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Multi-time NBA All-Star Elton Brand announces retirement

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There are certain constants during every NBA offseason.

New stars will arrive in the league courtesy of the NBA Draft. Free Agency will throw up a drama or two. And veteran talent will decide enough is enough and call time on their career before the new campaign gets under way.

Retirement

Well today we were handed the latter with news that one multi-time NBA All-Star has opted to head into retirement ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.

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Veteran forward Elton Brand has confirmed that he will retire from the NBA 16 years after entering the league as the first overall pick way back in 1999.

Brand, most recently of the Atlanta Hawks, explained his decision at a basketball camp in New York today:

"I could get in shape if I got the call but this looks like the end of the run for me, right now it is family time."

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Prior to spending the last two seasons with the Hawks, Brand spent time with the Chicago Bulls (1999-2001), Los Angeles Clippers (2001-2008), Philadelphia 76ers (2008-2012) and Dallas Mavericks (2012-2013).

It was at the Clippers where the forward enjoyed his most successful period of personal success, going to two NBA All-Star games (2002 and 2006) as well as achieving All-NBA Second Team honors in 2006.

He was also named Rookie of The Year in 2000 whilst with the Bulls.

During his hey day in the league Brand was averaging above 20 points per game and he finishes his NBA career (unless that call arrives) with respectable figures of 16.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

Winding down

Truth be told the veteran never really hit the heights once leaving the Clippers and has seen his role gradually decline into a deep bench option in recent seasons.

Indeed, with the Atlanta Hawks offering him only 13.5 minutes of action per game last season, it is perhaps no surprise that the former All-Star has called quits on his career before the fall.

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