The Philadelphia 76ers will release former All-Star forward Elton Brand under the league's amnesty clause.
The Sixers needed to release Brand in order to make room for free agent Nick Young, who is expected to sign with Philadelphia, and the re-signing of center Spencer Hawes.
Elton Brand will still collect the $18 million that the Sixers owe him next season. Brand will first be offered to teams under the cap through waivers.
The Dallas Mavericks are told to have interest in bringing in Brand. The Mavs are under the cap after the failed attempt at Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams.
If Brand goes unclaimed through waivers, he would then become a free agent and free to sign with any team he so wishes.