Sam Young Traded To 76ers

Sam Young is now a Sixer (Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE)

Philly is making it really hard to dislike their sports teams.

Though the Eagles are easy hate, they still have Dion Lewis and Lesean McCoy on their rosters, two of Pitt's best players in recent seasons. Now the Sixers have acquired Sam Young from the Memphis Grizzlies:

"We feel Sam's overall skill set can be a valuable asset to our team and he adds to our depth at two positions,” Sixers president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said in a statement.

Philly grabbed the former Pitt standout in order to get some height into his bench rotation. The Sixers hope that Young will be able to help on the defensive end while being a scoring option off the bench for the current Atlantic Division leaders. Young averaged around seven points in his three seasons in Memphis and started 11 of the Grizzlies' 13 playoff games last season as Memphis made it to the Western semifinals. But as we mentioned in February, he had been seeing less and less time this season, making him a trade candidate.

In exchange, the Grizzlies will get guard Ricky Sanchez.

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