Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sixers pick up options on Young, Smith

The 76ers have exercised the third-year options on the contracts of Jason Smith and Thaddeus Young, the team announced.

Sixers pick up options on Young, Smith

The 76ers have exercised the third-year options on the contracts of Jason Smith and Thaddeus Young, the team announced.

Young was selected with the 12th overall pick in 2007. In 74 games with 22 starts last season, he averaged 8.2 points, 4.2 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game. He had the highest field goal percentage (.539) of any rookie qualifier and was named to the All-Rookie second team.

Smith was originally selected by Miami with the 20th overall pick in 2007 before the Sixers acquired him in exchange for the rights to Daequan Cook (21st overall pick), a future second-round pick and cash considerations. In 76 games with one start last season, Smith averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game. He will miss the upcoming season following knee surgery to repair a torn ligament.

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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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