Thaddeus Young, who has been the longest tenured Sixer for years, is one of the few remaining veterans and the only player remaining from the 2012 team that was one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Philadelphia Daily News' Bob Cooney reports the former first-round pick felt "a little bit" left out when the trade deadline came around. Young said, "Certain things don't always happen in your favor or it doesn't happen the way everybody else thinks it should play out. It's been a very tough year so far, but you try to make the best of the situation."
That wasn't the only thing Young said and the tone was not malicious in the least. He also went on to say he wants to get better as a team and play hard. I said I wouldn't mind him getting traded but I am still happy he is staying. He is the perfect company man and face of the franchise to help these younger players develop.
Young, 25, was the Sixers first-round pick (12th overall) in 2007. He is having a career year averaging a career-high 17.3 points per game, leading the Sixers, while grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game. He has also proved valuable as he has rediscovered his three-point shot that he had in 2008-09.
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