Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Happy Birthday Elton Brand!
Elton Brand turned 30 today, so happy birthday to him.
I am pretty much tired of people turning around and calling Brand a bust. There is a lot of things you can say about (1. He has the worst contract in the NBA) but it is unfair to call him a bust. He was never really given much of a chance to play in a good style of offense, he was stuck in the Mo Cheeks offense in the beginning of the season before he got injured. I think he would be a great fit in our current system under DiLeo. Too bad he had to miss his second consecutive season.
The good news on Brand is that he recently got off his shoulder sling and started some range-of-motion exercises with the shoulder. He can start shooting and dribbling in two months, but he shouldn't return to full strength for three months. Best of luck to him on his recovery and can't wait to have him in the lineup for next season.