On a Monday night game against the Orlando Magic, Thaddeus Young left nothing on the court as usual. He gave 100% effort, but, unfortunately, it came back to haunt him. While diving for a loose ball, Young made contact with Orlando’s Gustavo Ayon and ended up suffering a grade one left hamstring sprain. It has been reported that Young may miss at least three weeks, but we will see how it plays out.
Without Thaddeus Young:
Spencer Hawes was already inserted into the starting lineup as a replacement for the injured Lavoy Allen, but Allen may be put back into the lineup after the devastating loss of Thaddeus Young. Young is one of the Sixers’ most athletic players, and he gives all he has when he plays. He may not be the tallest player on the floor, but he may certainly work the hardest. The Sixers are going to miss his efforts on the boards and in transition. It is hard for opposing power forwards to keep up with someone with his type of athleticism.
They’ll also miss his 14.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, which are good for 2nd and 1st on the team respectively.