Free-agent big man Elton Brand is the newest member of the Atlanta Hawks.
The 14-year veteran signed a one-year deal with the Hawks on Monday worth $4 million, according to ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst.
“Elton brings a veteran presence both on and off the court and is a welcomed addition to our locker room,” Hawks president of basketball operations Danny Ferry said in a statement. “His ability to play center or power forward will give our frontcourt a great deal of versatility and we think he will be an outstanding fit to our program.”
Hoopshype first reported the news via twitter:
Elton Brand is headed to Atlanta, agent David Falk tells HoopsHype. It's a one-year deal.
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) July 15, 2013
Brand, 34, appeared in 72 games (18 starts) last season with the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 assists in 21.2 minutes per game, while posting a .473 FG% and .710 FT%.
The two-time All-Star has averaged 17.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in his career.
The Hawks will likely use Brand in a backup role behind center Al Horford and newly signed power forward Paul Millsap.