The Philadelphia 76ers will use the NBA's amnesty clause to cut Elton Brand and the $18.2 million left on his contract, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
In part, this move clears the way for the Sixers to sign Los Angeles Clippers free agent Nick Young to a one-year, $6 million deal.
The 76ers can’t use the amnesty clause until the league’s moratorium on signings ends July 11. Teams under the salary cap can place bids on Brand through the amnesty wire with the highest bid claiming him. Teams currently under the cap include the Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets.
If no team claims Brand off the amnesty wire, he will become a free agent and can sign with any team.
Brand, 33, averaged 11 points and 7.2 rebounds for the 76ers last season.
Young gives the 76ers a consistent outside scoring threat. He averaged 14.2 points for the Washington Wizards and Clippers a season ago.
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