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Thaddeus Young puts up a floater in Game 4 of the 76ers-Celtics series.
I know, I know. I've already talked a lot about Thaddeus Young.
However, let me just recap what I've said about Young. He's younger, a much better shooter, a solid defender, a good rebounder and a solid all-around player. Right now, that's all the Sixers need.
Young could be a good fast-break option for Turner and Holiday because they will be getting steals. He won't need to get rebounds (if Philly picks up a big man), but he would be a great option for mid-range jumpers because Holiday and Turner know how to set him up for those.
If the 76ers could get a big man, Young would have another target down low, and he would get more shots because the defense would be focused on guarding the paint. Iguodala may still be a little better than Young, but Young fits into the Sixers' system better.
Iguodala doesn't have many years left, and he won't be guarded heavily because guys will be focused on guarding the paint. However, Iguodala isn't good at hitting open shots, so a big man could be double-teamed with Iguodala on the floor.
Trade him or bench him, I don't care.
Thaddeus Young just needs to start at the beginning of the year and Doug Collins needs to see how he does. If he does well, keep him and trade Iggy. If not, play Iggy and trade him in a year or two.
That is, if Iguodala isn't already gone.