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James Young
James Young
Position: G
Born: 08/16/95
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:202 lbs. / 91.6 kg.
Salary: $1,749,840
Young looked more engaged and confident in his final two summer league games. The next few weeks before training camp will be critical, and he will spend a portion of that time working out with one of the best, Thunder forward Kevin Durant. The two share the same agent, and the former MVP invited Young to work out in Los Angeles. Durant is coming off foot surgery that limited him to 27 games last season.
“He’s going to be able to start being able to play soon,” Young said. “I can’t wait. He’s a great guy, a great offensive player, one of the best players in the league, one of my favorite players growing up. He’s an older guy, he’s been in the league and he’s doing great, and why not learn from somebody who is doing great? It will definitely take my game up to another level, especially confidence-wise, too. “Work out with KD, I feel like somebody won’t be able to guard me [as effectively]. It [won’t be] as easy.”
Young showed flashes of potential in Maine, where he scored 21.5 points per game and made 44 percent of his 3-pointers. He has spent much of this offseason working out at the Celtics’ training facility in Waltham as he prepares for what could be a crucial second season. Calipari said he exchanges text messages with Young frequently, and that the forward knows this is an important year. “At this point for James, it’s on James,” Calipari said. “I mean, it’s on James. They need a guy like him in Boston. They need a guy like him, but he’s gonna have to do it. And I think he has it in him, and I think the Celtics think that, or they wouldn’t have drafted him.”