NBA free agency: Elton Brand agrees to sign with Hawks
Veteran big man Elton Brand will sign a one-year contract with the Atlanta Hawks, according to a report from HoopsHype. Brand will back-up All-Star C Al Horford and fellow free agent signing Paul Millsap in Atlanta.
Last season, Brand averaged 7.2 points and 6.0 rebounds a game with the Dallas Mavericks. He played in 72 games and started 18, but didn't fit well into the Mavs offense. He had a career-low 6.6 shot attempts per game, well below his previous low of 9.7.
Atlanta was looking for more depth upfront after losing Josh Smith in free agency and coming up short in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes. Reserve forward Ivan Johnson did not receive a qualifying offer from Atlanta, although that doesn't mean they can't still bring him back.
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