The New York Knicks recently expressed interest in signing Dallas Mavericks free agent Elton Brand. However, Brand is in no rush and will explore all options before making a decision on where he will play next season.
Brand would fill the Knicks’ needs for rebounding and post defense. But Falk said many teams are interested in Brand. “When you get past the first wave of primo free agents like Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Andre Iguodala, he’s probably the best big guy in the next tier,” Falk said. “He’s been a great player for a long time, the No. 1 pick in the draft, he’s gotten two max deals. I’m trying to find the best fit for him. There’s no rush.
“I’m just waiting for the right situation to manifest itself and then we’ll pull the trigger.”
Brand signed a one-year deal with the Mavericks last season, and will likely be looking for a new team. He averaged 7.2 points and 6 rebounds per game in 2013-13. Despite being 34 years old he can still bring some additional rebounding and a paint presence to a contending team.