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Mavericks Claim Elton Brand Off Amnesty Waivers

The Mavericks continue to remake their frontcourt, claiming former All-Star Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The 33-year-old Brand averaged 11 points and 7.2 rebounds for the 76ers last season. He joins Chris Kaman as new members of Dallas' frontcourt. The Mavs will pay Brand 2.1 million next season, according to Wojnarowski.

Philadelphia used the amnesty clause to clear Brand, 33, and the $18.2 million owed him this season off its salary cap. Under the amnesty provision, the Mavericks will pay $2.1 million and Philadelphia will be left to pay the remaining $16.1 million.

Marc Stein of reached Brand for comment. Brand expressed excitement to join the Mavs.

"It's going to be great playing with someone of Dirk Nowitzki's caliber," Brand said. "Chris Kaman is still a really good player and is going to show everybody that. And I've heard a lot of good things about Coach [Rick] Carlisle."

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