The Associated Press has reported that Elton Brand could be an amnesty candidate this summer.
At age 33, Brand posted 11.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game last year.
Those are all decent numbers, and Brand is something of a locker room leader; but in his case, it’s more about the money than it is about the production.
The 13-year veteran is set to make more than $18 million next season for the Philadelphia 76ers, which is more than twice the amount of anybody on the roster not named Andre Iguodala.
With approximate career averages of 18 points, 9.5 rebounds and two blocks per game, Brand was once worth the money he’ll be receiving; but as of today, the money could be much better spent on a growing 76ers roster.