Joseph Young may not have been a first round draft pick, but he sure is playing that way. The Pacers have taken note of his impressive scoring ability and have rewarded him in a huge way. On Monday, Young and the Pacers agreed to a 4-year rookie deal worth $4 million-plus. The first two years of the deal are guaranteed.
In four games with the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Summer League, Young averaged 22.5 points per game, (which lead the Orlando league) while shooting 51 percent from the field and 45 percent from beyond the arc.
After a relatively quiet debut in which he scored just nine points, Young scored 25-plus points in each of his last three games, including back-to-back games with 28 points.
Of course, we must remember that this is the Summer League. It's not like Young is going out there and making Steph Curry look like a fool. But it is an encouraging start to Young's professional career.