Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young has been activated for Tuesday night’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers, the team announced at its morning shootaround at Barclays Center. Young had missed the previous two games after suffering a left knee strain Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets.
After the initial shock of the injury, Young didn’t think that it was serious. “I basically was just saying to myself, don’t let them carry you off the court, you walk off on your own two feet,” Young said. “Like a G.”
Young said he still felt some stiffness, but no pain. He had been working out at the practice facility with assistant coach Joe Wolf. He expects to be on a minutes limit, though he hadn’t discussed anything directly with coach Lionel Hollins.
Before the injury, Young had started ten consecutive games for the Nets at power forward. Since the trade deadline deal that brought Young to the Nets, he has averaged 13.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 27.7 minutes per game, shooting 49.5 percent from the field.