Several other teams have expressed interest in Brand, according to the source. Brand also remains "very interested" in returning to the Mavs, he said in a text message to ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon. Dallas contacted Brand in the opening minutes of free agency to touch base.Brand is attracted to the Knicks because of their winning culture
and first-class organization, the source said. In addition, the team is close to his hometown -- Peekskill, N.Y. -- and his mother, Daisy, still lives nearby. Quality of life is also important to him as he decides on his next team, the source said.