HoopsHype Elton Brand rumors

July 11, 2013 Updates
July 9, 2013 Updates

Last week, sources said the Knicks were preparing to make an offer to Brand. But at this point, the 34-year-old New York native is pursuing offers from several other teams. With that in mind, the Knicks will likely now turn their attention to re-signing Kenyon Martin, according to a source close to the situation. The Knicks could pay him the $1.7 million remaining of their mini mid-level exception, or they could use a veteran's minimum contract to lock him up. That's all of the funds the Knicks have left. According to a source close to the situation, Martin is not close to signing with any team. ESPN.com

July 8, 2013 Updates
July 7, 2013 Updates

Jared Zwerling: Source: No new news on Elton Brand. #Knicks still in play. ... On a side note, hearing that Telfair might not be in play for NY. Financial. Twitter @JaredZwerling

July 6, 2013 Updates

Jared Zwerling: Source: #Knicks still in play for Elton Brand, but other teams in pursuit. Decision could come this weekend. Twitter @JaredZwerling

July 4, 2013 Updates
July 3, 2013 Updates

Falk said it was “absolutely’’ possible for Brand to stay with Dallas, where he averaged 7.2 points and 6.0 rebounds last season in 21.2 minutes per game. But the 34-year-old Brand, selected No. 1 by the Bulls in 1999 out of Duke, grew up in Peekskill, where his mother still lives. The Knicks’ practice facility in Tarrytown is 15 minutes away. “He’s from New York and they’re a very good team,’’ Falk said. “But at this point of his career, my concern isn’t geography. My concern is getting him to a good organization, a good team. It’s the last contract for Elton and we want his last situation in the league to be a good one. So we want to make a good choice.’’ New York Post

The Knicks could be trying to add another former No. 1 pick to their roster. They have expressed interest in free-agent big man Elton Brand, according to his agent. David Falk said Brand, 34, the first overall pick in 1999, is interested in the Knicks also, but they're not the only team pursuing him. The 6-9 Brand averaged 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 21.2 minutes for Dallas last season. He has career averages of 17.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks for the Bulls, Clippers, 76ers and Mavericks. "Elton's from New York,'' Falk said Tuesday. "The Knicks have a really good team. He's definitely interested in New York. But it's early. He's exploring his options. We very much appreciate the interest the Knicks have shown.'' Newsday

Collins, sources say, pushed for the Sixers to amnesty aging power forward Elton Brand to clear the cap of most of his $18 million salary. The Sixers used that space to sign Nick Young and Dorell Wright - both likely to walk in free agency - and extend Spencer Hawes' deal for another year at $6.5 million. Philadelphia Inquirer

July 2, 2013 Updates

The New York Knicks are preparing to make an offer to Elton Brand, a league source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com. The terms of the offer for the veteran power forward are undisclosed at this point. ESPN.com

Several other teams have expressed interest in Brand, according to the source. Brand is attracted to the Knicks because of their winning culture and first-class organization. In addition, the team is close to his hometown -- he's from Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., and his mother, Daisy, still lives nearby -- and qualify of life is important to him as he decides on his next team. ESPN.com

Jared Zwerling: League source: #Knicks are preparing to make offer to Elton Brand. Brand is from New York, wants to join winning team. Mutual interest high. Twitter @JaredZwerling

June 30, 2013 Updates
May 1, 2013 Updates

Seeing his team fall 10 games below .500 on Jan. 9 after also beginning the year without Nowitzki for the first 27 games, Brand would assist the Mavs’ veteran leaders in staging a late-season rally to get back into the playoff conversation before finishing up by breaking even at 41-41. Now, Brand hopes to continue calling Dallas his home as the Mavericks’ front office tries to build a team capable of competing in the Western Conference. “You know, free agent-wise, of course I’d like to be back,” Brand said. “Like I said, .500 for this organization, that’s definitely a failure. I don’t want to be a part of that. It left a bad taste, so I definitely want to be here on a winning team and try to rectify what happened this season if possible." NBA.com

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