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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: $1,825,200
The general consensus is that Boston’s battle essentially comes down to Hunter versus Young. Veteran Gerald Green, signed to a minimum contract this summer, has proved he can help Boston’s bench more than either player, securing his spot. (Plus, it would look bad if Boston let go a player who could have found other offers this summer.) Some have wondered if the team could find a way to move Tyler Zeller, but he’s Boston’s only pure big man and his salary — nonguaranteed $8 million next year — makes him a valuable trade asset further down the road. Jordan Mickey, a 2015 second-round pick, has shown enough — at least last season in the D-League — to be spared from the cutdown conversation.
5 days ago via ESPN
Even if they waived Bentil, the Celtics would still have three young players vying for two spots in third-year swingman James Young, second-year guard R.J. Hunter and rookie guard Demetrius Jackson. Boston knowingly put itself in this bind when it signed Jackson, the No. 45 pick in June’s draft, to a four-year, $5.5 million contract in which the first year is fully guaranteed. The Celtics like Jackson, who is perceived to have slid on draft night, and would love to keep him in the sort of emergency ball-handler role that Phil Pressey held down in recent seasons.
5 days ago via ESPN
Storyline: Training Camp Cuts
The Celtics don’t just have 16 fully guaranteed contracts, they also have a pretty sizable chunk of change ($250,000) committed to second-round draft pick Ben Bentil. Considering a $94.1 million salary cap, that partial guarantee ultimately amounts to pocket change and is the sort of money a team comfortably below the luxury tax can commit to help encourage a fringe roster player to accept the low wages associated with joining the team’s D-League affiliate in Maine.
5 days ago via ESPN
Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge have conversations all the time on a wide range of topics which includes but is certainly not limited to, the Celtics players. On Saturday morning the two were discussing James Young, one of the players whose future with the Green team is anything but a certainty at this point. Part of the challenge in evaluating Young is that unlike most first-round picks, getting on the floor to play – big minutes in the D-League don’t count – has not been easy.