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B'sCeltsPatsSox
07-13-2012, 05:06 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA
The Dallas Mavericks have successfully claimed Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, a league source tells Y! Sports.

https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/223885782711148545

Nice add for them coming off the bench.

roshan3ai
07-13-2012, 05:06 PM
Great pickup. Guy is still a very good defender.

TeamSeattle
07-13-2012, 05:07 PM
Good job for the Mavs :clap:

Devils05
07-13-2012, 05:07 PM
From Woj's Twitter (https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/223885782711148545)
The Dallas Mavericks have successfully claimed Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, a league source tells Y! Sports.

310Casper
07-13-2012, 05:08 PM
I wonder how much they got him for. he was due for almost 19million this final year of his contract.

They probably bid about 10 million for him...

Young2Kinsler
07-13-2012, 05:09 PM
A good backup for Dirk/Kaman, could be a great add depending on price. I'm guessing 3-4 mil

marj987
07-13-2012, 05:09 PM
Awwwww, I wanted Scola :-/

marj987
07-13-2012, 05:10 PM
But none the less a great pick up, for only one year, we still have a bench. :clap:

Hellcrooner
07-13-2012, 05:11 PM
Now they go for Jose as rumored?

King41
07-13-2012, 05:11 PM
how much? nothing said?

TeamSeattle
07-13-2012, 05:13 PM
Moke Hamilton ‏@MokeHamilton
The #Mavericks were able to claim Elton Brand off of the amnesty waivers for $2.1M. #Value #NBA

EDUTEXANS
07-13-2012, 05:13 PM
2.1 million?

rangersfan
07-13-2012, 05:13 PM
$2.1 million.

So we still have about $3.5 - $4 mil in cap room plus the $2.5 mil exception to sign one or two more guys. D. West + ?

King41
07-13-2012, 05:14 PM
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL 2.1 mil LOL

thedfactor
07-13-2012, 05:15 PM
What a value bid of $2.1M for him, good job Mavs

Bruno
07-13-2012, 05:15 PM
Mavs will fill out their roster decently and still make the playoffs. although, they're getting knocked out in the first round again for sure.

that in itself should be an accomplishment considering what their skeleton roster looked like two weeks ago.

good thing about cuban is that even if he strikes out in free agency, he'll still fill up a team decently with the remaining side pieces available.

NYYCowboys
07-13-2012, 05:15 PM
Love this for the Mavs. We were all laughing at them a week ago, but they've actually gotten a lot of talent on 1 year deals, and will have a ton of cap space next offseason when Dwight and CP3 will potentially be FAs. :clap:

jmoney85
07-13-2012, 05:18 PM
championship

rangersfan
07-13-2012, 05:19 PM
So the Sixers have to pay the balance of the $18.2 million owed Brand this year.

http://espn.go.com/dallas/nba/story/_/id/8164479/dallas-mavericks-claim-elton-brand-waiver-sources-say

And all we have to pay of that is $2.1 mil. That's neat-o.

marj987
07-13-2012, 05:20 PM
2.1 mil............What a ****ing steal....

EDUTEXANS
07-13-2012, 05:22 PM
help me out, 2.1 million total or 2.1 million a year?

King41
07-13-2012, 05:22 PM
championship

not this year^^

rangersfan
07-13-2012, 05:22 PM
help me out, 2.1 million total or 2.1 million a year?

$2.1 total. Brand's a FA after the season.

marj987
07-13-2012, 05:23 PM
help me out, 2.1 million total or 2.1 million a year?

He only has one year left on his contract.

King41
07-13-2012, 05:23 PM
help me out, 2.1 million total or 2.1 million a year?

he has only one year left so 2.1 for this year so expiring contract

YoungOne
07-13-2012, 05:23 PM
Awwwww, I wanted Scola :-/

they took brand over scola because of the length of the contract I believe.

MavsFever
07-13-2012, 05:24 PM
damn that is a steal, i hope we pick up Dwest!!! and we should be 3-4 seed in the playoff!

aztr0
07-13-2012, 05:25 PM
For that amount, its a steal.

King41
07-13-2012, 05:25 PM
damn that is a steal, i hope we pick up Dwest!!! and we should be 3-4 seed in the playoff!

come down big fella let's make some moves and see what will happen

tbone2171
07-13-2012, 05:26 PM
They should have claimed Darko instead :P

Lakers + Giants
07-13-2012, 05:28 PM
damn that is a steal, i hope we pick up Dwest!!! and we should be 3-4 seed in the playoff!

LMAO. . . I was about to say. . . .obvious troll.

EDUTEXANS
07-13-2012, 05:28 PM
$2.1 total. Brand's a FA after the season.


He only has one year left on his contract.


I was confusing him with someone else, I tought he has like 3 yeasr left on his contract :)

anyway great deal for Dallas
can they still claim Scola?

marj987
07-13-2012, 05:32 PM
I was confusing him with someone else, I tought he has like 3 yeasr left on his contract :)

anyway great deal for Dallas
can they still claim Scola?

Nah, Im pretty sure we'll pass now, re-sign Delonte and call it an off-season.

jmoney85
07-13-2012, 05:35 PM
I hope scola clears and the nets can get it

Lakers + Giants
07-13-2012, 05:37 PM
PG Collison Beaubois
SG West Jones
SF Marion Carter
PF Dirk Brand
C Kaman Wright

That's what mavs roster can look like. Damn. they go 10 deep. . . with a Star in Dirk. .pretty impressive.

I thought they were done a week ago. Definitely can upset a team in the playoffs and be a dark horse.

rangersfan
07-13-2012, 05:44 PM
PG Collison Beaubois
SG West Jones
SF Marion Carter
PF Dirk Brand
C Kaman Wright

That's what mavs roster can look like. Damn. they go 10 deep. . . with a Star in Dirk. .pretty impressive.

I thought they were done a week ago. Definitely can upset a team in the playoffs and be a dark horse.

We have about $4 mil in cap space to add another guy yet, prob a shooter/SG. West'll be back on our exception.

jmoney85
07-13-2012, 05:47 PM
not enough scoring in that rotation imo... kaman and dirk can score but where else can you really count on scoring?

King41
07-13-2012, 05:49 PM
collison/west/marion are all guys who can get easy 10 points per game + 15 from kaman and 25 from dirk , so and the bench is not hat bad in scoring with roddy/cunnigham/brand and carter who can get off and gives you 12ppg easy

AnthonyTyrael
07-13-2012, 05:50 PM
not enough scoring in that rotation imo... kaman and dirk can score but where else can you really count on scoring?

Are you kidding? I don't see consistent top scorers either besides Dirk but Marion, Roddy, West, Carter, Kaman, Brand, Collison to name a few.... they can produce.

justinnum1
07-13-2012, 05:50 PM
nice

rangersfan
07-13-2012, 05:51 PM
not enough scoring in that rotation imo... kaman and dirk can score but where else can you really count on scoring?

That's funny, I always thought it was about +/-, not just scoring.

TeamSeattle
07-13-2012, 05:51 PM
Mavs will be fine, 4get these Nets fans...just hatin like usual.

jmoney85
07-13-2012, 05:52 PM
That's funny, I always thought it was about +/-, not just scoring.

besides marion and brand none of those guys are great defenders if thats what you're implying

Lakers + Giants
07-13-2012, 05:52 PM
We have about $4 mil in cap space to add another guy yet, prob a shooter/SG. West'll be back on our exception.

I love your team right now. I'm assuming these players are all on short (1-2 year) contracts to make a run in free agency?

THE MTL
07-13-2012, 05:53 PM
So te Mavs got rid of a championship team for Elton Brand, Chris Kaman, and maybe Delonte West.

Thats pretty SAD!

Lakers + Giants
07-13-2012, 05:54 PM
I bet Mavs and Nets aren't even 5 games apart next year.

Young2Kinsler
07-13-2012, 05:55 PM
I love your team right now. I'm assuming these players are all on short (1-2 year) contracts to make a run in free agency?

Dirk and Marion are on the books past this season, and we have a qualifying offer on Collison. That's about it.

rangersfan
07-13-2012, 05:55 PM
I love your team right now. I'm assuming these players are all on short (1-2 year) contracts to make a run in free agency?

Yes, we have about $23 million in expiring contracts now. Brand's $2.1 expiring can't be traded during the season because he was amnestied, but the other guys and their $21 mil in total expirings can. $21 mil in expirings is a pretty attractive trade chip to use at the deadline, or just let them and Brand's expire and have that $23 mil in cap space to sign a max FA in the offseason.

MavsFever
07-13-2012, 05:56 PM
hope dallas get oj mayo, i would be happy if he take 4.5 million for 1 year deal, dream can only come true!

Young2Kinsler
07-13-2012, 05:57 PM
So te Mavs got rid of a championship team for Elton Brand, Chris Kaman, and maybe Delonte West.

Thats pretty SAD!

Well....Brand+Kaman is very close to equaling Chandler, if not more so due to their ability to score better. Deltone plays the same role Barea does. Dahantay Jones, someone the Knicks wanted, can D up like Stevenson. So.... yes, but not at the expense of ruining our ability to make any moves for 4-5 years.

rangersfan
07-13-2012, 05:57 PM
So te Mavs got rid of a championship team for Elton Brand, Chris Kaman, and maybe Delonte West.

Thats pretty SAD!

Little more to it than that. Plus Collison and Dahntay Jones plus whoever we get with the $4 mil we have left in cap space plus the $23.1 million in expiring contracts we have - $21 mil of which we can use as trade bait at the deadline - or just the whole $23 mil expire and have all that freed up to use on a max FA in the offseason.

keetyweedy
07-13-2012, 05:57 PM
Nice pickup w/ brand I don't expect us to compete for a championship, but its funny how fans of teams who have not won a championship in the past 10 yrs got a lot to say...

Beantownsboss
07-13-2012, 05:59 PM
Sixers have to pay him that 19 mil, and $2.1 mil WTF that's awesome.

marj987
07-13-2012, 05:59 PM
I want Courtney Lee Damnit!!

Need to get younger, and we need a peremiter defender.

rangersfan
07-13-2012, 05:59 PM
besides marion and brand none of those guys are great defenders if thats what you're implying

So we slow the pace down thereby limiting the other teams' possessions and scoring opportunities, and play ugly slow low-scoring half-court ball which makes me barf then fall asleep. We'll figure something out :).

Lakers + Giants
07-13-2012, 06:00 PM
Dirk and Marion are on the books past this season, and we have a qualifying offer on Collison. That's about it.


Yes, we have about $23 million in expiring contracts now. Brand's $2.1 expiring can't be traded during the season because he was amnestied, but the other guys and their $21 mil in total expirings can. $21 mil in expirings is a pretty attractive trade chip to use at the deadline, or just let them and Brand's expire and have that $23 mil in cap space to sign a max FA in the offseason.

Legit team, with the luxury of being able to spend in the off-season or trade expiring contracts during the season. props.

keetyweedy
07-13-2012, 06:01 PM
I bet Mavs and Nets aren't even 5 games apart next year.

5-8 in the wc is pretty wide open nobody is a guarantee in any of those spots, now BK on the other hand well lets just say don't expect the addition of JJ to make a 20-25 game improvement from last yr

keetyweedy
07-13-2012, 06:02 PM
besides marion and brand none of those guys are great defenders if thats what you're implying

really no need to we run alot of zone, that is how we beat the miami heat...

Lakers + Giants
07-13-2012, 06:03 PM
5-8 in the wc is pretty wide open nobody is a guarantee in any of those spots, now BK on the other hand well lets just say don't expect the addition of JJ to make a 20-25 game improvement from last yr

I know I was saying the Nets aren't even 5 games better than the Mavs. A lot of the Nets fans think their team is gonna have like 10-15 more wins than the mavs, It's hilarious. I wouldn't even be surprised if the mavs end up with a better record than the Nets.

JerseyPalahniuk
07-13-2012, 06:03 PM
add Courtney Lee as a SG who can shoot the 3 and defend and that's a good team!

Collision/ Beabois
Lee/ resign West?
Marion/ Carter
Dirk/ Brand
Kaman/ Wright

JerseyPalahniuk
07-13-2012, 06:04 PM
I know I was saying the Nets aren't even 5 games better than the Mavs. A lot of the Nets fans think their team is gonna have like 10-15 more wins than the mavs, It's hilarious. I wouldn't even be surprised if the mavs end up with a better record than the Nets.

3 Nets fans on the entire board. and you know who they are

jmoney85
07-13-2012, 06:05 PM
they are really going to miss JET and kidd

Lakers + Giants
07-13-2012, 06:06 PM
they are really going to miss JET and kidd

Collison>>>>>Kidd

Nice try though buddy.

Shareeb_omac2
07-13-2012, 06:08 PM
Brand will help keep Dirk's minutes down. Great cheap 1 year signing. Mavs stay competitive now and have a bright future financially.

Collison, Marion, Carter, West, Brand, and Kaman can all give you 10-15 points a night. The Mavs won a championship using this formula and good defense.

We need to use the remaining cap on a shooter and/or perimeter defender.

jmoney85
07-13-2012, 06:09 PM
Collison>>>>>Kidd

Nice try though buddy.

that shows you what the pacers thought of collison that they traded him for nothing

torocan
07-13-2012, 06:10 PM
$2.1M? NIIIIICE Steal.

keetyweedy
07-13-2012, 06:10 PM
I know I was saying the Nets aren't even 5 games better than the Mavs. A lot of the Nets fans think their team is gonna have like 10-15 more wins than the mavs, It's hilarious. I wouldn't even be surprised if the mavs end up with a better record than the Nets.

Im sure we will, they pretty much have the same team last yr minus stevenson, morrow, petro & farmar, no big additions outside of JJ, besides reggie evans who i don't think is even worth mentioning, although we took a loss w/ JET we taking good steps on building up for the following season

jmoney85
07-13-2012, 06:11 PM
Exactly. I would ask all of my Mavs brethren to simply quit doing any replies to jmoney, domefavors, and wavey. They simply want attention, don't give it to them, and they will go back under their bridge like the trolls they are.

Don't give people who don't want to have an intelligent conversation the time of day, please.

oo really? because if I dont nut hug the mavs im considered a troll? get real bro

jmoney85
07-13-2012, 06:12 PM
Im sure we will, they pretty much have the same team last yr minus stevenson, morrow, petro & farmar, no big additions outside of JJ, besides reggie evans who i don't think is even worth mentioning, although we took a loss w/ JET we taking good steps on building up for the following season

do you need to be reminded that we didnt have our starting 5 for one game last season?

keetyweedy
07-13-2012, 06:13 PM
that shows you what the pacers thought of collison that they traded him for nothing

Actually they traded him to have enough space to bring back Hibbert

Lakers + Giants
07-13-2012, 06:13 PM
that shows you what the pacers thought of collison that they traded him for nothing

Not all FOs are smart.

Look at what Houston is doing. . .

waveycrockett
07-13-2012, 06:14 PM
Collison lost his starting job to George Hill. Am I missing something?

jmoney85
07-13-2012, 06:15 PM
^^ jmoney85 you do not have basketball iq if you state this Quote:
Originally Posted by lakers24giants5
Collison>>>>>Kidd

Nice try though buddy.
that shows you what the pacers thought of collison that they traded him for nothing...

they got rid of him for a reason, because financial reason!!

collison makes like 2.5 million? hardly a financial reason

you have a great basketball iq

keetyweedy
07-13-2012, 06:16 PM
do you need to be reminded that we didnt have our starting 5 for one game last season?

:cry:

MavsFever
07-13-2012, 06:17 PM
yeah, but they dont want to bring back hibbert for ur info.

waveycrockett
07-13-2012, 06:19 PM
2006 Clippers REUNION!! Kaman and Brand can reminisce about when they were good

DoMeFavors
07-13-2012, 06:24 PM
I am not saying its going to happen because in this league you never know, but this Mav team just isnt NBA playoff material. I feel bad for Dirk who thought he was going to get 2 max contracts and big time players but he got Kaman and Brand. I think Cuban is just trying to get any former big name possible in a reason for himself not to rebuild. You got to trade Dirk this is insulting to his game. This talent around him is god awful.

utl768
07-13-2012, 06:24 PM
brand is a very solid pickup for the mavs

Mr.B
07-13-2012, 06:28 PM
they took brand over scola because of the length of the contract I believe.

Also because Brand is a better defender and better rebounder.

RaiderLakersA's
07-13-2012, 06:30 PM
Nice pick up for the Mavs. Good value for him.

Mr.B
07-13-2012, 06:32 PM
Brand will help keep Dirk's minutes down. Great cheap 1 year signing. Mavs stay competitive now and have a bright future financially.

Collison, Marion, Carter, West, Brand, and Kaman can all give you 10-15 points a night. The Mavs won a championship using this formula and good defense.

We need to use the remaining cap on a shooter and/or perimeter defender.

According to Donnie Nelson they have a couple of more moves they want to make and are looking for shooters. My guess is Marco Belinelli. I also expect they will resign Delonte.

pd7631
07-13-2012, 06:37 PM
Good luck EB, loved your effort in Philly, too bad you were just too broken down to make the impact you did in your Clipper days.

waveycrockett
07-13-2012, 07:02 PM
I like what Cuban is doing here. Building a team that can make a real nice run at that 8th seed.

justjames
07-13-2012, 07:03 PM
From trash to 7th seed. Good job Mavs!

The goods
07-13-2012, 07:19 PM
Nice move but I think Avila would've been better brand is always injured.

Avenged
07-13-2012, 07:27 PM
Nets fans, stop trolling and baiting already. I understand not all Nets fans are the same so I'm speaking to 2-3 (you know who you are). Consider this a warning.

TwoBit
07-13-2012, 07:29 PM
For that price it is a steal. Brand still has a little left in the tank and had some, very few, good moments with the Sixers last season. Isn't a starter but a superb backup player.

gatkins11
07-13-2012, 07:35 PM
Not trolling here, but I really don't understand why these specific Nets fans are so butthurt. Dallas will have a decent team and the Nets will be relevant for the first time in over half a decade.

LTBaByyy
07-13-2012, 07:39 PM
Nets got D Will and their fans still hate the Mavs

:facepalm:

waveycrockett
07-13-2012, 07:39 PM
Not trolling here, but I really don't understand why these specific Nets fans are so butthurt. Dallas will have a decent team and the Nets will be relevant for the first time in over half a decade.

What are we butt hurt about exactly? If I recall it was Mavs fans and specifically LTBaby aka Mr. :dance: who was doing all the trolling before Deron signed...Hmmm funny when the cheek is turned!

LTBaByyy
07-13-2012, 07:52 PM
Mavs will still have a better record than Nets

They have the same exact team but Joe Johnson instead of Morrow

DoMeFavors
07-13-2012, 07:55 PM
Mavs will still have a better record than Nets

They have the same exact team but Joe Johnson instead of Morrow

Have you looked at Mavs roster ? They are awful.

LTBaByyy
07-13-2012, 08:20 PM
Besides Kobe, Joe Johnson gets payed more than the top 25 players in the NBA

:laugh:

LTBaByyy
07-13-2012, 08:23 PM
Nets fans dont have anything over Mavs fans

We win every argument, Championship :dance:

And the Nets been in the NBA for 40 years and havent won 1 championship

ragee
07-13-2012, 08:28 PM
Nets got D Will and their fans still hate the Mavs

:facepalm:

They hate us because we forced them to trade for Joe Johnson and it jeopardized their plan on getting Dwight.

waveycrockett
07-13-2012, 08:32 PM
:dance:
Nets fans dont have anything over Mavs fans
Except a point guard :dance:

mVpDirk41
07-13-2012, 09:11 PM
:dance:
Except a point guard :dance:

a point guard without a ring?:burn::burn:

waveycrockett
07-13-2012, 09:13 PM
a point guard without a ring?:burn::burn:

Derek Fisher gunna be our 9th man :D

mVpDirk41
07-13-2012, 09:24 PM
after resigning all your players and trading for JJ. .

it will be Broke lyn Nets in the next several years. . .

but i think you can win the ship if you don't face the heat in the playoffs. .

Tabbert
07-13-2012, 09:49 PM
Why are so many NBA posters on here ( mainly nets fan) so hung up on the mavericks? Everyone hates the Mavs now? People seem to think its funny that they went from a championship team to a 6-8th seed in the west?

Personally i don't get it. The mavericks are a ELITE franchise.. The nets are nothing. That's a simple fact. Once the nets compile 50+ wins for over a decade, and win a championship... then we can talk.

It must suck to know that even after landing Joe Johnson, Getting a new Arena, New Branding, Playing in a new city, that your still not even the most important basketball team in your own town. Cheers.

waveycrockett
07-13-2012, 10:01 PM
after resigning all your players and trading for JJ. .

it will be Broke lyn Nets in the next several years. . .

but i think you can win the ship if you don't face the heat in the playoffs. .

We still got Deron :moon:

keetyweedy
07-13-2012, 10:06 PM
after resigning all your players and trading for JJ. .

it will be Broke lyn Nets in the next several years. . .

but i think you can win the ship if you don't face the heat in the playoffs. .

or the celtics, or the knicks, hell maybe even the pacers can beat them in a best out of 7

jp611
07-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Wow, 2.1 million for Elton Brand is an absolute steal... Great pickup for Dallas... Not a very good offseason for them but this is a great deal IMO

MrfadeawayJB
07-13-2012, 10:13 PM
I guess the mavs are not the big loser of free agency this year

gatkins11
07-13-2012, 10:45 PM
Derek Fisher gunna be our 9th man :D

He's too old for you all. Don't you think he'd fit better in on an ancient team like Dallas?? Haha.

mVpDirk41
07-13-2012, 11:21 PM
We still got Deron :moon:

yeah right. . unfortunately for you guy. . all your players have brittle bones. .

10-20% max games that your starters play complete. .

and 80% will be sitting their ******* on the bench. . . lol :clap: just like last year. . .

Losoway
07-13-2012, 11:49 PM
if dallas can pick up luis

they will have a better team then last year

Mr.B
07-14-2012, 12:56 AM
besides marion and brand none of those guys are great defenders if thats what you're implying

Actually Dahntay Jones, and Delonte West are really good defenders. Collison and Brandon Wright are also good defenders. Also the main reason they drafted Cunningham and James is for their ability to be immediate help on the defensive end. The Mavs will still have trouble controlling the paint however their perimeter defense is going to be much improved.

TeamSeattle
07-14-2012, 12:58 AM
I keep hearing that Dahntay Jones might get bought out by Dallas. They must not be that high on him; its interesting to say the least.

Patriotsfan97
07-14-2012, 12:59 AM
I want Courtney Lee Damnit!!

Need to get younger, and we need a peremiter defender.

But you can't have him! He's going to rule the world with the Celtics now! Ha idk but what a steal for Brand. God I thought he was going to get like 8 mil for his bid. Sucks for the Sixers. They have to spend a lot.

Mr.B
07-14-2012, 01:04 AM
I keep hearing that Dahntay Jones might get bought out by Dallas. They must not be that high on him; its interesting to say the least.

I haven't heard that but if they do buy him out it's likely because they have something big in the works and need the roster space. I say that because he fits the exact kind of player they have been looking for this offseason (solid defender on a cheap 1 year deal).

Mr.B
07-14-2012, 01:07 AM
But you can't have him! He's going to rule the world with the Celtics now! Ha idk but what a steal for Brand. God I thought he was going to get like 8 mil for his bid. Sucks for the Sixers. They have to spend a lot.

I have to admit, I'm anxious to see how the Celtics do this season. I'm hoping Jason Terry lights it up for them this season (except for when they play the Mavs of course). I'm hoping they win the East.

DoMeFavors
07-14-2012, 01:13 AM
If Deron wasnt a Net and on another team I would have rooted for Dallas to get him, I think it would be fun to watch a team like Dirk and Deron out there.