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canada boy
11-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Guys averaging 15 and 8 and shooting 61% from the field and hes only playing 23 minutes a game

bigsams50
11-13-2009, 11:11 AM
Maybe beacuse the starting PF is getting payed a ridiculous amount of money?

ManRam
11-13-2009, 11:14 AM
Yeah. Because Brand is getting paid too much to sit on the bench. Benching Brand would probably cause all sorts of clubhouse problems.

Turtle55
11-13-2009, 11:17 AM
I think Brand is a class act and wouldn't be a punk about it but yeah his reputation and contract are keeping him in the starting lineup. They're trying to trade Dalembert so putting him on the bench would probably kill any chance they have of salvaging something for him.

td0tsfinest
11-13-2009, 11:51 AM
why is Brand so ****?

Turtle55
11-13-2009, 11:54 AM
why is Brand so ****?

Injuries have taken a lot away from him and apparently he's just not a good fit with these guys.

BkOriginalOne
11-13-2009, 12:30 PM
Elton Brand.

Chronz
11-13-2009, 12:48 PM
Just a matter of time before Philly cuts its losses and starts the kid. Hes been too good for too long. I didnt want to buy his PER last year but its looking legit, kid may develop into the next Milsap or something.

Elton Brand is going to be the new decades Brian Grant

Red Hot Rolllin
11-13-2009, 01:35 PM
I agree he should be playing big minutes he is future stud! We have the same problem in Portland with Bayless. Talent takes a back seat sometimes to politics, but if winning is the goal, that should never happen.

Raph12
11-13-2009, 01:37 PM
Just a matter of time before Philly cuts its losses and starts the kid. Hes been too good for too long. I didnt want to buy his PER last year but its looking legit, kid may develop into the next Milsap or something.

Elton Brand is going to be the new decades Brian Grant

x2

Chronz
11-13-2009, 01:38 PM
I agree he should be playing big minutes he is future stud! We have the same problem in Portland with Bayless. Talent takes a back seat sometimes to politics, but if winning is the goal, that should never happen.

What makes you think Portland isnt playing Bayless because they dont care about winning?

Couldnt it be that hes playing behind 2 superior PG's?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-13-2009, 01:59 PM
holy crap, Brand has 4 years and 66 millions left on his contract

he is averaging 9ppg and 5rbpg on 41% shooting

76ers future is ****ed up

bigsams50
11-13-2009, 02:05 PM
holy crap, Brand has 4 years and 66 millions left on his contract

he is averaging 9ppg and 5rbpg on 41% shooting

76ers future is ****ed up

DAMN!!!! I knew his contract was bad, but i didnt know it was that bad

mp3
11-13-2009, 02:20 PM
being from philly i was glad the new GM ed stefanski actually did something unlike billy king whose only famous for signing the worst center sammy dalembert to a huge contract. i was glas stefanski actually did something but i think he just wanted to please the fans right away. he should have waited to sign a FA such as bosh or amare this summer. oh well. keep it up speights

Unec
11-13-2009, 02:29 PM
Yes brand needs to be traded, hopefully some thirsty team still thinks he has it and will take him off our hands, but I also wouldnt mind if we traded dalembert and started BRAND & SPEIGHTS!! Something has to be done for sure

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-13-2009, 02:37 PM
Yes brand needs to be traded, hopefully some thirsty team still thinks he has it and will take him off our hands, but I also wouldnt mind if we traded dalembert and started BRAND & SPEIGHTS!! Something has to be done for sure

Isiah would take him in a heartbeat, like jerome james and jared jeffries, but he is not a GM anymore

so sucks for you

Turtle55
11-13-2009, 02:37 PM
I think Dalembert would be much easier to trade. He's younger, has a shorter/smaller contract than Brand. That and you would think there would be several teams in need of a athletic shot blocker in the middle (OK city, Detroit, Minnesota, New York, Sacramento, Toronto, Utah). Not saying he would be an upgrade at center for all these teams but none of them have a shot blocker in the middle.

abe_froman
11-13-2009, 03:41 PM
because they cant move sammy or brand