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Elton Brand

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Atlanta Hawks

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2013-14 SEASON:
Ranked 23rd in the NBA in bpg and 12th in blocks per 48 minutes (3.0) during the regular season … Averaged 8.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.5 blocks in 27.6 minutes (.521 FG%, .700 FT%) in 15 starting assignments … Scored in double-figures 10 times (one 20-point game) and had five double-digit rebounding efforts … Posted three double-doubles … Had 25 multi-block games … Led the team in rebounding 11 times and in scoring once … Team leader in blocks per game and ranked third in rebounds per game … Signed with Atlanta as a free agent on 7/15.

2012-13 SEASON:
Appeared in 72 games (18 starts) with the Mavericks, averaging 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 assists in 21.2 minutes (.473 FG%, .710 FT%) • Recorded eight double-doubles, and one game with 20-ormore- points • Scored in double-figures 22 times, and pulled down double-digit rebounds 12 times • Also had five games with 15-points-or-more • SEASON HIGHS: 20 pts v/MIN (1/14), 14 rebs v/MIL (2/26), 4 assts @CHI (11/28), 3 stls (2x), 5 blks v/NOH (1/5), 10 FGM v/MIN (1/14), 7 FTM @PHI (11/27), 36 mins (2x).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
Has played in 932 games (848 starts) with Chicago, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia and Dallas, putting up 17.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.8 blocks in 35.2 minutes (.500 FG%, .738 FT%) • Ranks second among active players in offensive rebounds (3,170), fifth in blocks (1,707), seventh in total rebounds (8,516), 14th in field goals made (6,347) and 17th in points (16,242) • Has notched 404 career double-doubles • Two-time NBA All-Star (2002 and 2006) and named to All-NBA Second Team in 2005-06 • Won NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2006 and is a two-time divisional winner (2004 and 2007) • Shared NBA Rookie of the Year honors in 1999-2000 (with Steve Francis) • 2011-12 (with Philadelphia): Averaged 11.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals in 28.9 minutes (.494 FG%, .733 FT%), playing in 60 games (all starts) • Ranked 13th in the NBA in blocks, and had 11 double-doubles • Scored in double-figures 36 times • 2010-11: Started all 81 games he played, averaging team-highs of 15.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.1 steals in 34.7 minutes (.512 FG%, .780 FT%) • Notched 24 double-doubles and scored 20-point or- more 17 times • Had the eighth-most offensive rebounds in the NBA (237), and finished t16th in steals per turnover (1.19) • 2009-10: Averaged 13.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 steals in 30.2 minutes (.480 FG%, .738 FT%), appearing in 76 games (57 starts) • Compiled seven double-doubles • 2008-09: Played in 29 games (23 starts), averaging 13.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.3 assists in 31.7 minutes (.447 FG%, .676 FT%) • Had 10 double-doubles and seven games with 20-or-more-points • Suffered a right shoulder dislocation on 12/17/08 and missed 45-of-the-final-51 games due to the injury and subsequent surgery • 2007-08 (with L.A. Clippers): Appeared in eight games (starting six), putting up 17.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.9 blocks in 34.3 minutes (.456 FG%, .787 FT%) • Suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon in August, 2007 and missed all except the final eight games of the season • 2006-07: Averaged 20.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.0 steals in 38.5 minutes of 80 starts (.533 FG%, .761 FT%) • Ranked 17th in the NBA in ppg, 10th in rpg, seventh in bpg, 13th in FG% and 14th in mpg • Pulled down 38 double-doubles • Became the Clippers’ all-time leading rebounder @HOU (3/14/07) • 2005-06: Averaged 24.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.0 steals in 39.2 minutes in 79 starts (.527 FG%, .775 FT%) • Finished 11th in the league in ppg, tied for sixth in rpg, fifth in bpg, seventh in FG% and tied for 12th in mpg • Scored in double-figures in all 79 games, and recorded 45 double-doubles • Led the NBA with 16 games compiling 30-or-more-points and 10-or-more rebounds • 2004-05: In 81 games (all starts), finished with averages of 20.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.1 blocks in 37.0 minutes (.503 FG%, .752 FT%) • Was 21st in the NBA in ppg, 11th in rpg, ninth in bpg, t18th in FG% and fourth in offensive rpg (3.7) • Scored 20-points-or-more 42 times, and totaled 41 double-doubles • 2003-04: After missing 13-of-the-first-14 games due to a hairline fracture of his left foot, averaged 20.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.2 blocks in 38.7 minutes (.493 FG%, .773 FT%) • Appeared in 69 games, starting 68 • Counted 40 double-doubles • 2002-03: Played in 62 games (61 starts), averaging 18.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 39.6 minutes (.502 FG%, .685 FT%) • Was the NBA leader in offensive rpg (4.6), was fourth in bpg, 11th in FG% and t12th in mpg • Recorded 44 double-doubles • 2001-02: In his first year with the Clippers, averaged 18.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 37.8 minutes (80 starts), hitting .527 FG% and .742 FT% • His 5.0 offensive rpg led the NBA • Was also second in FG%, fifth in rpg and 11th in bpg, totalling 55 double-doubles • 2000-01 (with Chicago): Notched 20.1 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steals in 37.8 minutes, appearing in 74 starts (.527 FG%, .708 FT%) • Finished tied for ninth in the NBA in rpg • Put forth 37 double-double efforts • 1999-00: Shared NBA Rookie of the Year honors with Steve Francis after compiling 20.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.6 blocks in 37.0 minutes (.482 FG%, .685 FT%) of 81 games (80 starts) • Became the 19th player in league history to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds as a rookie • Led the NBA in offensive rebounding (4.3 per game) • Named MVP of the Schick Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Oakland, CA.

COLLEGIATE CAREER:
In two seasons at Duke, averaged 16.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 27.2 minutes (60 games) • Made .612 FGs and .671 FTs • As a sophomore (1998- 99), led the Blue Devils to the NCAA Championship game while earning consensus National Player of the Year honors • In his two seasons, Duke recorded a 69-6 record, earning two Atlantic Coast Conference regular season titles, one ACC Tournament Championship and an NCAA runner-up and Elite Eight finish • Named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Basketball Team in 2002.

PERSONAL INFO:
Born in Cortland, NY • He and his wife Shahara have two children, Peace and Mahala • Majored in Sociology at Duke • Was a McDonald’s All-American at Peekskill HS • Started the Elton Brand Foundation in 2000, and donated $235,000 to open a reading and learning center in Peekskill, NY in 2004 • Founding member and president of Gibraltar Films, a company engaged in film investment, acquisition, production and distribution of motion pictures • One of the company’s first projects was Rescue Dawn (2007), an action-adventure film about prisoners of war in Vietnam • Favorite movie is “Braveheart” and favorite TV show is “Curb Your Enthusiasm” • A fan of rap and Jay-Z in particular • If not playing pro basketball would be a teacher or businessman • Enjoys vacationing in St. Maarten.

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Vitals

Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 254 lbs./ 115.2 kg
Born: March 11, 1979
From: Duke University
Draft: 1st Round (1st pick) 1999 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 1999
Years Pro: 15
Previous Teams:
  Atlanta Hawks 2014 - 2014
  Dallas Mavericks 2013 - 2013
  Atlanta Hawks 2013 - 2013
  Philadelphia 76ers 2012 - 2012
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Duke/USA

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