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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 came off the bench to score six points with four rebounds and a block in 27 minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.
The Grizzlies took it easy on Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) in the overtime loss, so Wright still saw a nice workload tonight. His value should start to trend down with the Grizzlies healthy for the most part, but Wright could still be a nice low-end source of rebounds, blocks and FG percentage. Apr 5 - 1:15 AM

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Brandan Wright will return to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) are returning to the starting lineup, so Wright's value and minutes are going to take a hit. His owners outside of deeper leagues should be evaluating other options on the wire.
Apr 4 - 7:43 PM

Brandan Wright made 7-of-10 field goals on Sunday, en route to 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes of action.

The Lakers came in with a skeletal frontcourt tonight, and Wright took advantage with his second-highest scoring performance of the season. He's hit double-figures in three of his past four games, and is a solid source of FG percentage and blocks as long as Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) remain on the shelf.
Apr 2 - 6:22 PM

Brandan Wright scored eight points with four rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes during a start against the Mavs on Friday.

Not quite a revenge game for Wright, but he gave the Grizzlies some good minutes and should see playing time until Marc Gasol (foot) can return. With the Grizzlies clinching a playoff spot tonight, they may just take it easy on Gasol. Wright could be a streaming option.
Apr 1 - 1:00 AM

Brandan Wright started at center on Wednesday as the Grizzlies deployed their 22nd unique lineup of the season, and he finished with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, four boards, two blocks and one assist.

Marc Gasol's strained left foot cost him another game tonight, bumping Wright into the starting lineup, but it's unclear if Gasol will miss any more games. Head coach David Fizdale referred to it as a day-to-day issue, adding, "I think it’s just swelling and soft-tissue type stuff ... It’s nothing structural that we have to be totally concerned about." Wright logged 28 minutes tonight and should see similar action if Gasol misses more games.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 30 - 12:42 AM

Brandan Wright will start against the Pacers on Wednesday and Zach Randolph will move to the bench.

The Grizzlies need some scoring in their second unit, so they'll have their 22nd different starting lineup today. Wright should be looking at minutes in the 20s and is a viable play in fantasy. He will only have short-term value until Marc Gasol (foot) can return.
Mar 29 - 7:54 PM

Brandan Wright moved back to the bench against the Hawks on Saturday and scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes.

Regardless of where he starts the game, Wright is likely going to be limited to minutes in the teens because of his injury history. JaMychal Green had a big game with 20 points and 11 rebounds in the first unit, so Wright will likely come off the bench again on Monday vs. the Bucks. Standard-league owners can ignore him.
Mar 12 - 12:24 AM

Brandan Wright will move back to the bench against the Hawks on Saturday.

Coach David Fizdale tried something new, but it really did not work at all with the Grizzlies having the worst defense in the NBA since the break. Wright should only play minutes in the low teens.
Mar 11 - 7:35 PM

Brandan Wright started again on Thursday and had eight points, two rebounds and two steals in 15 minutes.

JaMychal Green came off the bench and played 22 minutes, but had just three points and five boards on 1-of-4 shooting. Wright's not yet worth using in fantasy, even if he continues to start, while Green has scored in single digits in four of his last five games. He's really taken a fall after a strong start to the season and doesn't belong in starting fantasy units either.
Mar 9 - 10:55 PM

Brandan Wright started over JaMychal Green on Monday and had nine points and four rebounds in 18 minutes in an ugly loss to the Nets.

Green outplayed him from the bench, but hasn't been too reliable lately. But it will take Wright sticking the starting unit and showing us more than he did tonight before we'll hop on board his bandwagon.
Mar 6 - 11:11 PM

Andrew Harrison and Brandan Wright are starting vs. the Nets on Monday.

Harrison and Wright will join Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons and Marc Gasol in the first unit, meaning Tony Allen and JaMychal Green will go to the bench. The Grizzlies have lost two games in a row, but it's possible that Allen and Green are simply getting the night off against the worst team in the NBA. Wright is not a fantasy pickup unless the move to the first unit sticks.
Mar 6 - 7:53 PM

Brandan Wright (personal) will be available on Monday vs. the Nets.

He's missed four out of the last five games, but it's not clear if he will slide back into his normal role of about 15 minutes per game. He's averaging 7.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.7 blocks on the season, so he's only on the radar in the deepest of leagues anyways.
Mar 6 - 7:14 PM

Brandan Wright (personal) will not play against the Rockets on Saturday.

He will be missing his fourth game in the last five. With Wright out, Zach Randolph has been effective with 20-plus points in three straight. He could be an option in DFS, but the back-to-back factor won't help him.
Mar 4 - 3:37 PM

Brandan Wright (personal) will not play against the Mavericks on Friday.

He's missed some time for personal reasons before and did return on Tuesday with 17 minutes. Zach Randolph should play more minutes at the five, which slightly helps JaMychal Green.
Mar 3 - 7:37 PM

Brandan Wright (personal) will be active and available for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.

Wright had missed the last two games for personal reasons. Only a limited fantasy impact here, as Wright is averaging fewer than 14 minutes per contest this season. Zach Randolph will see a bit less court time with Wright active.
Feb 28 - 1:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Wade Baldwin
4Mario Chalmers
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Wayne Selden
3Ben McLemore
4Troy Daniels
5Kobi Simmons
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
3Dillon Brooks
4Rade Zagorac
PF1JaMychal Green
2Jarell Martin
3Ivan Rabb
4Vince Hunter
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Deyonta Davis