If you listened to the interview Ed Stefanski did last week, this was the questions he didn't have an answer to. Why would Brand leave $16M on the table? Well, if he truly is sick of the losing environment in L.A., or if he's sick of playing second fiddle in his own town to the Lakers, or if he just wants to be part of an organization moving in the right direction, in a division where one man can make a difference, well then Philly should look pretty attractive to him right about now.
As for Arenas, if he does not opt out, he is due to be paid $12,800,00 for the 2008-2009 season.
So, how would the Clippers land either one of the two? Only if Clippers forward Elton Brand opts out of his contract this summer and decides to sign with another team.
Brand would be leaving $16,440,000 on the table but likely could land at least a four-year contract in the $44-48 million range.
Brand has been quite coy on his situation and his agent, David Falk, did not have anything to say when asked about the situation last week in Boston.
However, the rumors are Brand has grown tired of losing and is not convinced that the Clippers can rebuild into a playoff-contending team, anytime soon.
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