Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 1:50 pm  |  16 responses

Thaddeus Young Denies Trade Request

The media naturally asked Thad Young about a report claiming he wanted out of Philly, and the forward flatly denied it. Young claims he hasn’t requested a trade, just that his agent is talking to the Sixers’ front-office. Per the Delaware County Daily Times:

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.

“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.”

When asked directly about the Thursday evening report, published by LibertyBallers.com, and whether he had requested a trade, Young said without hesitation, “No.”

“My agent has talked to Sam about different situations and options and stuff like that. There’s been talks about me being traded and me having a lot of frustration, but that comes with losing basketball games,” Young said. “People have to realize that when you’re in a losing situation like we are now, people are going to get frustrated, people are going to tense up and that’s what’s been happening.”

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  • Mike Gilbert

    He’s been with Philly a while. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him tough it through the next year or two and then be a big part of their team once they have some more pieces. Or I could see him being traded as soon as tomorrow

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Thaddeus Young for Omer Asik makes too much sense.


    who says no?

  • spit hot fiyah

    basketball wise, yes. specially since young is shooting the 3 at almost 35%. he could fill their need at the 4. and Asik gives philly some rim protection and they don’t have to worry as much about hawes leaving this summer.

    i think morey is hesitant to take on young’s contract which has 3 years left on it at 9-10 mil a year.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah that’s the problem with posting a realistic trade. There will be drawbacks no matter what, and we can’t really know what any GM is willing to take as a loss in order to ensure the gain they are after.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i still don’t think they are sure what to do with parsons, which could play in to this.

    do u think think they keep him for one more year on the super cheap rookie deal and risk losing him as a UFA or do think they make him restricted this summer and decline the team option? the way he has been playing i don’t know if they will even afford to keep him if they let him become restricted.

    which makes me lean towards them keeping him for a super discount for next year all go all for next season and worry about him in the summer of ’15

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Parsons is Dwight’s best friend on the team, and he’s the player that “recruited” him. FOr that reason alone, i know they won’t move him this season. That and his ultra great contract, that is so good, trading him for equal value is near impossible.

    unless they can get a superstar out of Parsons/Asik, i really doubt Parsons gets traded anytime in the next year.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i wasn’t talking about trading him.

    rather what will they do with him going forward (even though he could be a major trade chip)

    i know morey loves him. but parson’s value has sky rocketed. so if they make him restricted this summer in order to enable them to keep him for the long term he could end up being very expensive if a team with cap room really likes him.

    that’s why i think they exercise the team option and keep him even next year as part of the team and then see what happens when he becomes unrestricted the year after next, the summer of ’15. the same thing that the pacers did with lance, who they now risk losing this summer. (even though he and bird are saying the right things at the moment)

    my point is, unless the rockets have made up their mind about how they are going to deal with parsons, it makes it very hard for them to commit to thad young and the remaining ~27 million on his deal

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ahhhhhh, this is a very intelligent outlook. i did not even consider the pickle that this would put them in.
    in turn, i would just argue that they can trade Young next summer if/when this problem comes up. but i definitely see that as a reasonable deterrent. thanks for pointing that out.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    I say No. Why would the sixers pick up Omer asik when there’s a possiblity they can acquire Joel Embidd. Why have two defensive post players. I like the Embid and Noel combination rather than Osik Noel.

    Even if they can’t embid. Why pick up a center who does what their Rookie in coming Noel does. If dwight and asik wont work who think Noel and Asik will.

    Poll: The rockets should trade the celtics Osik and Terrence Jones for Jeff Green. Even though the celtics are doing well.. by getting rid of Green, the celtics are bound to do worse and win a top pick in the draft for wiggins/parker/randle/lavine/exum

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Nerlen’s Noel is not going to be good enough to make an impact next season regardless. And Joel Embiid is YEARS from being a useful NBA player. He is like Hasheem Thabeet except he has almost 10 years less basketball experience.

    Omer Asik on the other hand has 1 year left on his deal. Which, given the Sixers position as a franchise, can lend them 1 year of solid post play while their rookie Noel learns the ropes, it would also give them the ability to turn Asik into another piece without being handicapped by the cap space that “was” being eaten up by Richardson and Young.

    Terrence Jones is not being traded. He’s done everything Houston wanted from him and then some. They probably wouldn’t trade him for any PF in the league who is not an established superstar. And Jeff Green is very very very far from that.

  • Tarzan Cooper

    embiid is so much better than thabeet, even now.
    have you seen embiid much? i think he has a great chance at the number one pick.
    screwston should trade asik for millsap. seems perfect for both teams.
    horford would be so happy.

  • TTN

    I say no, the sixers already have a “formidable” big man in Spencer Hawes. If Asik winds up there he might not get the minutes he desires and in is back in trade talks. Not to mention when Noel comes back he will get a good portion of the miutes to try prove himself considering what they gave up for him i would expect him to play.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I’ve seen Embiid about 5 or so times now so admittedly not much. But I have seen him enough to be almost positive he’s far from skilled enough to make an impact at the next level right now. In regards to Thabeet I was being literal about experience. Didn’t mean as a player, I haven’t seen Embiid enough to say either way, but they are alike.

  • brothasdontsurf

    SLAM Alum!

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    I disagree. Omer Asik is not the veteran mentor any locker room will like to have. Furthermore his style of play differs vastly from Noel projected style of play.

    You will rather have Terrence Jones than Jeff Green. Jeff Green has a chance at being a great big 3 with harden howard.

    Embidd different animal than thabeet.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe

    Does that trade work out financially. I will love to see horford play the high post.

    But what do you think about Jeff green instead