Apr 11, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) drives to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) during the game at FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies beat Philadelphia 76ers 117 - 95. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: 76ers’ Thaddeus Young thinks about his future ‘all the time’


Many expected the Philadelphia 76ers to trade forward Thaddeus Young during the season.

Young, however, was not traded while point guard Jrue Holiday was dealt before the season and center Spencer Hawes and guard Evan Turner were shipped out just prior to the trade deadline.

Young has enjoyed his time in Philadelphia but knows that time could be up at any moment.

Young was asked if he thinks about playing his last game as a 76er.

“Yeah, all the time,” Young told Jason Smith of CSN Philly. “One thing I’ve always said: Just like upstairs, they put their GM hats on. I put mine on also. It’s not just about basketball. It’s about me as a player. This is a business, and it’s about doing what’s best for my family. It may be here, or it may not be here.”

The season has been tough on Young but he understands the situation.

“We all know the situation at hand. There’s a rebuilding process and restructuring. We have a lot of guys in this room. Some won’t be here [next year], some will. We know we have a lot of second-round draft picks and two first-round picks. This is a big draft, and personally I think the future is big for this organization and this team for what we’re trying to accomplish right now.”

Young is averaging 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game this season.

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