How Thaddeus Young is finding his place in the Spurs offense
Over the last week, Thaddeus Young has begun to settle in with the young Spurs squad he joined as part of the DeMar DeRozan trade this past offseason. Thanks to the ongoing absence of Jakob Poeltl, Thad’s playing time has ticked upward, and he’s averaged about 25 minutes per contest in the 3 games they’ve played without Big Jak. Those extra minutes have been good for him and the Spurs.
For Thad, it’s clear the extra playing time has allowed him to find a level of comfort in the Spurs offensive system. That’s to be expected, of course, but in the first few games of the season, it seemed much farther off. Witness, for instance, his awkward shuffle as he tries to find the right angle to set this screen for Dejounte Murray.