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Francisco Elson - C, 7'0, 240
Retired - Retired after 2013 season
       Date of birth: 02/28/1976
       Country: Netherlands
     Drafted (NBA): 41st pick, 1999
     Out of: California
  NBA Experience: 9 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:

   The best of what's left after what was the best of what's left has gone and is no longer left

- Francisco Elson * - As with Brian Skinner and Josh Boone, the Hawks are (or were) interested. Atlanta still doesn't have a third string centre, so presumably all three are still in play.

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   The best of what's left

Francisco Elson - Now 34 years of age, Elson split last season between the Bucks and the Sixers. Between the two he totalled only 66 minutes, 12 points and 14 rebounds. Elson has made his name as a defender, which explaisn why he continues to get NBA work despite being neither a scorer nor a rebounder.

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   Tax Payers, Trade Kickers, And Other Deadline Day Bookkeeping

(Other possibilities for this type of trade included Portland with Sean Marks, Utah with Francisco Elson, Dallas with Brian Cardinal and Orlando with Malik Allen. As mentioned elsewhere, Marks was dealt elsewhere; however, the other three teams held onto their little-used veteran big men, and will now pay luxury tax on their salaries. To put that into context, that troika of treasure have combined this far this season for 99 games and 1,093 minutes played, 235 points, 163 points and 146 fouls, all for a combined $5,126,334 after tax. Their teams clearly value them anyway, but enough to pay luxury tax on them? Seems so.)

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   The NBA’s best unsigned free agents

Francisco Elson — About to turn 36, Elson has nevertheless managed to sustain his health and productivity rather well for one so deep into his career. The only problem is that there was never a huge amount of the latter.

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