Tuesday , Jul , 01 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Elton Brand Opts out of Contract

Elton Brand said on Monday that he is opting out of the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, but he hopes to re-sign with the team.

"We’re opting out," Brand said. "It definitely doesn’t mean I’m leaving the Clippers. We’re trying to work it out. My intention is to stay."

Brand is forgoing the $16.4 million on the last year of his deal, a final decision he made at Monday’s deadline to notify the team and the league.