Dec 13, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) warms up before playing against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the 76ers 108-100. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Thaddeus Young Denies Trade Request

Well, I’m running out of pictures of Thad Young to use with all of this news on him! Knowing Thad personally, I’m sure he hates all of this attention.

BUT.

Per Christopher Vito of delcotimes.com, Thaddeus Young has denied his request for a trade. Young said that his agent, Jim Tanner and him, have had an open line of communication about trades, but Young’s side has not discussed anything.

Per the report from Vito, Young had the following to say at practice this morning:

“I just think how it’s all funny that it’s ‘sources’ said I asked to be traded,” Young said Friday morning, after the team’s shootaround session at PCOM. “At the end of the day, I’m here 110-percent every single game to just play, stay focused and try to win basketball games.”

“My agent has talked to Sam about different situations and options and stuff like that. There’s been talks about me being traded and me having a lot of frustration, but that comes with losing basketball games,” Young said. “People have to realize that when you’re in a losing situation like we are now, people are going to get frustrated, people are going to tense up and that’s what’s been happening.”

Obviously, we all should understand Thad’s frustration with the team. Thad Young is one of the best role models and genuine people on this Earth and no one should expect a player of his standing to publicly admit that he wants to be traded. That’s not him and it will never be him.

Until he is traded, Young will continue to give everything he has to this basketball team, win or loss. You can’t help but respect a player, who deserves better, but continues to leave everything he has on the court. I hope he gets traded, because he deserves better than this. Regardless, as of right now, he’s still in a Sixers uniform until a trade happens. We love you Thad.

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