Apr 14, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) looks to pass in the fourth quarter of the game against the Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center. The Philadelphia 76ers won 113-108. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Thaddeus Young wants to stay with Philadelpia 76ers


When the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, it could be the final time Thaddeus Young suits up for the 76ers.

“I’m absolutely certain that this could be the last game, or it could be one of many,”  Young told Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The 76ers traded Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes during the season and have decided to build around a pair of rookies in point guard Michael Carter-Williams and center Nerlens Noel, who missed the year with a torn ACL.

“But other than that, it’s a long summer,” Young said of potential offseason moves. “There are a lot of topics that go on throughout the summer. A lot of exactly seeing what cards are being played during the course of the summer.

“Like I said, I’m still a Philadelphia 76er until the day they decide to get rid of me or the day they don’t want to extend me.”

Of course, the 76ers could opt to keep Young and find a couple of wing players with their two lottery picks and potentially have their starting five of the future set.

Young is averaging 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game this season.

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