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Old 03-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default 2012 Trade Deadline deal: Grizzlies trade Sam Young to 76ers

CONFIRMED: http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=9434

It's being reported by multiple Philly and Memphis sources that Sam Young has been traded to Philly for a 2nd round pick. It would be interesting if it's the same pick the Grizzlies send to Philly for Speights earlier this year haha.

With Turner starting supposedly Philly wanted some bigger wings off the bench. Young is very strong and a good rebounder, killer pump fake, has a decent midrange and knows how to finish but he takes ill advised shots and forces things. He also hasn't developed anything new from the time he was drafted in 2009 and seems to be out of place on defense more often than not. Because of that, he hasn't played a ton this year and guys like Quincy Pondexter have all his minutes. He did play pretty well starting against the Lakers on Tuesday though.

Trading Sam gets the Grizzlies below the Luxury Tax line, which has been their plan all along. However, the recent interest in Arenas is confusing because I think his vet min contract will put them back over.

Last edited by insidehoops : 03-15-2012 at 11:34 AM.
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