Thaddeus Young is an American professional basketball player who plays as a power forward for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. He went to the Georgia Institute of Technology for college. His father Felton, was drafted by the Buffalo Braves in the 8th round of the 1978 NBA draft.
Young was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 12th pick in the 2007 NBA draft. Made his NBA against the Charlotte Bobcats (Now Hornets) on November 7, 2007, and was selected in the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. He played in the 2009 Rookie Challenge during the all-star weekend. Young scored career-high 32 points against the Toronto Raptors on March 7, 2010. He finished the season with 167 steals, third in the league. On August 23, 2014, Young was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-way trade also involving the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In February 2015, he was once again on a move and was traded to the Brooklyn Nets for Kevin Garnett. On July 7, 2016, Young was traded to the Indiana Pacers. On December 10, 2016, he scored 24 points, 18 from which came from the 3-point line. During the 2017-18 season, Young played in 81 games with an average of 11.8 points per game.