HoopsHype Brandan Wright rumors

November 15, 2012 Updates

What Wright did not expect Wednesday night, however, was going from starter to not playing at all. Rookie Bernard James stepped into the backup center role, at least for one night, scoring four points and pulling down three rebounds in 15 minutes. “It’s weird, man, what can I say?” a calm Wright said after the game, even managing a smile. He said coach Rick Carlisle “didn’t say a word to me” about why he didn’t play. “You’ll have to ask him, but I’ll go with it,” Wright said. “You can’t keep a good man down. Dallas Morning News

October 25, 2012 Updates

Add another Mavs big man to the injury report. With Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman recovering at home, Brandan Wright twisted his left ankle during Wednesday night's preseason loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Wright did not return to the game. “Not believed to be serious, but you know we’ll let you know," coach Rick Carlisle said. "We weren’t going to bring him back in either way.” ESPN.com

October 24, 2012 Updates
October 10, 2012 Updates

The Mavericks may get more bad injury news, too. Brandan Wright, who missed the preseason opener with a quad strain, played 17 minutes against Barcelona and had four points and six rebounds. But he said after the game he wasn’t close to full strength. “I may have to sit out for a while to get it right,” he said. Dallas Morning News

October 1, 2012 Updates

Brandan Wright went down with a quad injury on the second day of practice Sunday, one day after Chris Kaman sprained his lower back. Neither injury, according to coach Rick Carlisle, is believed to be serious. "Brandon Wright got a little quad strain today, but it's not considered serious,'' Carlisle said. "We'll evaluate him and he'll be day-to-day.'' Fort Worth Star-Telegram

July 3, 2012 Updates
June 28, 2012 Updates

"You guys got the roster ... You can do the math," Nelson said when asked about Haywood. "[But] that's not the only route to clear space." The amnesty clause allows teams to waive a player and not have his salary count against the cap. However, the player would still receive his salary. The Mavs also could renounce the rights to guard Vince Carter, center Brandan Wright and guard Kelenna Azubuike to clear space. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

June 23, 2012 Updates

Brandan Wright, who quickly became a fan favorite as he earned more and more playing time last season, will be back, not that such news should come as any great surprise. Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson called exercising the club's team option on Wright for a second season a "formality." ESPN.com

March 5, 2012 Updates
December 10, 2011 Updates
December 9, 2011 Updates

In an effort to beef up their training camp roster, the Dallas Mavericks signed free agent forward Brandan Wight. The 6-10 Wright played last season for the Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets. The 8th pick of the 2007 draft by the Warriors, Wright has career averages of 5.4 points and 3.0 rebounds. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Though it may not be totally official yet, Brandan Wright will be the newest Maverick at this afternoon's first workout of training camp. The slender, 6-9 forward split time last year between Golden State and New Jersey and has had trouble living up to his potential as the eighth pick in the 2007 draft. Dallas Morning News

December 8, 2011 Updates

Mavs fans will be saying goodbye to Tyson Chandler, JJ Barea and Caron Butler soon. They could be saying hello to Brandan Wright. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reports that Wright tops the list of bargain-priced big men the Mavs are courting in free agency. The 6-foot-10, 210-pound Wright was the eighth overall pick in the 2007 draft, but he’s averaged only 5.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 114 career games. ESPN.com

November 30, 2011 Updates
July 19, 2011 Updates

Brandan Wright isn’t sure what to expect next season, if there is an NBA season. The former Brentwood Academy star was traded from Golden State to New Jersey in February, and he’s a restricted free agent. The NBA locked out its players on July 1 when the league’s collective bargaining agreement expired, putting the season in jeopardy. “There’s a chance I might not go back (to New Jersey), but we don’t know — especially with all the labor stuff,” Wright said. “Right now it’s looking like I’ll be back there. But you never know. It’s a business. You don’t know what’s going to happen.” The Tennessean

June 28, 2011 Updates

The Nets have the right to make a qualifying offer to forward Brandan Wright, whom they acquired at the trade deadline, along with Dan Gadzuric, in exchange for Troy Murphy. They are not expected to do so, and will allow Wright to become an unrestricted free agent. Newark Star-Ledger

February 24, 2011 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward Troy Murphy from the New Jersey Nets, along with the Nets’ 2012 second round draft pick, in exchange for forward Brandan Wright and center Dan Gadzuric, the team announced today. Murphy, 30, has appeared in 18 games this season for the Nets, averaging 3.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per contest. Originally drafted by Golden State with the 14th selection in the 2001 NBA Draft, Murphy has appeared in 639 regular-season games over 10 seasons with Golden State, Indiana and New Jersey, averaging 11.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29.0 minutes per contest. NBA.com

February 23, 2011 Updates

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