Wednesday , Mar , 19 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Elton Brand May not Be Back this Year

Tuesday, for the first time, Brand expressed some doubt about playing this season.

"It’s tough because the end of the season’s not really conducive to full-court practice," Brand said. "You want to go over the other team’s plays and things like that, but we really don’t have five-on-five settings as much as I would like to, so we’ll see."

Including tonight against the Golden State Warriors, the Clippers have only 16 games remaining. Mixed among them are only 13 off days where the team would practice.

"It will be a disappointment just because it’s official games, but as soon as guys are ready I’ll be playing five-on-five anyways," Brand said of the possibility of not returning this season. [LA Times]