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James Young approaching second year with a different mindset

I don’t think anyone would accuse James Young of being an overly serious person. Young has always been a pretty laid back, relaxed guy. Heck, he earned a reputation as the sleepiest person on the team while at Kentucky.

After drifting in and out of the D-League in his rookie year, Young is approaching his second season with a new mentality. Celtics beat reporter Jay King spoke with Young today, who says he’s sworn off social media. “I’m just worried about me and getting better right now,” Young told King. “Distractions, I’m just trying to put them to the side.”

Young also said he’s put on twenty pounds of muscle since the season ended and increased his vertical by three inches.”Seeing how I was getting pushed around,” Young said. “That’s not going to happen anymore.”

Young will play for the Celtics in the Summer Leagues in Utah and Las Vegas, which are quickly filling up with former Cats. Matt, Drew, and Chris Tomlin are all going to the Vegas Summer League for the first time, so get ready for lots of updates and anecdotes. And late night snaps from Drew.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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5 Comments for James Young approaching second year with a different mindset

  1. Scottie
    6:46 pm July 1, 2015 Permalink

    I went to the summer leagues in Vegas last year, and for those of you making the trip, all of the players stayed at either Aria or Vdara in city center. Literally ran into all of the guys in the lobby or out in Aria in the evenings every single day I was there, including AD, wall, and Archie. Had an absolute blast out there last summer, wish I could go again this year.

  2. Leuther
    7:37 pm July 1, 2015 Permalink

    I can see still Michael Qualls of Arkansas dunking the ball in at the buzzer as James Young snatches defeat from the jaws of victory by not even trying to box him out in a Jan 2014 road game…

    • Leuther
      9:23 pm July 1, 2015 Permalink


    • Leuther
      7:05 am July 2, 2015 Permalink

      Don’t make fun of me. I don’t have friends or a life outside of the internet so I use message boards and comment sections to make myself feel important by trying to upset strangers with ignorant post.

  3. IIRC
    8:19 pm July 1, 2015 Permalink

    Was that not Andrew Harrison who got caught watching the ball and not putting a backside in the way of Qualls?