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Brandan Wright | Center/Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: North Carolina
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Brandan Wright started the second half of Sunday's game with Dirk Nowitzki resting, finishing the Mavs' victory with five points, one rebound and one steal in 17 minutes.
B-Wright should earn minutes at both PF and C as the Mavs' primary backup big man this season, and he's a sneaky flier pick in most formats. For an idea of his upside, consider his per-36-minute stats after returning from injury last year -- 17.5 points on 67.7 percent shooting, 8.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.8 blocks. Oct 12 - 10:04 PM

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Brandan Wright came off the bench for 12 points, 11 rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 32 minutes on Saturday.

He had a huge block on Eric Bledsoe to help secure the win, but had scored a total of 10 points over his last three games. Samuel Dalembert has been a better play, but Wright came through in this one. The Mavs clinched a playoff berth tonight, so it's possible that they'll just continue to roll with Wright until the playoffs get here.
Apr 12 - 11:59 PM

Brandan Wright, who scored 23 points on 10-of-10 shooting on Friday, finished Sunday's game with only two points in six minutes of action.

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle has been blunt about his team's "three-headed monster" at center, which leads to erratic playing time for B-Wright, Samuel Dalembert and DeJuan Blair. Wright will be much better most nights, but owners shouldn't expect him to play more than 15-20 minutes per game.
Apr 6 - 9:03 PM

Brandan Wright hit all 10 of his field goals in Friday's win, finishing with 23 points to go with five rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 27 minutes off the bench.

If you had him in your lineup then you probably should have been playing the lottery and Fan Duel instead. Samuel Dalembert went for 14 and 14 with a steal and block in just 21 minutes, and this has everything to do with the opposing Lakers giving it up tonight. If Wright can do it again he'll be worth a look but for now this is looking like a fluke.
Apr 5 - 2:07 AM

Brandan Wright played 25 minutes vs. the Warriors in a loss on Tuesday, scoring 14 points with five boards and one block.

He logged his minutes at center which has been the story for much of the season. The Mavericks played some up-tempo ball tonight and Wright played much more than his 18.6 minutes per game from March. He's not really blocking shots this season like many thought he would, so he's not really worth adding in most leagues.
Apr 1 - 11:19 PM

Brandan Wright blocked two shots against the Clippers on Thursday with eight points, four boards and one steal in 24 minutes.

Almost all of his minutes this month have come at center and coach Rick Carlisle not sliding him over to backup power forward has kept Wright’s stats down. The blocks have been a major disappointment for Wright at just 0.9 per game this season, which has kept him from standard-league consideration.
Mar 27 - 11:19 PM

Brandan Wright disappeared against the Blazers on Friday with six points, two boards, one assist and one block in 16 minutes.

He went off with an 18-point game on Wednesday, but that game turned out to be one of his frequent teases. Rick Carlisle's random dislike of Samuel Dalembert has helped right on occasion, but Wright's potential fantasy owners will want to temper expectations.
Mar 8 - 1:24 AM

Brandan Wright came off the bench to hit 9-of-13 shots for 18 points, three rebounds, a steal and a block in 25 minutes on Wednesday.

Yes, it came against the Nuggets, who get torched by opposing bigs, but Samuel Dalembert was benched and played just 10 minutes. Wright has been anything but reliable and didn't have a point or rebound as recently as Friday's game. Dalembert could be in Rick Carlisle's doghouse and Wright was great tonight. Feel free to make the move if you need a center.
Mar 6 - 12:26 AM

Brandon Wright had just one rebound in nine minutes on Friday against the Bulls.

Wright had a nice line on Wednesday with eight and eight to go with three steals and three blocks, and this output renders that outcome obsolete. Samuel Dalembert scored six points with 10 rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes, and DeJuan Blair scored seven points with two rebounds and four steals in 16 minutes. Yee-haw.
Feb 28 - 11:46 PM

Brandan Wright had eight points, eight rebounds, three steals and three blocks in 24 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

Samuel Dalembert started and played 21 minutes, but Wright got it done tonight. Given the fact he comes off the bench and is usually outplayed by Sammy D, we're not ready to jump for joy over this line, but Wright could have gained some confidence tonight, and is worth keeping an eye on going forward.
Feb 27 - 1:27 AM

Brandan Wright logged just 13 minutes in Friday's win, scoring eight points on 3-of-5 shooting with five rebounds and a block.

Wright got the elusive block that he has been looking for but this is most certainly a step down from his mildly interesting play over the last week. Until he can gather momentum, he's hands off in most leagues.
Feb 8 - 1:19 AM

Brandan Wright scored 17 points with four boards and one assist on 6-of-8 from the field against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

It's not often the Grizzlies are beat up inside, but that's what happened tonight. All season long we've been waiting for Wright to come on strong and it might finally be happening with double-digit points in three straight games. On the other hand, the big negative during this streak is that he hasn't blocked any shots, which is why he would be a nice pickup. Wright has kept his fouls down and is helping the Mavs, but it still hasn't translated to fantasy value yet. He's not quite worthy of being owned in standard leagues.
Feb 6 - 1:10 AM

Brandan Wright scored 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Wright hasn't been blocking the ball much since returning to action, and he didn't have one tonight, but maybe a game against the Cavs' soft interior will get him going. We need to see him separate from Samuel Dalembert (18 points, eight boards, two blocks) and DeJuan Blair (10 minutes) before advising a pickup in standard formats.
Feb 4 - 2:28 AM

Brandan Wright grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in Friday's win over the Kings, and also chipped in with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting and a steal in 26 minutes.

Wright has always had the best upside potential among the three-headed center monster in Dallas, but forgive us if we don't send you guys running to the wire after one good night. We'll want to watch and see if Wright is coming around after missing a chunk of the year with his shoulder injury, but he can stay on the wire in standard formats unless you're feeling very lucky. DeJuan Blair (six points, three rebounds, one steal, 13 minutes) and Samuel Dalembert (six points, four rebounds, one block, 16 minutes) were non-existent tonight.
Feb 1 - 1:21 AM

Brandan Wright scored eight points and that's it in 12 minutes off the bench on Friday.

It's well past time to move along on Wright in most formats, but owners will want to be ready if the dynamic changes with the three-headed center monster in Dallas.
Jan 25 - 1:33 AM

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All Positions
PG1Jameer Nelson
2Raymond Felton
3Devin Harris
4Gal Mekel
SG1Monta Ellis
2Doron Lamb
3Ricky Ledo
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Al-Farouq Aminu
3Richard Jefferson
4Jae Crowder
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Greg Smith
3Eric Griffin
4Charlie Villanueva
5Ivan Johnson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Brandan Wright
3Bernard James