The Phoenix Suns are looking to add talent, and they may
be hitting the amnesty waiver wire to do it.
According to NBA.com’s David Aldridge, the Suns are
one of a handful of teams considering putting a claim in
for former 76er Elton Brand.
The Suns and Hornets were contemplating making a bid,
according to other league sources. But teams are leery of
making bids if Brand doesn’t want to play there.
The report says Brand hopes to be picked up by the Dallas
Mavericks, and that fact may scare the Suns off.
However, should they fail to land Eric Gordon the Suns
will have ample cap space, and could view the 33-year-old
as a good option to have not only in the lineup, but in
the locker room, too.
Brand has career averages of 18.3 points and 9.4 rebounds
per game, though his best years are clearly behind him.
Regarded as one of the best power forwards in the game
shortly after being drafted first overall in 1999, Brand
played at an MVP-level in 2005-06, but saw his career go
south following a ruptured achilles tendon in 2007.
Brand averaged 11 points and 7.1 rebounds per night last
year in 60 games for Philadelphia.