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December 19, 2014 Updates
December 18, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics traded All-Star Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks in a deal involving four other players and two draft picks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Rondo will go to Dallas with Dwight Powell in exchange for Mavericks Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first-round draft pick and a future second-rounder, sources told Yahoo. Yahoo! Sports

The Celtics would be seeking more than just expiring contracts for Rondo. They would prefer first-round picks and a rising player in addition to expiring contracts. Players such as Brandan Wright and Jae Crowder have been mentioned in potential deals but the Celtics also would receive a first-round pick. The Mavericks own all of their draft picks. Boston Globe

November 17, 2014 Updates
October 7, 2014 Updates

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

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