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Brandan Wright | Center/Forward

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: North Carolina
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Brandan Wright played 18 minutes against the Blazers on Monday with four points, six boards and two assists.
Alex Len probably broke his nose tonight, so Wright could have more minutes headed his way. When Len sprained his ankle earlier this month, Wright was an early-round asset as a starter. If you want to take a chance, give Wright a look in all leagues. Mar 31 - 1:32 AM

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Brandan Wright was limited to 16 minutes off the bench vs. Oklahoma City, scoring six points with one rebound and two steals.

Owners hoping that B-Wright could productively co-exist with Alex Len have been disappointed, as he's averaging a mere 17.0 minutes in Phoenix's past two games. We know what Wright is capable of when given enough playing time but he's better suited to the waiver wire as long as Len is healthy and starting.
Mar 29 - 11:58 PM

Brandan Wright played just 18 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with two points, two boards and one block.

The Suns are back to playing Alex Len extended minutes, so it's going to be tough for Wright to put up solid fantasy value. If you need some production right now, Wright is probably not the best option. He could re-emerge if Len starts dealing with ankle soreness again.
Mar 28 - 2:22 AM

Brandan Wright played 28 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with five points, seven boards, one assist and one block.

He played next to Alex Len for a bit, but coach Jeff Hornacek dropped a minor hint that he could get crazy with his matchups because of Rudy Gay playing at the four. Thanks to his blocks, boards and field goal percentage, Wright is still a hold in standard leagues with minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s.
Mar 26 - 3:14 AM

Brandan Wright came off the bench and logged 30 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday, scoring eight points with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

He earned playing time due to stepping it up over his last two. Wright was only logging minutes in the teens before the Alex Len injury, but he should be in the upper 20s going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 22 - 12:00 AM

Brandan Wright brought it on both ends of the floor during a 74-72 win over the Pelicans on Thursday, scoring 16 points with eight rebounds and seven blocks on 8-of-10 from the field in 38 minutes.

For years we've been wondering what it would look like for Wright to be unleashed and he's surpassing almost all expectations. He put up an 18-11 line on Sunday and has made it obvious he'll deserve more playing time even when Alex Len (ankle) gets back. Considering how much of a monster he's been, fantasy owners have to pick him up in most leagues even with Len getting closer.
Mar 20 - 12:52 AM

Brandan Wright called the previous NBA lockout a "blessing in disguise" because it allowed him to heal his shoulder injury.

As a big man with a 7'4" wingspan and a 36" vertical leap, health was the biggest thing preventing Wright from making the impact in the NBA so many thought he would initially. He's now found his niche in the league, and he'll be one of the more fascinating free-agent cases this summer. Wright is averaging 6.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocks in 19 minutes per game for the Suns.
Mar 16 - 11:30 AM

Brandan Wright made his first start in two years on Sunday, notching multiple season-highs with 18 points and 11 rebounds in a 102-89 win vs. the Knicks.

This was easily the best B-Wright has looked since joining the Suns, and it's no coincidence that he broke out while Alex Len (ankle) was on the sidelines. He made 7-of-8 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs tonight, with one assist and one steal, and is worth a speculative pickup with Len questionable to return vs. the Pelicans on Thursday.
Mar 15 - 11:52 PM

Brandan Wright will draw the start in place of Alex Len on Sunday vs. the Knicks.

There is no indication on how much time Len will miss, but it's obvious that his ankle is a concern and the Suns will likely proceed with caution, especially if they fall out of the playoff hunt. Wright should be able to have his way vs. a weak Knicks' frontcourt, so owners in most leagues should give him a look if they could use help in points, boards and blocks.
Mar 15 - 7:27 PM

Brandan Wright logged 23 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring four points on 2-of-3 shooting with four rebounds, one steal and two blocks, and could see some extra time if Alex Len's ankle injury is serious.

Wright has been productive in fantasy leagues over the last two weeks, averaging a combined 2.6 steals and blocks in 20 mpg in a late-round position over that span. That's been his M.O. for a long time -- low minutes combined with big fantasy potential, and owners should think long and hard about taking a flier on him.
Mar 14 - 1:05 AM

Brandan Wright played just 15 minutes against the Warriors on Monday with seven points, four boards and one steal.

Alex Len looked fairly healthy, so there won't be much playing time for Wright. Although, the Suns being so thin on the wing could lead to some Wright-Len lineups on occasion. He's still not worth grabbing in most leagues right now.
Mar 10 - 1:04 AM

Brandan Wright played 30 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Saturday with seven points, seven boards, one assist, two steals and three blocks.

Too bad he can't get minutes like this all the time. Wright did eat in garbage time, so this line is a little bit of a fluke. Alex Len (ankle) could miss time, so Wright would be an appealing add in the short term. Len's injury is just swelling and not considered serious, though. Still, Wright is earning his playing time and is worth a look if you need a big man at any depth.
Mar 7 - 9:51 PM

Brandan Wright has his best game as a member of the Suns on Friday during a 108-100 overtime win over the Nets, scoring 14 points with eight rebounds, two steals and one block.

Alex Len has an ankle sprain and he could miss Saturday's game against the Cavs. If Len is out, Wright will likely start and he could get close to 30 minutes with the Suns mixing in a number of smaller lineups. Give Wright a look for short-term value.
Mar 7 - 1:12 AM

Brandan Wright played just 15 minutes on Friday, finishing with four points, six rebounds and two steals.

Wright did not have a block and it wasn't a very good post-deadline game, but Alex Len was a beast with 11 points, 10 boards and six blocks and it's not a given that he gets that much run every night. Especially in 9-cat leagues, owners should keep an eye on Wright to see if he can return to his Dallas form.
Feb 21 - 1:29 AM

Brandan Wright did not score on two shot attempts and managed just four rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Wright's line isn't far off what owners expect in the rebounding and defense departments, but he needs to tie it all together with high-efficiency scoring and that didn't happen tonight. It's worth noting that he might not get as many block chances with the Phoenix guards and defense in general stacking up a lot better than the Mavs' unit. He's worth watching in case Miles Plumlee can get dealt.
Feb 7 - 3:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Marcus Thornton
4Seth Curry
5Jerel McNeal
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Danny Granger
3Reggie Bullock
4John Salmons
5T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
C1Alex Len
2Brandan Wright
3Earl Barron