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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 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

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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

Brandan Wright (personal) will not play Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

This will be Wright's second straight game on the sidelines, and it's currently unclear if he'll be able to play in Tuesday's home game against the Suns. With Wright on the sidelines, Zach Randolph will pick up most of his minutes.
Feb 26 - 2:24 PM

Brandan Wright (personal) will not play vs. the Pacers on Friday.

Zach Randolph should pick up a few more minutes with Wright out of commission, but there aren't any big repercussions here since Wright is averaging 13.9 minutes this season. He's day-to-day and could return as soon as Sunday's game vs. Denver.
Feb 23 - 4:11 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Toney Douglas
4Wade Baldwin
SG1Tony Allen
2Vince Carter
3Troy Daniels
4Wayne Selden
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
PF1Brandan Wright
2JaMychal Green
3Deyonta Davis
C1Marc Gasol
2Zach Randolph