If he and Mike Woodson can do so, this can finally be a Madden NFL 18 Coins complete team worth fretting over. Until then, it's a somewhat better bizarro version of the 2012 squad that flamed out in the postseason.More in the NBA:• Mark Cuban is worried about the future• Mike Woodson calls out Carmelo Anthony• The unfortunate twists of Derrick Rose's return• Ziller's NBA trade deadline winners and losers• Grading every deadline deal In this Storystream  NBA Sunday: Lakers escape Dallas with win NBA scores: Lakers edge Mavericks, Heat come back to beat Cavaliers Sixers vs. Knicks: Can New York get its defense back?Taj Gibson injury: Bulls PF leaves loss to Thunder with sprained knee 

 

View all 18 stories  Thaddeus Young returns to 76ers lineup, plays big minutes after 3 weeks off - Returning from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for three weeks, Thaddeus Young's first game back wasn't exactly a tune-up. Tossed into the fire against one of the league's better teams, the New York Knicks, the 76ers big man played 36 minutes in a 99-93 loss Sunday night.Clearly, when Philadelphia coach Doug Collins called Young the team's most important player after the injury first happened, he wasn't merely making a passing compliment.Without Young in the lineup, the Sixers struggled badly in losing five of six games.

 

Though the 24-year-old doesn't always fill up the box score, he's making a major impact in his return to the starting lineup this season after a two-year stint as a reserve, playing a career-high 35.5 minutes per contest.Those minutes were usually piled up when Young was mostly healthy, though, not immediately after a lengthy time in the trainer's room. In many instances this season, we've seen key players returning from significant injuries in diminished roles initially.The Sixers aren't taking that route with Young, something he appears to be fine with for the most part. "I'm feeling pretty good and

 

I'm ready to get out there and play. It's  all about just getting out there and getting a feel for the game. I'm  just happy to be able to go out there and give it a go," he told Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News.He did note that his conditioning isn't where he wants it to be, something that shouldn't be Cheap Madden NFL 18 Coins particularly surprising considering, "he hadn't taken part in full-contact practices recently, or run much up and down the floor with his 76ers teammates,"Then again, Sixers writer Michael Levin wrote, "I’d also like to point out that 36 minutes for Thad in his first game back, when they were losing by https://www.mmogo.com/