PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thaddeus Young is set to make over $9 million per season, over the next two seasons. Young is heading into his eighth season and likely wants to win now. He can opt-out of his contract at the end of the season.
Ethan Giles has created our first post-2014 NBA draft plausible Sixers trade.
Martell Webster, 27 (three years, $5.38 million per season)
Otto Porter Jr., 21 (three years, $4.47 million per season)
2015 second-round draft pick
Thaddeus Young, 26 (two years, $9.41 million per season)
Why the Sixers do it:
Sixers acquire an extra second-round pick in 2015, add the 2013 third overall pick in Porter, and save cap space by swapping Webster for Young.
Why the Wizards do it:
The Wizards consider themselves contenders, as they should, advancing past the first-round in the playoffs for the first time since 1979. Trevor Ariza, who averaged 14.4 points per game last season for Washington, went to the Houston Rockets and needs to be replaced. Despite the Wizards recent signing of Paul Pierce, Young can provide young, athleticism for the Wizards.
The Wizards may be willing to give up Porter, who under-achieved in his rookie season, if the Sixers take the contract of the injury-prone Webster. Also, the Wizards are unafraid to trade draft picks, as they gave up a first-rounder for Marcin Gortat in a five-player deal before last season.
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