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76ers land Nick Young, will amnesty Elton Brand

Chuck - Red's Army July 6, 2012 Around the NBA, Free Agency 6 Comments

The 76ers are making some news today. First, the signing of shooting guard Nick Young to a super cheap contract:

Multiple reports including Yahoo and ESPN confirm through Nick Young’s agent that he has agreed to an offer sheet with the Philadelphia 76ers on a one-year deal worth $6 million.

Wait.

It wasn’t a four-year, $30 million deal? No massive contract size? No excessive length on the contract? A reasonable contract for a bench scorer who can help himself into a better contract with a good year in a featured role and no long-term committment?

Is this still the NBA?

27-year old shooting guards with “potential” generally don’t settle for one year deals. Not sure what Young and his agent are thinking.

The Sixers are parting ways with Elton Brand. His $18 million salary will be amnestied. Teams under the cap get first crack at Brand. The highest bidder wins out. The Mavericks are one of the teams reportedly interested.

I don’t see Brand fitting with Boston.

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  • Frank

    Do you see any way the Celtics could get him? I think off the bench he’s a better big than what I see right now.

    • Rondo To KG

      I’d actually consider starting Brand next to KG so Bass could move back to the bench. A bench trio of Bass, Green, and Terry would be a huge step up from last year’s bench depth.

      Don’t see the Celtics landing Brand though.

  • colaroaster

    perk should be getting tagged any day..

  • chris

    So the sixers got ANOTHER scoring guard and ditched one of their few bigs and their only decent defender other than Iggy…add Philly to the list with Houston, Orlando, Phoenix who don’t seem to have a clue.

  • http://www.zzzdmd.com Patrick McCarty

    What we need is Gerald Green & Robin Lopez

  • Ken Ti

    Sullinger is a young Brand in the making, no sense stunting his growth by putting Brand in there. What we need is another Center since Melo is far from Ready and the Steamer doesn’t seem to be staying