Thaddeus Young was in a jovial mood at the conclusion of the Sixers' shootaround. He knew the media wanted to talk to him, and he knew why. On Thursday, a report suggested Young and his agent had requested a trade. “I just think it is funny that it is 'sources' that say I asked to be traded,” Young said. “I am here, ready to give 110 percent each and every game. I am ready to just play and try to win basketball games.” There was no yes or no in his answer, so Young was asked point blank: Did he ask to be traded? “No,” Young said. “My agent has talked to [general manager Sam Hinkie] about different situations and options. I know there have been talks about me being traded and me having a lot of frustrations, but that comes with losing basketball games. People have to realize that when you are in a losing situation like we are now, we are going to get frustrated and everyone is going to tense up a little bit. That is what has been happening.” Young certainly has trade value. He averages 15.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. He shoots 48.7 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from behind the arc. He has two years remaining on his contract, this season and next, and a player-option for the 2015-16 season. Young gets $8.6 million this season and the final two years of the contract, assuming he picks up his option, are worth just under $19 million.
Thad Young denies asking Sixers for a trade
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