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Georgia Tech #ProJackets Basketball Report

THE FLATS Thaddeus Young putting up strong numbers in fewer minutes … Josh Okogie’s improved play parallels the Timberwolves hit streak … Derrick Favors has good days and bad days physically … more in this week’s #ProJackets Report.

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YOUNG PLAYING WITH HIGH EFFICIENCY

Thaddeus Young accumulated 10 points (5-6 FG, 0-1 FT), nine rebounds and eight assists in 26 minutes during Monday’s 110-102 win over the Heat.

The 32-year-old bounced back from Saturday’s six-point effort to post his fourth double-digit point effort over his last five games. Young was averaging 15.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 blocks while shooting 63.3 percent from the field in his previous three games before Saturday’s performance, so Monday’s bounce-back game was an encouraging sight for fantasy managers. The 14-year veteran’s minutes have been up and down lately, but he should continue receiving anywhere between 18-25 minutes a game the rest of the way for the 12th-seeded Bulls.

Young ended with 14 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 17 minutes during last Wednesday’s 121-105 loss to the Cavaliers.

Despite being arguably the Bulls‘ best player, Young was still limited to just 17 minutes. His role has reduced since the arrival of Daniel Theis, yet he continues to be a standard-league worthy player.

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YOUNG CONTINUES TO BUILD INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO

Thaddeus Young is among three Chicago Bulls players participated in an $80 million Series C funding round for Overtime, a sports media company founded in 2016 that’s planning a major expansion. This includes the introduction of a new basketball league called Overtime Elite, which will be for top high school basketball players and will pay them a minimum salary of $100,000. Young has built up quite the portfolio, including recent investments in Trufan and Shoot 360. The veteran is an avid investor who’s always on the lookout for the next big thing.

More from Forbes.com

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YOUNG REMAINS ATTRACTIVE TRADE TARGET POST-SEASON

Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young was one of the most coveted trade targets in the NBA prior to the trade deadline.

Bobby Marks of ESPN conducted a poll in which executives around the league were asked which players aside from Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal could have the most drastic impact on the “playoff landscape.” Young was the “unanimous answer” to this question, per ESPN.

The Bulls retained Young through the deadline as they attempted to make a playoff push of their own. But the 32-year-old will be on an expiring contract next season. Might Chicago float Young to add draft capital?

More from Bleacher Report

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OKOGIE AND TOWNS PRESENT WINNING GAME BALL TO FLOYD FAMILY

Tuesday night in Houston, Timberwolves players Josh Okogie, Karl Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards gave that dedicated Sacramento game ball to the family of George Floyd (who live in Houston), reports Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

More from NBCSports.com

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OKOGIE LOOKING GOOD IN WINNING STREAK

Minnesota has won its last three games, four of its last five, and Josh Okogie has played well throughout, averaging 7.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists during the last five while hitting 13-of-27 shots from the floor and averaging nearly 24 minutes per game.

The Timberwolves swept a back-to-back with Western Conference leader Utah, with Okogie scoring eight points in each while hitting 6-of-13 shots from the floor.

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HOW IS FAVORS DOING PHYSICALLY?

Derrick Favors gotta be getting up there, age-wise, right? After all, he’s been in the league forever, and there’s plenty of nights where he looks like he’s slowing down a bit and losing some of his athleticism.

Fav is 29.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Which is perhaps of even more concern to Utah Jazz fans who worry that the big man has maybe lost a step. Him recently missing a couple games due to right knee soreness probably only exacerbated those fears.

More from the Salt Lake Tribune

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#PROJACKETS IN THE NBA/G LEAGUE IN 2023-24

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JOSE ALVARADO
Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Number: 15
NBA Experience: 3rd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Status: Active
6-0, 179 lbs
2023-24 Stats
7.1 ppg
2.3 rpg
2.1 apg
41.2% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 7th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: L1
Last 10: 5-5
JAMES BANKS III
Team: Maine Celtics
Number: 5
G League Experience: 3rd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2018-20
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Status: Active
6-10, 250 lbs
2023-24 Stats
5.3 ppg
4.7 rpg
1.5 bpg
54.2% FG
Record: 21-13
Standing: 2nd place, -1.0 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 8-2
MICHAEL DEVOE
Team: Memphis Hustle
Number: 10
G League Experience: 2nd year
Years at Georgia Tech: 2017-21
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Status: Active
6-4, 183 lbs
2023-24 Stats
13.9 ppg
3.9 rpg
3.1 apg
47.4% FG
Record: 15-19
Standing: 12th, -9.0 GB
Streak: W1
Last 10: 3-7
DERRICK FAVORS
Team: Windy City Bulls (G League)
Number: 14
NBA Experience: 12 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2009-10
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Status: Active
6-9, 265 lbs
2023-24 Stats
6.2 ppg
4.7 rpg
0.7 bpg
66.7% FG
Record: 15-19
Standing: 13th place, -7.0 GB
Streak: L1
Last 10: 4-6
JOSH OKOGIE
Team: Phoenix Suns
Number: 2
NBA Experience: 5 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2016-18
Hometown: Snellville, Ga.
Status: Active
6-4, 213 lbs
2023-24 Stats
4.6 ppg
2.6 rpg
1.1 apg
41.7% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 6th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: W3
Last 10: 7-3
THADDEUS YOUNG
Team: free agent
Number: 30
NBA Experience: 16 seasons
Years at Georgia Tech: 2006-07
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Status: Active
6-8, 235 lbs
2023-24 Stats
4.2 ppg
3.0 rpg
1.7 apg
60.2% FG
Record: 49-33
Standing: 6th place, -8.0 GB
Streak: W3
Last 10: 7-3

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