Young Getting His Chance with 76ers
(Andre) Iguodala missed Tuesday’s home date with the Cavaliers, which meant another expanded role for (Sam) Young.
“He brought a physical presence,” Sixers coach Doug Collins said. “He drove that ball to the basket, dunked a couple of times. I thought he played well.
“We’re going to need him because he’s tough and we need toughness. He’s tough. It’ll be interesting to see how we continue to get him into the mix.”
Collins cited Young as the only Sixer who “threw himself into the pile and wasn’t concerned about (himself)” Sunday.
“A lot of times, you might not know the play,” Young said. “You can get a rebound; you can play some defense; you can make a hustle play. That’s all the little things that matters a lot when it comes down to the stretch of games.”
With Evan Turner starting, the 6-foot-6 Young gives the Sixers some size off the bench opposite 6-1 Lou Williams on the second unit.