Philadelpha 76ers: Building the Case for 76ers to Amnesty Elton Brand

June 26th, 2012 by Michael Fogliano Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia 76ers have a lot of potential to make some key moves this offseason. One way in particular is using the amnesty clause on Elton Brand.

For those of you who are uninformed of the amnesty clause, in a nutshell it's this: Teams have the ability to dump a player with a massive contract and not have it count toward their salary cap or pay a luxury tax. It's a get out of jail free card for teams who have an ugly contract.

When I first heard about this, I thought, "Great! Now when the Sixers screw up, they'll have a nice safety net. It's like a real-life undo button."

Philadelphia has yet to use theirs since it was introduced in the new CBA, but now lies the perfect opportunity with Brand, the owner of one of the biggest and ugliest contracts in the NBA.

It has already been rumored for a while now and it was specifically reported by Alex Kennedy via Twitter that the Sixers would use their amnesty clause on Brand. However, there has not been many serious reports after this of something evident to happen.

The 33-year-old power forward is due a colossal $17 ...

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