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BADizzleBoY
06-30-2008, 10:04 PM
Things going down hill for the clips or what... anyways philly will nab him.

Iodine
06-30-2008, 10:05 PM
He is ours

The83rdWonder
06-30-2008, 10:10 PM
Yep Brand is either going to:
A: Sign with Philly
B: Sign with LAC for a longer/bigger contract

lakers4sho
06-30-2008, 10:14 PM
Philly is gonna be good if they get him, any chance Miami is gonna get him too?

Weezy
06-30-2008, 10:14 PM
Why would he ever sign with LAC again? I see a S&T coming between Clippers and Sixers.

Cracka2HI!
06-30-2008, 10:15 PM
I hope he stays, but I have to acknowledge this is a bad day for Clipper fans.

daleja424
06-30-2008, 10:15 PM
bet anything Miami is about to acquire him right now.... he said he wouldnt opt out unless he thought he could get to miami I thought... either way s/t to miami for marion will happen within the next couple days I would guess

Cracka2HI!
06-30-2008, 10:15 PM
Philly is gonna be good if they get him, any chance Miami is gonna get him too?

Yea I think there is a good chance of Brand for Marion type trade.

lakers4sho
06-30-2008, 10:16 PM
How about a sign and trade between Brand and Shawn Marion?

kingbrentg
06-30-2008, 10:17 PM
My money is on Miami, with the Sixers next in line.

ap28kb24
06-30-2008, 10:21 PM
baron davis opts out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iodine
06-30-2008, 10:22 PM
baron davis opts out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That has nothing to do with this thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

daleja424
06-30-2008, 10:23 PM
is it true though...abotu baron?

NYMetros
06-30-2008, 10:24 PM
I think he'll go to Philadelphia. They will most definitely dish out the necessary amount of money in order to get him. This could make the Sixers poised for a deep playoff run if they get him.

Ph1lly Diehard
06-30-2008, 10:25 PM
I really hope we can pull this through..

This or Josh Smith.

Please Stafanski, don't mess this oppurtunity up!

daleja424
06-30-2008, 10:25 PM
but he wants to go to Miami...and he is in the position to get what he wants. remember he has even said publicly he would take a pay cut to go to miami

superkegger
06-30-2008, 10:26 PM
The sixers don't have the money. In order to give him max, they would have to renounce iguodala and lou williams.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19813557&BRD=1675&PAG=461&dept_id=18170&rfi=6

The83rdWonder
06-30-2008, 10:29 PM
but he wants to go to Miami...and he is in the position to get what he wants. remember he has even said publicly he would take a pay cut to go to miami

Maybe 4-6 million pay cut, not an 11 million one.

daleja424
06-30-2008, 10:31 PM
the heat could offer him 17 million a year and then complete a S/T for Marion....

kylem4711
06-30-2008, 10:32 PM
Philly is gonna be good if they get him, any chance Miami is gonna get him too?

sign and trade only

SeoulBeatz
06-30-2008, 10:33 PM
Sixers have enough to over 14 mill per year and get iggy and lou resigned.

No other team besides memphis has the money to land brand.,

Miami can only offer the MLE... so sign and trade is a must if they want him.,

daleja424
06-30-2008, 10:37 PM
Sixers have enough to over 14 mill per year and get iggy and lou resigned.

No other team besides memphis has the money to land brand.,

Miami can only offer the MLE... so sign and trade is a must if they want him.,

he is looking for about 20 mil I believe but would accept like 16 from miami.... so a s/t with miami could get him the contract he wants... b/c he didnt opt out to go to memphis

phillyphan4ever
06-30-2008, 10:38 PM
i hope the sixers get him!

JordansBulls
06-30-2008, 10:39 PM
bet anything Miami is about to acquire him right now.... he said he wouldnt opt out unless he thought he could get to miami I thought... either way s/t to miami for marion will happen within the next couple days I would guess

That means a clash between Miami and Boston in the ECF next year.

daleja424
06-30-2008, 10:43 PM
i hope so... but the bulls wont be to far behind...

kylem4711
06-30-2008, 10:48 PM
i hope so... but the bulls wont be to far behind...

the bulls are atleast 3rd in line for him

kylem4711
06-30-2008, 10:51 PM
"We're opting out," Brand said. "It definitely doesn't mean I'm leaving the Clippers. We're trying to work it out. My intention is to stay."

Phitin' Phan
06-30-2008, 10:52 PM
Philly or Miami, He wants to go to Miami, but the Sixers can offer more money, we will have to wait and see. I see a move coming fast though.

daleja424
06-30-2008, 10:53 PM
Philly or Miami, He wants to go to Miami, but the Sixers can offer more money, we will have to wait and see. I see a move coming fast though.

philly cant start him at more then 11 mil his frist year... miami could offer a S/T wit whatever salary he wants...

kylem4711
06-30-2008, 10:55 PM
Elton Brand said on Monday that he is opting out of the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, but that he hopes to re-sign with the team.

"We're opting out," Brand said. "It definitely doesn't mean I'm leaving the Clippers. We're trying to work it out. My intention is to stay."

Elton Brand

Brand

Brand is forgoing the $16.4 million on the last year of his deal, a final decision he made at Monday's deadline to notify the team and the league. Earlier in the day, teammate Corey Maggette filed the paperwork to opt out of his contract, the Los Angeles Times reported, creating potentially $10 million of salary cap space if the Clippers do not re-sign him.

Brand's agent, David Falk, said the forward wants to see the Clippers sign a quality free agent and try to assemble a winning team in Los Angeles.

"It preserves options to make the team better," Falk said. "Clearly, if Elton decided he wanted to simply max out the dollars, he would have stayed in the deal, had a monster year and a lot more teams will have cap room next year."

Brand now has the right to leave the Clippers without compensation. Yet it's more likely that he would push for a sign-and-trade to a new team if he can't negotiate a new long-term deal to his liking with L.A, which Falk insists is Brand's preferred scenario.

Memphis and Philadelphia are the only teams with the requisite salary-cap space this summer to make sufficiently lucrative offers to sign Brand away from the Clippers outright. Even the Sixers -- despite their publicly stated interest in acquiring a power play -- might not have enough with an estimated $11 million to offer for a first-year salary.

It's believed that the Miami Heat will make another hard pitch to land Brand via trade. The contract Brand is vacating was originally signed with Miami when the 29-year-old power forward was a restricted free agent in the summer of 2003, with the Clippers matching that six-year, $82 million deal.

Falk said a visit to Boston for Game 2 of the NBA Finals influenced Brand's decision to opt out.

"He watched what happened when a few stars get together and agree to have a communal effort," Falk said. "He said 'That's what I'd like to accomplish in my career.'"

Of course it helps to trade for a couple of All-Stars, as the Celtics did when they acquired Ray Allen and then Kevin Garnett. The Clippers have a solid young frontcourt in Brand, center Chris Kaman and Al Thornton, who is coming off a promising rookie season. Guard Cuttino Mobley has two seasons remaining on his contract, and the Clippers selected Indiana guard Eric Gordon with No. 7 pick in the draft last week.

Since Shaun Livingston's devastating knee injury last season, point guard has been the Clippers' most unsettled position. Beno Udrih of the Sacramento Kings is an unrestricted free agent and a potential target.

Brand injured his knee last summer and appeared in only eight games near the end of the 2007-08 season, averaging 17.6 points and 8.0 rebounds. The best season in his nine-year career came in 2005-06, when he averaged 24.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, shot 53 percent and led the franchise into the second round of the playoffs for the first time since it played in Buffalo in 1976.

On Monday, Brand sounded interested in staying in Los Angeles. He has branched out into film production (his first movie, "Rescue Dawn," was released last year) and his wife is expecting a son in October.

"Right now it's just trying to solidify my future and work things out with the Clippers," Brand said. "I've got a lot of going on."

J.A. Adande is an ESPN.com senior writer and the author of "The Best Los Angeles Sports Arguments." Click here to e-mail J.A. ESPN.com senior NBA writer Marc Stein contributed to this report.


http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3468389

hopefully he truly is doing this so that they can sign someone. let maggette go

daleja424
06-30-2008, 11:12 PM
While i believe it is possible he will resign with the clipps, I think it is much more likely he i aacting professional and doesnt wanna piss off the F.O. in case a S/T falls through an he actually has to play fr the Clippers next year. i am pretty sure he wouldnt just sign on to loose in LA for 5 more years...

nygiants242
06-30-2008, 11:19 PM
COMMON SIXERS!
:pray:

Iodine
06-30-2008, 11:21 PM
COMMON SIXERS!
:pray:

I know your name is nygiants BUT IS U SIXA PHAN?

DQL
07-01-2008, 12:02 AM
Miami. He will come to where he loves and still get the money he wants. Plus Riley really covets him. I'll be surprised if he doesn't come to Miami within this month

cambovenzi
07-01-2008, 12:22 AM
he wants to stay with the clips.
he just wants a new contract.

Reezy
07-01-2008, 12:26 AM
Stay with the Clippers!

Crunchy12489
07-01-2008, 12:31 AM
Go to Philadelphia.

Miller, Dalembert, Iguodala, Louis Williams, Rodney Carney, Reggie, and Elton Brand?

Powerhouse of an East team. Good competition for the whole Jermaine O'Neal, Bosh, and Bargnani fans. Philly will have one hell of a Front court as well as a strong young experienced backcourt.

Bam.

BADizzleBoY
07-01-2008, 12:56 AM
Actually, ( I am a sixer faan so its hard for me to say this) elton has admitted to wanting to stay a clipper, I am optimistic. But come on elton. Join Philly!

Kings Faithful
07-01-2008, 01:05 AM
HE'S COMING TO THE KINGS! haha......i just wanted to get in on the parade.

BADizzleBoY
07-01-2008, 01:14 AM
/\ You just never have gotten over the whole webber ordeal have you?

kylem4711
07-01-2008, 01:30 AM
HE'S COMING TO THE KINGS! haha......i just wanted to get in on the parade.

ha nice

urnuttynut
07-01-2008, 01:37 AM
Clipper fans are the only team that has it worse than knick fans

kombayn
07-01-2008, 02:00 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing Maggs & Brand walk away. Plus I would push hard to trade away Cat Mobley & Tim Thomas. Blow the thing up and rebuild the team around Eric Gordon, Al Thornton & Chris Kaman. I think Gilbert Arenas or Baron Davis would be a nice addition and maybe Shawn Marion in a S&T.

Diehardheatfan
07-01-2008, 02:16 AM
bet anything Miami is about to acquire him right now.... he said he wouldnt opt out unless he thought he could get to miami I thought... either way s/t to miami for marion will happen within the next couple days I would guess

Smart man. He is going to miami.

np6526
07-01-2008, 02:18 AM
I hope the Raptors some how get involved in this.

Rumors are that we've been looking to acquire Marion.

Maybe a 3 way trade with the Heat and Clippers:

Heat Receive:
Brand

Clippers Receive:
Bargnani, Kapono, Parker

Raptors Receive:
Marion

Crossing my fingers :D

SwaggaIke
07-01-2008, 02:26 AM
Miami. I don't think he has any other reason to opt out. He said he'd take a paycut to come to Miami. Its possible that if he didn't leave this year, he will leave next when we have the money to land him. I think a Marion/Brand swap is goin down this week.

Diehardheatfan
07-01-2008, 02:26 AM
Lol at your trade to bring marion to the raptors. Its gonna take alot more. Youd have to give up calderon to the clippers. And prolly future 1st round pick

Ghouse
07-01-2008, 02:27 AM
Heat here we go.

hockeypro68
07-01-2008, 03:17 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing Maggs & Brand walk away. Plus I would push hard to trade away Cat Mobley & Tim Thomas. Blow the thing up and rebuild the team around Eric Gordon, Al Thornton & Chris Kaman. I think Gilbert Arenas or Baron Davis would be a nice addition and maybe Shawn Marion in a S&T.


I'm all for this idea. Although I'd be happiest if Clippers signed Baron Davis and resigned Elton Brand. Then we'd Have Baron Gordon Thornton Brand and Kaman making up a pretty respectable starting 5.

Leftcoast_yg
07-01-2008, 03:57 AM
i think elton should resign to the clippers and sign and trade maggette for a good shooting guard, maybe mike miller and some fillers, that would give them a solid shooting guard he is a clutch 3pt shooter with size,
eric gordon
mike miller
al thorton
elton brand
chris kaman
now thats a line up, they could make some noise

hockeypro68
07-01-2008, 04:16 AM
Clippers are going to sign Baron Davis and then Elton Brand is going to resign with the Clippers. This is of course in my perfect fantasy world though.

Cracka2HI!
07-01-2008, 04:44 AM
Clippers are going to sign Baron Davis and then Elton Brand is going to resign with the Clippers. This is of course in my perfect fantasy world though.

Exactly! Thats a perfect world right there. I doubt it will happen.

marques724
07-01-2008, 09:53 AM
I actually can see that happening

fishfan79
07-01-2008, 10:21 AM
I would love him on miami if healthy


wade, brand, beasley? :)

that is a pretty sick trio

Strumpy
07-01-2008, 10:21 AM
Exactly! Thats a perfect world right there. I doubt it will happen.

I dunno, I think it has a shot. They're already letting Corey and Shaun walk away, so they'll need a point guard. Davis could be a good mentor for Eric Gordon.

kylem4711
07-01-2008, 12:22 PM
Clipper fans are the only team that has it worse than knick fans

ha no. the knicks are still the worst

kylem4711
07-01-2008, 12:23 PM
I hope the Raptors some how get involved in this.

Rumors are that we've been looking to acquire Marion.

Maybe a 3 way trade with the Heat and Clippers:

Heat Receive:
Brand

Clippers Receive:
Bargnani, Kapono, Parker

Raptors Receive:
Marion

Crossing my fingers :D

thats not a good deal for the clips at all

kylem4711
07-01-2008, 12:25 PM
i think elton should resign to the clippers and sign and trade maggette for a good shooting guard, maybe mike miller and some fillers, that would give them a solid shooting guard he is a clutch 3pt shooter with size,
eric gordon
mike miller
al thorton
elton brand
chris kaman
now thats a line up, they could make some noise

that is what i want to do also

MiamiHeat
07-01-2008, 12:26 PM
I hope the Raptors some how get involved in this.

Rumors are that we've been looking to acquire Marion.

Maybe a 3 way trade with the Heat and Clippers:

Heat Receive:
Brand

Clippers Receive:
Bargnani, Kapono, Parker

Raptors Receive:
Marion

Crossing my fingers :D

fine with me as long as we get brand

_Sn1P3r_
07-01-2008, 04:15 PM
I would love him on miami if healthy


wade, brand, beasley? :)

that is a pretty sick trio

I agree. Now just look for a C and a PG and then it's back to the playoffs.

tonyd3b54
07-01-2008, 04:54 PM
as a boston fan i kinda want brand to go to the sixers... maybe a little rivalry brewin between the celts raps sixers?

Diehardheatfan
07-02-2008, 12:30 AM
Dosent look like we are getting brand now that clippers signed b davis for a cheap price

adealstimson
07-02-2008, 12:31 AM
Nope. He is ours.

Dirty Dirk41
07-02-2008, 12:35 AM
Brand is CLEARLY going back to the clippers....there going to be NASTY

Diehardheatfan
07-02-2008, 03:08 AM
Yeah clippers will be the best they have been. They probably will make it too the second round now. Got a nice team. If brand returns