September 9, 2016 |
THE 76ERS need another big man on their roster about as much as the upcoming presidential election needs controversy. But that's not why the team signed veteran Elton Brand on Wednesday. Brand will be that important locker-room presence that this painfully young team needs, to help with the growth of youngsters such as Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel and Dario Saric. A 17-year veteran of the league, Brand joined the Sixers just after the holidays last season to basically perform in the role of mentor.
July 17, 2012 |
ELTON BRAND says he would have loved to return, but he also knew the Sixers had to make changes if they were going to improve. Those changes included the Sixers opting to use their amnesty clause on Brand, who was claimed by the Dallas Mavericks late Friday. Dallas' winning bid was reportedly $2.1 million, but Brand still will be paid the full $18.1 million he is owed. The Sixers will pay the balance, but the money will not count against the salary cap. The Sixers also are not bringing back guards Lou Williams and Jodie Meeks.
January 8, 2016 |
It was fun to talk about Elton Brand's competitive juices during what was a pain-free first day of practice during his second tour with the 76ers. But by now, everyone knows they didn't sign him to get the most out of his career averages of 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds. The 36-year-old came out of retirement to provide leadership. He spoke about that after working out with his teammates Wednesday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Brand wants them to be aware that you have to respect the city and make it proud.
January 6, 2016 |
"LET'S TURN this around. " Those were the optimistic, albeit unrealistic, words of Elton Brand as he entered the locker room Monday after talking about returning to the 76ers organization. Those words were what fans wanted to hear when he signed that huge $80 million, five-year deal in the summer of 2008. Now, they are just a comment to draw a laugh. The Sixers brought back the 36-year-old, 17-year veteran forward Monday, not for his diminished on-the-court skills but to be a leader in a locker room where many were too young to see Brand play his two seasons at Duke.
January 9, 2016 |
Elton Brand, 36 years old and five months into retirement from the NBA, rejoined the 76ers on Monday as part of Jerry Colangelo's plan to settle down a situation that had gotten badly out of hand. On Wednesday, Brand took part in a full practice for the first time since last May. On Thursday afternoon, coach Brett Brown sidled up to him. "You going tonight?" Brown asked. Brand laughed. Not quite yet. "Let's give it some time," Brand said. "Maybe a week or two, for sure. Let me get some practices.
March 31, 2016 |
ELTON BRAND did not come to the 76ers this season to get his name in the record books, but it's looking more and more likely it could happen. Brand laughs when the mention of this team possibly going a record-tying 9-73, and his name being attached to it. He is as much a part of that record as you or I, as he was brought in here Jan. 4 mostly to be a sounding board and mentor for the likes of Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid, not to help...
November 29, 2012 |
Former 76er Elton Brand has fond memories of the four seasons he played in Philadelphia, and even though the team parted ways with Brand by using the amnesty clause on him, he has no hard feelings. "They are great players, great coaches and - even more important - they are great people," Brand said Tuesday morning as the Dallas Mavericks prepared to face the Sixers that night at the Wells Fargo Center. "And you hope that doesn't change because that could bring a team down. " "But as long as they have great guys who are willing to grow, willing to get better and willing to listen, the franchise will be all right," said Brand, who averaged 13.3 points and 7.4 rebounds in his time with the Sixers.
November 27, 2010
76ers Notes MIAMI - Power forward Elton Brand watched the 76ers' 106-90 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night with his mother. Brand, who was suspended one game by the NBA for his flagrant foul against Washington's JaVale McGee , was in Toronto with his team, but per league rules was not allowed into the Air Canada Centre. "My mom was in town, so we actually watched the game together," Brand said before Friday night's game against the Miami Heat. On Friday, Brand returned to the Sixers' starting lineup.
March 18, 2006 |
For once, the 76ers didn't have to go through an agonizing fourth-quarter fade leading to another disappointing and frustrating defeat. No, this one was over long before crunch time. The Los Angeles Clippers controlled the game from late in the first quarter through fourth-quarter garbage time, getting 24 points from Elton Brand and 20 from Cuttino Mobley en route to a 99-89 victory over the Sixers last night at the Staples Center. Playing for the third consecutive game without Allen Iverson, who is suffering from a sprained right foot, the Sixers lost their third game in a row and sixth in the last seven.
March 5, 2012
HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY this Friday to venerable jazzman Mickey Roker. The guy who kept us coming to Ortlieb's (till it closed a couple of years ago) has kept it real on the skins for generations. Having recorded with Ella, Herbie, Vaughan and Rollins, Roker was also Dizzy Gillespie's favorite sideman. In store from the stars: Friends old and new, financial and family success, and more self-discovery. Loads of local celebs celebrate this week. Tomorrow, rapper Beanie Sigel keeps returning at 38. Wednesday, Media transplant Wanda Sykes stands up at 48. Friday Linda Fiorentino stays unforgettable at 52. Sunday, Elton Brand gives the thumbs-up to 33, Terrence Howard flies 43 and low-profile Manayunker Bobby McFerrin is a happy (not worried)