Dei-Mails: Thad Young in elite company this year

Dei-Mails: Thad Young in elite company this year
January 8, 2014, 8:00 am
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Entering Tuesday night, Thad Young was one of five NBA forwards (Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony) averaging at least 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 37.5 percent from three. (USA Today Images)

Dei Lynam takes to Twitter and e-mail to answer your questions.

[Thad Young] should be the cornerstone of the future #76ers not trade bait. He's raised his game on every level & become a #Young team leader.

Michael Adelman (@Templeowl) January 7, 2014

Thaddeus Young is having a career season. Entering Tuesday night he was averaging 18.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and shooting 41.3 percent from behind the arc. At his position, a stretch-four or traditional three, there are only a handful of players who boast the numbers Young is averaging. 

Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony, along with Young, were the only forwards in the NBA as of Tuesday night averaging at least 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds and shooting a minimum of 37.5 percent from long distance.

On top of his play, the quality person that Young is stands out.

“He is a good person, who puts in a lot of time exploring different skills at 25 years old,” Brett Brown said Monday when Young received Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors. “It is 25 years young really.

“Those types of people you want in your program, you want to build your program with those types of people. I respect his (Young’s) heart and he brings that effort and how can that not be a good thing for Michael Carter-Williams to look at or Nerlens [Noel] to see.”

It certainly sounds to me that Brown agrees with your sentiments.