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AP Sources: 76ers send Carney, top pick to ‘Wolves

PHILADELPHIA — The 76ers have agreed to trade forward Rodney Carney and a future No. 1 pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves, two people in the NBA told The Associated Press on Tuesday, in a deal that clears salary cap space for Philadelphia to make a stronger play for free agent Elton Brand.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not yet been completed and the NBA trade moratorium is not lifted until Wednesday.

The 76ers will throw in reserve forward Calvin Booth, and acquired a future second round draft pick and Minnesota’s $2.8 million trade exception gained in a 2007 deal with Miami.

“The only thing I can share with you is that Calvin’s contract will be traded to Minnesota tomorrow,” said Booth’s agent, Mark Termini.

The deal clears the way for the Sixers to potentially offer a nearly $14 million starting salary and a long-term deal to a free agent such as Brand — and he may be on the way.