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76ers acquire Sam Young from Memphis

By Royce Young | NBA writer
The 76ers are getting younger. (OK, that was terrible. I apologize.)

According to the Philadelphia Daily News and confirmed by Ken Berger of CBSSports.com the 76ers have acquired forward Sam Young from Memphis for a 2005 second round pick, Ricky Sanchez. Sanchez is currently in Argentina.

Young is in the final year of a three-year rookie deal making a little less than $1 million.

He beefs up Philly on the wing, which is something the team needs now that Evan Turner is in the starting five. He makes an already deep bench deeper, adds some defense and a little bit of scoring.

Young was the 36th overall pick in the 2009 draft by the Grizzlies after being named first-team all Big East his senior season at Pitt. Young has averaged 6.9 points in his three seasons with Memphis during his 17.5 minutes per game.
 
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