Philadelphia 76ers Use Amnesty Clause On Power Forward Elton Brand
Elton Brand is no longer a member of the Philadelphia 76ers as the team used their amnesty provision on the forward. Brand’s deal had one year and 18 million dollars left on his deal. The deal was done to make sure the new Nick Young deal would fit into the cap.
I find this move to be a bit weird. Brand was going to become a huge expiring deal and I bet some team would jump at that in a trade. Unless the 76ers plan on offering a big deal to a restricted free agent, this move makes very little sense to me. Brand is clearly in decline, but I think he could have had some use off of the bench.
Elton Brand should get a lot of interest for teams. You can get a guy who can knock down an open jumper and grab rebounds at a discount. It is also only going to be for one year. That is a win win for any team that wants to bring him into the fold. A lot of contenders are going to be looking at Brand to help shore up their roster.
This might not be the last move that the 76ers make. They could became a part of a deal to help more teams, since this should open a little bit more cap space. A lot of moves could be possible for the team, but I still find this move curious.