HoopsHype Sam Young rumors

August 30, 2012 Updates
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March 15, 2012 Updates

The Grizzlies traded swingman Sam Young to the Philadelphia 76ers this morning for the rights to 2005 second-round pick Ricky Sanchez. Young was not in the Grizzlies’ rotation and requested a trade. The move helped both parties. Memphis moved below the NBA’s luxury-tax threshold by getting rid of Young’s $948,000 salary. Sanchez, who is playing in Argentina, will never wear a Grizzlies uniform. Memphis Commercial Appeal

The Griz have spoken to at least six teams in an attempt to move Young for a draft pick. The odds of Young leaving in a trade by this afternoon’s deadline are “50/50,” according to a source with knowledge of the Grizzlies’ trade discussions. Memphis Commercial Appeal

March 14, 2012 Updates
March 10, 2012 Updates

Trade discussions in the NBA are fluid, so there is no forecasting what could come Wallace's way over the next two weeks. However, the Griz aren't shopping anyone. And that includes little-used swingman Sam Young and guard O.J. Mayo, who has been the subject of several trade discussions over the past two seasons. "I'm a little reluctant to trade any of these guys because I'm not sure if we'll need them in the second half (of the season)," Wallace said. "Now if a deal comes through that helps put us in a better situation for the stretch run or the future, you have to take a look at it. But we're not going to do anything that will render us less competitive for the rest of this season or because of a situation we might have to deal with in the summer." Memphis Commercial Appeal

February 4, 2012 Updates

Young thinks his minutes are coming at the expense of coach Lionel Hollins getting a look at some other players: "I guess coach has new guys and he's trying to see what they've got," Young said, referring to Griz coach Lionel Hollins. "I'm being sacrificed for it, but it's part of the game, part of the business." Young added: "In the three years I've been here, I've been a contributor. I've been part of this team's success," Young said. "What happened? I don't understand. You just try to stay professional. Coach tells me to keep my head up and stay ready. But I felt like I was coming into this season based off what I did last season. Last year was incredible." Cardiac Hill

January 31, 2012 Updates
December 27, 2011 Updates
December 5, 2011 Updates

Peak Sport Products Co., Limited ("Peak" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, collectively the "Group", Stock Code: 1968) announced the signing of endorsement contracts with CJ Watson and Sam Young, bringing the Company’s total number of NBA spokespersons to 12. CJ Watson and Sam Young are the point guard from Chicago Bulls and forward from Memphis Grizzlies respectively. TodayIR.com

November 22, 2011 Updates

Iman Shumpert: Friday night, I headed out to Bridgeport, Conn., to play in another charity game for us locked-out players. The people who came out — maybe 2,000 — provided us plenty energy with cheers and competitive boos. I decided to sit out the last part of the game after going up for a dunk and feeling an awkward pain in my knee. I could have kept playing, but decided just to ice it to ensure I was OK. Nothing major. I think it was due to not warming up at half because I was hanging out with fans and doing photos and autographs, which is partly why we were there. Some of the many participants were Tyreke Evans, Sam Young, Josh Selby, Wes Mathews, Nolan Smith, Howard Thomkins and Travis Leslie. My team won, 171-169. The best part for me was getting a chance to connect with more Knicks fans praying for a season! It was a great turnout. New York Post

October 21, 2011 Updates

So he and Wolves teammates Wes Johnson, Anthony Randolph, Anthony Tolliver, Wayne Ellington and Lazar Hayward will play, as will DeMarcus Cousins, Josh Howard, Mario Chalmers and Sam Young. "That's easy," he said when asked how he'll choose teams. "It's going to be Minnesota Timberwolves against everyone else." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

October 6, 2011 Updates

But apparently, the battle for bragging rights was enough to convince Gay that he would participate in the next show to determine which coast has the best players. After weeks of wrangling and tense negotiations, the Goodman League-Drew League rematch will finally take place on Sunday at Long Beach State University and Goodman League commissioner Miles Rawls confirmed that Gay would join forces with Durant, Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Beasley, Sam Young and Donte Greene. Gay, Durant and Wall are also expected to participate in another exhibition game hosted by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on Saturday at Florida International University in Miami, but Rawls said all three would complete the difficult back-to-back set. They will meet a fired-up Drew League team eager for revenge and featuring Harden, Jennings, Nick Young, Derrick Williams, DeMar Derozan, Dorell Wright, Craig Smith, Marcus Banks and Ryan Hollins. Washington Post

October 3, 2011 Updates
June 22, 2011 Updates

Guard Sam Young will remain with the Grizzlies, and the team is on the verge of making its first move to keep center Marc Gasol. The Griz will soon exercise a contract option on Young in order to secure his services for the 2011-12 season, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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