The Toronto Raptors are in pursuit of an upgrade at forward prior to the trade deadline and they're reportedly interested in Thaddeus Young.
ESPN's Brian Windhorst told a TSN Drive in Toronto that he has heard the Raptors have contacted the Nets about Young's availability.
This past summer, Young signed a four-year, $50 million contract with Brooklyn.
In 53 games this season, Young is averaging 15.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per contest.
The Nets have to be careful here. Yes, Young is an attractive trade chip. He's still just 27-years-old, and he has three more years left on his deal. But if the Nets plan to go all out in free agency, Young is the kind of guy that's going to convince incoming players the Nets are just a few pieces away from turning this thing around. If Brooklyn is going to move Young, they need to get a lot back. Now, maybe Toronto views this as their window to win, and they're willing to overpay. They do have two first round picks, and that of course would be attractive to the Nets. So I'd put this at a definite possibility, though I'm not sure how likely it is.