5 years ago

Elton Brand came off the bench behind Bernard James and picked up two quick fouls, finishing with just two points and two rebounds on 1-of-6 shooting in 17 minutes on Tuesday.

James played just 15 minutes for 10 points, three boards and a block, while Chris Kaman was out with a concussion. A big man is going to have to step up at some point for the Mavs, and our guess is that it will be Brand. But he's in a slump and Rick Carlisle is electing to play small lineups right now. Brand is no longer a must-own player, but we wouldn't be surprised to see him bounce back sooner than later.