Elton Brand, who was placed on waivers using the amnesty clause earlier tonight by the Sixers, wants the Mavs to put in a claim for him, reports David Aldridge of TNT (Twitter link). Jeff Caplan of ESPNDallas.com hears the Mavs will make a "very aggressive bid" for Brand.
Brand is owed $18.16MM for next season. Though it won't count on the salary cap for the Sixers, they'll still have to pay it unless a team puts in a claim for all or part of Brand's salary in the next week. If more than one team puts in a claim, the team that bids highest gets Brand, and the amount of the bid goes on that team's salary cap.
Earlier tonight, John Hollinger of ESPN.com estimated the amount the Mavs could bid at $9.2MM, but revised that to $4.3MM after the Mavs agreed to trade for Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones (Twitter links).