Sixers getting in position to lure Brand from West Coast

Updated: July 8, 2008, 6:35 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

It suddenly appears that the biggest threat to the Los Angeles Clippers re-signing franchise forward Elton Brand can be found far east of Oakland.

NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Monday night that the Philadelphia 76ers are again "actively involved" in the Brand hunt -- and now are a very serious threat to tempt him away from L.A. -- after initially fearing they couldn't compete financially with the Clippers and Golden State Warriors.

In the face of a longstanding ...

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