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Brandan Wright - PF/C, 6'10, 210
Memphis Grizzlies - Signed as a free agent in July 2015
       Date of birth: 10/05/1987
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 8th pick, 2007
     Out of: North Carolina
  NBA Experience: 10 years
  Hand: Left

From blog:

   2010 Summer League Rosters: Golden State Warriors

Brandan Wright

After three years, Brandan Wright has simply been a massive bust. It's not that he's played badly; Wright has a career PER of 18.2, a career true shooting percentage of .574%, and career averages of 16.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per 36 minutes. The problem instead is that he hasn't played much. Wright missed all of last season with a torn shoulder capsule, and played in only 39 games in his sophomore season after dislocating the same shoulder. He had played in only 38 games in his rookie season, due to a realm of DNP-CD's an insanely inconsistent minutes, and has played only 77 of a possible 246 career games.

With Anthony Randolph and Ronny Turiaf now in New York out of the way, Wright and Ekpe Udoh (not playing in summer league due to injury) should have all the backup big man minutes to themselves. Only another serious injury to Wright should mean Vladimir Radmanovic plays in his place; if both are healthy, it should never happen.

Of course, it's Don Nelson who needs convincing of this, not any of us.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Brandan Wright
PF/C, 6’10, 210lbs, 29 years old, 9 years of experience

Wright got hurt, because he often gets hurt. As always, when he played, he was very effective, a shotblocker and athlete who dunks everything, runs, rolls, occasionally makes a jump shot, and is too busy bouncing around to rebound. Perhaps it is just due to my eternal problem of overly lauding the play of springy athletic wiry strong back-up big men (see also John Henson and Ed Davis) that is why I speak so fondly of him, but Wright is plenty good, and just needs to get healthy. The injuries make him unreliable, but the talents make him worth waiting on.

Player Plan: One year at $5,955,760 left. When he is healthy, this is a very good value deal, but the price does reflect the injuries. It is probably worth pursuing a trade for Wright, given the lack of other tradeable pieces and the potential of incumbent youth making him expendable.

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   December 15: When the NBA trade game can really begin

[...] With one exception: the date becomes Jan. 15 if the player is a Larry Bird or Early Bird free agent who re-signed with his over-the-cap team and received a raise greater than 20% in the first season of his new deal in the process. This applies only to Brandan Wright, Timofey Mozgov, Tony Allen, Nikola Pekovic, Chase Budinger, J.R. Smith and Tiago Splitter.

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