It has been fun watching Thaddeus Young hit his stride. He has three consecutive double-doubles and 18 on the season. A year ago Young had one double-double and he averaged 2.6 fewer boards per game.
“I am just going to the glass every time,” Young said. “In my earlier years I used to try and get back and not be that guy who is going to go out there and grab 15 rebounds. Instead I was getting back and playing defense but now we don’t have those rebounding guys that used to be on the team, so now I have to be that guy and make sure I get boards.”
Young has led the Sixers in rebounding 23 times this season. His 7.8 rebounds per game are a team high and his 140 total offensive rebounds are also tops on the roster.
Wednesday night against the Heat Young grabbed 15 boards, one shy of his career high.
Thad Young rebounding more out of necessity
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