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Elton Brand Announces Retirement

16-year NBA veteran Elton Brand announced his retirement at a recent basketball camp at his high school alma mater in New York, according to Al Coqueran of The White Plains Examiner.

Brand spent his last NBA season playing with the Atlanta Hawks, appearing in 36 games and averaging 2.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. He played four minutes total in the postseason.

Brand started his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls after starring at Duke and going No. 1 overall in the 1999 NBA Draft. He won Rookie of the Year and averaged 20 and 10 on two awful Bulls teams before they traded him to the Los Angeles Clippers for a package that featured Tyson Chandler.

Brand spent seven seasons with the Clippers before moving on to the Philadelphia 76ers for four seasons. Prior to finishing his career with the Hawks, he had a one-year stint with the Dallas Mavericks.

Brand finished his career with averages of 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds.

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