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Brandan Wright | Center/Forward

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: North Carolina
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Brandan Wright has officially signed his three-year deal with the Grizzlies.
Wright kept with the theme of the day by including a bear emoji while breaking his own signing news. He even accompanied the tweet with a picture of himself signing the three-year contract worth nearly $18 million. Wright should see plenty of playing time on the Grizzlies second unit and is worth a late-round fantasy pick as he could return huge dividends if Marc Gasol misses any time due to injury. Jul 9 - 10:40 AM

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Brandan Wright and the Grizzlies have agreed on a three-year deal worth nearly $18 million.

He's an interesting player to the Grizzlies rotation in their second unit, which will be able to play with a bit more pace now. Wright picked up big playing time in April with the Suns, averaging 10.6 points, 7.0 boards, 2.2 blocks and 1.4 steals in 30.8 minutes per game during that span. He'll be someone to watch if Marc Gasol misses time due to injury. To be clear, the Grizzlies are heavy favorites to land Gasol.
Jul 1 - 6:34 PM

Free agent Brandan Wright is reportedly drawing interest from the Clippers, Grizzlies, Mavericks, Pacers and Suns.

The seven-year veteran has intriguing per-minute fantasy potential, but he's unlikely to start no matter where he lands this summer. The Grizzlies' interest in him may be an indication that they're resigned to losing backup center Kosta Koufos in free agency.
Jun 30 - 7:28 PM

The Suns are interested in re-signing Brandan Wright as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Wright would slot into a backup role in Phoenix playing behind Markieff Morris and Alex Len, so his fantasy outlook isn't great with the Suns. He averaged 7.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game through 40 games with the Suns last season, so he won't be much more than a shot blocking specialist in deep leagues if he is retained by Phoenix.
Jun 28 - 4:18 PM

Brandan Wright (foot) will not play Tuesday vs. the Clippers.

The Suns will likely go with a small ball lineup featuring Archie Goodwin, Eric Bledsoe, the Morris twins, and P.J. Tucker. Earl Barron will likely log limited minutes off the bench, but he's not going to do enough on the stat sheet to matter in almost any league. Goodwin and Tucker are worth considering as low-end, plug-and-play options in daily leagues.
Apr 14 - 3:11 PM

Brandan Wright (foot) will not play vs. the Spurs on Sunday, and the Suns will go small by inserting Archie Goodwin into the first unit.

Wright is dealing with soreness in his foot, so we will go ahead and consider him questionable for their regular-season finale on Tuesday vs. the Clippers. Goodwin is worth a look as a cheap plug-and-play option in daily leagues, and he could get a lot of run with the Suns rolling with just nine active players. Earl Barron should play more as well, but he is only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Apr 12 - 6:18 PM

Brandan Wright had nine points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block in 37 minutes on Wednesday.

He's not exactly blowing up box scores in the absence of Alex Len, but he is playing effectively, and is worth owning the rest of the way.
Apr 9 - 12:27 AM

Brandan Wright was relatively quiet in another start at center on Tuesday, scoring eight points with six rebounds, two blocks and zero assists or steals.

He made 4-of-5 field goals and played 28 minutes without any fouls in the absence of Alex Len (ankle). He struggled defensively and his minutes were limited by the lopsided score, but B-Wright belongs in active fantasy lineups with Len expected to sit out on Wednesday.
Apr 7 - 10:06 PM

Brandan Wright was excellent against the Jazz in 33 minutes on Saturday during an 87-85 win, scoring 14 points with three rebounds, one assist, three steals and four blocks.

He actually dunked on Rudy Gobert tonight and lived to tell about it. Wright said after the game he was getting a feel for Gobert, so maybe some of the other NBA big men might want to pick his brain. Alex Len (nose) is still out for a couple more games, so Wright should be owned in all leagues.
Apr 5 - 2:48 AM

Brandan Wright drew a start against the Warriors on Thursday with 16 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 28 minutes.

Alex Len is going to miss at least two more games and it'll be Wright getting around 30 minutes per night. The Suns also went small a lot, which could have been due to coach Jeff Hornacek really wanting to push the pace. Wright should be owned everywhere.
Apr 3 - 1:21 AM

Brandan Wright played 18 minutes against the Blazers on Monday with four points, six boards and two assists.

Alex Len probably broke his nose tonight, so Wright could have more minutes headed his way. When Len sprained his ankle earlier this month, Wright was an early-round asset as a starter. If you want to take a chance, give Wright a look in all leagues.
Mar 31 - 1:32 AM

Brandan Wright was limited to 16 minutes off the bench vs. Oklahoma City, scoring six points with one rebound and two steals.

Owners hoping that B-Wright could productively co-exist with Alex Len have been disappointed, as he's averaging a mere 17.0 minutes in Phoenix's past two games. We know what Wright is capable of when given enough playing time but he's better suited to the waiver wire as long as Len is healthy and starting.
Mar 29 - 11:58 PM

Brandan Wright played just 18 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with two points, two boards and one block.

The Suns are back to playing Alex Len extended minutes, so it's going to be tough for Wright to put up solid fantasy value. If you need some production right now, Wright is probably not the best option. He could re-emerge if Len starts dealing with ankle soreness again.
Mar 28 - 2:22 AM

Brandan Wright played 28 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with five points, seven boards, one assist and one block.

He played next to Alex Len for a bit, but coach Jeff Hornacek dropped a minor hint that he could get crazy with his matchups because of Rudy Gay playing at the four. Thanks to his blocks, boards and field goal percentage, Wright is still a hold in standard leagues with minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s.
Mar 26 - 3:14 AM

Brandan Wright came off the bench and logged 30 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday, scoring eight points with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

He earned playing time due to stepping it up over his last two. Wright was only logging minutes in the teens before the Alex Len injury, but he should be in the upper 20s going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 22 - 12:00 AM

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