Brand 'very interested' in returning to Dallas
|ESPN NBA senior analyst Marc Stein joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the latest developments in NBA free agency. The Rockets are a slight favorite to land Dwight Howard, but the Mavericks are in the running. |
The 34-year-old Brand averaged 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks as a backup center in 21.1 minutes per game in his lone season for the Mavs, who acquired him via amnesty waivers last season. The Mavs value his toughness, defense and veteran presence. Brand said at the end of the season that he wants to be part of the Mavs’ winning tradition, not just remembered in Dallas as part of the .500 beard bunch.
ESPNNewYork.com reported that the Knicks are preparing an offer for Brand, a New York native. Other contenders have also expressed interest and are anticipated to make offers.
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