Elton Brand
PF/C FA
9 months ago

Brand was formally waived by the 76ers on Saturday, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's just a procedural move, as Brand had announced Thursday that he would retire from professional basketball. Brand could end up sticking with the organization in a front-office position, but his departure leaves the 76ers with 19 players heading into Monday's deadline to trim the roster to 15 men.

Elton Brand
PF/C FA
9 months ago

Brand has opted to retire from the NBA, Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brand was expected to retire after last season, but made the surprising move to sign a one-year deal with the Sixers at the start of September. He was expected to essentially be a coach off the bench, but he'll now officially close the doors on his playing career. Brand was named an NBA All-Star twice in his 17-year career (2002, 2006) and has played with five different organizations, including the likes of the Bulls, Clippers, Sixers, Mavericks and Hawks.

Elton Brand
PF/C FA
10 months ago

Brand signed a one-year contract with the Sixers on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brand hinted earlier this offseason that he would likely retire following his 2015-16 campaign, but it appears he's had a change of heart and will re-sign with the Sixers for another year. The 37-year-old will likely serve as a veteran presence off the bench, but should struggle to see anything more than spot minutes on a regular basis. Last season with the Sixers, Brand saw action in just 17 games, posting averages of 4.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 13 minutes per game. He should remain off the fantasy radar.

Elton Brand
PF/C FA
1 year ago

Brand hinted Sunday that he'll likely retire after the season, Sixers writer Chris Vito reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brand has taken on an increased role over the last few weeks, but he's mostly served as a veteran locker room presence for Philadelphia this season after coming over from the Hawks. The former No. 1 overall pick enjoyed several productive years with the Bulls, Clippers, and 76ers (during an earlier stint), but at age 37 he's nearing the end of the road and would be unlikely to draw serious interest as a free agent. Brand holds career averages of 15.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.7 blocks over 17 seasons.

Elton Brand
PF/C FA
1 year ago

Brand will get the start at center on Tuesday night when the 76ers take on the Pelicans, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday will mark the first time this season that Brand will be in the starting lineup. The veteran has only played in 14 games with the 76ers this year, as he was brought on to serve in a mentorship role for many of the team's young stars. Brand has continued to see his minutes rise in the last week, as he has averaged 8.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 0.5 steals in 21 minutes a contest in the last four games. Look for him to split time with Nerlens Noel (knee) on Tuesday, who returns to the court on a 20-minute restriction.

Elton Brand
PF/C FA
1 year ago

Brand scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and added 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 24 minutes during the 76ers' 100-91 loss to the Hornets on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Brand posted season highs in scoring, rebounding, and minutes played on Friday, looking like his old self as he splashed mid-range jumpers and fought for boards. Given the injuries to Jahlil Okafor (knee), Nerlens Noel (knee), and Richaun Holmes (Achilles), Brand is one of the few healthy players capable of manning the center position. As a result, he could continue to see around 20 minutes per game for the remainder of the season.

Elton Brand
PF/C FA
1 year ago

Brand compiled 10 points (5-6 FG), three rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 17 minutes during the 76ers' 117-105 loss to the Warriors on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Brand has appeared in 11 of 14 March matchups, and Sunday's 10 points equaled his season high. Through 11 games, the 37-year-old is averaging four points (47.6 FG, 80.0 FT), two rebounds, one assist, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 11 minutes per contest.

Elton Brand
PF/C FA
1 year ago

Brand had eight points (3-6 FG, 2-2 FT) and four rebounds in 13 minutes during the 76ers' 112-102 loss to the Heat on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

76ers' starting big men Nerlens Noel (knee) and Jahlil Okafor (shin) were both sidelined Friday, and coach Brett Brown indicated that Brand had earned the right to play anyways. The 36-year-old forward is unlikely to warrant serious consideration in fantasy, but he can still set a screen, pop to the elbow area, and knock down a jumper. His veteran leadership is obviously the main reason that he was picked up midseason, but it looks like Brand will at least see some time over the final months of 2015-16.

Elton Brand
PF/C FA
1 year ago

Brand is yet to appear in a game since signing with the 76ers in early January.

EDGE Analysis

Brand signed on with the expectation that he'd essentially act as a veteran locker room presence, and he's been just that. The 36-year-old is inactive on most nights and can be safely ignored in all formats.

Elton Brand
PF/C FA
2 years ago

Brand is inactive for Saturday's game against Portland, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brand has yet to play since signing with Philadelphia and will be inactive yet again Saturday.