No, its not Dwight Howard or Pau Gasol, but the Sixers will pull the trigger on a deal before the 3 p.m. trade deadline on Thursday afternoon.
According to NBA source, the Sixers will acquire guardforward Sam Young from the Memphis Grizzlies for a second-round pick. More importantly, Young, a three-year veteran for Memphis, has an expiring contract and is a restricted free agent at the end of the season.
Philly.com first reported the news.
Incidentally, earlier this season the Sixers sent Marreesse Speights to Memphis for a pair of second-round picks.
Young, 26, is a 6-foot-6 defensive-minded wing man. He started the majority of games for Memphis during its playoff run last season, but was limited to just 21 games this season. Young played collegiately for Pittsburgh where he was first team all-star in the Big East in 2009. The Washington, D.C. native was drafted with the 36th pick in the 2009 after averaging 19.2 points per game in his senior year at Pitt.
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