Brooklyn Nets: Starters’ Fantasy Value

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PF: Thaddeus Young

Oct 14, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson (90) defends against Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young (30) during first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

ADP: 85

Projections: 14.53 PPG 2.1 APG 6.0 RPG 1.8 SPG .4 BPG 48% FG 66% FT

Where he stacks up (PFs): ADP 83 Markieff Morris ADP 82: David Lee

Notable PF Ranked Below: ADP 90 Jahlil Okafor

Conclusion: I agree with the projections here as well. Thaddeus lacks the rebounding of a true power forward, but makes up for it in the steals category. It’s what you can expect from an undersized four. With more small ball being played league-wide, I wouldn’t be surprised if his rebounds rose. He does have a season of averaging 7.5 rebounds on the record (2012-2013).

Depending what your team needs, and if you can afford a player that shoots such a low free throw percentage, his draft position granted by ESPN looks to be more or less accurate.  Young has a high ceiling this year in the new look Nets, so expect his numbers to be higher than they usually are (especially rebounds).  Young could easily end up being the team leader in that category, and he could be one of the top scorers on the team too.

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