HoopsHype Thaddeus Young rumors

November 27, 2014 Updates

Young seemed eager to get back into the fold against the Bucks, but also expressed gratitude at being able to be by his mother's side for her final moments. From the Associated Press: "The last 10 or 15 minutes of my mom's life I was there holding her hand," Young said Monday when he returned to Timberwolves practice. "I felt her last breaths as she passed away." [...] "My mom is one of the strongest women I knew," Young said. "She did everything. She sacrificed everything. For her to pass, it definitely hurts badly. She was my motivation, my concentration, my focus, everything. Just try to keep making her proud." Yahoo! Sports

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Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton attended the funeral for Thaddeus Young's mother, Lula Hall, on Friday in Memphis, Tenn. The Wolves' power forward has been away from the team on bereavement leave for more than a week and is expected to return to practice before Wednesday's home game against Milwaukee. "He's dealing with things," Wolves coach Flip Saunders said. "It's not easy, but he's dealing with the things he has to." St. Paul Pioneer Press

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''Fortunately for him, he was able to get home and have a chance to talk to his mother before she passed away,'' Saunders said after Friday's shootaround at the Smoothie King Center. ''Our sentiments go out to him and his family.He's part of our family. She was part of our family.It's a sad day for everybody.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

November 4, 2014 Updates

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young has passed concussion tests and returned to practice after a scary collision with Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler on Saturday night. Young took an inadvertent elbow to the head from Butler shortly before halftime on Saturday. He remained down on the court for more than 10 minutes while Timberwolves medical staff tended to him and was unable to finish the game. Yahoo! Sports

“I think with the pieces that we have in this room today, we can go out there and potentially be a playoff team,” Young told Basketball Insiders. “I think the biggest goal at hand is to make it back to the playoffs and end this 10-year playoff drought. Right now, our main focus is to go out there and get better as a team each and every day and try to get ourselves a good playoff spot. “I think the sky’s the limit for this team. If it’s not this year, then it’s the following year. We have really good pieces on this team as far as young guys and we have solid veterans as well. I think we all complement each other very well, enough to go out there and do some things.” Basketball Insiders

November 3, 2014 Updates

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young has passed concussion tests and returned to practice after a scary collision with Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler on Saturday night. Young took an inadvertent elbow to the head from Butler shortly before halftime on Saturday. He remained down on the court for more than 10 minutes while Timberwolves medical staff tended to him and was unable to finish the game. Young went through concussion tests on Sunday and was back at practice full-go on Monday. Young says he feels fortunate to have avoided a more serious injury. He says he will be ready to go when the Timberwolves return to the court in Brooklyn on Wednesday night. ESPN.com

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Love was traded away in the offseason to Cleveland in a blockbuster move to acquire Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young. Wiggins was the centerpiece of the deal, and the Timberwolves are hoping he might be the face of the franchise in future years. It also appears he wants to stay here as he recently purchased a home in Minneapolis. “One thing a lot of people don’t know is he moved his entire family up here, his younger sisters, his mom and dad. They bought a house here in the Twin Cities,” Timberwolves vice president of communications Brad Ruiter told WCCO-TV’s Ali Lucia on WCCO This Morning. “The fact that he moved his entire family up here tells me that he wants to put some roots down here.” CBS Minnesota

September 28, 2014 Updates

Flip Saunders: We’ve got a Kevin Martin, a Mo Williams, a Corey Brewer, Thaddeus Young, [Nikola] Pekovic. We have guys who have had success at every position and they’ll help bring the young guys along. But if anyone thinks our veteran players are just going to let younger players take their minutes, that ain’t going to happen. This is a business. You’ve got to earn what you get. And whatever you earn, that’s what you’re going to get. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Young admits the last two seasons were difficult in Philadelphia, when the Sixers had a combined 53-111 record. "It was definitely tough and frustrating at times, but I've always made the best out of situations by just going out there and playing the game that I love so dearly," Young said. ". . . I still hold Philadelphia close to my heart. Those fans have been close to me ever since Day 1. They were the ones that actually picked my first jersey number in the NBA." Philadelphia Inquirer

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