Dallas Mavericks claim Elton Brand off waivers, sources say
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jul 13, 2012
Elton Brand has been claimed off amnesty waivers by the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced Friday. He would have become an unrestricted free agent had he cleared waivers, but the Mavericks were determined not to let the opportunity to claim Brand pass as they continue their recovery from missing out on top free-agent targets Deron Williams and Steve Nash. Only teams under the salary cap were eligible to bid on claiming Brand off waivers. ET Friday that the Mavericks had lodged the winning waiver bid for Brand, who was released Wednesday by the Philadelphia 76ers through the amnesty clause in the NBA's new labor agreement. "Chris Kaman is still a really good player and is going to show everybody that.