Thaddeus Young was a trade candidate last season but the Philadelphia 76ers were unable to trade him anywhere. Their patience paid off though as they secured a 2015 first-round pick for Young from the Minnesota Timberwovles as part of the Kevin Love trade this month.
One sticking point that Young had with the Sixers was that the team was too young and he wasn’t interested in being part of a rebuilding process. But despite that being the case with the Timberwolves, according Marc Narducci of The Inquirer, Young is happy to be in Minnesota and can’t wait to start helping the Timberwolves get better as a team.
“It feels great,” Young said. “They came after me, and they sent two guys and a pick over to get me, so that says a lot about what the organization wanted, and they went and got me. I’m very happy, very excited.”
“It’s a great thing for the younger guys. It’s a great thing for me,” Young said. “I can step into a situation were I already kind of know some of the concepts and I can help the young guys get better.”
Young is going to help the Wolves in their playoff push this upcoming season, as they attempt to make the postseason to tell off Kevin Love. Young will be auditioning for a fat free agent contract though, which is likely a main motivating factor to his being alright with landing in Minnesota.
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