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Phoenix Suns to sign veteran forward Thaddeus Young for remainder of season

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the and veteran forward Thaddeus Young are finalizing an agreement for Young to join the Suns for the remainder of the season. Young, 35, had been traded from the Toronto Raptors to Brooklyn at the deadline as part of the Dennis Schroder/Spencer Dinwiddie deal, then the Nets waived him, making Young a free agent.

The Raptors initially acquired Young in 2021 in a trade deadline deal with the San Antonio Spurs in which Toronto sent a first-round pick and Goran Dragic to San Antonio for Young and an early second-round pick. Young’s signing would bring the Suns up to the league-required 14-man roster (the team’s trade that brought in Royce O’Neale and David Roddy at the deadline left them below that threshold).

Young played a limited role this season for the Raptors with only 23 games, averaging 5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists while shooting 62.1% from the floor.

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