Sixers Sign Kwame Brown

July 19 2012 at 9:23pm CDT By Luke Adams

THURSDAY: The deal is now official with Brown's signature, agent Mark Bartelstein told John N. Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

FRIDAY: Free agent big man Kwame Brown has agreed to sign with the 76ers, according to agent Mark Bartelstein (Twitter link via SI.com's Sam Amick). Brown's contract will be for two years and is worth a little under $6MM, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). The second year of the deal is a player option.

It was just earlier today that we heard that the Sixers had about $2.9MM of cap space remaining and were looking to sign a player that could start at center. It appears Brown will be signed using the team's leftover cap room, and looks like a good bet to crack the starting lineup.

Brown, 30, signed a one-year deal with the Warriors in December, but played only nine games for Golden State before suffering a season-ending chest injury. In his last relatively full season, the former first overall pick appeared in 66 games for the Bobcats in 2010/11, averaging 7.9 points and 6.8 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per contest.

21 thoughts on “Sixers Sign Kwame Brown

  1. So where does that put Thaddeus Young? Brown & Vucevic at C. Hawes and Allen at PF. Iguodala and Wright at SF. Precursor to a trade involving Young or Iguodala?????

    1. I don’t think Iggy is going to be traded. I’d like Thad to be moved but that’s not happening either. I think Jrue, Nick Young, Iggy, Kwame and Hawes will end up starting. Turner, Thad and Dorell Wright will be the first ones off the bench. Lavoy should get consistent minutes as well playing some PF & C. I think this move impacts Vucevic the most but he could easily outplay Kwame, Hawes or Allen and get some minutes.

  2. Kwame most certainly is a bust based on where he was drafted, but he is a big body who is a decent man to man defender and he will rebound. The sixers could have done a lot worse with all of the insane contracts being handed out to centers.

  3. Would have preferred Scola from Houston. Maybe DC sees something in Kwame that we (and the league) don’t since he had him with the Wizards. This can’t be the impact big man that we we hoped for – say it ain’t so Doug?!?

    1. Me too but unfortunately the minimum bid for Scola had to be at least 3.4m (the 9+ mil non guaranteed / the 3 years he had left on his deal ) The Sixers were less then 3m under the cap so they couldn’t

  4. Kwame Brown is a good fit with this team. He is a big body, can play defense and grab boards. Considering our lack of depth at that position last year he will fit in quite well.

      1. He’s right. Kwame is a solid defensive rebounder and can hold his own with most players on the block. Not great by any means, but compared to other C’s making the same money, he’s fine. Check the stats.

  5. Why? The guy has been a major bust and he will be a starter. I want to read how this rationalized in tomorrow’s Inquirer. Wow

  6. If you need a PG to come off the bench,You should call AI back and have him come off the bench .at least you’ll get your scoring when the starters are resting

  7. Dude. All you haters get over it. It’s 3 mil a year. Not a big deal. Dougie ain’t gonna start him unless he earns his minutes. $3 million for 7.1ppg 22 mpg vs $18 million for 13ppg 28.1mpg. That’s $423,000 per point vs $1,385,000 per point in less time. They made a deal for a backup big man who they aren’t committed to and can easily trade next season. This is a filler season. Next year is when the moves will be made. So for now calm down.

  8. kwame is not good, but for 3 million he is worth it… you know that they will make a push for a big next year, and the 2nd year is an option… even if he stays its another 3 mill.

    He is fine for the money they paid him

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