philly 76er fans, what's your thoughts on the elton brand acquisition?

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when the deal went down 2 (3?) years ago, i said that he was overrated and well overpaid.

even without taking his injury into consideration, he was not worth the money in his contract, and definitely not getting them out of the 1st round.

iguodola is doing slightly better than i thought he would be, but is also overrated/overpaid.
he is not going to be a carry type player, or super star.
 
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we got him last summer (2008). i thought it was a decent trade but his injury and his playing style have limited his effectiveness. i'm not ready to call him a bust but pursuing josh smith would have been the better option.
 

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I don't think he's the same since his achilles broke. That and igodala? couldn't run a play thru the post if he was surrounded by a picket fence (and I know he's not the point, but he gets the ball so much yet doesn't know how to set up the post man to save his life.)
 

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Brand just isn't a good fit for that offense. Kind of silly to be paying him 80 million over 5 years to come off the bench. Hopefully they trade him and he gets into a better offense for him.
 

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Gotta add...I'm really saddened to see it go like this in philly. He has been such a solid player his entire career until he screwed the clips. And I did think falk fvcked with things and tried to send a 'don't fvck with me' message (after brand had a one-on-one conversation with the clips without falk), by routing brand to philly instead. Unless it is his achillies that's limited his explosiveness and power, maybe its karma that its such a sh!tty fit.
 
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i'm willing to give him this season to figure it out. last season didn't count because of the injury. in any case, he's overpaid for what he can do. but if he can't get it together and if the coaching staff can't get into to work with the system, it might be time to move him. another failure for the brilliant sixers management.
 

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I told so many people around me it was a bad move. He is good player, but they were trying to get a "franchise" player to replace Iverson and he is not that kind of player. Also given his health issues, you would have thought based on what happened with Webber the Sixers would have learned their lesson. Now with his assortment of injuries Elton Brand is not even an average player.
 

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i'm willing to give him this season to figure it out. last season didn't count because of the injury. in any case, he's overpaid for what he can do. but if he can't get it together and if the coaching staff can't get into to work with the system, it might be time to move him. another failure for the brilliant sixers management.

I think they'll appreciate him more than they do now by the end of the season but they'll probably have to move him because they can't handle a low post player who plays better getting the ball much more than he does now. (That's not to say he's a black hole tho - he's always been a smart player with a solid shooting %, pre-76'er.)


Awesome to see the tip in last night. Pierce thought he had him blocked out deep enough but obviously didn't, lol.
 

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Elton Brand is a decent player, but he is well overpaid. I dont think you should be able to judge him until the last portion of this year. He is coming off of an injury and sometimes it takes players a full year to get their mojo back. Lets see how hes doing at the end of the season
 
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