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76ers sign Thaddeus Young to 5-year, $42 million contract

Dec 9, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT

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From the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Kate Fagan:

Here’s final details on @yungsmoove21‘s deal to return to #Sixers: contract is for $43 million over 5 years. Or just about $8.3 million per.

According to Fagan, Young will have a player option for the 5th year of his deal. The 23-year old Young, who was a lottery pick in 2007, played in all 82 games for the 76ers last season, and came off the bench in all but one of them. In those 82 games, Young averaged 12.7 points per game while shooting a career-high mark of 54.1% from the field, and his 5.3 rebounds per game were also a career-high. Young is a part of the 76ers’ promising youth movement, and his versatility, energy, length, and athleticism were things the 76ers were clearly unwilling to part with this off-season.

  1. somekat - Dec 9, 2011 at 8:42 PM

    Now trade iggy for an expiring and a first. Don’t pick up Nocioni’s option, and use amnesty on Brand at the end of the year. Then they are getting somewhere

    • sasquash20 - Dec 10, 2011 at 1:36 AM

      I voted thumbs up but it will never happen. First no one wants Iggy at that price unless they can unload there garbage on us. An expiring and a 1st would be awesome but it ain’t happening. 2nd Collins loves Brand, hes a hard worker, and hes very coachable. The contract for Brand sucks but he is a solid big man when hes healthy. My Sixers are stuck in this solid but not good mode. They will be stuck in it for a while.

  2. darthsat - Dec 10, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    Thus the curse of the NBA middle of the pack team. Sixers have been not great but also not the worst for 8 years now. That means we can’t lure any superstars, and can’t draft any either. So this being the sixes, could last a long while. Still nice to see Thad signed though.

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