Warriors Strike Back: Big Offer for Elton Brand

by July 03, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

If Chris Mullin and his staff have their way, Baron Davis’s homecoming will be a little bit less joyful than he anticipated. The Warriors have reportedly offered Baron’s free agent Clipper teammate Elton Brand a max deal to switch uniforms.

Flush with cap space after Baron Davis’ sudden exit, the Warriors have offered free-agent Elton Brand a five-year deal worth $90 million, according to multiple league sources.

The most the Clippers could offer Brand is a five-year contract worth about $75 million – or roughly $15 million less than the Warriors’ proposal.

Elton would ideally like to stay in L.A. and play alongside Baron Davis, but man, $15 million is a lot of money to leave on the table.

Elton and super-agent David Falk are currently mulling over their options in Washington, and there are some nervous people in Oakland and Los Angeles. It should be an interesting next few days.