NBA trade rumors: Thaddeus Young reportedly asks 76ers for trade

Dec 13, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) warms up before playing against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the 76ers 108-100. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers started off the season 3-0, which immediately made NBA fans think that the team could be looking to be competitive this season. Of course, the 76ers are just 4-19 since their hot start and now everyone is beginning to notice that the team appears to be tanking for a high lottery pick in 2014.

For forward Thaddeus Young, the tanking plans aren’t something that he wants to be a part of so he has officially asked the team for a trade.

From Jake Fischer of Liberty Ballers:

Young and his agent, Jim Tanner, submitted a formal trade request to Hinkie and the Sixers weeks ago, according to a source close to Young.

“Thad is ready to leave Philly,” the source said. “He isn’t with the whole tanking thing.”

It’s not surprising that Young doesn’t want to be a part of a tanking franchise, especially with two years remaining on his deal.

If Philadelphia can get something in exchange for the veteran, they could seek a draft pick from a potential trade partner and stock pile their picks as they put their rebuilding plans in full motion.

Topics: NBA Trade Rumors, Philadelphia 76ers, Thaddeus Young

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