07/30/12 1:07 pm EST
When you think of Thaddeus Young there are the two things that come to mind, 6’5.75 and $35,521,738? They should, because that is his how tall he is without shoes, and how much he is owed the next 4 seasons (year 4 is a $9.72 mil player option).
If the Sixers front office truly had a plan, Iguodala would have been traded this past off-season or at the trade deadline. Reason being, the front office and fans would have a full season or half a season to evaluate Thaddeus at SF. Instead, the 76ers still have Iguodala, whose trade value is hugely diminished (has an early termination option after this season and the 7-6 has to trade him now or risk losing him to free agency) and drafted Maurice Harkless as the heir apparent at SF.
If we want to say Thaddeus is a PF, it makes sense to compare him to Paul Millsap, Kenneth Faried, Trevor Booker and Brandon Bass. Each measured between 6’6 and 6’6.25 without shoes according to draft combine numbers. Thad measured 6’5.75 without shoes. After the jump a close look at how all these players match-up.