Are the Los Angeles Clippers Better Off Having Lost Elton Brand?

Posted: 10th October 2009 by Taylor Smith in NBA
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Let's wind the clocks back exactly 15 months to the day, when it was first reported that power forward Elton Brand would sign a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers rather than the Los Angeles Clippers.á Just three days prior, point guard Baron Davis had verbally agreed to leave the Golden State Warriors to sign with the Clippers, due in large part to a recruitment effort from Brand himself. The news of Brand's spurning of the Clips was stunning, especially considering he had opted out of the final year of his contract (worth $16.4 million) so that the Clippers could use the money to help build a better team around him. Then, on the first day possible, they did exactly what he had wanted them to do in signing Davis (five years, $65 million).á Pairing Brand and Davis would give the Clippe ...

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