Friday , Dec , 05 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Clippers’ Brand activated; House shelved

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Clippers activated
forward Elton Brand from the injured list Friday.

Brand had been sidelined with a hairline fracture in his right foot and missed
the last 13 games. Brand originally sustained the injury during the Clippers’
opening-night loss to Seattle in Saitama, Japan on October 30. He posted 21
points, 15 rebounds and eight blocked shots in the contest before exiting with
the injury.

In his fifth NBA season, the Duke product re-signed with Los Angeles in July
after the Clippers matched an offer sheet Brand inked with the Miami Heat.

Last season, when he was absent for 18 contests because of a stress fracture
in his left leg, Brand led the Clippers with averages of 18.5 points
and 11.3 rebounds per game.

Brand spent his first two seasons with the Chicago Bulls before joining the
Clippers for the 2001-02 campaign.

To make room on the roster, the Clippers placed guard Eddie House on the
injured list with a sprained left foot. In 13 games this season, House
has averaged 6.1 points and 2.0 assists.

LAC