During the NBA’s 2013 trade deadline, there were rumors suggesting that Philadelphia Sixers forward Thaddeus Young made a ‘soft trade’ request as he was unhappy with the direction of the franchise. That lead to speculation that Young was on the market though for whatever reason, no trade was ever made.
Fast forward a few months when the Philadelphia 76ers were rumored to have interest in the No. 1 draft pick and were said to offer the Cleveland Cavaliers their No. 3 draft selection along with Thaddeus Young, an offer which was reportedly declined by the Cavaliers.
There’s been no hard proof that such a deal was or was not offered but it sounds like the Sixers are content with keeping Thaddeus Young on their roster moving forward regardless.
Speaking to Tom Moore, Sixers general manager Sam Hinke said he anticipates that Young will remain with Philadelphia this season.
“I do”, in regards to Young staying with the Sixers. “I like everything Thad’s about.”
Given the vast amount of rumors swirling around Young during the past few months, it’s hard to imagine that he’s really part of the 76ers future – especially given his frustration with the youthful Sixers roster.
It’s possible that Hinke may be giving lip service and is attempting to calm the waters between the two parties, especially after rumors surfaced that he was available in the rumored deal to Cleveland. Whatever the case may be, it’s certainly an interesting topic to keep an eye on moving forward as I highly question if Thaddeus Young will still be a member of the Philadelphia 76ers by season end.