HoopsHype Brandan Wright rumors

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
August 11, 2013 Updates

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

July 14, 2013 Updates

The Knicks could lose out twice to the Mavericks -- also in the pursuit of big man Brandan Wright. That's because Wright will likely re-sign with the Mavs because they can exceed the cap to sign him using the Early Bird exception. Even though the Knicks are a competitive team that plays in the No. 1 media market in the league, they are cash-strapped. And this hasn't been the offseason for financial sacrifices due to the new CBA, thinning roster spots and fewer opportunities to make more money. ESPN.com

July 13, 2013 Updates
July 11, 2013 Updates

Contrary to one published report, the Magic haven't had any significant discussions with center Brandan Wright, a free agent who played for the Dallas Mavericks last season. Orlando Sentinel

July 10, 2013 Updates

Free agent center/power forward Brandan Wright said he is likely to re-sign with the Mavericks. “Dallas is the clear-cut leader,” Wright told ESPNDallas.com via text message Wednesday. ESPN.com

Wright said he and his agent Jim Tanner are in discussions with the Mavericks and anticipate a deal to get done “sooner or later.” The Mavs own Wright’s Early Bird rights, meaning that they can exceed the salary cap to re-sign him to a multiyear contract that pays him up to 104.5 percent of the average NBA player salary of more than $5 million. As a result, it makes sense for the Mavs to sign a starting center before finalizing a deal with Wright. ESPN.com

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