Originally written June 26, 2012 on Around the Arc:
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Looking back upon this season, it is somewhat difficult to grade Thaddeus Young’s fifth season with the Sixers’ franchise. While he performed his role well and played solidly throughout the season, you can’t help but be left with the feeling of wanting more from the lanky lefty. Since the Sixers selected Thad in 2007 after just one successful season at Georgia Tech, Philly has kind of been waiting for him to come into his own. The raw skills were obvious immediately, and after a sophomore campaign in which he started 71 games for the 7-6 and averaged a promising 15 points per, he seemed poised to push the team, and himself to the next level. The next couple seasons however saw Young relegated to a role on the bench, and while still productive, many felt that he was not quite living up to his potential. 2011-2012 saw similar inconsistencies from Young, who could often go from anemic to incredible in the same game. While his numbers didn’t dip, 12.8 ppg and 5.2 rpg this season, compar...
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