LOCKOUT OR NOT, Elton Brand is set to play basketball with his 76ers teammates.
Brand helped organize a team workout scheduled for next week in Los Angeles and most of the key Sixers have told him they will attend. Andre Iguodala, Evan Turner, Lou Williams and others will fly in, play and work out together.
"I can't wait to see where the guys are at," Brand said. "I've been talking to them all summer. They seem to be in shape already in case we get this thing going."
The lingering, messy lockout has thrown doubt that training camp and the regular season will start on time. These loosely organized team activities - without any input or supervision from the coaching staff - are as close as the Sixers can get to a training camp without traveling to Philadelphia.