The Philadelphia 76ers waived veteran forward Elton Brand and designated him as the team's amnesty player Thursday.

Brand averaged 13.3 points and 7.4 rebounds in his four years with the Sixers after the team signed him as a free agent in 2008.

"On behalf of the Philadelphia 76ers, I want to thank Elton for his contributions to our organization and city," Sixers president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said. "Decisions of this nature are never easy, particularly when it involves a player of Elton's talent and character. He worked tirelessly for the overall good of the team every time he put on a Sixers uniform and we wish him nothing but the best."

Over 860 career games (830 starts) with the Bulls, Clippers and Sixers, Brand has averaged 18.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.9 blocks per game.