Sixers Waive Elton Brand

by Max Rappaport Writer

13-year veteran designated as team’s amnesty player

Elton BrandPHILADELPHIA, PA. – JULY 12, 2012 – The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have waived forward Elton Brand and have designated him as the team’s amnesty player.

"On behalf of the Philadelphia 76ers, I want to thank Elton for his contributions to our organization and city," said Sixers President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn.  "Decisions of this nature are never easy, particularly when it involves a player of Elton's talent and character.  He worked tirelessly for the overall good of the team every time he put on a Sixers uniform and we wish him nothing but the best."

Brand (6-9, 254) was signed as a free agent by the Sixers on July 9, 2008.  In four seasons with the team, he appeared in 246 games with 221 starts, averaging 13.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.33 blocks and 1.01 steals in 31.5 minutes per game while shooting 49.0% from the floor and 74.4% from the line.