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February 18, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Wolves and Nets have discussed deal to send Thad Young to Brooklyn in exchange for KG ... who of course has no-trade clause. Nostalgic saps like me would naturally love to see KG play it out in Sota. But even if this doesn't happen, KG has already made it clear (through @SpearsNBAYahoo) that he hopes to BUY Wolves someday. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

February 16, 2015 Updates
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Young, 26, is still, well, young enough to be part of a young team’s future, but a clause in his contract allows him either to opt out this summer or opt in for nearly $10 million, either of which could be problematic. The Wolves just acquired Atlanta’s Adreian Payne because they needed more size at Young’s power-forward position. Young said he still wants to be, and can be, part of the Wolves’ future, even if he might fit better on a contender such as Toronto. “Definitely,” he said. “My wife and kids, who wants to keep picking up and moving? But I know it’s a business.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

February 11, 2015 Updates

With yet another move designed to get the team younger and build for the future, it’s natural to ask a veteran like Thad Young whether he feels his days in Minnesota are numbered. Of course, he wasn’t about to bite on that one. “I just continue to play basketball,” Thaddeus Young said when asked if he wonders about being traded. “If it happens it happens. But, at the end of the day, it’s all about doing the job you’re supposed to do.’’ Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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January 31, 2015 Updates

“I gave my blood, sweat and tears literally to this franchise for seven years,” Young said Friday. “It’s great to have these fans behind you because sometimes they can be pretty brutal, but they always stuck behind me, no matter what. … It was a great seven years, amazing seven years. It’s a business and you have to move on, but definitely I miss this place.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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December 21, 2014 Updates

Timberwolves veteran forward Thaddeus Young visited Washington and its sights many times during the first seven NBA seasons he played just up the freeway in Philadelphia, but he never saw it quite like he did on Wednesday. Young and his teammates toured the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, spending 30 minutes with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey at their first stop and visiting with the wife of a U.S. soldier slain in Afghanistan at the second. Afterward, he called it a sobering, unifying moment for his young team. “It was definitely one of those eye-opening, life-changing experiences for us,” he said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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

November 26, 2014 Updates

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