Elton Brand Just Happy to Be in NBA
For the first time in his career, Elton Brand is not averaging double-figures in scoring, and he’s missing that mark by a significant margin. His 6.3 points per game is just a little over one-third of his career average, and his 6.1 rebounds per game ties a career-low as well.
“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.
And he says that while averaging career-low numbers. Brand is the eternal optimist, and that kind of locker room presence has already fit in well with a group that’s already stacked with unselfish veterans. He’s just one more guy looking for minutes, but at his age he’s not making a stink about it. He’d rather just do what he’s asked and hope it leads to a ring.