Sunday, July 20, 2003

Clippers match Miami's offer to Brand



The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Clippers retained All-Star forward Elton Brand Saturday by matching an offer sheet he signed with the Miami Heat earlier this week.

The Clippers did not disclose the terms of Brand's deal, which is believed to be worth $82.2 million over six years.

Brand, a former No. 1 pick, averaged 18.5 points, 11.3 rebounds and 39.6 minutes in 62 games last season. He has averaged 19.2 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.9 blocks in four NBA seasons.

"I am very pleased that Elton Brand will continue to be an important part of our organization," said Elgin Baylor, the Clippers vice president of basketball operations. "I never doubted the outcome of this process and I couldn't be happier."

BUCKS: Police have upgraded an assault charge against former Milwaukee Bucks teammates Gary Payton, Sam Cassell and Jason Caffey stemming from a fight, a prosecutor and the men's lawyer said Friday.

Payton, Cassell and Caffey are charged in connection with an altercation outside a bar April 11. They were charged with common assault, but police upgraded it to assault causing bodily harm, prosecutor Calvin Barry said.

LAKERS: Free-agent forward Samaki Walker was charged with drunken driving after an accident earlier this month.

Walker lost control of his vehicle about 20 miles east of Columbus July 9, a highway patrol dispatcher said. He also was charged with failure to maintain control of a vehicle and not wearing a seat belt.




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