Thaddeus Young to Come Off The Bench Next Season

by August 20, 2012

Forward Thaddeus Young will continue to come off the bench for Doug Collins and the Philadelphia 76ers. The 24-year-old Young, who is entering his sixth NBA season, is now the longest tenured Sixer on the roster. Via “‘I’d like to continue to play Thad off the bench. I like his energy and his attitude he brings to us,’ Collins said earlier this week when the team introduced Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson. From all reports, Young is having a good summer. With the addition of Bynum and Kwame Brown and the re-signing of Spencer Hawes, Young won’t have to spend as much time battling bigger players in the paint. ‘From all the reports I got, he has his weight up to 229 pounds — he finished the season at 215,’ Collins said. ‘The one thing with Thad is if you put him with a big guy that protects him, it makes him much better. So we think he’s going to be even better with Kwame and Andrew, who is going to be an even bigger help with the speed and quickness he plays with. Thad is going to be a big part of what we do.'”