So the question is, how much cap space do they have left? Do they have at least $3.3M to make a bid for Scola? If not then the Terry S&T for Steamer & OKC pick may work.

Mavericks Claim Elton Brand


July 13 at 4:06pm CST By Luke Adams

The Mavericks have submitted the winning bid and claimed Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). Brand and his $18.16MM salary were amnestied on Wednesday by the 76ers, giving under-the-cap two days to bid on him. The Mavs' winning bid was $2.1MM, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link), which will reduce the amount of money the Sixers owe the veteran big man to somewhere in the $16MM range.

The move is good news for Brand, who was hoping to join the Mavericks, and comes as no surprise, since Dallas was expected to make a "very aggressive" play for the 33-year-old. What's a little surprising is the amount of the bid -- it was widely believed that it would take more than $2.1MM to land Brand, but perhaps with so many teams' cap situations still in flux, he received less interest than expected.