Thaddeus Young considering hitting the free agent market
As reported by Adrian Wojnaworski of ESPN, Young, 29-years-old, is thinking about declining his $13.76 million player option for the 2018-19 season. Once he does, he will be an unrestricted free agent.
Last season, Young averaged 11.8 points and 6.4 rebounds with the Pacers where he has played for the last two seasons.
After they were eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Young spoke briefly about his player option. He admitted that he has to speak with his family, agent, and business associates before deciding. Here’s a snippet of Young’s interview with Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype.
I know I have to make that decision by the end of June, but I haven’t made a final decision on what exactly I’m going to do yet. I’m still in the process of sitting down with my agent and my business manager and my wife and my kids, and we’re talking about every opportunity and situation possible. We’ll look at everything that could happen. I’m kind of just enjoying my time off and not thinking about it right now, but I do need to start thinking about it over the next couple of weeks. But as of right now, I haven’t decided what I’m going to do or even thought too much about it.
Young has spent 10 years in the league, jumping from team to team, including the Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets and Indiana, In his career so far, he is logging in 13.4 points and 5.9 rebounds.