Elton Brand to Lose Starting Gig?
There are some indications in Philly that Brand will not be the Sixers’ starting power forward tomorrow night: “It’s not a 100 percent, but if you read between the lines, it seems probable that Sixers coach Eddie Jordan might go with a different starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats. And it seems power forward Elton Brand will be out of the lineup. There are a few options for who might be in (all speculation, really, on what the changed lineup might be). But we just spoke to Jordan. When the Sixers lifted the curtain on practice, they were running through 5-on-0 sets and Brand was working with the second team, Jason Smith with the first team … Then we asked Jordan about Brand working with the second team. Jordan said, ‘We have him playing some five with the second unit.’ Then we asked if that might mean a change to the starting lineup. Here’s where it gets interesting. Jordan said, ‘Ummm,’ then there was a long pause and he smiled and said, ‘Who knows? Nothing is going to change until Wednesday, if there is a change.”‘