San Antonio Spurs veteran Thaddeus Young is the consummate NBA veteran, but the role that he currently has with the team is one that he admits is frustrating for him to deal with at times. Young is currently seeing the fewest minutes per game in his career and producing career-low numbers virtually across the board.
The 33-year old was acquired from the Chicago Bulls in the sign-and-trade deal that landed DeMar DeRozan in The Windy City. Young has been a consistent performer in his career, but this role with the Spurs is something new for him.
Coming off of a very productive season with the Bulls, in which he took home the NBA’s 2021 Hustle Award, it has been tough for Thaddeus Young to be turned into an end of the rotation player. It is a role that he says is not ideal for him. He shared his feelings during an appearance on Alex Kennedy’s podcast.
“Right now, this situation is not ideal for me,” Young said during an appearance on Kennedy’s podcast. “I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve had to settle for 4 and 6 minutes a game.”