Let's just assume that Thad leaves the Sixers. I'm praying he doesn't leave, (favorite Sixers player along with Dong and Meeks) but the Sixers need a plan for the power forward position. Here goes.
Option #1: Nikola Vucevic somehow ends up being a steal at 16. Brand no longer has to take minutes at the 5 and plays the 4 about 35 minutes a game. This still wouldn't solve the problem, so you would need to find a guy to sign at the MLE. Here are a few guys I would sign to the MLE: Leon Powe, Brian Cardinal, Kenyon Martin, Troy Murphy.
Do any of those guys fill the hole of Thaddeus Young? No. (Although Brian Cardinal MAY fill the hole left by Dong).
Here's another idea. If you don't resign Spencer Hawes OR Thad you have around 8 million in cap space (lets just forget about the lockout shall we?) How about bring back Reggie Evans? Get your defensive rebounds, get to the line, 'nuff said. I would also throw out there Kris Humphries, but would Kim Kardashian ever live in Philadelphia? Besides I hate Kris Humphries, he's annoying.
Option #2: Trade for a power forward. Now, what do we have to trade for a backup PF? We have Nocioni's expiring contract, Lou Williams, and... Jodie Meeks? Would you trade Meeks if Turner improved enough? I don't know if I could stand losing Thad, Dong AND Meeks. No. Not trading Meeks unless we get Dwight. Meeks and a second-rounder for Dwight. That's it.
Here's the funny thing. This totally would've worked last year. Reggie Evans and Lou Williams have pretty much the same salary. Another trade we could do would be for Lou for Brandon Bass, but the Magic wouldn't do that and I'm on the fence about it too and it wouldn't make sense.
Option #3: Give the minutes *choke* to *cough* Speights, Craig Brackins, and *vomit* Lavoy Allen.
Give me trade ideas for a backup PF in the comments if you got one!