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Brandan Wright | Center/Forward | #32

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (8) / CHA
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Brandan Wright (right knee soreness) will be released by the Rockets, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Wright, who played only one game for Houston, was unable to recover from his knee injury. He had a procedure done, and is expected to make a full recovery. The Rockets will add Le'Bryan Nash with the vacated roster spot. Mar 23 - 1:14 PM

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Coach Mike D'Antoni said that there was no update to pass along on Brandan Wright (right knee soreness), who has been sidelined since late February

Wright has appeared in only one game since signing with the Rockets back in February. From the sound of it, he may not play in another. Leave him on waivers in all fantasy formats.
Mar 23 - 10:03 AM

Brandan Wright (right knee soreness) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Clippers.

He hasn't played since February 25, and doesn't appear to be close at all. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 14 - 12:10 PM

Brandan Wright (knee) is probably out 2-3 more weeks, according to coach Mike D'Antoni.

He has been ruled out in advance for every game since Feb. 26. D'Antoni has said Wright is basically on the team for "insurance, mostly" up front, so the Rockets will be OK without him.
Mar 7 - 3:46 PM

Brandan Wright (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game in Milwaukee.

Wright isn't even traveling with the team right now, so he could miss the remaining two games on this road trip. He's a negligible part of the rotation anyway, so his absence won't have any impact in fantasy hoops.
Mar 7 - 1:21 PM

Brandan Wright (sore right knee) will sit out Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

This will be his fourth straight game on the shelf. Wright is the fourth-string center in Houston and has no fantasy value.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 5 - 12:06 PM

Brandan Wright (sore right knee) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Boston.

Saturday will be Wright's third straight game on the shelf. He has appeared in only one game since being signed by the Rockets. He should be left on waivers in all fantasy formats.
Mar 2 - 12:08 PM

Brandan Wright (sore right knee) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

Wright was also sidelined during Monday's win over the Jazz. Clint Capela (illness) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game, while Ryan Anderson (hip) has already been ruled out. Tarik Black and Nene will split minutes at center if Capela is unable to play. Wright should be left on waivers.
Feb 27 - 7:58 PM

Brandan Wright will sit out on Monday vs. the Jazz with right knee soreness.

It's the second night of a back-to-back, so the Rockets are just taking it easy on the veteran. Unfortunately, they will be a little shorthanded with Clint Capela (illness) sitting out and Ryan Anderson (hip) considered questionable. Tarik Black and Nene will hold down the fort up front.
Feb 26 - 7:38 PM

Brandan Wright made his Rockets debut on Sunday with four points, two rebounds and one block in 15 minutes off the bench.

Nene was resting tonight in the first half of a back-to-back set, which opened the door for Wright's debut. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni likes to refer to 'vertical spacing' with bigs who can run the floor, and the 30-year-old Wright could have enough in the tank to crack the rotation in certain matchups, especially if Nene is out. That said, there's no obvious fantasy appeal here.
Feb 25 - 11:55 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said recently-acquired center Brandan Wright will be "insurance, mostly" for the frontcourt depth.

"He’s to me the type of center we like," D'Antoni said. "He’s long, vertical spacing and athletic, can run. He’s another kind of Clint [Capela]. We have Nene and Tarik [Black] being one type and them being another type. That’s the depth. He’s a good guy. He’s going to be a good locker room game. All that’s positive." Wright probably won't see minutes unless the Rockets are missing at least two of the aforementioned guys.
Feb 16 - 3:52 PM

The Rockets will complete the signing of Brandan Wright on Monday evening.

He won't be available to play on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, but should be ready to roll after that. He'll compete with Nene for the backup center job behind Clint Capela, but there's not much fantasy appeal here.
Feb 12 - 6:00 PM

Brandan Wright is expected to sign with the Rockets for the remainder of the season once he's bought out by the Grizzlies.

He's expected to complete his buyout any day now. Wright could potentially leapfrog Nene for the backup center job behind Clint Capela, but there's not much fantasy appeal here. The 30-year-old veteran has career averages of 7.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks.
Feb 9 - 9:11 PM

According to Memphis reporter Michael Wallace, the Grizzlies could buy out the remainder of Brandan Wright's contract.

With the Grizzlies going nowhere this season and Wright hitting free agency this summer, this would make sense for both sides. Wallace adds that Wright would likely join a playoff-bound team if he's bought out, but he'd likely have a limited role wherever he lands. Expect the Grizzlies to take an extended look at all of their young bigs going forward.
Feb 9 - 7:08 PM

Brandan Wright scored six points with three rebounds, three assists and one block in 15 minutes against the Hawks on Tuesday.

He was the fifth big to check in as coach J.B. Bickerstaff went super deep up front. Wright has an expiring deal and the Grizzlies probably won't be giving him an extended look to finish this season. He could also be dealt and chances are he won't find himself in a favorable landing spot for fantasy value.
Feb 6 - 9:49 PM

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