Golden State Warriors can pursue Thaddeus Young
With Draymond Green on the sideline, could the Golden State Warriors make a play to find a suitable short-term replacement? If so, Thaddeus Young is a fine option.
In many ways, Thaddeus Young was one of the prototypes for the modern NBA forward. He was always a skilled defender whose versatility on both ends of the floor made him an underrated asset to every team he was on.
This season, Young is averaging 6.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists on 57.8 percent shooting. He’s a jack of all trades, master of none, but can serve as a Draymond replacement more than anyone else on the market.
Young used to be a somewhat reliable 3-point shooter. His best seasons saw him hovering around 35 percent from deep.
In recent years, that outside touch has vanished. He’s a combined 12-for-50 from deep over his last two seasons, pretty much avoiding the 3-point shot altogether this year.
This is an obvious setback that would hurt the Warriors in the long run.