied for 10th in the NBA in FG% if he qualified. 2008 PLAYOFFS: Started all six games for the 76ers in their First Round series vs. Detroit and averaged 10.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 1.17 spg in 26.7 mpg while shooting .480 from the floor and .857 from the free-throw line … scored in double figures four times ... posted series highs with 15 points and 9 rebounds in Game 4 (4/27)

BEFORE NBA

Started all 31 games for Georgia Tech his freshman season in 2006-07, tying for the team lead with 14.4 ppg while adding averages of 4.9 rpg, 2.0 apg and 1.29 spg in 29.6 mpg … shot .478 from the floor, .419 from three and .743 from the free-throw line … knocked down 39 3-point field goals, including four games with 3+ … recorded four double-doubles … scored 20+ points six times, including a career-high 30 in a double-overtime game vs. Wake Forest in the First Round of the ACC Tournament

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Thaddeus Charles Young … son of Lula Hall and Felton Young ... father played basketball at Jacksonville University from 1976-78 and was drafted by the NBA’s Buffalo Braves … attended Mitchell High School in Memphis and was a McDonald’s All-America selection ... was a three-time All-State selection ... as a senior, averaged 26.9 ppg, 13.8 rpg, 4.1 apg, 4.3 spg and 3.6 bpg while leading Mitchell High School to the Class AA State Championship Game … was a member of the National Honor Society in high school ... he, along with his wife, has a charitable foundation that has presented holiday dinner giveaways, tickets and prom dress giveaways ... he and his wife, Shekinah, have two children, T.J. and Taylor