5 Teams That Could Use Elton Brand

November 12th, 2009 by Barry Bottle Leave a reply »
It's time for Elton Brand to leave the City of Brotherly Love.

Brand, who stands at 6'9" and weighs in at 254 pounds, simply does not fit with the Philadelphia 76ers, who have evolved into an up tempo team thanks to the athleticism of Louis Williams, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young, Marreese Speights and others.

What Brand needs is a team that runs a half court offense that requires a big man who can provide 20 points and 10 rebounds from the low blocks. The No. 1 overall draft pick in the 1999 NBA Draft joins Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, and Shaquille O'Neal as the only active players to have a career average of over 20 points and 10 rebounds. That's pretty good company to keep.

So, let's take a look at some teams that could use Brand.


Toronto Raptors

It might not seem like it at first, but if you look closely, Brand could be a tremendous fit for the Raptors. 

The team's big free agent addition over the summer was Hedo Turkoglu. At 6'10", the forward operates at his best when he's outside on the perimeter, capable of handling the ball and shooting it as well. It was clearly evident that he did some o ...

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