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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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.
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.
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

Brandan Wright (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Wolves.

The guy just can't stay healthy. Wright is expected to be in the rotation this season, but he should be considered questionable for opening night. Zach Randolph will get the backup center minutes if Wright can't go.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 07:15:00 PM

Brandan Wright (ankle) will not play on Saturday.

The oft-injured big man will miss his third game. He should be in the rotation and will likely benefit from the new system. If Marc Gasol misses time, Wright should be a hot pickup.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 06:41:00 PM

Brandan Wright (left ankle) will miss Tuesday's game against the 76ers.

Wright was in a walking boot after playing 23 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday and looks like he may miss more than just Tuesday's game. His availability for the regular season opener doesn't appear to be in jeopardy, so Wright remains a nice late-round sleeper with upside.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 10:54:00 AM

Brandan Wright (knee) returned to action on Monday vs. the Magic, scoring 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting with two rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes.

He's been out of commission since November, so it's great to see him back on the floor. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Wright projects to be the backup center behind Marc Gasol. Wright has a nice per-minute upside and the Grizzlies will be cautious with Gasol this year, so he could have some sneaky low-end value. Keep an eye on him.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 11:05:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:30:00 AM

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.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 12:51:00 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.
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 10:27:00 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.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 08:48:00 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.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 05:30:00 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.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 05:23:00 PM

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C1Marc Gasol
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