Friday , Mar , 05 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Elton Brand: I’ll Return to Form

"I have battled injuries the past two seasons, something I’ve never had to do before," he said recently. "And during the offseasons [after the injuries] a lot of my time was spent healing and rehabbing, not necessarily on the basketball court. So maybe my game has been a little behind of where it was. But I also think I’ve been getting better all year.

"I know people are looking for those numbers [20 and 10] from me. I understand that. But we do have Sam [Dalembert] down low, and he gobbles up a lot of rebounds. And at the beginning of the year, I wasn’t getting many minutes, so it’s hard to score when you’re on the bench."

Probably the fiercest competitor on the team, Brand truly believes that he can, and will, return to his former self.

"Oh, absolutely," he said. "There is no question in my mind."