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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
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Brandan Wright (right groin) won't play vs. the Blazers on Monday.
Wright didn't return after getting hurt on Saturday and it's no surprise to see him ruled out early for Monday, since groin injuries can take a while to fully heal. Deyonta Davis figures to be the main beneficiary until Wright returns, but he's not a great fantasy option while Marc Gasol is healthy. Nov 19 - 5:57 PM

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Brandan Wright (right groin) will not return on Saturday night.

The team ruled him out at half after Wright departed tonight's game with 8:26 left in the second quarter. He was playing well as Marc Gasol's backup and he was even seeing minutes at power forward, so this could be a tough one to overcome for the Grizzlies' second unit. If he needs to miss time, Deyonta Davis could move into the rotation or the Grizzlies could go smaller more often.
Nov 18 - 9:16 PM

Brandan Wright brought it on both ends against the Clippers on Saturday, scoring a season-high 13 points with nine rebounds, two assists, four blocks and one steal in 25 minutes.

Jarell Martin was in foul trouble and he's struggled at times since his big-time game on Oct. 26. Wright only played next to Gasol for just eight minutes on the entire season, so this may not be a regular thing. It could also be a matchup thing against a bigger Clippers lineup because Wright did a fine job on Blake Griffin late in the game. Whatever the case, Wright is a high-end handcuff for a banged-up big man and he can put up value in 20 minutes, so he's a decent 16-team guy to have.
Nov 4 - 6:41 PM

Brandan Wright scored nine points with four rebounds in 12 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

Excluding the opener, coach David Fizdale has completely ditched his two-center looks with Wright not logging a second next to Marc Gasol in the last four games. Wright is only a Gasol handcuff now.
Oct 26 - 11:30 PM

Brandan Wright stepped up on Wednesday with JaMychal Green (ankle) injured, coming off the bench for 10 points, four rebounds, two steals and one block in 27 minutes.

Wright's per-minute fantasy production has always been impressive, but injuries and a limited bench role have conspired to hold him in check. JaMychal Green (ankle) left early tonight and is scheduled for an MRI on Thursday, so if he misses extended time Wright will be worth a look in most formats as a cheap source of FG%, rebounds and blocks.
Oct 19 - 1:53 AM

Brandan Wright racked up 16 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one block in only 19 minutes on Wednesday.

Marc Gasol (ankle) will miss one more game as a precaution, before making his preseason debut on Monday. That gives Wright an extended chance to show what he can do after a disappointing, injury-plagued 2016-17 season. Wright has impressive per-minute fantasy potential, as tonight proves, but he's just a fringe option while Gasol is healthy.
Oct 4 - 9:57 PM

Brandan Wright came off the bench to score six points with four rebounds and a block in 27 minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

The Grizzlies took it easy on Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) in the overtime loss, so Wright still saw a nice workload tonight. His value should start to trend down with the Grizzlies healthy for the most part, but Wright could still be a nice low-end source of rebounds, blocks and FG percentage.
Apr 5 - 1:15 AM

Brandan Wright will return to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) are returning to the starting lineup, so Wright's value and minutes are going to take a hit. His owners outside of deeper leagues should be evaluating other options on the wire.
Apr 4 - 7:43 PM

Brandan Wright made 7-of-10 field goals on Sunday, en route to 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes of action.

The Lakers came in with a skeletal frontcourt tonight, and Wright took advantage with his second-highest scoring performance of the season. He's hit double-figures in three of his past four games, and is a solid source of FG percentage and blocks as long as Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) remain on the shelf.
Apr 2 - 6:22 PM

Brandan Wright scored eight points with four rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes during a start against the Mavs on Friday.

Not quite a revenge game for Wright, but he gave the Grizzlies some good minutes and should see playing time until Marc Gasol (foot) can return. With the Grizzlies clinching a playoff spot tonight, they may just take it easy on Gasol. Wright could be a streaming option.
Apr 1 - 1:00 AM

Brandan Wright started at center on Wednesday as the Grizzlies deployed their 22nd unique lineup of the season, and he finished with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, four boards, two blocks and one assist.

Marc Gasol's strained left foot cost him another game tonight, bumping Wright into the starting lineup, but it's unclear if Gasol will miss any more games. Head coach David Fizdale referred to it as a day-to-day issue, adding, "I think it’s just swelling and soft-tissue type stuff ... It’s nothing structural that we have to be totally concerned about." Wright logged 28 minutes tonight and should see similar action if Gasol misses more games.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 30 - 12:42 AM

Brandan Wright will start against the Pacers on Wednesday and Zach Randolph will move to the bench.

The Grizzlies need some scoring in their second unit, so they'll have their 22nd different starting lineup today. Wright should be looking at minutes in the 20s and is a viable play in fantasy. He will only have short-term value until Marc Gasol (foot) can return.
Mar 29 - 7:54 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Mario Chalmers
3Andrew Harrison
SG1James Ennis
2Ben McLemore
3Wayne Selden
4Kobi Simmons
SF1Dillon Brooks
2Tyreke Evans
PF1JaMychal Green
2Jarell Martin
3Chandler Parsons
4Ivan Rabb
5Vince Hunter
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Deyonta Davis