View Full Version : Heat Make BLOCKBUSTER Offer To Elton Brand

07-16-2003, 02:16 PM
Wow!! 6 years, $82 million. Riles if offering the max. And Brand is expected to sign. Hopefully LA declines to match.

LINKAGE (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/basketball/heat/sfl-brandspec16jul16,0,6470000.story?coll=sfla-sports-heat)

07-16-2003, 02:29 PM
Or....as the article says..... it could be Lamar Odom in the long run. Looks like we'll end up with one of them. Riles is really getting after it. :up:

Prime Time
07-16-2003, 03:04 PM
Haven't heard of this Elton Brand? What position does he play and what were his stats from last year (I am too lazy to click link as one of my contact lenses broke and am getting a new one tommorow, so today has been a pretty tough day reading threads)

Can we win a SB
07-16-2003, 04:10 PM
he plays powerfoward... good lowpost player and can get about 12 rebounds a game.. a smaller version of ZO...

07-16-2003, 04:55 PM
Brand is one of the better PFs in the league for sure. This would be a huge signing if it happens.

07-16-2003, 04:56 PM
6'8", 265 lbs. He's averaged a double-double in each of his four-year career. Very good rebounder for his height. Career 50% FG, 71% FT shooter.

He dominated at Duke and was the 1st overall pick in the 1999 draft. He's only 24. Would be an excellent pickup.

Prime Time
07-16-2003, 07:54 PM
From what I hear he would be an excellent pickup indeed.

07-16-2003, 11:40 PM
One issue is that Brian Grant currently plays PF. Maybe Riley is contemplating playing two forwards, two guards, and Butler as swingman/point forward.

07-16-2003, 11:41 PM
BTW Muck, I didn't know you were a Heat fan as well. Let me know if you want me to pick up tickets. I live about four blocks from AAA.

07-17-2003, 12:19 AM
It'll be just like it was before when Zo first went down. Grant will move back to the middle. Eventually, we want to get a legit center. But Brian Grant isn't a bad option there because the East is pretty much a bunch of PF's playing C.

Yup, I'm a Heat fan. If it's in Miami, I root for it. Dang man, that's a pretty darn good location. I've been to a lot of events on Biscayne Blvd. I'll let you know when I need tix. :) Right now, I'm just trying to figure out how I'm going to get down there from Tampa next week for training camp. :up:

07-17-2003, 02:20 PM
Brand was a All-Star a year ago. Last year he only played 60-65 games but put up 18/11. He's only 24 and in all 4 seasons he played, he put up 18-20 points and 10-11 rebounds a night. Personally, I see the Clips matching it. Falk, Brand's agent, says he DOUBTS it gets matched because sterling told him he won't(I think he's bluffing). Brand says, max me or don't match. Interesting. If we don't get Brand, expect to see Odom in Miami and Jones in Minny.

BTW, reports today have said that Miami offered a BIT more than expected. It's $84.2m over 6-years rather than the expected $82.2m.


07-17-2003, 05:59 PM
Yeah, Miami is trying to front-load the contract as much as possible (knowing Sterling is a cheapskate).

I agree with you, P. I think he matches it (to that $105 mil max). But if he does, we'll go after Odom. And we'll get him. But I'd rather it be Brand he fills more of a need.


07-17-2003, 09:38 PM
Well alot of people(radio & experts) think that a s&t could be worked out. I'd think maybe Jones/2004 1st rounder for Brand. Who knows?

We'll see, I want Brand but cheap a$$ Sterling won't match offers for BOTH Brand and Odom. So we should wind up with one of them.

Who knows if Washington will go after Arenas now? He is in trouble with the law.. AGAIN.

07-17-2003, 10:38 PM
I'd rather just pay the man instead of paying him, giving up Jones, and a #1. :) It'd be one thing if they had a PG on the roster worth anything in return.

The next month is going to be interesting.....from both a football and basketball standpoint. :)

07-18-2003, 12:13 AM
didnt the sun-sentinel say that the clippers were planning to match?

07-18-2003, 10:17 AM
If the Clippers want to be respected as a franchise, a good first step would be to match this contract. Brand is a very good player and if you can match this contract there should be no questions, you do it right away.

07-18-2003, 01:38 PM
According to ESPN, they have vowed to match it....along with Maggette's (Miller looks like a Nugget). Also looks like they'll try and extend Odom in the next 15 days, further screweing us.


Why does Sterling have to get so damn ambitions now. :(

07-18-2003, 01:54 PM
Brand has his wings Clipped (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=afp-basket_nba_brand&prov=afp&type=lgns)
All-Star forward Elton Brand will be staying with the Los Angeles Clippers , reports said.

The west coast side are set to match the six-year, 82.2-million dollar offer that the Miami Heat have tendered to Brand.

07-18-2003, 02:08 PM
Relax Heat fans, there is some GOOD news included. The Clippers may be looking to match the deal before the 15 days, possibly tomorrow or by Monday. That would be the best thing for the Heat. After 15 days, all that will be left is Odom. Brad Miller is out there and a week ago he and his agent were having STRONG conversations with Miami. Now Miller is no Brand, but he will come alot cheaper and is still young at 26. Miller puts up 13/9 a night and was a All-Star last year. Don't forget he had O'Neal next to him. With Grant next to him, Brad will get the ball more. With Miami he could easily put up 15-20/9.

If the Clips match quick to show their loyalty, we can sign Brad Miller and either Kenny Anderson or Darrell Armstrong to mentor Wade.

1-Anderson or Wade/Wade or Anderson/James

Prime Time
07-18-2003, 11:34 PM
If we do not sign a player this offseason, GREAT! I actually kind of prefer that. Then we would have a sucky team who could end up getting a top 5 lottery pick again, and then go out and get a big name guy like Kobe (Depending on how this crap turns out with him) or KG. Then we would be a good team.


Sounds good to me.

07-18-2003, 11:52 PM
I can't see Kobe or KG coming here. Those franchises would almost DEFINITELY give them the maximum.

Lamar Odom is still a possibility. He plays the same position as Butler. So I wonder what the thinking is there. Still, Riles has wanted that guy forever.

Prime Time
07-19-2003, 07:41 PM
The talk show hosts and ESPN reporters think it is a possibility KG or Kobe could come here.

07-19-2003, 11:58 PM
Kobe will either be with the Lakers next year, or in prison. If for some reason he leaves, it's to Memphis. Memphis is in position to have the most cap room next year(who knows who will take over, getting Terrell Brandon would give a team $13m). You know Wise loves Kobe, but he ain't comin' to Miami!

KG is a possibility, so are KMart and Eddy Curry..

Clippers just officially matched, so we're rich again. :D

07-20-2003, 02:00 AM
They gave him the same deal we did. He specifically told them, "Pay me the max, or let me go". I guess Donald Sterling has to stay true to himself somehow.