Well, it took more than 90 games, but it looks like the Philadelphia 76ers might actually end up with the 20/10 post player they thought they signed a year ago. Before the 2008-09 season, the Sixers inked former No. 1 overall pick Elton Brand to a five-year, $79.795 million deal, dreaming of a dominant interior presence to team up with their smaller shooters like shooting guard Andre Iguodala and small forward Thaddeus Young. The Sixers had reason to be optimistic: from his rookie season in 1999-00 to the 2006-07 season, Brand averaged 20.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.0 steals, and 2.1 blocks per game, shooting an average of 50.5 percent from the field. á Brand led the league in offensive rebounding twiceùin 1999-00 and 2001-02ùand remained in the top 10 of the league in offen ...
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