ESPN’s Marc Stein believes the Sixers may trade Rodney Carney and Calvin Booth to Minnesota to shed roughly $3 million in salary cap space to help land former Duke star Elton Brand.
Yahoo! Sports has confirmed the Carney trade to Minnesota.
Although Brand is coming off a serious injury that only allowed him to play 8 games last year, he is the career double-double post player the 76ers need. Throughout his 9 year NBA career, Brand has averaged 20.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, and 2.7 assists per game.
Today, the NBA will announce the salary cap for the 2008-2009 season which will determine just how much money the 76ers could offer Brand or other free agent targets.