Reunion Week started early, and you knew it was going to be that way when Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy was asked to revisit the Elton Brand saga . . . on Saturday.
That's when another reunion was in progress at Staples Center. Baron Davis versus his former team, the Golden State Warriors. And Corey Maggette versus his old Clippers' buddies, well, the few of them still on hand.
Brand versus his former team, the Clippers, was still well off in the distance, Friday at Philadelphia.
"We'll hug and ask about each other's families and say good luck and then we'll go to war trying to beat each other up," Clippers forward Tim Thomas said Monday.
Dunleavy repeated that the Brand controversy of the summer was "totally behind" him.
"Like I said, the only disappointing part about the whole thing was that I never had a call from him explaining it to me," he said.