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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 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

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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

Brandan Wright scored two points with three rebounds in 16 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

It was a boring game, but Wright is likely going to get more minutes headed his way. He was a top-70 player while he was with the Mavericks earlier this season and now he will likely pick up more run with Alex Len (ankle) hurt. If you need a big, feel free to give him a speculative add.
Feb 6 - 1:01 AM

Brandan Wright returned to action on Wednesday with 13 points, five rebounds, one steal and one block in 17 minutes.

He missed Sunday due to a heel injury and had his best game in a Phoenix uniform. Wright is not going to be thrust into a major role while Alex Len is around, but he could still be a top 150 guy with 20 minutes per game. There's no need to add him yet, but keep an eye on him in the up-tempo system.
Jan 29 - 2:31 AM

Brandan Wright (heel) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he expects to return to action for Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards.

Wright and Miles Plumlee are currently fighting for reserve minutes, and while Wright is seeing more playing time than Plumlee, both guys remain negligible options in standard leagues.
Jan 27 - 3:11 PM

Brandan Wright (heel) is expected to be back on Wednesday.

Wright's heel pain had been a lingering issue, but it sounds like the one-game absence, combined with the time in between appearances, is just what the big man needed to get back on track.
Jan 26 - 10:57 AM

Brandan Wright (sore left heel) will be inactive for Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

This injury is coming out of nowhere, however, considering he's simply dealing with a sore heel he shouldn't be sidelined for an extended amount of time. With Wright unavailable, look for Miles Plumlee to step back into the rotation as the first big off the bench. However, Plumlee is still stuck in a reserve role, so he's not a great play in most leagues.
Jan 25 - 5:34 PM

Brandan Wright played 24 minutes off the bench on Monday, managing two points on 1-of-4 shooting with five rebounds and two blocks.

This is pretty big news for him as playing time has always been the problem and his fantasy game has been ultra-efficient. He didn't get the job done in the stat sheet tonight, and there could be key differences to how he is deployed in Phoenix vs. Dallas, but he's worth a look as a speculative add -- especially in 9-cat formats.
Jan 20 - 3:41 AM

Brandan Wright had his best game in a Suns uniform on Friday with 11 points, three rebounds, and one block.

It was his usual dunk fest and he made 5-of-6 from the field tonight. Wright is fitting in immediately, but the Suns just won't take minutes away from Alex Len. He should have similar value to what he had in Dallas, which makes him some to monitor very closely.
Jan 17 - 1:40 AM

Brandan Wright made his Suns debut on Sunday with seven points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 15 minutes off the bench.

Wright gives Phoenix frontcourt depth, joining a rotation that already features Alex Len, Markieff Morris and Miles Plumlee. His per-minute potential makes him a player to watch, in case he can carve out 20+ minutes per game, but for now most owners can take a wait-and-see approach.
Jan 11 - 9:23 PM

Suns' head coach Jeff Hornacek said that Brandan Wright will play on Sunday vs. the Grizzlies.

It will be Wright's first game with the Suns, so not much should be expected. He's going to come off the bench, but he could eventually carve out a role in the rotation in Phoenix. For now, he can be viewed with a wait-and-see approach in standard leagues. He's really going to hurt the value of Miles Plumlee.
Jan 11 - 4:41 PM

Brandan Wright was not surprised by his recent trade to the Phoenix Suns.

"This team, it's not complete yet," said Wright on the Celtics. "It's in transition mode and building for the future. The front office is trying to acquire picks and acquire guys and find that right niche. Young coach. Young team. I knew that it was a possibility I could be moved again." While his role was clearly limited in Boston, Wright should get a decent chance to impress in Phoenix and owners in deep leagues would be wise to keep an eye on him.
Jan 10 - 9:54 AM

The Suns are finalizing a trade to acquire Brandan Wright in exchange for a future draft pick.

The Suns have seen Alex Len step up in a big way lately and he's one of a handful of young centers to flourish in the past week. That said, he has been injured far too often, so this is a little extra insurance. As great as Wright was in his Dallas days, he's not a lock for consistent minutes with the Suns' slashing style. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach. As for Len, he's been too good for the Suns to take him out of the starting lineup and this will likely hurt Miles Plumlee more than the young Ukrainian.
Jan 9 - 5:32 PM

Danny Ainge has reportedly informed Brandan Wright that he's on the trading block, and he should expect to be with another team.

Wright just doesn't fit in Boston, and a trade away from the crowded five-big rotation could only be seen as a positive for Wright. However, he'll likely be destined for a backup role wherever he lands, so his upside will be limited. Wright isn't really worth owning as the last guy to come off the bench for the Celtics, but he'll be a name to watch at the trade deadline. Stay tuned.
Jan 9 - 10:06 AM

Brandan Wright picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday, but coach Brad Stevens acknowledged afterward that Wright "needs to play."

"I think that will just be a night-to-night thing," Stevens said. "I feel more comfortable playing four [big men] than five, but some other night may not be somebody else's night." Wright's playing time has plummeted since he was traded to Boston, and it will likely take a trade or two to thrust him back into a fantasy-relevant role with the Celtics.
Source: Mass Live
Jan 8 - 9:55 AM

Depth Charts

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