Elton Brand to 76ers: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

January 4th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia 76ers and Elton Brand agreed to a contract Monday as the moribund franchise continues its attempt to change its culture, the veteran forward announced in a column at the Cauldron. 

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports first reported the news.

Brand, 36, last played for the Atlanta Hawks in 2014-15. He averaged 2.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 36 appearances. The former Duke star had announced his retirement in August after being unable to sign with a team in free agency. 

While this move will officially end that retirement, the Sixers are not signing Brand for his on-court contributions. His main contribution will be serving as a veteran mentor for a youth-laden roster that's struggled to find a leading voice. David Aldridge of NBA.com reported the team contacted Brand and Shane Battier for potential mentorship roles last month.

The move coincides with a shift away from general manager Sam Hinkie's so-called "Process." Philadelphia has already brought in Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Colangelo for an overarching organizational role and signed Mike D'Antoni as a key assistant for head coach Brett Brown. Those moves came ...

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