3 Trade Scenarios For Spurs To Consider For Thaddeus Young

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One of the bigger offseason moves this summer came on Day 2 of NBA Free Agency when 4x NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan decided to join the Chicago Bulls, resulting in a sign-and-trade with the San Antonio Spurs.

In this deal, the Bulls acquired DeRozan on a new three-year, $81.9M deal in exchange for Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu, a future first-round pick and two future second-round picks in 2022 (via LAL) and 2025 (via CHI). 

Now, the Spurs currently have 17 players under contract as training camp is just about four weeks away. San Antonio will need to either cut some players from their roster or trade some guys away to get down to the allowed 15 players on their roster to begin the 2021-22 season, which is why Thaddeus Young’s name has come up in trade rumors recently. 

The now 33-year-old power-forward is going to be entering his 15th season in the league in October and last season was one of his best all-around years in the league.

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In 68 games with the Bulls, Thad Young averaged 12.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.1 steals and shot 55.9% from the floor, as well as being a really solid defender. 

He acted as Chicago’s “do-it-all” guy in the frontcourt, which is why he could be a valuable asset for several contending teams around the league.

Given Young’s experiences and his ability to impact the game off-the-bench or in the starting rotation, he should be drawing more interest than he is, which is why San Antonio will likely look to move him for value.

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While he is an older big man in this league, Thaddeus Young can definitely be one of the better impact players on the move sooner than later, which is why wherever he ends up could have a big impact on a team’s chances of winning a title.

With this said, let’s take a look at three trade scenarios involving Thad Young that the Spurs could consider. 

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