Hawks add Elton Brand
The Hawks today announced the signing of Elton Brand, a 6’9″, 254-pound veteran who played his college ball at Danny Ferry’s alma mater – Duke.
Brand gives the Hawks some frontcourt depth that they definitely need. As of right now, Al Horford and Paul Millsap are the only guaranteed forwards Atlanta has on the roster.
Brand will be entering his fifteenth season, and at this point in his career, it’s probably safe to assume his minutes will be served primarily as a backup to both Horford and Millsap. Still, Brand brings a veteran presence and is a big body that’s hard to move. He stayed healthy last year, playing in 72 of Dallas’s 82 games and starting 18, so he can be put in the starting role if the situation calls for it.