Source: Mavs to go hard after Elton Brand

July, 11, 2012
7/11/12
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The Dallas Mavericks will make a "very aggressive bid" for Elton Brand in the amnesty waiver process, a source close to the situation confirmed Wednesday.

The Philadelphia 76ers have used their amnesty clause on the 6-foot-8 veteran forward, making him eligible for teams under the salary cap to put in bids. The winning bid earns Brand's services and will pay that amount of the $18.2 million he's owed next season, the final year of his contract.

The Mavs, by virtue of deciding Wednesday to use the amnesty clause on Brendan Haywood after agreeing to a one-year deal with center Chris Kaman, have a substantial amount of cap space to make a strong bid for Brand.

"(The Mavs) are going to save Philly a lot of money," the source said.

Brand averaged 11.0 points and 7.2 rebounds last season for Philadelphia.

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