Report: Thaddeus Young Opting Out

Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweeted today that the Nets’ Thaddeus Young has opted out of his contract and will be an unrestricted free agent come July 1st:

Young’s player option for 2015-16 was worth $9.7 million. From here, Young could seek out long-term security or a short range deal to become a free agent yet again when the salary cap booms in 2017. Whether or not he re-signs with the Nets is an unknown.

The acquisition of Young arguably single-handedly turned around Brooklyn’s season, bolstering their offense and developing an actual identity late in the year. Read his Season in Review here.