McFarlane Toys NBA Sports Picks Series 17 [2009 Wave 2] Action Figure Elton Brand (Philadelphia 76ers) White Jersey Premier Collector Level Chase Only 250 Made!
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Elton Brand (Philadelphia 76ers)
Manufacturer: McFarlane Toys
Series: NBA Series 17
Release Date: February 2010
For ages: 4 and up
Details (Description): The two-time All-Star Brand plays the power forward position, despite being only 6 ft 9 in height and thus usually giving up two inches or more to his direct opponent. However, Brand has established himself as one of the top big power forwards of the NBA, averaging 19.8 points, 10.1 rebounds (3.8 being offensive rebounds) and 2.06 blocks in his career (as of December 8, 2009).
Brand makes up for his lack of size like another undersized power forward, Charles Barkley, using his wide and thick body and surprising athleticism for a man his weight in order to out-muscle his opponents. His large wingspan also allows Brand to be a proficient shot blocker.
In his first years in the league, he had a few, but effective and powerful moves underneath the basket which already made him an effective post player. It was not until the beginning of the 200506 season when Brand became one of the best power forwards of the NBA. During the off-season prior to the 200506 season, he trimmed his weight from 265 lb. down to 254 lb. in order to increase his quickness. He also worked on adding more finesse moves underneath the basket so that he could score without having to utilize power all the time. But most importantly, he worked on his shooting range and developed a dependable 18 ft. jumper. As a result, he raised his scoring by 4.7 points in that season.