Young came to the NBA after just one season at Georgia Tech when the Sixers took him 12th overall in the draft, and he it didn't take him long to establish himself as a key piece of the future in Philadelphia. The swingman's rookie season saw him average 8.2 points on 53.9 percent shooting along with 4.2 rebounds in 21.0 minutes across 74 games, but that doesn't tell the full story. It was a tale of two seasons for Young, who played limited minutes for much of the first three months, then was unleashed for the second half of the year. From Jan. 30 on, Young averaged 11.1 points on 57.0 percent shooting, adding 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals. He scored 20-plus points three times -- all in the second half of the year -- with a 22-point effort on 8-of-11 shooting against Milwaukee on Mar. 9 serving as his season high. Young turned in a season-high nine rebounds on four separate occasions, leaving him just shy of several double-doubles. He made his postseason debut in the first round against Detroit, scoring in double figures in each of his first four career playoff games, including a 15-point, nine-rebound performance in Game 4 at home. For his efforts, Young was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.2008
Young's sophomore campaign saw him step into a featured role for the Sixers, starting 71 times in 75 appearances and unsurprisingly demolishing nearly all his rookie-season averages. He nearly doubled his scoring output to 15.3 points per game -- third on the team -- adding 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals on 49.5 percent shooting. Young racked up 20-plus points on 20 separate occasions during the regular season, including a career-high 31 on Mar. 13 against Chicago. Though not generally known as a rebounder, he racked up 10-plus boards on three occasions, with his season high 11 coming Nov. 11 against Utah. He had some huge games as a defender, too, twice notching five-steal efforts. Young set a new playoff career high with 20 points in Game 2 of the Sixers' first-round playoff series against Orlando. He started all six games before his team was eliminated, averaging 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game.2009
Young turned in a productive 2009-10 campaign for Philadelphia despite being limited by injury to 67 games. Though he didn't quite score as prolifically as the year before, he still produced a number of big games, including a career-high 32 points against Toronto on Mar. 7. That game also saw Young, a master thief, collect four steals -- a feat he accomplished twice on the season. He also finished second on the Sixers in scoring, averaging 13.8 points to go along with contributions of 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. Young collected six double-doubles, including a particularly impressive effort Dec. 14, when he scored 26 points along with a career-high 14 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in a win over Golden State.2010
The 2010-11 campaign marked Young's third consecutive season averaging at least 12 points (12.7), five rebounds (5.3) and one steal (1.1) per game, reflecting impressive consistency by the fourth-year Sixers forward. Young also improved his field-goal percentage significantly, making a career-best 54.1 percent of his shots -- a seven-point improvement over the year before. That Young managed to do so despite starting only one game and seeing a drop in average minutes (from 32.0 to 26.0) reflects a notable increase in his efficiency on the court. He also managed to stay healthier, playing in all 82 games for the first time in his career. Young notched 20-plus points in 16 of those games, including a season-high 26 on 11-for-12 shooting in a win over Cleveland on Dec. 7. He also recorded 11 rebounds in that contest for one of his three double-doubles on the season. Perhaps Young's best stretch of play took place over a span of 10 games from late February into early March, when he averaged 18.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals. With the Sixers in the playoffs again, Young delivered his first career postseason double-double, posting 20 points and 11 rebounds in Game 1 of the first round against Miami. He averaged 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds while coming off the bench in all five games of the series.2011
Young's 2011-12 was largely a mirror of the year before, except that the NBA lockout limited him to 63 games. He averaged 12.8 points per game while coming off the bench for the Sixers, just a hair higher than the prior year's 12.7, and pulled down 5.2 rebounds per game (5.3 the year before) while collecting 1.0 steals per game (1.1 the year before). The one major statistical difference: a career-high 77.1 percent from the free-throw line. Young's highest-scoring game came Jan. 18 against Denver, when he poured in 22 points along with seven rebounds, two assists and a steal. He set another season high with 13 rebounds Mar. 5 against Milwaukee, adding 14 points for his only double-double of the regular season. After never recording more than 0.3 blocks per game, Young jumped to 0.7, reflecting a more well-rounded defensive profile. Come playoff time, Young set a new postseason career high in the Sixers' second-round series against Boston with a 22-point effort on 10-of-16 shooting in Game 3. He also delivered a pair of double-digit-rebound games in the playoffs.2012
A model of consistency for years, Young kicked things up a notch in the 2012-13 campaign, improving his game noticeably on both ends of the court while returning to the starting lineup on a full-time basis. He played in 76 games (all starts) for the Sixers while increasing his scoring average by two points to 14.8 per game and setting a new career high with 7.5 rebounds per game, a big bump over his usual five-plus. Young did so while shooting better than 50 percent from the field for the fourth time in his six NBA seasons. The Georgia Tech product recorded a season-high 29 points in a Nov. 4 loss to Oklahoma City, adding 15 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block. That was one of three 15-rebound games for Young, but he set a career high with 16 in a Mar. 2 win over Golden State. Young also became an even more accomplished ball thief, obliterating his previous career high with 1.8 steals per game and racking up five steals on four separate occasions. His 133 swipes were good for 11th in the league.2013
Young's seventh NBA season was his finest yet, as his offensive game found a new gear while his defensive game looked better than ever. Typically a reliable provider of 13 to 15 points per game, he exploded for 17.9 in 2013-14, pacing the Sixers in scoring. Some of that scoring bump can be attributed to Young finding his long-range game again; he'd barely attempted any threes in recent seasons, but he jacked up 3.7 attempts per game this season, making 30.8 percent of them. Young scored a season-high 30 points on four separate occasions, three of which were double-doubles; he totaled 11 double-doubles in all. Indeed, he continued his reliable rebounding production with 6.0 per contest, and Young even set a career high with 2.3 assists per game. That included his first-ever game with double-digit assists, a 25-point, 10-dime performance Mar. 14 against the Pacers. Always a reliable source of steals, he set a new career mark in that category for the second straight year, averaging 2.1 swipes per game. Young's 167 steals ranked second in the NBA behind only Ricky Rubio, and he set a personal best with eight in a game Jan. 25 against Oklahoma City. Perhaps Young's finest all-around effort came Feb. 21 against Dallas, in which he recorded 30 points along with a season-best 13 rebounds, six assists and two steals.2014
After spending the first seven years of his career with the Sixers, Young was shipped to Minnesota as part of the three-team Kevin Love trade prior to the 2014-15 season. He didn't get a chance to settle in for very long, however. After starting all 48 games in which he appeared for the Timberwolves, Young was traded again to Brooklyn for Kevin Garnett at the trade deadline. He went on to appear in 28 games for his new club, starting 20 of them. The veteran forward produced similar stats at both stops, as his minutes only took a modest hit from the trade. He ultimately played in 76 games (68 starts), averaging 14.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals -- a pretty typical line by his standards. Young scored a season-high 29 points as a member of the Wolves on Dec. 16 at Washington, then equaled that mark with the Nets on Apr. 3 against Toronto. He collected double-digit rebounds on four occasions, complementing them with double-digit points three of those times. Young's top rebounding game came early on, Nov. 5, when he pulled down 12 boards in a win for Minnesota against his future Nets teammates.2015
Young signed a four-year, $50 million deal to stay with the Nets ahead of the 2015-16 season, and he rewarded them with one of the finest campaigns of his career. He started all 73 of his appearances and cleared 15 points per game for the third time in his career (15.1) while experiencing a tremendous spike in his rebounding numbers. Always solid on the boards, Young leaped to a career-high 9.0 per game, pulling down double-digit rebounds on 30 separate occasions. He matched his career high by racking up 16 on Mar. 15 against his old friends on the Sixers, adding 14 points for one of his 28 double-doubles on the season -- another career best. Young 's largest scoring output came Dec. 23 against Dallas, when he shot 14-of-20 from the field for 29 points along with 10 boards, four steals and a block. He was no stranger to crooked numbers in the steals category, averaging 1.5 per game and posting multiple steals in 29 contests. Additionally, Young's 51.4 shooting percentage marked the fifth time in his nine NBA seasons that he made more than half his shots.2016
The Nets traded Young to the Pacers in exchange for the freshly drafted Caris LeVert over the summer, and he stepped right into a starting role with Indy in 2016-17. Young opened all 74 of his games on the floor, contributing a mix of points, boards and steals for his new team. Although his 11.0 points per game represented a drop from prior years, it still counted as his ninth straight NBA season with a double-digit scoring average, and Young's 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game were right in line with his career numbers. The decline in scoring wasn't a reflection of Young's success shooting the ball, as he posted a remarkable 52.7 field-goal percentage while making a career-high 38.1 percent of his threes. However, Young attempted only 9.3 shots per game while playing more of a supporting role on offense behind Paul George, Jeff Teague and Myles Turner. He still had some fine moments with the ball, as Young scored a season-high 24 points twice and collected seven double-doubles on the season. Young also racked up six steals on three separate occasions. The Pacers were swept by Cleveland in their first-round playoff series, but it was no fault of Young's, as he averaged 12.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals over the four games.2017
Young's second season in Indiana saw his stats tick up noticeably from the prior campaign, as he posted more points, rebounds, assists and steals than he had the year before. He made 81 starts -- marking the second time in his career that he cleared 80 games -- while averaging 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.7 steals. Young's finest scoring effort came early on in a Nov. 1 win over the Cavaliers, when he dropped 26 on 12-of-18 shooting. He posted 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting in a Nov. 29 defeat at the hands of the Rockets. Young recorded a season-high 14 rebounds three times and double-doubled nine times. A force on the defensive end as usual, Young tallied a season-high seven steals Dec. 13 against Oklahoma City. He also blocked three shots while posting 11 points and 10 rebounds in that game. Young appeared in all seven games of the Pacers' first-round playoff series against Cleveland, averaging 11.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 0.9 blocks. He notched two double-doubles in the postseason.2018
Young had a resurgent 2018-19, setting three-year highs in points (12.6), rebounds (6.5) and assists (2.5) while seeing 30.7 minutes per game over 81 contests. He finished in the league's top 20 in the league in total offensive rebounds (192), steal rate (2.4 percent), steals per game (1.5) and defensive win shares (3.9). In addition to Young's 10 double-doubles, he racked up 10 games with at least 20 points, 12 games with more than 10 rebounds, 12 performances with five-plus assists, 15 performances with at least three steals, and 30 games with one or more blocks. Arguably his best game of the season occurred Dec. 12 against the Bucks. He posted 25 points on 14 field-goal attempts with 11 rebounds, five steals, four assists and a block, fueling a 16-point victory. Though the Pacers were swept in the first round of the playoffs, Young's average of 2.8 steals remained the top mark throughout the postseason. He also led the Pacers with nine total offensive rebounds. During Indiana's four playoff games, Young averaged 10.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists in addition to his great steal rate. In what could be considered his best playoff performance of the series, Young totaled 15 points on 13 field-goal attempts, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in Indiana's Game 2 loss at Boston.
June 28, 2007Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 2007 NBA Draft.
July 7, 2007Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers
December 1, 2011Signed a five-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers
August 23, 2014As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved
February 19, 2015Traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Brooklyn Nets for Kevin Garnett.
July 9, 2015Signed a four-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets
July 7, 2016Traded by the Brooklyn Nets to the Indiana Pacers for Caris LeVert and a future 2nd round draft pick. (Protected 45-60 from 2017-22)
July 6, 2019Signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bulls.