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Brandan Wright | Center/Forward | #34

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (8) / CHA
Contract: view contract details

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Grizzlies big man Brandan Wright (sprained right MCL) has been fully cleared for training camp.
Last November, Wright exited with what the Grizzlies called "right knee tendinitis," but five weeks later he had arthroscopic surgery. When he returned to action in late February, he lasted only five game before suffering a season-ending MCL sprain in the same knee. Despite his per-minute upside, Wright's injury history and backup role ensure that he'll go undrafted in standard leagues. Sep 22 - 12:30 AM

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Brandan Wright (MCL sprain) indicated that he's "weeks away" from being 100 percent healthy.

Wright sustained the injury just before March began, so we're working on two months and the big man remains sidelined indefinitely. While he shouldn't have any issue being ready in time for training camp, Wright will only be on next season's fantasy radar if Marc Gasol (foot) sustains a setback in his rehab.
Apr 25 - 12:51 PM

Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger was mum on the prospects of Brandan Wright (knee) returning this season.

Joerger was asked about several injured players potentially returning this season and he did not mention Wright. The Grizzlies have been tight-lipped on Wright's timetable since he sprained his MCL on Feb. 27 and it's safe to drop him in all fantasy leagues at this point.
Apr 5 - 10:27 AM

Brandan Wright (knee) doesn't have a clear timetable for his return.

Wright sprained his MCL on Feb. 27 and the Grizzlies have been tight-lipped about the severity of the sprain, so it's hard to guess when he might return. Memphis could certainly use him with their frontcourt depleted and the playoffs on the horizon, but he's unlikely to help fantasy owners with just a handful of games remaining.
Apr 3 - 8:48 PM

Brandan Wright (knee) will be out for at least 7-10 days.

He has been progressing in his rehab from his sprained right MCL. Wright does not have a timetable to return and could be out for the rest of the regular season. JaMychal Green has stepped up and should be owned in standard leagues.
Mar 18 - 5:30 PM

The Grizzlies have not yet released an official timetable for Brandan Wright's (knee) return.

A previous report from Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today had Wright expected to miss 1-2 weeks with a Grade 1 MCL sprain, but according to plugged in beat reporter Ronald Tillery, the Grizzlies have not yet revealed exactly what type of sprain Wright is dealing with. While a 1-2 week timetable for a Grade 1 MCL sprain is accurate, a Grade 2 MCL sprain typically requires an 8-week absence. With the fantasy playoffs quickly approaching, Wright is no longer an attractive stash in most formats.
Mar 1 - 5:23 PM

Brandan Wright (right knee) could miss only 1-2 weeks with his Grade 1 MCL sprain.

A Grade 1 sprain isn't too bad and sometimes it's even just a day-to-day issue. Considering how Wright just got over a right knee injury, the Grizzlies will likely be very careful with him. For now, JaMychal Green and Chris Andersen will share minutes at the five. Zach Randolph will also play there as the Grizzlies go small more often.
Feb 29 - 2:51 PM

Updating a previous item, Brandan Wright has been diagnosed with a right MCL sprain and will be out indefinitely.

Considering it's his surgically-repaired right knee, it would be shocking to see him back this season. Although no surgical procedure will be required this time around, Wright is not a stash in any format given this development. JaMychal Green, Zach Randolph and Matt Barnes will all be locked into sizable roles the rest of the way.

Brandan Wright (right knee) was spotted on crutches wearing a "bulky" knee brace at Monday's shootaround.

This is a very ominous sign given it's the same knee Wright was forced to undergo surgery on earlier this season, and we should have additional detail within the next hour. Assuming Wright misses time—which is a certainty at this point—Memphis will be forced to lean on JaMychal Green, Zach Randolph and Matt Barnes to play major minutes in a paper-thin frontcourt rotation.

Brandan Wright (knee) went to the locker room and has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game vs. the Suns.

Ronnie Price sideswiped his right knee and it put him in a lot of pain. Wright was down for a few minutes before he was assisted to the locker room. This is obviously a concern because it's the same knee he had surgery on, so hopefully it's not serious. If Wright misses time, JaMychal Green and Zach Randolph will have to step up.
Feb 27 - 11:04 PM

Brandan Wright started and played 18 minutes during an easy win over the Lakers on Friday, producing eight points on 3-of-3 shooting to go with five rebounds and two blocks.

Wright was also a perfect 2-of-2 from the stripe in this one, giving him a true shooting percentage of 103.1. His numbers don't exactly jump off the page, but with Marc Gasol (foot) done for the year, Wright should be able to establish himself as a worthwhile asset to own in standard leagues as a field goal percentage booster and shot blocking specialist.
Feb 27 - 1:26 AM

Brandan Wright will replace JaMychal Green in the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

It was only a matter of time until Wright replaced Green in the starting five, and Green's value figures to take a hit with the demotion to the second-unit. Wright is coming off a 15-point, two-swat performance, and he's worth a look in most leagues for those seeking a low-end big man.
Feb 26 - 10:36 PM

Brandan Wright had a season-high 15 points with six rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 22 bench minutes vs. the Lakers, going 7-of-10 from the field and 1-of-4 from the FT line.

Dave Joerger said before the game that he's still figuring out how to deploy Wright in pick-and-rolls, saying, "It's just kind of a get-through period ... until he can put some miles on his odometer for this season and try to get comfortable." He found his groove tonight, albeit vs. the Lakers, and this is a great sign for anyone who grabbed him after Marc Gasol got hurt. Fortunately, Wright gets another delectable matchup vs. the Lakers in L.A. on Friday.
Feb 25 - 12:45 AM

Brandan Wright had only two points, two rebounds, one assist, one block and three turnovers in 21 minutes off the bench on Sunday.

It's just Wright's eighth game of the season, and his second since returning from knee surgery, so it's no surprise the Grizzlies are limiting his minutes. The playing time should steadily increase over the next few weeks, as he faces weak competition at center, and he's a worthy bench option in most standard leagues.
Feb 21 - 10:18 PM

Brandan Wright (knee) played 17 minutes in his return to action on Friday vs. the Wolves, scoring six points with two boards and one steal.

As expected, the Grizzlies limited Wright's minutes which makes a lot of sense considering how much action he has missed this season. His owners will need to be patient in the early going, but Wright is still the most likely player to benefit from the injury to Marc Gasol (foot). Give him some time.
Feb 20 - 12:17 AM

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PG1Mike Conley
2Wade Baldwin
3Andrew Harrison
SG1Tony Allen
2P.J. Hairston
3Vince Carter
4Troy Daniels
5Jordan Adams
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
PF1Zach Randolph
2JaMychal Green
3Deyonta Davis
4Jarell Martin
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright