Sixers Notes: Williams, Free Agents, Allen

With Elton Brand set to clear waivers later today, we should know in a matter of hours which team has submitted the winning bid for the amnestied Sixer. In the meantime, the 76ers continue to move on, searching for pieces to replace Brand and fill out the rest of their roster. Coach Doug Collins shared a few comments on the team's plans with Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News, so let's check out the highlights (all Twitter links)….

  • Before Lou Williams signed with the Hawks, the Sixers offered him "two-, three-, and four-year deals," says Collins.
  • The Sixers are looking for another big man, ideally one that could start at center, moving Spencer Hawes to power forward. I can't imagine the 7'1" Hawes will see a ton of time at the four, but we'll see.
  • Collins is seeking a big for the starting lineup because he doesn't want to put the pressure of replacing Brand on Lavoy Allen.
  • Philadelphia also hopes to add another point guard before the season, though it's not clear whether that would be via free agency or trade — the Sixers have about $2.9MM in remaining cap space, according to Cooney.


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