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Brandan Wright | Center/Forward | #34

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 picked up a DNP-CD on Friday vs. the Kings.
He was "available" to play, but he's not in the rotation right now. Deyonta Davis will continue backing up Marc Gasol and we don't see why Memphis would go away from that. Jan 19 - 11:10 PM

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Brandan Wright (illness) is available to play on Friday vs. the Kings.

He's been out of the rotation and Marc Gasol (illness) is playing, so Wright isn't a lock to see the floor.
Jan 19 - 7:12 PM

Brandan Wright (illness) was unable to participate in shootaround and is "likely doubtful" for Friday's game vs. Sacramento.

Minimal fantasy impact here, as Wright has missed three straight games and hasn't logged more than 15 minutes in a game since December 26th. Also, Marc Gasol (illness) is expected to play Friday night.
Jan 19 - 12:13 PM

Brandan Wright (illness) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

Wright hasn't been a fantasy asset all season, so his availability shouldn't impact fantasy lineups even if Marc Gasol (illness) misses another game.
Jan 18 - 6:09 PM

Brandan Wright (illness) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

He's been out of the rotation anyway, so the Grizzlies won't miss him too much. Although, not having Marc Gasol (illness) means Deyonta Davis should have some extended run heading his way tonight.
Jan 17 - 6:23 PM

Brandan Wright (quad) played just eight minutes with two points, two rebounds, one assist and one turnover against the Warriors on Saturday.

It looks like the Grizzlies do want to get a look at Deyonta Davis with Wright being behind him. Unless Marc Gasol or JaMychal Green are out, Wright is really tough to stash.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 12:21:00 AM

Brandan Wright (quad) available for Saturday against the Warriors.

Deyonta Davis played well in the last game, so it'll be interesting to see if Wright or Davis get the backup minutes.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 07:38:00 PM

Brandan Wright (left quad) practiced on Friday and is probable to play against the Warriors on Saturday.

Wright has scored in double figures just three times this season, the last time coming back on Nov. 13, while his season high in rebounds in nine. He's not worth owning in most leagues and would only have real value if Marc Gasol were to suffer an injury. And even then Wright would be shaky given his lengthy injury history. Deyonta Davis loses some appeal here.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 08:11:00 PM

Brandan Wright (quad) has been ruled out against the Lakers on Wednesday.

He was doubtful for this one because of a left quad, which isn't the same as his right groin injury. We're going to see a good amount of Jarell Martin while Chandler Parsons figures to get minutes at the four, as well. Deyonta Davis should handle the backup five.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 09:16:00 PM

Brandan Wright (left quad) is doubtful to play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

He had a right groin injury cost him close to a month, so this may not be related to that. Wright was defending the basket when Tyson Chandler dunked it on him to end the game, so he did finish this game. If he's out, that means we'll see a lot of Jarell Martin and likely plenty of Chandler Parsons at the four, assuming he's a go. Deyonta Davis will likely take the backup center minutes.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 03:59:00 PM

Brandan Wright started on Tuesday vs. the Suns, but played just 19 minutes with seven points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

Even with Chandler Parsons (rest) and JaMychal Green (knee) out, the Grizzlies refuse to play Wright big minutes. With that said, that's probably the wise thing to do given Wright's injury history. He's a deep-league asset at best.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 12:06:00 AM

Brandan Wright is starting next to Marc Gasol on Tuesday vs. Phoenix.

Chandler Parsons (rest) and JaMychal Green (knee) are both out tonight. Wright just recently returned from a lingering groin issue, so while he does have upside, he might not be ready for a full workload.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 08:01:00 PM

Brandan Wright (groin) played 20 minutes off the bench and hit 4-of-6 shots for eight points, four rebounds, one steal and one block on Thursday in his first game since Nov. 18.

It was surprising to see Wright get so many minutes after missing so much time, but the only way he's likely to be a fantasy asset is if Marc Gasol gets injured, or the Grizzlies decide to shut him down in a lost season. They have just nine wins thus far and a loss to the Suns is not what the doctor ordered. Just keep an eye on Wright, as he's still not worth grabbing at this point.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 11:42:00 PM

Brandan Wright (groin) will return on Thursday vs. the Suns.

Chandler Parsons (rest) is also back after getting Wednesday off. His groin has been an issue since mid-November, so expect the Grizzlies to be very careful with Wright's minutes going forward. He's not a fantasy asset in most leagues while Marc Gasol is healthy. Deyonta Davis could fall out of the rotation with Wright back.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 07:46:00 PM

Brandan Wright (groin) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

Wright was considered doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors before he was ruled out, so this is an upgrade. The Grizzlies did say that Wright was expected back this week, so if he doesn't play vs. the Suns then he will likely be back on Saturday vs. the Clippers. He'll have restrictions and won't play much while Marc Gasol is healthy, so he's safe to leave on the wire in most leagues .
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 01:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Mario Chalmers
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Ben McLemore
3Wayne Selden
4Kobi Simmons
SF1Dillon Brooks
2James Ennis
PF1JaMychal Green
2Chandler Parsons
3Jarell Martin
4Vince Hunter
5Ivan Rabb
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Deyonta Davis