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NBA Free Agency 2012: Mavericks Interested In Elton Brand, According To Report

The big free agent shake-up on Friday was the Philadelphia 76ers' decision to amnesty power forward Elton Brand. The veteran will now hit the amnesty waiver wire, where a host of teams are expected to make a run at him. Teams under the salary cap get the first shot at bidding for Brand. According to Jeff Caplan of ESPN Dallas, the Mavericks will be one team to make a push for him:

The Dallas Mavericks have eyes on one high-dollar player.

Veteran forward Elton Brand, owed $18 million next season, will be amnestied by the Philadelphia 76ers when NBA business operations resume Wednesday, and the Mavs have already expressed interest in claiming him in the amnesty waiver process.

Brand is owed just over $18 million on his deal for 2012-2013. The winning waiver bid will pay that portion of his salary while the 76ers will pick up the remainder of his deal, with no hit to their salary cap.

For all the latest news and notes on the Mavericks free agency plans, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas story-stream as well as Mavs Moneyball.

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