December 28, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Kwame Brown (54) looks on during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena. The Warriors defeated the 76ers 96-89. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Philadelphia 76ers Expected to Buy Out Kwame Brown

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Kwame Brown may go down as one of the bigger busts in NBA draft history, and this NBA free agency period the Philadelphia 76ers are expected to buy out the rest of his contract in order to continue with their youth movement as they rebuild the roster.

Brown reportedly picked up his $3 million option with the team this offseason. Unfortuantely for Brown (or is it?), the 76ers have a plan in place that does not include the 31-year-old according to Tom Moore of phillyBurbs.com:

Expect Hinkie to buy out waste of space Kwame Brown, who reportedly picked up his $3 million option for next season, mainly because he won’t want Brown anyway near such a young group.
Hinkie will undoubtedly add a veteran or two to help with leadership and perhaps play spot minutes, as well as another young free agent or two, this summer. The free agency period began Monday.

The former No. 1 overall pick is going to have to find a new home on the NBA free agent market, but will be about $3 million richer when all is said and done.

Meanwhile the rebuilding process in Philadelphia encouragingly continues.

 

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