In a story with a view to the latest Buzz in NBA trading Earlier this week, Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report reported that the suns were “very interested” in trading with the big man.
He wrote: “The Phoenix Suns are trying to move Jalen Smith, and the San Antonio Spurs have often been linked as suitors. Phoenix is said to have a strong interest in taking over Thaddeus Young from the Spurs. “
Young, 33, has averaged 6.2 points per game this season while receiving 3.4 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists.
His veteran presence could potentially be a big boost for the Suns and improve their squad for what may be a long playoff run.
Check out some of the speculation surrounding the Suns and Young.
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Says Jeff Garcia: “The Spurs forward announces he wants more playing time and his situation in San Antonio is not ‘ideal’ for him. He is a seasoned veteran and can help Phoenix’s title hopes. When a deal can be made. ” for Young, where the Spurs received draft funds or a young player (as opposed to a loan), it would benefit everyone. “
SB-Nation: Thaddeus Young would be ideal for Suns
John Voita writes: “Thad Young would be an ideal fit for the Phoenix Suns and adding him would add another veteran who understands his role within the confines of team dynamics. His 2020-21 season was very productive: 12.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists in 68 games for the Bulls. He is currently averaging his highest FG% in his lowest MPG in his career. The Suns would use Young the right way … He would fit nicely in the backup power-forward position and Cam Johnson on the backup 3. The 3 × 5 philosophy (3 deep in all 5 positions) would be complete, like the last Infinity- Stone in Thanos’ glove. “
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SB-Nation: Thaddeus Young would help Suns immediately
Marilyn Dubinski writes: “The Phoenix Suns are a team that have reportedly been interested in Young all season while trying to bring Jalen Smith forward in the sophomore year, who was picked one place ahead of Vassell in the 2020 NBA Draft, but only in his previous career he appeared in 35 games. Along with another piece or other picks, it’s a trade that could theoretically work as Young would be moved to a contender with a rotation slot ready for him while the Spurs could take on another project – their “remodeling” that fits into an area of need , would really like to be here, and if he’s not doing well, they just couldn’t get his team option this summer. “
Sports broadcasts: Suns would immediately strengthen championship hopes with Thaddeus Young
Martin Fenn writes: “A strong screener like Young would allow Chris Paul and Devin Booker to take their places in midfield, with the Suns dominating in that role for the past two seasons. However, the 2020-21 Hustle Award winner is far more than just a screener. Young can handle the rock in transition and draws attention to himself by popping into the paint. He can lose balls and take attacks.
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Bobby Marks writes: “Young would not only give Phoenix another veteran presence, but also one who can play either forward position and offers an insurance policy on the backup center position – he still managed to average 7.3 points and shoot 59.6% out of the field. “
Bleacher Report: A swap for Thaddeus Young would really help Suns
Zach Buckley writes, “Young’s longstanding expertise would help him move quickly to his new team, while his versatility would allow him to play alongside or as a substitute for Deandre Ayton.”
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NBA-Analysis: Thaddeus Young Trade would be a huge win for Suns
Grant Afseth writes: “Young is one of the most versatile wing defenders in the NBA. It is sized to protect larger wings while having the quickness to handle smaller wings. He has the combination of qualities that make a very helpful contribution to a change. ” -all lineup. While it remains to be seen how much profit the Los Angeles Lakers will bring in playoff time, Young would be a good option to throw at LeBron James. The same can be said about meeting players like Giannis Antetokounmpo or Kevin Durant. The Suns would have the ability to use Young as a small ball center option in certain lineups. He did so with the Chicago Bulls, who showed real defensive versatility and playfulness. If the Suns could win Thaddeus Young on a deal as cheap as this one, they would literally have him on the list already. However, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t keep trying. “
SB-Nation: Thaddeus Young potential trade candidate for Suns
Brandon Duenas writes, “This is the obvious thing Suns fans have been talking about for a while. Thad is unhappy in San Antonio and a buyout or exchange for the seasoned Swiss Army Knife seems imminent. He’s an excellent defender, has some playmaker hacks, and is a solid finisher around the edge. No, he can’t stretch the ground like a Dario or Frank, but he can defend 3-5 and survive on switches against guards on an island. So he covers the ground that none of the current Phoenix Reserve Bigs can tick off. “
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