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But with a big enough cache of data? A training staff could generate algorithmically individualized prescriptions for rest and movement. It could act pre-emptively, based on probability on top of past results. "The more we can objectify what guys are doing," Lyles says, "the more accurately we can make recommendations or change what we do." Change what they do -- as in benching a starter before he suffers a projected injury. Or trading him away for that same reason. Or cutting a backup because of a suspiciously consistent spike in fatigue level after 2 in the morning on road trips. In which case each player should answer a question that everyone, regardless of occupation, might soon consider for themselves: Would you be better served, economically, by your employer's knowing more or less? "They'll bring guys in and work them out and be able to see if they're at a bigger risk to hurt their knee or whatever," says Mavericks forward Brandan Wright. So when it comes to contract negotiations? "Honestly, I think it'll hurt guys," Wright continues. "I think that's where it's headed." ESPN.com

January 2, 2014 Updates

Under certain rules, if a player re-signed with his team this past summer while receiving a raise of at least 20 percent — and the team is over the cap — the player cannot be traded until January 15, 2014. Eight players meet that criteria: Tony Allen — Memphis Grizzlies; Chase Budinger — Minnesota Timberwolves; Cartier Martin — Atlanta Hawks; Timofey Mozgov — Denver Nuggets; Nikola Pekovic — Minnesota Timberwolves; J.R. Smith — New York Knicks; Tiago Splitter — San Antonio Spurs; Brandan Wright — Dallas Mavericks. HoopsWorld

December 13, 2013 Updates

Forward/center Brandan Wright hopes to make his season debut for the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. “If everything goes well tomorrow, I should be able to go,” Wright said after Friday’s practice. The 6-foot-10 Wright has been sidelined since suffering a nondisplaced fracture in his left shoulder on Oct. 8. He began practicing on Dec. 6. Wright feels fine physically, albeit a bit rusty, and hopes to be back in the rotation for the three-game homestand that starts Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. ESPN.com

December 6, 2013 Updates

Brandan Wright practiced Friday for the first time in nearly two months, then joined his Dallas Mavericks teammates on the three-game West Coast trip. Wright, a left-hander, suffered a small, nondisplaced fracture in his left shoulder on Oct. 8. He reiterated Friday that he believes he only needs "a couple" of practices to be game-ready, thought it would seem the soonest he could return is the last game of the trip, Wednesday against Golden State. "I need to get my legs up under me," said Wright, adding that he felt rusty basketball-wise, but fine physically. "I need to get in better shape _especially for what I need to do out there to help the team win." Dallas Morning News

October 23, 2013 Updates

Brandan Wright still doesn't know if he'll be able to play in the Dallas Mavericks' season opener Oct. 30 against the Atlanta Hawks. Wright has been sidelined since suffering a small non-displaced fracture of his left shoulder in an Oct. 8 practice session. But as far as playing against the Hawks, the Mavs' backup center said: "I don't know. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

October 12, 2013 Updates

Nobody’s quite sure how long Brandan Wright’s recovery from a shoulder fracture will take, but coach Rick Carlisle is certain of one thing. The next man up will have to do the job. Namely, DeJuan Blair, along with Bernard James and Samuel Dalembert. “If it’s going to happen, this isn’t the worst time,” Carlisle said Friday. “He’s got a little time to heal. It’s going to be evaluated weekly. It could have been a lot worse. “(We’ll have to) plug other guys in. Now Blair becomes more at the forefront. Sarge has to be ready. Sam has to keep playing like he did the other night. And it gives guys like Balkman and Melo to get more minutes in the preseason.” Dallas Morning News

October 11, 2013 Updates

A day after Brandan Wright sat out a preseason game in Memphis for "precautionary reasons,'' the Dallas Mavericks discovered their center has sustained a small, non-displaced fracture to his left shoulder. The Mavs, at this time, don't anticipate Wright's injury will require surgery. However, he will be re-evalated weekly and will be sidelined indefinitely. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Marc J. Spears: Mavericks forward Brandan Wright sustained a small, non-displaced fracture to his left shoulder. Surgery is not anticipated at this time Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

October 10, 2013 Updates
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Norm Hitzges: It was hard to put Kaman and Dirk on the floor at the same time defensively. Do you believe this year's team fits better than last year's group? Mark Cuban: I don't think it was so hard to put Dirk and Chris on the floor together defensively. I think where we ran into problems ... we couldn't convince Chris not to put the ball on the floor. When Chris would just pick and pop, he was a top-five shooter in the NBA. Dirk and Chris playing pick and pop, pick and roll was lethal. No team could stop it. Chris had his own way of doing things, and that created some issues. It just didn't work. Dirk and Brandan Wright played a lot better together. That's one of the reasons we went hard after Samuel Dalembert. Sam is much more of a rebounder and he's also a good shot blocker and rim defender. Dallas Morning News

August 10, 2013 Updates

It was hard to put Kaman and Dirk on the floor at the same time defensively. Do you believe this year's team fits better than last year's group? Mark Cuban: I don't think it was so hard to put Dirk and Chris on the floor together defensively. I think where we ran into problems ... we couldn't convince Chris not to put the ball on the floor. When Chris would just pick and pop, he was a top-five shooter in the NBA. Dirk and Chris playing pick and pop, pick and roll was lethal. No team could stop it. Chris had his own way of doing things, and that created some issues. It just didn't work. Dirk and Brandan Wright played a lot better together. That's one of the reasons we went hard after Samuel Dalembert. Sam is much more of a rebounder and he's also a good shot blocker and rim defender. Dallas Morning News

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The Mavs have an agreement in principle re-sign the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Bernard James to a minimum-salary contract after making the Ellis deal official. James, who played in 46 games as a rookie, would back up Samuel Dalembert and Brandan Wright. The Mavs have early Bird rights for Wright, meaning they can exceed the cap to re-sign him, and his return is a virtual certainty. ESPN.com

July 18, 2013 Updates

Brandan Wright will sign a new contract with the Mavs probably by this weekend, Mark Cuban said. Because Wright is the Mavs’ free agent, they are allowed to go over the salary cap to sign him. “You have to do all the stuff, and you have to do certain things to optimize your cap room,” Cuban said. “So you have to go through those different steps.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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