It was known the Philadelphia 76ers, currently in the midst of an epic rebuilding scenario, were going to trade forward Thaddeus Young. Where exactly, was unknown.
After a month of rumors, Young was shipped to the Minnesota Timberwolves who are also currently stuck in a rebuilding project, though the former Georgia Tech product is far more content with what the T’Wolves are doing in comparison to the Sixers.
Young, speaking to the Star-Tribune stated that while he is aware he’s entering yet another rebuilding project, the T’Wolves are a better scenario with better talent.
“I think the situation in Philly is much different,” stated the forward. “It’s the same process, but this team is much more competitive and it’s a better roster. Philly, they were getting rid of everybody and getting worse. But I think [Philadelphia GM Sam Hinkie] is doing a great job and has made some big moves.”
Thaddeus Young does have a point. The Philadelphia 76ers are ripe with young talent though they’re in position to be one of the worst teams in NBA history. The Minnesota Timberwolves meanwhile, now without Kevin Love, aren’t likely to earn a playoff birth though with Young, Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins, have a very nice core to build around.
Of course, it’s no sure thing that Thaddeus Young will remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves as he could be entering the final year of his contract. The small forward has a player option for the 2015-16 season worth $9 million dollars and it’s not known if he plans to exercise that or enter unrestricted free agency.