April 12, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Elton brand (42) during the game against the Denver Nuggets at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Atlanta Hawks to Sign Elton Brand

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One of the bigger names left on the NBA free agency market was veteran big man Elton Brand, who found himself pursued by teams such as the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks.

Brand has found a home, as reports state he is set to sign with the Hawks.

Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype has the report:

Free agent forward Elton Brand is signing a one-year deal with the Hawks, agent David Falk told HoopsHype.
“We think it’s a great opportunity for him,” Falk said. “I can see him playing 4-5 more years because Elton is serious about his conditioning and, besides, he plays more with his head than his body at this point. Atlanta is a good fit and Elton will be a good veteran presence there.”

Brand is now at the ripe age of 34 and is coming off his worst statistical season to date. His rep says he wants to play another four or more years, but that won’t be in the cards if his low numbers continue.

On the bright side, the Hawks get some nice depth and veteran leadership.

 

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