Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 11:49 am  |  16 responses

Grizzlies Trade Sam Young to Sixers

Reports yesterday rumored that the Grizzlies were trying to dip below the luxury tax. Today, Memphis did just that by dealing Sam Young to the 76ers for a second round pick. For the Sixers, Young adds depth to its Playoff-bound roster. The Daily News‘ Bob Cooney broke the news: “Sixers acquire guard/forward sam young from Memphis for draft pick. Getting ready to fly home. More later.”

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  • RunNGun

    Good trade! 76ers will be deep…

  • Da man

    M town should have kept him they gonna hate they traded him n the playoffs.

  • add

    hopefully he gets to play against chitown/miami

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    One of the best shot fakes in the game…no joke

  • underdog

    ^also windmill

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    They have way too many wings man.

  • anonymous

    philly has too many of the same players (same height, same abilities). I don`t understand the trade. Young is only 6’6.

  • Hollywood26

    I’ve known Sam for years and he’s gotta be estatic. He does better with defense minded teams that are interchangeable.

  • ab40

    I don’t get this trade for memphis. But they’re being realistic even with him they wouldn’t have won a championship.

  • http://www.slamonline.com TADOne

    “The Dukes are cornering the market on wing players!”

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Dudes a beast

  • Cizzo

    Welcome home Thad…I knew it would happen eventually…That’s what’s up….

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    The best defensive team in the league just got defensive…er – other than gettin him for Raman noodles this is a head scratcher.

  • Fat Lever

    We have similar players in height, but the Sixers don’t have a physical wing player off the bench. Right now it’s Lou and Jodie, two players that don’t really define physicality at the guard position. Not a bad move.

  • LA Huey

    Do the Sixers realize your rotations shrink instead of stretch in the playoffs?

  • Fat Lever

    LA Huey, maybe in a normal post season, but this one will be a little different, with the potential for back to backs in the playoffs. With the high intensity and the constant games, depth will be very important this year.