The Philadelphia 76ers have elected to use their amnesty clause on the final year of Elton Brand's contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The 76ers will be on the hook to pay Brand the $18 million owed to him, but by using the amnesty clause, that money will not be applied to the team's salary cap for the upcoming year.
Brand will now hit the amnesty waivers, where teams can bid for Brand and pay a portion of the $18 million contract owed to him. If someone does claim Brand off of the amnesty waivers; and it appears there is significant interest from other teams according to Wojnarowski, the 76ers would only have to pay the remaining balance of the contract after the claiming team's contract is subtracted from the $18 million.
One team that is already expressing interest for Brand's services are the Brooklyn Nets, but according to David Aldridge of TNT, the Nets would only pursue Brand if he clears amnesty waivers.
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