Thaddeus Young would like a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers as they rebuild their roster under Sam Hinkie.

"I've been patient since Day 1 in '07," Young said. "I can keep trying my best to be patient. I've been doing it so far. When stories came out about being disgruntled, I look at the stories and I laugh, and then I keep going out and playing basketball. This is my craft, this is my job, this is what I love to do, and I'm not going to let anything stop me playing the game.

"We had this conversation before coach [Doug] Collins came in, about the stability issue. I feel that's something that every player wants, that he can be comfortable, that he doesn't have to be having to prove something each and every year. I felt like I had to prove something since the year I came in, especially with all the different coaches I've had. When you get a coach and get more and more comfortable with him and then he's gone, I have to start all over again. Then I have to prove that I can be a star forward in this league again, and that I can do this, I can do that. It's always been that situation."

Young has averaged 25.8 points per game over the past six games in which Philadelphia has a 4-2 record.

"Any team in the league would love to have Thaddeus Young," said one NBA executive.