HoopsHype Thaddeus Young rumors

December 19, 2013 Updates

Veteran forward Thaddeus Young didn’t seem like a happy camper once the media was permitted to view the end of the lengthy practice. Coach Brett Brown went over to Young at a side basket and tried to appease the normally easygoing Young. Young was pointing at the court and animatedly talking as Brown mostly listened. Later, Young termed his frustration level as “a bit high sometimes.” The Intelligencer

Young insisted “I’m good,” prior to meeting with Brown and Carter-Williams on the court. Young continued gesturing toward the middle of the floor and talking. Young reportedly was displeased at his team dropping Wednesday’s intrasquad scrimmage and Brown telling him to stop complaining to the officials during the session, and wasn’t upset with any specific teammates. Young, the longest-tenured Sixer at seven years, is also not thrilled with how poorly the 7-19 Sixers, who have lost seven in a row — the last two by 34 and 36 points while giving up 139 and 130 points — are doing. “Some of the young guys on the team just don’t know,” Young said. “When you’re dealing with them, the frustration level does get it up there because you’re not used to it. The Intelligencer

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But given where the Sixers stand, it's possible that the team will look to trade him before the NBA trading deadline on Feb. 20. ESPN.com reported that the power forward could be moved to the Houston Rockets next week in exchange for center Omer Asik. "I'm not worrying about the trade or anything," Young said. "It's a business. If it happens, it happens. I just have to live with it and keep moving on. "But at the end of the day, I'm here, I'm focused, and I'm ready to go out here." Philadelphia Inquirer

December 9, 2013 Updates

Thaddeus Young said he has not given too much thought to the trade rumors that surfaced over the weekend. The Sixers were listed as a potential landing spot for Houston forward Omer Asik, an ESPN.com report by Marc Stein said. The Rockets, according to multiple reports, are trying to move Asik by Dec. 19, and Stein’s report said Young would be the return in any deal involving Asik. “It is what it is. Just taking it day by day,” Young said, after the Sixers’ morning shootaround Monday. “I’m not worried about a trade or anything like that. It’s a business. If it happens, it happens. I just have to live with it, keep moving on it. At the end of the day, I’m here. I’m ready. I’m focused. I’m ready to go out here and think about the game tonight.” Sixers Dish

November 29, 2013 Updates

Hawes has proved to be an excellent fit in first-year coach Brett Brown's offense. But with a $6.6 million expiring contract, Hawes could land the Sixers a quality future asset at the February deadline. Another name to keep an eye on in Philadelphia, according to rival execs: Thaddeus Young, whose athleticism and frontcourt versatility will be attractive to contenders as the Sixers continue to fade from the playoff picture in the bizarre East. CBSSports.com

November 27, 2013 Updates

Thaddeus Young is back. The 76ers power forward rejoined the team Wednesday after a week-long absence to deal with the death of a family member. Young arrived five minutes into the Sixers’ film session at the Amway Center. He participated in the morning shootaround for Wednesday night’s game against the Orlando Magic. Philadelphia Inquirer

November 22, 2013 Updates

The 76ers are unsure when Thaddeus Young will return to the team. The organization will only say he's not with the team due to personal reasons related to his family. However, multiple sources have said Young is dealing with the death of a family member. Philadelphia Inquirer

The 76ers are unsure when Thaddeus Young will return to the team. The organization will only say he's not with the team due to personal reasons related to his family. Multiple sources have said the power forward is dealing with the death of a family member. "He's not available, and we're going to allow him his space and let him handle the situation as he feels it best suits him and his family," Sixers coach Brett Brown said before Friday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Wells Fargo Center. "When he decides it's appropriate [to return to the team], here we are." Philadelphia Inquirer

November 21, 2013 Updates

The Sixers announced today that Young is still not with the team due to personal reasons, which casts doubt as to whether the veteran forward will be able to return to face the Bucks. ESPN.com

November 20, 2013 Updates

I've always been a Thad Young fan, but his contract is a beating. Everybody wants to talk about Evan Turner and he put on a nice show Monday night. But I can assure you there are people in the Mavericks' organization who are not big fans of his game. He's a bit soft and unreliable at both ends of the court. Dallas Morning News

Young, drafted by the team in 2007, is owed $28.2 million through the 2016 season and his name has been routinely mentioned in trade rumors since last season ended. Young admits he has heard about the trade rumors bearing his name on numerous occasions but reiterated he is happy in Philadelphia and understands the business side of the NBA. “I don’t even think about it,” Young told HOOPSWORLD about the rampant trade rumors. “It doesn’t affect me at all. I just go out there and play. It’s not the first year I’ve been in trade rumors or anything like that so I really don’t pay attention to it. I just go out there and keep playing. If it happens it happens. “But at the end of the day I realize the NBA is a business and things happen for different reasons. If it happens then so be it, but at the end of the day I love being in Philly. It’s like my second home. Right now I’m there.” HoopsWorld

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