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Brandan Wright | Center/Forward | #34

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (8) / CHA
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Brandan Wright scored six points with one rebound in 12 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
He had his breakout game on Monday with 17 points, but the old "against the Nets" grain of salt applies here. Wright still has more bounce to his game, so the Grizzlies have to be encouraged as he heads into the break. He could be a sneaky DFS play when the Grizzlies rest their bigs. Feb 15 - 11:07 PM

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Brandan Wright scored a season-high 17 points with three rebounds and an assist in 21 minutes in Monday's victory over the Nets.

Wright was 7-of-9 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the charity stripe. He looked impressively spry and athletic on Monday. However, his fantasy upside is limited. As long as Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph remain healthy, it will be difficult for Wright to see enough minutes and scoring opportunities to make a consistent impact.
Feb 13 - 10:39 PM

Brandan Wright played a season-high 21 minutes vs. the Suns on Wednesday, posting five points (2-of-8 FGs, 1-of-4 FTs), three rebounds and one block.

Wright was listed as 'inactive' on the pre-game media report, but that was just an error. Zach Randolph (ankle) and Vince Carter (rest) were both out tonight, leaving the Grizzlies' bench precariously thin, which helps explain the increased run for Wright, Toney Douglas (25 minutes) and Troy Daniels (22 minutes). Wright is a dubious fantasy option while Marc Gasol is healthy.
Feb 9 - 12:57 AM

Brandan Wright (knee) made his season debut on Monday vs. the Suns, scoring six points on 3-of-5 shooting in just five minutes.

He was expected to get a "few" minutes tonight and the blowout allowed that to happen. He also grabbed two rebounds and was very active in limited minutes. Wright has always been a solid per-minute guy, but playing time won't be easy to find in a crowded Memphis frontcourt. He's not very durable either, so a limited role makes the most sense for him. Fantasy owners should ignore him for now.
Jan 31 - 1:27 AM

Brandan Wright (knee) has been cleared to play a "few minutes" on Monday vs. the Suns.

He's been on the shelf for nearly a year, so the Grizzlies are going to ease him back into action very slowly. The frontcourt is crowded enough with Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and JaMychal Green all playing significant roles, so it's safe to leave Wright on the wire.
Jan 30 - 9:14 PM

Brandan Wright (knee) is planning to make his regular-season debut Monday vs. Phoenix.

Wright hasn't played professional basketball since going down on February 27 last year, so expect him to be very rusty and brought along with extreme caution. Wright will add some frontcourt depth to the Memphis roster, but it's unlikely he'll emerge with any fantasy value this season while the team is healthy. Leave him on the wire.
Source: ESPN
Jan 29 - 3:13 PM

Brandan Wright (knee) will not play on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

"It's close," coach David Fizdale said of Wright's return. "He's day to day." While Wright has returned to full practice, the Grizzlies will ease him back into action and he will likely have restrictions for a while. He's not a fantasy pickup in most leagues.
Jan 28 - 7:39 PM

Brandan Wright (knee) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

He went through a full practice on Monday and could be getting closer. Wright has a lengthy list of knee injuries in his career, so he'll be brought along very slowly. Even if available, he may not play.
Jan 28 - 5:47 PM

Brandan Wright (left ankle surgery) wasn't on the active list for Wednesday's game.

Wright recently returned as a full participant in practice, but Memphis will be extra careful with their oft-injured big man. Consider him day-to-day.
Jan 26 - 12:12 AM

Brandan Wright (left ankle surgery) was a full participant during Monday's practice.

He's inching his way closer to a return, but he's not going to have much value with JaMychal Green, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol all healthy.
Jan 23 - 2:26 PM

Brandan Wright (left ankle) has started full-speed individual workouts and hopes to make his season debut in January.

Wright had a procedure to remove damaged tissue on his left ankle, which has prevented him from making his season debut. He’s had an injury plagued career and Memphis will likely ease him into action. His return will have a minor impact on JaMychal Green and Zach Randolph, however, that is when he is a full-go.
Jan 8 - 7:33 PM

Brandan Wright underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery on Tuesday and is out indefinitely.

Wright tried to alleviate the pain in his left ankle through a non-surgical procedure on November 8, but apparently that didn't do the trick. The oft-injured big man has suited up for a mere 20 games over the past two seasons, and he's reportedly going to miss at least the next two months of action. Leave him on the wire.
Source: NBA.com
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 11:31:00 AM

Brandan Wright received an injection in his ankle and will be re-evaluated on November 14th.

We hadn't had an update on Wright in weeks, until Grizzlies announced on Tuesday that he received regenerative injection therapy to treat his posterior tibialis tendinopathy. He will be re-evaluated by team medical staff Monday. No timetable has been set for his return.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 01:09:00 PM

Brandon Wright (left ankle) will be re-evaluated in 10 days.

Wright just can't ever seem to stay healthy, and while he'll be re-evaluated in 10 days, he remains without an official timetable to return. With Wright out and Marc Gasol's minutes likely to be held in check early on, Zach Randolph could be earning some extended run at the five-spot. Wright isn't worth owning almost anywhere.
Source: NBA.com
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 06:33:00 PM

Brandon Wright (ankle) will not play in the season opener against the Wolves on Wednesday.

Wright, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last year, badly sprained his left ankle early in the preseason and is clearly still not yet 100 percent healed. With starting center Marc Gasol (foot, ankle) on a minutes restriction, there was an opportunity for Wright to see increased playing time, but Wright needs to first get himself healthy.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 03:22:00 PM