Philadelphia 76ers forward, Thaddeus Young, has been in the rumor mill for quite some time, but it looks like he’s finally heading out of the City of Brotherly Love. We’ve also got some more free agency talk regarding the Washington Wizards. All that and more on today’s Wizardly Links.
The Philadelphia 76ers are acquiring pieces from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Thaddeus Young but don’t expect things to happen in a separate deal.
Unfortunately, the Hornets have acquired Lance Stephenson and Marvin Williams, leaving not much room for Chris Douglas-Roberts, especially since Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to continue playing big minutes. CDR averaged nearly 7 points and over 2 rebounds per game in about 20 minutes per game last season in Charlotte, but he did shoot nearly 39% from three.
Now that John Wall and Bradley Beal were cut from Team USA, Kevin Seraphin decided to not participate with the French national team and Drew Gooden won’t play for Finland, Nene will be the only Washington Wizard to play in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The Wizards attempted (1704), and made (647) the most three-point shots in their franchise’s history. Their field goal percentage from beyond the arc this past season (38 percent) was the third-highest total in franchise history and best since the 2001-2002 season. Thirteen years.
The Wizards lost 12 games last season where they had a double-digit lead at one point. While that is not all on Wittman, it is a concern for a coach who has had a track record as poor as him.