Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 5:15 pm  |  18 responses

Dallas Mavericks Claimed Elton Brand Off Waivers

Elton Brand’s wish of playing in Dallas has apparently come true. Brand was claimed off the waiver wire today by the Mavericks, reports Yahoo! Sports: “The Dallas Mavericks have successfully claimed Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, a league source says.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com SLick Ric

    Dallas summer has slowly gotten better.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Yea, Dallas slowly adding back big name players.

  • http://www.slamonline.com 19821982

    Hmm. Collison on point, Marion spotted by Brand at the 3, Dirk, Kaman. Are they keeping a Delonte/Vince combo? A few more moves and you have maybe .500.

  • Drew

    @numbers Maybe .500? That’s crazy talk. Absolutely a playoff team. Look at it this way – they basically swapped No Hands Haywood and Mahimni for Kaman and Brand. Collison is an upgrade at the point over last year’s J-Kidd, who was inconsistent from 3 and couldn’t penetrate. And Dahntay will lock up big wings that the JET never could defend. With a healthy Dirk (as opposed to the out-of-shape, post-championship, lockout Dirk), easily a 5-7 seed.

  • Drew

    And Brand has never played the 3 in his life… he’ll back up both Dirk and Kaman at the 4 and 5.

  • http://www.slamonline.com 19821982

    I’m not willing to bet a dime, lol, but I don’t have very high hopes unless they add another 1-2 pieces. But right now, yup, those are my crazy predictions for Dallas, I don’t see a strong playoff run.

  • barnabusb

    Dallas might be better this year than last. Weird.

  • bigA

    “A few more moves and you have maybe .500. ”
    dirk s that dude

  • Jose

    brand hasnt played the 3, but marion can, though either dirk or brand have to play the 5 in that situation

  • http://www.slamonlije.com keep it real

    Dallas has made solid moves that keep them in contention, but without another real threat to score the ball, don’t expect much. I say bring in tmac and iverson on one year deals and make it like a NBA all-star 2002 10year reunion team.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Collison, Vince, Marion, Dirk, Kaman with Delonte, Brand, Beaubois, and hopefully another piece off the bench? That’s probably 8-5 seed out West. Tough first round exit if I had to guess.

  • http://www.nba.com Dacre

    . . . With Memphis. Golden state and Portland interchangeable with the last two depending on the weather.

  • http://9gag.com/gag/4568611 Max

    Are you really gonna let Memphis out?

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Why in the world are they signing Kaman and Brand. This is the Expendables 3 team. Dirk will choke again like I stated he would do last year. Dirk is a one hit wonder with JJ Barea and Terry hitting big shots and Tyson defense in the middle.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Dirk is not a one hit wonder. Did you just start watching the NBA?

  • TDOT

    He must be regretting what he just said. It’s ok “THE SEED” think it through, everyone makes little mistakes.

  • http://slamonline.com Chinese Oppenheimer

    Elton and kaman back together again!

  • IndyB

    Max, Memphis is caged in somewhere?