Atlantic Notes: Brand, Nets, Atkinson, Irving

After years and years of asset collection and patience being the primary focus of the Sixers‘ plans, Elton Brand has dramatically changed the team’s course of action in a few months. First it was trading for Jimmy Butler. Then this past week, Brand took it to another level by trading several future assets for Tobias Harris, effectively creating a “big four” in Philadelphia.

These moves were made because Brand’s mindset is that the Sixers are in a position to contend for a championship right now. As Brian Seltzer writes for the 76ers’ team website, Brand is acting with a sense of urgency and focus on building a true championship team this season.

Should the 76ers re-sign both Harris and Butler, the team would instantly become one of the more expensive in the league, but Brand should be satisfied with the group of talent he has assembled for the foreseeable future.

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4 thoughts on “Atlantic Notes: Brand, Nets, Atkinson, Irving

  1. DannyQ3913

    Mike Scott is a great asset. 76ers owners said they don’t care about taxes.

    • x%sure

      Sunday, Scott showed McGee the ol’ missed attempt at a shotblack that hits the shooter’s face trick. The announcers did not even bring it up though it looked clumsily executed to me. Then he made some shots. Nice intro

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