Thaddeus Young F MIN 6 Months

Thaddeus Young could play small forward next season, according to coach Brett Brown.

It would make a lot of sense. The Sixers were torched on interior defense and they certainly need more size in the paint. Young has plenty of experience at small forward and would have a seamless transition back to his old role. His 2.11 steals per game ranked third in the NBA and he is the first forward to average over 2.0 per game in a season since 2007-08.

Thaddeus Young F MIN 6 Months

Thaddeus Young had 20 points, nine rebounds and two more steals in Wednesday's season finale win over the Heat.

The Sixers somehow beat the Heat twice this season, although it's not fair to call the Miami team that took the court tonight the Heat. Henry Sims, MCW, James Anderson, Brandon Davies and Caspar Ware all scored in double figures in the meaningless game. Young had a great season and his steals and threes, along with his strong offense and rebounding, were pleasant surprises this season.

Thaddeus Young F MIN 7 Months

Thaddeus Young is shooting a career-best 83-of-258 from downtown this season, and he credits coach Brett Brown for giving him the freedom to take 3-pointers.

"[Former 76ers coach] Doug Collins didn't want me shooting a lot of 3s," Young said. "He told me actually, 'Treat the 3-point line like a barbed-wire fence.'" Young's 32.1 percent accuracy isn't great but it has the side benefit of spacing the court and allowing him more opportunities to drive the ball. You won't hear fantasy owners complaining since his sudden production in a new category have helped Thad rack up top-30 value on the season.

Thaddeus Young F MIN 7 Months

Thaddeus Young scored 23 points during Monday's 103-95 loss to the Hawks, making a career-high five 3-pointers with three boards, four assists, three blocks and four steals.

He shot 7-of-10 from the field and made all four shots from deep for a stellar eight-category line. The Sixers couldn't get a winning streak going following Saturday's win, but at least they played a close game. Young is a must-start player and his offense has really turned the corner in his seventh season.

Thaddeus Young F MIN 7 Months

Thaddeus Young shot 6-of-16 from the field for 15 points with nine rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers against the Rockets on Thursday.

He missed his last 12 shots from downtown before tonight and shot just 27.7 percent from deep since the break, but that hasn't stopped him from launching 5.5 attempts in that span and he had five tonight. Consequently, Young is shooting just 40.6 percent from the field in that span which is well below his 48.0 percent from before the break. Outside of that, he's been terrific and is obviously a must-start guy.

Thaddeus Young F MIN 7 Months

Thaddeus Young is focused on moving forward rather than dwelling on past trade rumors.

Young's name came up in various trade rumors this past trade deadline, but he's committed to focusing on the future rather than the past. "We play the game and make a lot of money, but this is our career and me personally, I want to win. I want to play for a winning team, I want to win a championship," Young said. "At the end day, right now, the trade deadline is over and I'm just trying to develop guys and rebuild the culture." Young may be moved by the rebuilding Sixers this offseason, but he's been locked in later with averages of 22.6 points, 5.6 boards, 1.8 dimes, 2.2 steals, and 2.2 3-pointers over his past five games so his fantasy owners should be enjoying his play regardless of his locale.

Thaddeus Young F MIN 7 Months

Thaddeus Young hit just 10-of-26 shots and was 0-for-7 from downtown to finish with 28 points, seven rebounds, one assist and zero steals in Saturday's loss to the Bulls - the 24th straight loss for the Sixers.

He's amassed 15 steals over his previous four games and has been swiping the ball all season, so his poor shooting and donut in steals were both tough hits for fantasy owners. The Cavaliers lost 26 in a row during the 2010-11 season, which is the all-time record, and the Sixers will need to pull off a win against either San Antonio or Houston to avoid joining them.

Thaddeus Young F MIN 7 Months

Thaddeus Young isn't sure whether he'll exercise his $9.7 million player option for the 2015-16 season or opt to become a free agent.

Young will earn a guaranteed $9.2 million with the rebuilding Sixers next season, after which his future with the franchise is up in the air. "It's a lot of money to leave on the table," Young said. "[Opting out] is definitely a card that can be played ... Obviously, I want to win. Obviously, I want to be winning on a championship team." Thad will turn 27 years old in the summer of 2015, and if winning takes precedence for him there's a good chance he'll play the open market.

Thaddeus Young F MIN 7 Months

Thaddeus Young hit 8-of-19 shots and four 3-pointers on his way to 20 points, seven rebounds, three assists and six steals in Saturday's loss to Memphis.

He's been racking up steals at a ridiculous pace this season, while also coming through with points, rebounds and 3-pointers. He's third in the league in steals right now, and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Thaddeus Young F MIN 7 Months

Thaddeus Young hit just 10-of-31 shots for 25 points, six rebounds, 10 assists and three steals in the Sixers' 101-94 loss to the Pacers on Friday.

Young missed all six of his threes but did hit 5-of-6 free throws in the Sixers' 19th straight loss. Michael Carter-Williams joined him as an inefficient number machine, hitting just 5-of-16 shots for 12 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and a block. It's hard to blame either of them since they're the only two players that would sniff the rotation on a team playing above .500.