The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on guard James Young, the franchise formally announced on Thursday morning. The Bucks originally signed Young back on September 6, but he did not play in either of the team’s first two preseason games. The 22-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Kentucky, was originally selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (17th pick overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft. Young was one of two first-round picks for the Celtics that year with the other being fellow guard Marcus Smart at No. 6. Young was viewed as a solid prospect due to his nice offensive ability, possessing a smooth perimeter jumper that many expected to translate into notable success on the NBA level. At just 18 years old at the time of the 2014 NBA Draft, Young was incredibly raw coming into the league, and Boston understood it would have to be patient while Young went through his growing pains. The problem is, Young showed little to no signs of progress during his three years with the heralded Eastern Conference franchise. He played in 31 games during his rookie campaign, averaging 3.4 points in 10.7 minutes per game while shooting 35.3 percent from the floor and 25.8 percent from three-point range.
Bucks request waivers on James Young
Fanrag Sports | Oct 5