Sixers Sign Nick Young To One-Year Deal

July 12 2012 at 2:28pm CDT By Luke Adams

THURSDAY, 2:28pm: The Sixers have officially signed Young, the team announced today (Twitter link).

FRIDAY, 9:57am: The 76ers and Nick Young have agreed to terms on a contract, according to agent Mark Bartelstein (Twitter link via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports). The deal will be for one year and $6MM, says Marc Stein of ESPN.com (via Twitter).

The Sixers have already reached contract agreements with Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen this offseason, so between cap holds for those players and Philadelphia's existing guaranteed contracts, there doesn't seem to be cap room available for Young. Since the reported figure exceeds the mid-level exception, it's probably safe to assume Philadelphia will clear the necessary space by amnestying Elton Brand.

Young, 27, was acquired by the Clippers at this year's trade deadline, but after L.A. re-signed Chauncey Billups and added Jamal Crawford, it became clear Young would be playing somewhere else next season. The Lakers, Celtics, and Hornets were among the teams rumored to have some interest in the five-year veteran.

The Sixers' agreement with Young doesn't necessarily mean unrestricted free agent Lou Williams is headed elsewhere, but you have to think it doesn't bode especially well for Williams' future in Philadelphia.

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9 thoughts on “Sixers Sign Nick Young To One-Year Deal

  1. Finally active! I like getting young. But I also like the idea of remaining tight with spending and maintaining cap space until a much more enticing free agent class is available next season. I hope the front office don’t get too excited this off season with all of that money sitting in front of them at the moment

  2. i was hoping they’d sign him all along so i can get him to sign my thad/nick jersey card since i have thad on it. then it’s retirement city for me……

  3. Will he start because we can have
    PG- Jrue Holiday
    SG- Nick Young
    SF- Evan Turner
    PF- Pau Gasol
    C- Spencer Hawes
    Also, trade iggy for gasol

  4. i wish the rockets would of signed lou williams .. no but instead they are going to sign aaron brooks .. i mean they traded him away for a reason .. its not like he left for more money ..

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