76ers agree to terms with Young

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a new multi-year contract

with restricted free agent forward Thaddeus Young.

Sixers president Rod Thorn said last week he’d match any

reasonable offer made to Philadelphia’s top reserve. But they never

let negotiations get that far, signing him on Friday, the first day

of training camp, without having to match another team’s offer.

Young posted on Twitter he had signed a deal. ”Promise to

continue to play hard with pride and all my heart. I love Philly.”

The team later announced it.

Young averaged 12.5 points over his first four seasons with the

Sixers.