Collins To Bring Thaddeus Young Off Bench
Doug Collins expects to use Thaddeus Young in a reserve role next season.
“I’d like to continue to play Thad off the bench. I like his energy and his attitude he brings to us,” Collins said.
Collins is going to sit Young back in the rotation in part for matchup purposes against bigger lineups.
“From all the reports I got, he has his weight up to 229 pounds — he finished the season at 215,” he said. “The one thing with Thad is if you put him with a big guy that protects him, it makes him much better. So we think he’s going to be even better with Kwame (Brown) and Andrew (Bynum), who is going to be an even bigger help with the speed and quickness he plays with. Thad is going to be a big part of what we do.”