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Thaddeus Young      

Forward for the Brooklyn Nets

Thaddeus Young is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Georgia Tech.

Young was drafted 12th overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, and later signed with the team on July 11, 2007. Young remained on the team until 2014. On August 23, 2014, a three-team trade was completed involving the Sixers, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. As part of the deal, Young was traded to the Wolves, along with Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, both then of the Cavaliers. However, on February 19, 2015, Young was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Kevin Garnett. He made his debut for the Nets the following day as he recorded eight points and four rebounds off the bench in a 114-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Thad launched The Young for Youth Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on Education, Health & Wellness, Athletics, Personal Growth and Responsibility and Professional Development. The Foundation aims to support and create programs in these areas in an effort to achieve its goals of building a better future for children and young families.

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