Could Elton Brand Return to Sixers?
The Philadelphia 76ers are in need of veteran leadership.
That veteran leadership could come in the form of former Sixers power forward Elton Brand.
In an ESPN.com article covering the Sixers, Zach Lowe reports that the Sixers are going to sign another veteran to "guide the flock."
Lowe then mentions to "keep an eye on Elton Brand."
Brand, 36, is currently a free agent after spending the last two season with the Atlanta Hawks where he averaged less than 20 minutes per game in each of those seasons.
Brand would provide that veteran leadership that this Sixers team has been lacking this season that has resulted in criticism towards the organization and the "tanking they've been doing.
Brand signed a 5-year, $82 million contract with the Sixers in 2008 and never played a full season (81 games in 2010) with the Sixers. He was later amnestied by the organization.
Brand later blamed former head coach Doug Collins for the passing on DeMarcus Cousins in the 2010 NBA Draft.
The Sixers recently hired longtime NBA executive Jerry Colangelo to be their chairman of basketball operations and work with general manager Sam Hinkie through this "process."
You can already tell.