Thaddeus Young Considering Declining Player Option

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[Thaddeus] Young, 29, is seriously contemplating declining his $13.7 million player option for the 2018-19 season and becoming an unrestricted free agent.

He has until June 29 to make a decision on the option.

Young’s decision on whether to exercise his player option is rooted in searching out a longer-term contract in the prime of his career this summer. Young’s value with the Pacers and elsewhere has been buoyed by his ability to guard multiple positions, a benefit in the evolving NBA game.

The Pacers could choose to negotiate a contract extension with Young.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN