Elton Brand PF/C ATL 18 Days
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 20 Days
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 20 Days
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.
Elton Brand PF/C ATL 2 Months
Brand has only spent 21 minutes on the court this season as he's one of the last options off the bench.
Brand has had a fruitful career, although it doesn't seem like he's going to have much of an impact in Atlanta this season. Pero Antic is currently being awarded all the minutes off the bench at center and is the better option moving forward.
Elton Brand PF/C ATL 3 Months
Brand played 12 minutes in the Hawks regular season opener against the Raptors and scored two points, while grabbing one rebound.
Brand was the first big man to come off the bench for Atlanta, as they needed someone who could match up against Jonas Valanciunas. He should continue to be a key reserve behind Al Horford at the center, while also possibly playing in some reserve time at the power forward position. He probably won't score very many points this season, and could be limited in terms of fantasy value, but he'll still probably get around 10 minutes per game over the course of the next month and into the heart of the regular season.
Elton Brand PF/C ATL 4 Months
Brand has signed a one-year, $2 million contract to remain with the Hawks, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Brand played 73 games, including 15 starts, for the Hawks last season and averaged 5.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 19.4 minutes. The 35-year-old former No. 1 overall pick will continue as a reserve forward for Atlanta this season, but it's clear Brand's fantasy value is at an all-time low since entering the league in 1999.
Elton Brand PF/C ATL 7 Months
The Hawks and Knicks have both expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Elton Brand.
Brand confirmed in April that he hopes to return of his 16th NBA season, and it seems he'll get his wish with at least a few teams vying for his services. He averaged 5.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks last season and will fill a niche as a backup big man, but he's no longer an appealing fantasy option at age 35.
Elton Brand PF/C ATL 8 Months
Elton Brand said on Monday that he intends to play next season.
"My body feels good," Brand said. "I'm already training for next season." He is 34 years old and is coming off a fairly productive season, playing in 73 games. Brand has struggled to stay healthy for much of his career, but he'll enter free agency and could get some attention on a short-term deal.
Elton Brand PF/C ATL 9 Months
Elton Brand said during his exit interview on Monday that he is undecided on whether he will play next season.
Brand, the number one overall pick in 1999, finished his 15th season in the NBA after the Hawks were eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday. He is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and will likely have to sign for the veteran minimum if he wants to continue his career next season.
Elton Brand PF/C ATL 10 Months
Elton Brand kept putting up defensive numbers on Friday, posting two steals and four blocks to go with four points and three boards.
Per usual, Brand did his damage in 22 minutes and regardless of Pero Antic's status he's a solid add if you're targeting big man stats.