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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 79 games (78 starts) with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaged a career-high 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.1 steals in 34.4 minutes... Had 11 double-doubles this season (one point-assist, first of career)… had 21 double-doubles in 2012-13 after having one in 2011-12... Became the first player to average at least 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.00 steals since Caron Butler in 2007-08... In the 27 games following the trade deadline on 2/20, averaged 19.6 points... Scored 30+ points four times this season after doing so twice his first six seasons combined... Scored 30 points in consecutive games at Milwaukee on 12/21 and at Phoenix on 12/28 after scoring 30+ points twice the first 461 games of his career… last Sixer to score 30+ point in consecutive games was Allen Iverson in four straight from 11/24-12/2/06... Scored 20+ points 29 times this season after doing so 12 times in 2012-13… scored 20+ points in six straight game from 3/14-3/22, which was the second-longest streak of his career... Over the final 32 games, shot 41.3% from the floor after shooting 48.7% his first 47 games played… shot 45.4% overall this season… entered 2013-14 with the 14th highest career FG% (.512) among active players... Had a career-high 90 3FGM this season (previous high was 56 in 2008-09) after shooting 2-of-12 the previous two seasons combined... Hit at least 3 3FGM in four straight games from 3/15-3/21, the longest streak by a Sixer since Jodie Meeks had a 4-game span from 3/19-3/27/11... Over the final 34 games, shot 77.9% from the line after shooting 66.4% his first 45 games played… shot 71.2% from the line overall this season…shot 57.4% in 2012-13 after shooting a career-high 77.1% in 2011-12... Ranked third in the NBA in steals (2.11 spg) and 11th in the NBA in steal-to-turnover ratio this season (1.01)…. ranked fifth in 2012-13 (1.48) and 10th in steals (1.75 spg)… for his career, has almost as many steals (708) as turnovers (717)… has recorded 4+ steals 14 times this season... Had a career-high 10 assists vs. Indiana on 3/14 and recorded 5+ assists in six of the final 27 games after doing so five times the first 489 games of his career.

2012-13: In 76 games (all starts), averaged 14.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.75 steals in 34.6 minutes per game while shooting 53.1% from the floor, 12.5% from 3-point range and 57.4% from the line... Suffered a left hamstring strain in the second quarter vs. Orlando on 2/4/13 and missed six games (Sixers 1-5 mark), missed just one game due to injury from 2010-11 through 2011-12 (sat out an additional two games for rest over that span)... Started all 75 of his games played this past season after starting a total of two games the previous two seasons. Started 71 games in 2008-09, averaging a career-high 15.3 ppg... Had 21 double-doubles this past season after having just one in 2011-12... Scored in double-figures in 25 consecutive games from 11/20/12-1/5/13, which was the longest streak by a Sixer since Andre Iguodala's 35-game span from 12/19/08-3/7/09... Scored 20+ points 12 times this past season but the Sixers were 4-8 in those games after going 5-2 in 2011-12 and 12-3 in 2010-11... Had 29 points and 15 rebounds vs. Oklahoma City on 11/25/12… became just the fifth Sixer since Charles Barkley to have 29+ points and 15+ boards in the same game (Elton Brand, Chris Webber, Derrick Coleman and Clarence Weatherspoon)... Recorded 20+ points and 14+ rebounds in the same game four times this past season, the most by a Sixer in a single season since Chris Webber accomplished the feat seven times in 2005-06... Had more steals (133) than turnovers (90) this past season and ranks fifth in steal-to-turnover ratio (1.48), had 64 steals with 55 turnovers in 2011-12 and would have ranked eighth in the NBA in steal-to-turnover ratio (1.16) if he qualified... Ranked 10th in the NBA in steals (1.75 spg) in 2012-13 and recorded 3+ steals 20 times... Shot 53.0% from the floor this past season (16th in NBA). Has the 16th highest career FG% (.512) among active players... Shot 57.4% from the line this past season after shooting a career-high 77.1% in 2011-12... Was the 12th overall pick by Philadelphia in 2007 NBA Draft and is the longest tenured Sixer.

2011-12: Fifth NBA season (Philadelphia): In 63 games with one start, averaged 12.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.02 steals in 27.9 minutes per game while shooting 50.7% from the floor, 1-of-4 from 3-point range and 77.1% from the line. Missed one game with an upper respiratory tract infection (3/7/12) and sat out the final two games for rest. Ranked 16th in the NBA in field goal percentage. Scored 20+ points seven times and recorded one double-double. Led all NBA reserves in offensive rebounds. Had 64 steals with 55 turnovers and would have ranked eighth in the NBA in steal-to-turnover ratio (1.16) had he qualified). Had the fifth-highest point/rebound/assist total of any reserve.

2010-11: Fourth NBA season (Philadelphia): Played all 82 games with one start, averaging 12.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.10 steals in 26.0 minutes per game while shooting 54.1% from the floor, 27.3% from 3-point range and 70.7% from the line. Scored 20+ points 15 times (Sixers 12-3 mark). Ranked ninth in the NBA in field goal percentage. Recorded two double-doubles (vs. CLE on 12/7/10, vs. WAS on 2/23/11). Had the highest point/rebound/assist total of any reserve and the second-most offensive rebounds. Ranked tied for 16th in the NBA in steals per turnover (0.91).

2009-10: Third NBA season (Philadelphia): In 67 games with 45 starts, averaged 13.8 points, a career-high 5.2 rebounds, a career-high 1.4 assists and 1.21 steals in 32.0 minutes per game while shooting 47.0% from the floor, 34.8% from 3-point range and 69.1% from the line. Missed the final 15 games of the season with a right thumb fracture after playing in each of the first 67 games. Shot 53.1% from the floor over his final 19 games played. Had six double-doubles. Scored 20+ points 14 times, including a career-high 32 points at Toronto on 3/7/10.

2008-09: Second NBA season (Philadelphia): In 75 games with 71 starts, averaged a career-high 15.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.33 steals in 34.4 minutes per game while shooting 49.5% from the floor, 34.1 from 3-point range and 73.5% from the line. Suffered a right ankle sprain and a bone bruise in the first quarter vs. Atlanta on 3/31/09 and missed seven games after playing the first 73 games. Scored a Sixers season-high tying 31 points in the final game at the Spectrum vs. Chicago on 3/13/09. Scored 20+ points in seven straight games from 3/18-3/29/09. Over his final 19 games played, averaged 20.3 points on 54.3% shooting. Scored 20+ points 20 times (Sixers 13-7 mark). Hit 56 3-pointers after having just 4 3FGM as a rookie. Recorded two double-doubles (11/14/08 at IND and 1/17/09 at NY).

2007-08: Rookie NBA season (Philadelphia): In 74 games played, averaged 8.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.99 steals in 21.0 minutes per game: Shot 53.9% from the floor, 31.6% from 3-point range and 73.8% from the line. Started 22 of the final 38 games after coming off the bench his first 36 games played. As a starter, averaged 10.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in 29.2 minutes per game. Named to the NBA T-Mobile All-Rookie Second Team. Scored 10+ points 28 times over the final 50 games (10.3 ppg) after doing so twice his first 24 games played (3.8 ppg). Had 73 steals to 64 turnovers. Over the final 31 games, averaged 1.39 spg. Ranked second among rookie qualifiers in steals. Had the highest field goal percentage of any rookie qualifier and would have ranked tied for 10th in the NBA in FG% if he qualified. Was the second youngest player in the league to Seattle's Kevin Durant.

SUMMER 2007: Played a total of 10 games in the 2007 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and the Rocky Mountain Revue, averaging 11.3 points (36.6% FGs, 40.0% 3FGs, 61.1% FTs), 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.60 steals.

Selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by Philadelphia ... Re-signed with the Sixers on 12/10/11 ... Traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a three-team trade involving the Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Cleveland Cavaliers on August 23, 2014.

Started all 31 games for Georgia Tech his freshman season, scoring a team-high tying 14.4 points per game while adding averages of 4.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.29 steals in 29.6 minutes per game. Shot 47.8% from the floor, 41.9% from 3-point range and 74.3% from the line. Knocked down 39 three-pointers, including four games with three or more 3FGM. Almost had as many offensive rebounds (72) as defensive (79). Recorded four point-rebound 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. In the five games leading up to the NCAA Tournament, averaged 19.4 points on 50.0% shooting.

Full name is Thaddeus Charles Young. Son of Lula Hall and Felton Young. His 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 points, 13.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 4.3 steals and 3.6 blocks while leading Mitchell High School to the Class AA State Championship Game. Was a member of the National Honors Society in high school. Allowed fans to select his Sixers jersey number via an online poll in July of 2007.

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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 221 lbs./ 100.2 kg
Born: June 21, 1988
From: Georgia Institute of Technology
Draft: 1st Round (12th pick) 2007 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2007
Years Pro: 9
Previous Teams:
  Brooklyn Nets 2014 - 2015
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2014 - 2014
  Philadelphia 76ers 2007 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Georgia Tech/USA

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