HoopsHype Elton Brand rumors

December 8, 2014 Updates

Celtics guard Evan Turner reached out to Kyle Korver – via an intermediary – after he blasted the Hawks guard defensive ability in a loss last week. Hawks center Elton Brand, who was a teammate of Turner in Philadelphia for several seasons, said he got a text message from Turner the day after he said Korver “couldn’t guard to save his life.” Turner made the comment after the Hawks erased a 23-point deficit in a 109-105 win over the Celtics Tuesday. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Brand confirmed the text message. He said Turner apologized for the comments and added they were taken out of context as he also praised Korver for making several big shots in the win. Korver finished with a team-high 24 points in the game, including six 3-pointers. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

November 22, 2014 Updates

Brand re-upped for another year with the Hawks this season. He again has been used sparingly to start the season. Through Thursday, he had appeared in two games — the season opener and in late duty while in a blowout loss to the Cavaliers. Brand said he does not regret his decision stay with the Hawks. “It’s kind of what I expected coming here,” Brand said this week. “I look at the teams that I could have been with. Some are doing well. Dallas said ‘What do you want to do? Do you want to come back?’ Some other teams I could have played a lot of minutes with are doing really bad. So, would I want to be there? Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 9, 2014 Updates
September 29, 2014 Updates

Hawks' forward Elton Brand, a good friend of Deng, said he was prepared to do whatever was necessary. "I was prepared to take a stand, Brand said. "I didn't know if I should be an activist or an advocate or what to do." Brand said Deng expressed his desire to move on, so Brand did the same. Now the Hawks will try and move forward and put a tumultuous offseason behind them. "I feel like we've moved forward already" center Al Horford said. "The situation came about, we met as a team, all our guys came together and we understood that whatever happened, happened." 11Alive.com WXIA TV

September 23, 2014 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed forward/center Elton Brand, it was announced today by Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. "We are happy to retain Elton,” Budenholzer said. “In addition to the production he gives us on the court, he is the ultimate professional and a terrific leader. Elton’s presence is felt by all of us, but especially his teammates.” NBA.com

September 10, 2014 Updates
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August 24, 2014 Updates

Among power rotation players, the Heat has shown interest in Emeka Okafor and has considered Ekpe Udoh. Preliminary inquiries were made on Andray Blatche and Jason Maxiell. Agent David Falk said he talked to the Heat about Elton Brand but that Brand is unlikely to end up here. Miami Herald

August 20, 2014 Updates
August 7, 2014 Updates

The Heat likely will add another veteran center at the minimum to replace Oden, but it has to be someone who’s content with not playing much. (Barring injury or foul trouble, it’s hard to see many minutes available, with Chris Bosh and Chris Andersen sharing virtually all the time at center; and Josh McRoberts, Udonis Haslem, Birdman and occasionally Danny Granger at power forward.) Among those still available: Elton Brand, Andray Blatche (Heat has avoided him before because of maturity, behavior issues), Charlie Villanueva, Ryan Hollins, Ekpe Udoh, Byron Mullins, Greg Stiesma and Andrew Bynum (who can’t stay healthy). Miami Herald

July 1, 2014 Updates
June 2, 2014 Updates

Elton Brand intends to play a 16th NBA season. The veteran center, who spent last season with the Hawks after signing a one-year contract, will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday that he has no plans to retire. “My body feels good,” the 34-year-old Brand said. “I’m already training for next season.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 10, 2014 Updates
May 6, 2014 Updates

Elton Brand is not ready to say goodbye. Not just yet anyway. The Hawks center said he will take a couple of months before deciding if he will return for a 16th NBA season. Brand will be an unrestricted free agent after playing out his one-year $4 million contract with the Hawks. “I’m going to rest a while, talk to the family, see what is going on with my son,” Brand said Monday as the Hawks held their season-ending interviews. “He is an avid basketball fan. He wouldn’t mind me playing but, my wife, we’ll see. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how I feel in a few months and make another run at it. “I’ve been doing it for a long time and I love it. My body feels good. I didn’t miss any games due to injury so as long as I could still compete and help out a team, hopefully this team, we’ll see.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

May 5, 2014 Updates
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