Elton Brand PF/C ATL 2 months ago

Brand said Thursday that he'll take several weeks to decide whether or not the 2014-15 season will be his last in the NBA, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The 16-year veteran appeared in only 36 games this season, serving primarily in a mentorship role for the 60-win Hawks. Brand, who's dealt with a number of injuries since entering the league in 1999, is unlikely to fetch more than a veteran's minimum deal, but he'd likely draw interest from a contending team in search of frontcourt depth and strong leadership.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 3 months ago

Brand did not play in Sunday's Game 1 win over Brooklyn.

Atlanta rested players several times down the stretch in the regular season, which allowed Brand to make a handful of starts. The Hawks obviously do not have that luxury in the playoffs, which leaves Brand on the end of the bench. Barring several injuries to Atlanta's front court, Brand will likely serve as a veteran presence on the Hawks with very limited in-game impact.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 4 months ago

Brand will start Sunday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

The Hawks are resting all their starters Sunday, so Brand will get the start as a veteran. Even though he is starting, backup Pero Antic could end up getting more playing time than Brand in the frontcourt.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 4 months ago

Brand is starting in the frontcourt with Paul Millsap and Al Horford getting the night off Saturday against the Hornets.

Brand should be avoided in virtually all formats. He doesn't have a consistent enough role. Even in daily games, it would be hard to trust Brand will produce enough to warrant paying even the minimum salary for him.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 4 months ago

Brand is starting Monday's contest in Sacramento, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

With Al Horford getting the night off, Brand will enter the Hawks' starting lineup for the second time this season. In the previous nod on Feb. 28 against the Heat, Brand tallied seven points (3-7 FG, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, and two assists in 29 minutes.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 5 months ago

Brand moved into the starting lineup Saturday and logged 29 minutes on the floor, scoring seven points and pulling down eight rebounds against Miami.

Brand made a spot start at center after Al Horford did not travel with the team for Saturday's game. Outside of situations like Saturday, where Atlanta rested several starters, Brand won't be on the floor enough to make any sort of impact from a fantasy perspective.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 5 months ago

Brand will get the nod at center Saturday in Miami, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Because coach Mike Budenholzer has opted to rest Al Horford and Pero Antic, Brand will receive the first chance at significant center reps over Mike Muscala. However, Brand has only logged time in eight of 27 games since the calendar flipped to 2015, averaging two points (on 41 percent shooting), 3.1 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in 12 minutes.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 7 months ago

Brand (personal) played 10 minutes in his first game back with the team following a death in the family. He grabbed two rebounds, one assist, and one block in Friday's matchup against the Hawks.

Brand is only on the radars of daily players or managers in the very deepest of leagues. For both, however, there was not much Friday's line that would give players optimism about Brand's immediate progress.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 7 months ago

Brand (personal) rejoined the team Thursday after a death in the family, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Brand was unavailable for Wednesday's game against Memphis, but he's back with the team and should be available for Friday's matchup with red-hot Detroit. That said, Brand's minutes have been sporadic, to say the least, this season, so he's not much of a fantasy consideration.

Elton Brand PF/C ATL 7 months ago

Brand was not available for Wednesday's game due to a death in his family, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Brand has seen more minutes of late, but is still not a regular in the Hawks' rotation. It's not clear how long he will be away from the team, so it remains to be seen when he will play next.