HoopsHype Thaddeus Young rumors

January 24, 2014 Updates

Thaddeus Young: "There is not a GM in the league who wouldn't want Thaddeus Young on their team," an NBA executive told me. But there is a caveat. Young is scheduled to make $9.1 million next year and $9.7 million the next. That isn't exactly looked on as favorable around the league, but for a team looking to compete for a title, it might be worth the risk. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Q: Huh?? Thad is one of the most sought after players heading to the deadline. Do you know what you are talking about, Keith? Keith Pompey: Yeah, dude, I do. Houston wanted a first-round pick to make the trade work, beause they didn't think Thad was a starting PF. Since then, Thad has been balling to prove that he can start at PF. So yes, I do know what I'm talking about. Philadelphia Inquirer

January 8, 2014 Updates

Q: Chad, what should the Sixers realistically expect to get as a return in a trade for either Thaddeus Young or Evan Turner? Chad Ford: I think Young should be able to fetch them quite a bit. He's only 25 years old and I think he's finally coming into his own. I heard the Cavs flirted with trying to acquire him in the Bynum deal, but the Sixers wanted the Cavs first rounder this year to do it. The Cavs balked. ESPN.com

January 7, 2014 Updates
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The Philadelphia 76ers' Thaddeus Young and the Golden State Warriors' David Lee today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 30, through Sunday, Jan. 5. Young helped the 76ers to a 3-0 week, with all three wins coming on the road. He averaged a conference-best 25.0 points on .566 shooting from the field (ninth in the conference), 7.7 rebounds, and tied for the league lead with 3.67 steals. Young's balanced play on Jan. 2 -- 28 points, seven rebounds, six steals and four assists -- keyed Philadelphia's 113-104 win over the Sacramento Kings. NBA.com

January 4, 2014 Updates

As one NBA executive said recently, "Any team in the league would love to have Thaddeus Young." And that just might happen. He is the team's biggest commodity as far as trade value, and this roster undoubtedly will be turned upside down the next few years. Philadelphia Inquirer

"You play this game and you make a lot of money, but I also play this game to win games and get as great as I can at my craft," Young said. "That's what I've been trying to do since Day 1 - come in, play hard, show intensity and show improvement every year. I think I've done a pretty good job so far, especially for the situation I've been in, adapting to a different situation and going out there and being successful. I feel like I deserve to win [more], but we all know you can't win every game. We have some up seasons and we're going to have some down seasons. These past two have been down seasons, but I've been on the success end, where we've made it to the second round of the playoffs. "But the biggest success is winning a championship. As of right now, it's a rebuilding process. So it's honest when we say we're a young team and we don't have a winning record right now. We're far from being a championship team right now. What they're trying to do in this rebuilding process is get to that level, get back to the playoffs, start with baby steps. We have to take it step by step. I think that's the biggest thing and also try to win basketball games." Philadelphia Inquirer

December 27, 2013 Updates
December 23, 2013 Updates

A young power forward who could be on the market is Thaddeus Young, who is uncomfortable in the 76ers’ rebuilding plan and wants to play for a winner. Young is difficult to defend for traditional power forwards because of his quickness, but he struggles stopping bigger players. Young is signed for two more seasons with a player option in 2015-16. Boston Globe

December 21, 2013 Updates

Speaking after the morning shootaround for Friday night's Brooklyn game, Young made light of an Internet report that said he and his agent, Jim Tanner, submitted a formal trade request to Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie weeks ago. "I just think it's all funny how it's sources that say I asked to be traded," Young said. "At the end of the day, like I said, I'm here 110 percent each and every game, ready to play and just stay focused and try to win basketball games." Philadelphia Inquirer

But he did say that Tanner had a wide-ranging conversation with Hinkie that included potential trade talks and rumors involving him. "I think the biggest thing is we want to be sure what it is we are doing here," Young said. "As of right now, like I said, I'm 110 percent." Philadelphia Inquirer

December 20, 2013 Updates

Thaddeus Young denied a report that said he has requested a trade. The 76ers forward disclosed that he, his agent Jim Tanner and Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie have an open line of communication about trade requests coming from other teams, but Young said his camp has not opened the door to such dialogue. While frustration is building within a team that has lost seven games in a row, and 14 of 16 overall, Young said he has not asked to be moved by the Sixers. Sixers Dish

“I just think how it’s all funny that it’s ‘sources’ said I asked to be traded,” Young said Friday morning, after the team’s shootaround session at PCOM. “At the end of the day, I’m here 110-percent every single game to just play, stay focused and try to win basketball games.” Sixers Dish

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