Thaddeus Young was traded to the San Antonio Spurs this past offseason. The 33-year-old is out of place on a rebuilding team, and he spoke honestly about that dynamic.
Young was honest on San Antonio’s situation with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, explaining his desire to be on a contender on his podcast.
“We’re gonna compete and we’re gonna try to contend and try to do things, but we’re in a rebuilding situation. With being in a rebuilding situation, that’s not ideal for a guy that just came off a really good season, going into his 15th season to going to another rebuild.
“I don’t mind playing through rebuilds and stuff like that, but the one thing about it is I’m not getting any younger. I’m getting older and at some point, I want to start contending for championships. I haven’t been in any situation where I’ve been able to contend for a championship. I want that feeling. I want that aspect of being able to go out there and being able to compete for a championship every single night. That’s the part that I really want to get to.”
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With promising players like Dejounte Murray, Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell and Lonnie Walker, the Spurs don’t have much of a need for Young. It would be best for both sides to split.
After a strong season with the Chicago Bulls last season, Young showed he can be a valuable piece on a good team. He should garner strong interest closer to the trade deadline. The Spurs would be wise to trade him and other veterans like Bryn Forbes.