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.

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