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Brand to have season-ending surgery

Updated: February 6, 2009, 7:17 PM ET
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PHILADELPHIA -- Elton Brand has four more years to prove to Philadelphia he was no $80 million bust.

Year 1 was a disaster.

Brand's comeback from a separated right shoulder is over and the two-time All-Star power forward will have season-ending surgery on Monday. All the Sixers got in the first year of a five-year, $80 million contract from the player they expected to help win them a round or two in the Eastern Conference playoffs was 13.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in only 29 games.

"It's ...

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