Feb 25, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks power forward Elton Brand (42) and Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson (22) fight for a rebound in the second quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Hawks’ Elton Brand unsure about retirement


Atlanta Hawks’ power forward Elton Brand has not decided whether or not he will return for a 16th NBA season.

Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the scoop.

In 1999, the Chicago Bulls took Brand with the #1 overall pick in the Draft. After two years in Chicago, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. He was with the Clippers for seven seasons, but left to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers. After four years in Philadelphia, he was released via the amnesty clause and joined the Dallas Mavericks for a season. He joined the Hawks in the offseason.

It seems like the Hawks would welcome him back, but his role would likely be reduced even more because all-star big man Al Horford will be returning from injury.

Brand averaged 5.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 assists per game this season.

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