With free agency looming, center Elton Brand would like to return to the Dallas Mavericks for a second season. And he hopes to help make amends for the disappointing non-playoff 41-41 record the Mavs put on the boards this season. "Free agent-wise, of course I'd like to be back,'' Brand said Thursday. "Like I said (Wednesday), .500 for this organization, that is definitely a failure. "I don’t want to be a part of that. It left a bad taste.'' So bad that Brand would like to return so he can help the Mavs -- their 12-year playoff streak was snapped -- right that wrong. "I definitely want to be here on a winning team and try to rectify what happened this season, if possible,'' Brand said. "To break this streak and not be a part of the playoffs, that’s the most disappointing part.''
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