Hawks bring in big man Brand

The Atlanta Hawks signed forward/center Elton Brand on Monday. Per club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Brand appeared in 72 games, including 18 starts, with the Dallas Mavericks last season and averaged 7.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per contest.

"Elton brings a veteran presence both on and off the court and is a welcomed addition to our locker room," Hawks general manager Danny Ferry said. "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."

Since being selected first overall by Chicago in the 1999 Draft, Brand has played in 932 games with 848 starts while posting career averages of 17.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.8 blocks.

The 34-year-old veteran garnered Rookie of the Year honors in 1999-2000 and has been named an All-Star twice (2002, 2006) during his 14-year career with the Bulls, Clippers, 76ers and Mavericks.