Elton Brand Signs With Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks just got older in their front court, and less athletic.

After losing Josh Smith to Detroit, ESPN is reporting that the Hawks have responded by signing Elton Brand to a one year deal.

Hawks GM Danny Ferry loves the signing.

“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.”

Brand averaged 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 21 minutes per game last season for Dallas.

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