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Thaddeus Young received a smaller role than he has been used to last season. He came off of the bench 81 times in the 82 games he appeared in. He flourished as a Sixth Man of the Year candidate as a result.
He had pretty efficient scoring numbers, averaging over 12.5 in only 26 minutes. That equates to 23.5 points per 48 minutes, a career high. His 54 percent shooting was a career high as well.
Young's lanky 6'8" body allows him to score buckets effectively. He creates mismatches over a lot of his defenders because many small forwards that he faces aren't as big as he is, and power forwards who cover him usually aren't as fast.
He's a scoring threat now with his moves off the dribble and a few low-post maneuvers, but he still lacks a jump shot. There is much room to grow in that aspect however, so he should be an urgent scoring threat for years to come.