Saturday , Jun , 14 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Will Elton Brand Stay with Los Angeles Clippers?

A 17.6 points per game and eight rebounds per game in the eight contests he finally was able to get in, to finish out the season, would attest to Brand returning as good as new, from last summer’s injury, that cost him all but 74 games in 2007-2008.

No, what fans want to know, is whether Brand will exercise the opt-out on the final year of his contract that is due to pay him $16,440,000 for the 2008-2009 season. Brand’s agent, David Falk, has been having preliminary discussions with the Clippers.

“Nothing’s really come up,” Brand said Thursday. “We’re just looking at the landscape. He’ll probably know more in the next week and a half or two weeks. But I’m here now, training and getting prepared.” [O.C. Register]