Philadelphia 76ers Reportedly Sign Nick Young and Amnesty Elton Brand

Nikhil BaradwajSenior Analyst IJuly 6, 2012

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 29:  Nick Young #11 of the  Los Angeles Clippers celebrates after making a three point shot against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on April 29, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Nick Young has reached an agreement to play for the Philadelphia 76ers next season:

Nick Young has reached agreement on a deal with the 76ers, his agent says.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 6, 2012

The signing gives Philadelphia a replacement for Lou Williams, who seems to be on the way out after opting out of his current contract. The deal will reportedly be a one-year contract worth around $6 million, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

Young also gives the 76ers offense something they greatly need. While he is not a go-to scorer, Young can shoot the ball very effectively, providing a spark off the bench. His play in the first round of the playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies was a testament to those abilities.

In addition, Philly will also amnesty Elton Brand, taking almost $18 million off the books:

The 76ers have decided to use the amnesty clause on Elton Brand and the $18M left on final year of his deal, league sources tell Y! Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 6, 2012

Look for the 76ers to be players in next season's free-agent market, where Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, James Harden, Andrew Bynum and Serge Ibaka will all be available.

It looks like the 76ers might be making more moves before free agency and the offseason are over.