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2012 NBA Free Agency Rumors: Amnestied Elton Brand Interests Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets will have significant interest in free agent Elton Brand if he clears amnesty waivers, David Aldridge of NBA.com reported on Friday.

The Philadelphia 76ers used the amnesty clause Friday to buy out the remaining one year and $18 million on Brand's contract. NBA teams that are under the cap will get the first chance to bid on Brand before teams over the cap get the ability to pursue him.

Brand, 33, averaged 11.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for the 76ers last season. He wasn't worth $18 million, but the 13-year veteran is a good defender and rebounder who can still score a little and would be a helpful addition to most teams at the right price.

The Nets have already had a busy offseason, re-signing Deron Williams and Gerald Wallace, trading for Joe Johnson and acquiring Mirza Teletovic from Bosnia.

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