November 2nd, 2010 admin

While Thaddeus Young would prefer to work out a contract extension by Monday’s deadline, he insists he’s not thinking about it.

“I’m just going out there playing basketball,” Young said. “I’m just taking it day-by-day. I’m not even focused on that at all.”

Still, Young said he “would love to be extended. Who wouldn’t? I love the city. I love the fans. I want to be here. This is the place that drafted me. I want to continue my career here.”

Young’s fourth-year salary is $2.9 million. The Sixers, though unlikely to extend Young, probably would give him a $3.99 million qualifying offer, which would allow them to match another team’s offer for him next summer.

Sixers president Rod Thorn said it “doesn’t appear that we will (complete an extension) at this time.”

Young, the 12th pick in the 2007 draft, has started 138 of 218 games as a Sixer. The combination forward is averaging 12.4 points and 4.8 rebounds for Philly. He had two strong seasons before his disappointing third campaign for Eddie Jordan.

PACERS 99, SIXERS 86: The Sixers fell behind by double digits for the third time in dropping to 0-3 heading into Tuesday’s game in Washington. They didn’t handle the ball well, as evidenced by their 13 assists and 19 turnovers, and had fewer free-throw attempts (16) than the Pacers had makes (18). Philly did block 11 shots, with Elton Brand (12 points, 10 rebounds, four steals) getting four. Lou Williams led five Sixers in double figures with 18, all of which came in the first half.

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