Thaddeus Young and the Philadelphia 76ers are working on a contract worth $42 million over five years, reports Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski. Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer had previously reported that Young and the Sixers were hoping to reach a deal as soon as possible to allow the forward to join training camp.
Young, entering his fifth season, is a restricted free agent, which means that he could have signed an offer sheet with any other team, but that Philadelphia would have had the option to match and keep the forward. Instead, Philly made it rather clear in the run-up to free agency that Young was a priority and that any offer would be matched.
Young was a contender for the Sixth Man of the Year award last season as a combo forward off of Doug Collins' bench. After a rough start to his pro career amid wild instability in Philadelphia, Young blossomed under Collins.
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