I spoke today with Elton Brand, the latest Hawks free agent signee. Here are a couple of his quotes from the interview. On why he chose the Hawks: “It was attractive to me because I like what Danny (Ferry) is trying to put together there and the part that I would play. It was a tough decision because there were some other teams courting me. ... With my help in Atlanta we can be as good as some of the other teams that were courting me. I will be able to play and I love to play still. It was a great opportunity for me.” On his role: “I spoke to coach (Mike Budenholzer) about three times already. He wants guys who can play with the ball in their hands, his post players, who can pass the ball, move the ball, shoot the ball. I see myself playing a lot of backup center, maybe some spot power forward." Look for a complete story later today.