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A Welcome Change In Alabama: Joe Young Takes The Lead

There is a brand new chief on the town because the Birmingham Squadron will get prepared to start their 2021 / 22 NBA marketing campaign. 

The New Orleans Pelicans G-League affiliate made some spectacular acquisitions throughout the offseason, however essentially the most notable was the signing of the 29 year-old guard Joe Young

Young, who performed with the Indiana Pacers three seasons and made a number of NBA Playoff appearances, was the No. 10 general decide on this yr’s G-League Draft. 

Team bonding

The versatile guard is already assuming his position because the chief of the Squadron not solely on the court docket, however off of it as effectively. Young took the complete squad for dinner on the Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Birmingham one week into coaching camp. 

The Squadron are anticipated to have a stable season within the G-League contemplating the staff has some gamers with NBA expertise regardless of being such a younger group.

Along with Young, Zylan Cheatham and Jared Harper have additionally performed within the league with Pelicans and New York Knicks respectively. 


‘MightyJoeYoung’ will try to proceed his good profession momentum after a profitable stint final season within the Chinese Basketball Association, through which he averaged a league excessive of 38.3 factors, 6.4 assists and a pair of.3 steals per recreation.

Leading a younger staff within the G-League will not be something new for Young, who took the Nanjing Tongxi Monkey Kings to the playoffs on the level guard place. 

Not solely enjoying on the ball, Young has a number of sides of his recreation, reminiscent of enjoying off the ball and contributing a stable protection, which might probably assist the Squadron make the league playoffs.