Report: Philadelphia 76ers may part ways with forward Elton Brand
The amnesty clause that was included in the NBA’s most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement may strike again. Multiple sources tell Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.com that the Philadelphia 76ers could use the provision on power forward Elton Brand this summer.
The Philadelphia 76ers may amnesty Elton Brand this summer, according to sources. I heard that from several people at the NBA Draft Combine.—
Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 09, 2012
Brand has one year remaining on the five-year, $80 million deal he signed in 2008 as a free agent, but the $18.2 million he is due in 2012-13 apparently is too rich for a 33-year-old who averaged just 11.0 points in 29 minutes last season.
Brand has missed just seven games over the past two years, but age and his previous injuries seemingly have caught up with him, and the Sixers may not be able to get anyone to bite on his expiring contract.