HoopsHype Brandan Wright rumors

February 23, 2011 Updates

After nearly two months of trying to find a trade for him, the New Jersey Nets are near an agreement to send Troy Murphy to the Golden State Warriors for Brandan Wright and Dan Gadzuric, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The trade is expected to be completed on Wednesday, but could still become larger with the inclusion of Nets point guard Devin Harris into a three-team package – most likely with Portland or Dallas, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

The Warriors, who would also receive a 2012 second-round pick from the Nets, will buy out the remainder of the $12 million owed Murphy in the final year of his contract and allow him to become a free agent. Yahoo! Sports

February 22, 2011 Updates

Troy Murphy could go to Golden State for two nondescript big men: Brandan Wright and Dan Gadzuric. There’s also a Portland deal that has Murphy and Harris (with nearly $21 million in salary) going to the Blazers for Miller and Joel Przybilla (carrying under $15 million in salary). Either a third team or another player would be needed to make that trade work. “I’ve heard Portland and I’ve heard Golden State but I really don’t know,” Murphy said Tuesday. “But at least it will be resolved within 48 hours.” New York Post

November 26, 2010 Updates

Suspect as a rebounder because of his build and still trying to develop more variety offensively to complement his undeniable shot-blocking ability, Wright will be a restricted free agent at season's end if he’s not moved by the Warriors first. There aren't any strong signals that anything’s imminent, but this much we know: The 23-year-old belongs with Dan Gadzuric and Vladimir Radmanovic on list of Golden State "gettables." ESPN.com

November 23, 2010 Updates

Brandan Wright of the Golden State Warriors, who was a first-round draft pick and will have earned $11 million before his 24th birthday, is typical of a new attitude. He said he owns one BMW and a home in Nashville, Tenn., for his immediate family. Mr. Wright said he likes to get "nice sandwiches" rather than lavish meals when he's eating out on the road in order to save cash. And if his spending ever gets out of hand, he said, he has trained his financial advisers to call him to tell him to rein it in. "Cheap is the best way to be," he said. Wall Street Journal

November 1, 2010 Updates

You could feel the mixed emotions whirling in Brandan Wright's head as he forced a smile past his gritted teeth. A team source said the Warriors will not offer a contract extension to the 6-foot-10, 210-pound power forward by today's deadline, making the 2007 No. 8 overall pick a restricted free agent at season's end. San Francisco Chronicle

"We'll be evaluating Brandan throughout the season," Riley said via text message. "We have a good relationship with both Brandan and his agent," who is Jim Tanner. This season marks the Warriors' completion of the fourth year of Wright's rookie-scale contract, so they will be able to submit a one-year qualifying offer this summer and could match any other team's counter. Links to the Charlotte Bobcats, where Wright would be united with fellow University of North Carolina alums Michael Jordan and Larry Brown, remain strong. But no one is certain if Wright is the three-time Mr. Basketball from Tennessee, where he led Brentwood Academy to four consecutive state titles, or the well-dressed player on the NBA bench because of a series of shoulder injuries. San Francisco Chronicle

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