Report: Mavericks to make 'very aggressive bid' for Elton Brand

Thursday July 12th, 2012

As was mentioned earlier in the item about the Dallas Mavericks' decision to amnesty Brendan Haywood, the team will make a "very aggressive bid" for former Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand through the amnesty waiver process, a source told Jeff Caplan of

Teams under the salary cap will get first dibs on Brand, with whoever makes the highest bid paying that amount toward Brand's $18.2 million salary for next season, with the 76ers responsible for the rest.

By using the amnesty provision on Haywood, Dallas will wipe his $8.3 million salary off its books, allowing it to perhaps offer to pay as much as half of what Philly owes brand.

"(The Mavs) are going to save Philly a lot of money," Caplan's source said.

David Aldridge of
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