Elton Brand: Getting Cut By 76ers was Tough
It’s hard to say how different Brand’s role might have been had he remained with the Philadelphia 76ers again this year, but thanks to the amnesty provision he finds himself on a Western Conference roster for the first time since leaving the Los Angeles Clippers five years ago. It wasn’t the road he would’ve chosen for himself, but Brand has been around long enough to know that sometimes players and teams inevitably part ways.
“With any job, you don’t want to get demoted or fired, so it was tough,” Brand said of getting cut loose from the Sixers over the summer. “Then with my family—my wife was pregnant, the kids didn’t know what was going on—there are times where you’re not going to know where you’re going to go.
“But it was a business thing,” Brand added. “They [Philadelphia] told me nice and early that, ‘Hey, we’ve got to do this, otherwise we can’t make any moves. We can’t sign Lou [Williams].’ They let me know what was going on, that they had until July 19 to make some moves financially. So there’s no hard feelings at all.”