Mar 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) shoots a jump shot during the first quarter against the New York Knicks at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers want to keep Thaddeus Young

As the Philadelphia 76ers moved towards the bottom of the league, they decided to clean house.

Veteran center Spencer Hawes was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Earl Clark (who was waived and joined the New York Knicks), Henry Sims and a couple of picks. A former #2 overall pick, swingman Evan Turner, along with big man Lavoy Allen, were sent packing to Indiana to join the Pacers in return for veteran forward Danny Granger, who was bought out.

To the surprise of many, forward Thaddeus Young was not traded.

Young, who is under contract next season and has a player option for the 2015-16 season, is trying not to think about his uncertain future and whether or not he will be traded.

Young has actually been impressed by the way the 76ers have stayed in contact with him regarding his future.

“They’ve been making a conscious effort to continue talking to me, keep trying to keep me on board as far as what’s going on with construction and rebuilding effort,” Young told Christopher A. Vito of The Delaware County Daily Times.

Young is averaging 17.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game this season.

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