The Sixers knew it was unlikely they would make a splash, but they were looking to solidify their bench before the NBA trade deadline arrived at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

When Evan Turner moved into the starting lineup five games ago, the perimeter reserve unit took a significant hit. The team believes it fixed that by acquiring a 6-foot-6 wing player in Sam Young from the Memphis Grizzlies.

"He's got toughness and started in the playoffs last year for a very, very good team," Doug Collins said. "And really he became the odd man out with Tony Allen started playing. They got Rudy Gay back and they like [Quincy] Pondexter. So we thought it was a great chance for us to get a guy who has tough defense, size and experience -- all the things we are looking for down the stretch."