Shortly after coming to terms with Nick Young, a team source said the Sixers had exercised the amnesty clause on veteran power forward Elton Brand. By using their amnesty, the Sixers removed Brand’s $18 million off the salary cap, which will allow the team to sign Young as well as pursue a scorer and some backcourt depth. One of those signings could include (Lou) Williams, who led the team in scoring last season. The moves also clear enough space under the cap that the Sixers could take on salary in a trade, too.
As news of the Young signing broke, Williams tweeted that he won’t be coming back to the Sixers. “Philly, I appreciate you all. Unfortunately I will not be coming back, as an organization they decided to move in a different direction.”