I am as shocked with this move as anyone. I knew Philly was expected to make a serious push for EB, but all the people I had talked to recently said he would re-sign with the Clippers, especially with them being able to offer him an additional 6th season and the total money being so close. It makes you wonder what changed over the last several days.
As you might imagine, the Clippers organization is terribly upset about EB's decision. The team believed it had an agreement with him to stay, and they took him at his word. It just goes to show you that a deal is never done until it's done.
By Jonathan Abrams, Los Angeles Times Staff WriterElton Brand has reached a verbal agreement to sign a multiyear contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to an NBA source who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on player movements.
The deal is believed to be in the $80-million range and expected to span five years.