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Young appreciates support after mom's death; urges breast cancer screenings

MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves power forward Thaddeus Young said Monday he wasn't sure exactly how he'd honor the memory of his deceased mother, other than to play his tail off for her every night. Tuesday, he took another step, encouraging all women to get screened for breast cancer, which claimed the life of Lula Hall on Nov. 13. "I want to take this opportunity to remind my NBA brothers...
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Thad Young returns to Wolves after mom's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Thaddeus Young has returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves following the death of his mother. Young practiced on Monday for the first time since Lulu Hall died of cancer on Nov. 13. Young missed five games while mourning her passing. The Timberwolves went 1-4 in those games and also lost point guard Ricky Rubio, center Nikola Pekovic and shooting guard Kevin Martin...
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Heavy-hearted after mother's death, Young returns to Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Thaddeus Young stationed himself next to the hospital bed, his mother's frail hand in his oversized, muscular one. As Lula Hall took her final breaths, her son held on tight. In the 11 days since, the Timberwolves power forward has been able to step away from the deathbed and into the memories. Hall, 57, served as both caretaker and provider in a single-parent...
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Young Wolves players forced to learn on the fly

MINNEAPOLIS -- Flip Saunders understands the often-delicate psyche of young, impressionable players. Even the most elite one he ever coached had to bide his time before being entrusted with starting responsibilities. Future NBA MVP Kevin Garnett didn't start until 31 games into his rookie campaign. Some players can handle it right away -- the next season, 1996-97, point guard...
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Timberwolves' Thaddeus Young to miss at least two games after mother's death

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young will miss at least the next two games because of his mother's death. The Timberwolves said Friday that Lulu Hall died on Thursday. Young will miss the game Friday night in New Orleans and Saturday night against Dallas. It is not immediately clear when he will return. In his first year with the Wolves, Young is averaging...
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Young takes 'indefinite' leave from Wolves after mother's death

Thaddeus Young won't be playing in Friday night's game at New Orleans or Saturday at Dallas. Instead, the Timberwolves forward will be with his family, mourning the loss of the woman he says kept him in line throughout his childhood in the South. Young's mother, Lula Hall, died Thursday. The team issued the following statement: "The Timberwolves organization is deeply saddened to...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Looking at the first week of games

The Minnesota Timberwolves end the first week of the regular season with one win and two losses. The two losses were against teams that made the playoffs in the Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies, while the one win came against the weak Detroit Pistons. All of the Timberwolves games this week were very close and while they were able to close out a win in a close game against Detroit...
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WATCH: Did Thaddeus Young get knocked out by an elbow?

Thaddeus Young was knocked out after taking an inadvertent elbow from Jimmy Butler doing Saturday night's game.
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Thaddeus Young wants wins not stats

Earlier this week, Thaddeus Young, the new power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves caused some controversy at the Timberwolves media day, saying that even though he is going to take over for Kevin Love at the power forward position, he won’t be replicating the prolific stats that Love put up during his time with Minnesota. Young went on to say that while Love put up impressive...
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Thaddeus Young: Kevin Love’s “26 and 12 didn’t make the playoffs”

Thaddeus Young may be the Minnesota Timberwolves’ new starting power forward, but he’s not looking to fill the void left by Kevin Love. At the team’s Media Day, Young reminded everyone that, despite putting up a gaudy 26 points and 12 rebounds per night, Love’s Wolves fell short of the postseason. Thaddeus: I'm not trying to replace 26 and 12. 26 and 12 didn't make...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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