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I want to be positive about my Sixers, I really do. And then things like this last week happens, and I wonder what the point is, really...Item 1: Amnesty for Elton Brand. Now, in and of itself, getting out of EB's contract, and away from a 33-year-old 6'-9" F/C is something of a benefit. Brand's best offensive move is a mid-range jumper that doesn't go down often enough to justify more than 8 to 10 shots per game, and while he's an effective shot blocker and willing defender, that doesn't exactly make him a shutdown guy, or someone deserving a big deal. He tries real hard, plays pretty smart and will move the ball on offense, but all of that seems like something you should be able to find in freely available talent and/or coach up out of your younger guys, especially when your best on the court asset seems to be the coach that gets similar and better work out of your young bigs. Brand's departure should also give us all the final opportunity we need ...
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The Dallas Mavericks have added another body to their ever growing frontcourt.
The Mavericks have won the bidding for Elton Brand, the team announced on Friday.
Brand was amnestied by the Philadelphia 76ers this week. Teams had 48-hours to submit bids to secure the rights to the final year on Brand's contract.
Earlier this week, Dallas signed centers Chris Kaman and Brazilian...
Piece-by-piece, the Mavs are trying to reload their roster toward an even more competitive level. The latest accomplishment: The amnesty-bid win on center/forward Elton Brand. 'It's going to be great playing with someone of Dirk's caliber,' Brand says. Some of the inside stuff on what Brand brings to the Mavs ... and what might be next:
The Dallas Mavericks have won their bid for the services of veteran big man Elton Brand, per a report from Y! Sports Adrian Wojnaworski: The Dallas Mavericks have successfully claimed Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, a league source tells Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 13, 2012 Brand was waived by the Sixers Thursday [...]
The Mavericks added Elton Brand this afternoon, grabbing the 6’9″ F/C off of the amnesty wire for a mere $2.1 million dollars. Brand brings a toughness to the paint that the Mavericks sorely missed without Tyson Chandler last season, and he’ll also be able to crash the boards. Brand averaged 11 points and 7.2 rebounds [...]
The Dallas Mavericks claimed Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, the team announced. The Mavs submitted a winning bid $2.1 million, sources told ESPN.com. Brand had been released Wednesday by the Philadelphia 76ers. "Excited," Brand told ESPN.com. "I figured that I'd be claimed (off waivers) and that's definitely the destination I was hoping for. It's...
Dwight Howard is the big man Lakers fans most want to see in purple and gold next season, but the team appears to have its sights set on some other big men as well. Jermaine O'Neal, Elton Brand and Antawn Jamison are on the Lakers' "short list" of names they are hoping to add to the roster for the veteran's minimum, according to ESPN.com. Los Angeles also remains...
The Sixers and Kwame Brown have agreed to a two-year deal $6 million dollar contract. Brown a former number one draft pick by Washington in 2001 averaged around 6 points and 6 rebounds last season with Golden State. Browns season ended early needing surgery on chest muscle after only nine games.
Another scratch your head move by the Sixers this off-season. Brown is another 20 minute...
Free agent center Kwame Brown signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers first reported by Yahoo Sports. Brown made $6.75 million as a member of the Warriors last season. He played in just nine games before he tore his pectoralis major -- the largest muscle in the chest which attaches to the shoulder -- and had surgery in January. In 11 pro seasons, Brown...
Do you want living proof that the old saying “There’s A Sucker Born Every Minute” is the “FRICKIN GOSPEL“? Then let New York Vinnie introduce you to the “FRICKIN BIG BUST” center Kwame Brown, the true “EL PUD SUPREMO” of the NBA Draft. Brown could be the “LUCKIEST FRICKIN GUY TO EVER WALK THE PLANET” because not only was he taken with the first pick in the 2001...
The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with former No. 1 overall draft pick Kwame Brown.
Agent Mark Bartelstein announced the move Friday.
Brown will be reunited with Sixers coach Doug Collins. Collins was Brown's first coach in Washington in 2001. Brown has averaged 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds over an 11-year career.
The well-traveled Brown...
Former number one overall pick Kwame Brown just keeps on getting deals, huh?
He will sign a 2 year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to CBS Sports. The contract is reportedly worth $6 million, with the second year being a player option.
This comes soon after Philadelphia used their amnesty clause on big man Elton Brand, thus erasing his salary from the cap and making him...
Today, according to a few sources, the Sixers have signed Kwame Brown. The deal is set to be a one year deal, with a player option for a second year. The deal is worth $6 million.
The 6'11 center, only played nine games last year due to season ending Chest surgery. In those 9 games with the Golden State Warriors, he posted 6.3 points a game, as well as 6.3 rebounds per game.
Kwame Brown has agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with the Sixers.
Via ESPN Boston:Sources with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that the Mavericks and Celtics did discuss sign-and-trade scenarios to facilitate Terry’s move to Boston early in free agency. But Dallas has since made other plans with its cap space, such as Friday’s amnesty claim on Elton Brand, and are thus resistant to taking back Keyon Dooling or Sasha...