Like an old-timey NBA veteran, Thad Young, still just 23 and five years into his career, can spin a yarn or two. Ask him about the first time he dunked in a game, he'll explain how the lane parted and he exploded toward the basket all doe-legged and knees knocking before throwing in down.

He also can recall pickup games he played during his AAU days or during the practices leading up to the McDonald's High School All-American game.

But when Young tells some of those stories, sometimes he'll end them with, "Ask Spencer. He was there."