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Elton Brand announces retirement


The veteran Elton Brand has announced his retirement from basketball world at 36 years of age after 16 seasons in the NBA.

The power forward ended last year in the Atlanta Hawks, where he played a residual role after playing 36 games during the regular season and just four minutes in playoffs. Despite sounded hard in recent weeks to strengthen the roster of New York Knicks, the player has dismissed finally supply from his hometown team to say goodbye to the competition.

The impact of Elton Brand in the best basketball league in the world was instantaneous. Selected 1st overall in the 1999 Draft by Chicago Bulls, averages of 20.1 points and 10.0 rebounds per game were enough to win the Rookie of the Year award, which he shared with guard Steve Francis.

Despite his constant exhibitions with numbers around 20 points and 10 rebounds (hence his nickname Mr.20-10), his odyssey in the Windy City only lasted two seasons before being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. In California he reached its best level, participating in two All-Star Game (2002 and 2006) thanks to global averages of 19.1 points and 9.6 rebounds in his seven years in the team. Despite his great performance, the Clippers only reach the playoffs once.

In 2007, a serious injury to his Achilles tendon cut the progress of one of the best inside players of the past 15 years, whose impact on the league was not greater by not been lucky enough to anchor in a team with high aspirations.

Still, he helped the 76ers reach the playoffs for two consecutive seasons (2011 and 2012). His level was far from its best, but his talent was imperturbable. His figures in Philadelphia reached 15.2 points and 8.4 rebounds in his four years on the team.

His last three seasons in the league have revolved around the cities of Dallas and Atlanta, and with even more residual secondary role during his last year with the Hawks surprising. In the overall of his career, Brand played a total of 1,041 games, averaging 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per match.
Jacobo Leon (Blogdebasket.com)

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