Following last night’s 100-98 victory over the Mavericks, Sixers forward Thaddeus Young joined the GameTime crew to talk about the season thus far. When Young is first asked if he considers the 76er’s an elite team in the Eastern Conference without Andrew Bynum, he says, “Yes, definitely.” But Chris Webber later repeats the question, while chuckling, where Thaddeus Young retracts his earlier statement, saying the team ‘can be’ and elite team.
On if the Sixers can be an elite team in the Eastern Conference without their ‘big fella’, Andrew Bynum:
I think we can be, I really think we can be. A lot of teams have 2 and 3 all-stars on their team that average 20 points, but I think we can be as long as we keep playing team basketball. This team here, we pass the ball around, everybody’s pretty much averaging around 10 or so points, except Jrue. Jrue’s playing out of his mind right now, he’s playing crazy. Everybody else is being solid and just playing.