Found July 14, 2012 on Celtics Town:
Via ESPN Boston:Sources with knowledge of the discussions told’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 Pavlovic in a sign-and-trade, which would be necessary to make such a deal work.The Celtics have eyed unrestricted free agents like Courtney Lee (who met with coach Doc Rivers last week in Orlando) and O.J. Mayo (who reportedly was nearly traded to Boston in exchange for Allen at the trade deadline last season).This is part of the reason why executing a sign-and-trade, with Houston and Dallas in the situations they’re in, is so tough. Those teams are treating cap space like Survivor contestants treat rice. They won’t want to take Dooling, Pavlovic or Mickael Pietrus unless the Celtics add a serious sweetener. ...

Mavericks land Elton Brand

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...

Reloading Mavs Win Bid On Brand

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:

Elton Brand claimed off waivers by the Mavs

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 [...]

Mavs Add Elton Brand

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 [...]

Mavericks claim Brand

The Dallas Mavericks claimed Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, the team announced. The Mavs submitted a winning bid $2.1 million, sources told Brand had been released Wednesday by the Philadelphia 76ers. "Excited," Brand told "I figured that I'd be claimed (off waivers) and that's definitely the destination I was hoping for. It's...

Keyon Dooling, Mickael Pietrus could be used in sign-and-trade for Courtney Lee

We’ve spent the last two weeks hearing O.J. Mayo and Courtney Lee rumors. We’ve also spent the last two weeks scratching our heads and saying, “Um, how?”Keyon Dooling and Mickael Pietrus are reportedly pieces the Boston Celtics could use in a sign-and-trade for Lee. (Boston Globe)Keyon Dooling and Mickael Pietrus remain candidates to return or be used in a sign-and...

Elton Brand Claimed Off Amnesty Waivers By Mavericks

The Mavericks will pay $2.1 million of Elton Brand's salary and Philadelphia will be left to pay the remaining $16.1 million.

Mavericks amnesty Haywood, likely to bid for Brand

The Dallas Mavericks plan to waive center Brendan Haywood using amnesty provision that forces teams to pay the remainder of a player's contract while keeping it off the books for salary cap and luxury tax purposes. Haywood has a salary of $8.3 million for 2012 and is owed more than $27 million over the next three seasons. The Mavericks, in turn, are reportedly planning to...

Big and Bad

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...

Report: Lakers Eyeing Jermaine O'Neal, Elton Brand, Antawn Jamison

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 Los Angeles also remains...

Mavs reload with Brand, Kaman, Collison... and cap space

The Dallas Mavericks faced a lot of criticism in the year after winning the NBA championship in 2011. Dallas let defensive linchpin Tyson Chandler take a lucrative offer with the Knicks and declined to negotiate a long-term extension with Jason Terry (now taking off for the Celtics). It seemed the Mavericks were content with getting a year older, losing out on their title defense...

Lakers Targeting Jamison, Brand, O'Neal

The Lakers are targeting Antawn Jamison, Elton Brand and Jermaine O'Neal as they look to improve the frontcourt.
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