76ers Sign, Seal and Deliver Elton Brand

Wednesday July 9, 2008
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Elton Brand has signed with the Philadelphia
76ers, who have worked quickly to become a threat in the Eastern
Conference. The power forward instantly gives the Sixers the low post presence they sorely needed. Over his career, Brand has averaged 20.3 points and 10.2 rebounds.

Brand last week opted out of his contract with the Los Angeles
Clippers. He agreed to a five-year deal with Philadelphia worth a
reported $82 million.

The 76ers were able to sign Brand to a big deal because they
sent forward Rodney Carney and a future No. 1 pick to the Minnesota
Timberwolves as part of a trade that cleared an additional $2
million in salary cap space.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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