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34 Brandan Wright PF
Height/Weight: 6-10/210 | Birthdate: 10/5/1987 | Birthplace: Nashville, TN | Team: Dallas Mavericks | College: North Carolina | NBA Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 20/7
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Brandan Wright doubles up vs. Kings Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2014) Mavericks forward Brandan Wright recorded his first double-double of the season Friday, scoring 10 points on 4 of 6 shooting and grabbing a season-high 10 rebounds in his team's 107-103 win over the Kings.

Wright hadn't topped seven rebounds in a game this season before hauling in 10 in 26 minutes Friday. He has averaged 9.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 19.1 minutes over 24 games played.


Brandan Wright putting up points in limited minutes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2013) Mavericks forward Brandan Wright continues to score the ball efficiently in his limited role, as he poured in 14 points in just 18 minutes in a 100-98 win over the Timberwolves.

Wright scored his 14 points on 6 of 8 shooting, bringing his shooting percentage to 75.6 percent. He added three rebounds and one steal while turning the ball over once in the win.

Wright is averaging a career-high 11.6 points per game with 4.0 rebounds in just 19.9 minutes per game. 


Brandan Wright scores six points in return from illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2013) Mavericks center Brandan Wright, who missed his last game because of an illness, made his return to the hardwood Saturday night against the Bulls in Chicago.

Wright came of the bench and did all of his damage in 16 minutes of game action, scoring six points on 3 of 3 shooting from the field. All three of his shots made came in the second half. He also added two rebounds, two steals and one block in a 105-83 victory.

Brandan Wright ready to return Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2013) Mavericks center Brandan Wright went through shootaround, and should be able to make his return to the floor Saturday against the Bulls according to the team's website. Wright missed the team's previous game as a result of an illness.  

Brandan Wright misses practice, will travel with team


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Mavericks forward Brandan Wright missed practice Friday due to illness but will travel with the team to Chicago for Saturday's game against the Bulls, NBA.com reports.

Wright missed Thursday's game against the Spurs due to his illness. He has averaged 12.2 points and 4.6 rebounds over five games played.


Samuel Dalembert in, Brandan Wright out for Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Though both missed pre-game shootaround while dealing with an illness, only one of the Mavericks' center duo is out for Thursday's game against the Spurs. Coach Rick Carlisle told the team's website he will not have Brandan Wright available for the game, but Samuel Dalembert will be active and available. 

Samuel Dalembert, Brandan Wright could sit out Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) The Mavericks could be down to just one center for Thursday's game against the Spurs, as both Samuel Dalembert and Brandan Wright were both unable to take part in shootaround early in the day, reports the Dallas Morning News. Both are dealing with an illness, leaving their status for the game up in the air. 

Brandan Wright stays efficient with 19 points in loss to Suns


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2013) Mavericks center Brandan Wright turned in another efficient performance as he scored 19 points on 8 of 10 shooting and 3 of 4 from the free throw line in his team's 123-108 defeat to the Suns Saturday night.

Wright also chipped in with six boards, one assist and four blocks while logging 29 minutes of game action. He is averaging 13.8 points and 5.0 rebounds on 71.0 percent shooting over his last five games played.

Brandan Wright nearly perfect in season debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2013) Mavericks center Brandan Wright turned in a solid shooting performance in his season debut Saturday night against the Bucks.

Wright was eased back into action with 19 minutes off the bench. He went 9 of 10 shooting from the field and 1 of 3 from the charity stripe. He finished the game with a team-high 19 points, six rebounds and one assist in a 106-93 victory.

Brandan Wright set to return Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2013) Mavericks center Brandan Wright will make his season debut Saturday against the Bucks, defensive coach Monte Mathis told Mavs.com. Wright missed the first 23 games of the season with a shoulder injury.

Wright signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Mavericks, after emerging as a solid contributor for them last season. He averaged 8.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in just 18.0 minutes per game in 64 appearances in 2012-13. 


Brandan Wright could debut Saturday vs. Bucks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) Mavericks center Brandan Wright could make his season debut as early as Saturday against the Bucks, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.

Wright has missed the first 23 games of the season with a broken shoulder. He returned to practice on Dec. 6 and has been making progress after undergoing shoulder surgery.


Brandan Wright returns to practice


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2013) Mavericks center Brandan Wright, who had his broken shoulder surgically repaired prior to the season, returned to practice Friday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Wright was a full go and could log his first minutes of the season during the Mavericks' road trip this week, though chances are slim. Dallas has played both Samuel Dalembert and DeJuan Blair at the five in Wright's absence. 


Brandan Wright making steady progress


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2013) Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Friday that Brandan Wright, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, has stepped up his activity as of late, working on 5-on-0 drills. However, he has yet to be cleared for contact and does not have an official timetable for a return, according to the team's official website.

"Hopefully I can work towards contact at the earliest at the end of next week," Wright said.


Rick Carlisle provides updates on Devin Harris, Brandan Wright


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters prior to Friday's game against the Jazz that Devin Harris is making "really good" progress. Harris, who is recovering from toe surgery, could be back as soon as late November.

Carlisle said that Brandan Wright, who is recovering from a broken shoulder, still has no timetable to return. He has yet to be cleared for basketball activities.


Brandan Wright working on conditioning


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) Mavericks power forward Brandan Wright returned to the court for practice but has yet to be cleared for basketball activities, head coach Rick Carlisle told The Dallas Morning News.

Wright is working his way back from a broken left shoulder. When he does return, he'll be joining a crowded front court.

"Brandan's doing better," Carlisle said. "He's starting to do on-court conditioning. No real basketball stuff yet, but he’s doing well."

Brandon Wright returning to crowded front court


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2013) Mavericks power forward Brandan Wright is nearing a return from a broken shoulder, the Dallas Morning News reports Thursday. When he does return, he'll be joining a crowded situaiton in the front court. 

Starters Samuel Dalembert and Dirk Nowitzki have been backed up thus far by DeJuan Blair and everything has gone well for the Mavs. There will only be so many minutes to go around for Wright. 

"[Blair] is a banger, long arms, where Brandan’s more precise, more of a finesse shot blocker and scorer," owner Mark Cuban said. "There’s few people in the league that can score as efficiently as Brandan can or block shots as well. There’s not a lot of guys who can bang like DeJuan can and muck up the lanes and stuff like that. And he’s a great pick-and-roll player. It’s going to be a good problem to have. I’m sure somebody will be upset along the way. But these guys are team guys, so that’s good news."


Devin Harris, Brandan Wright still not ready to return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2013) As expected, the Mavericks held out point guard Devin Harris and center Brandan Wright out of Tuesday's contest against the Lakers due to injuries.

Harris is still recovering from toe surgeries while Wright working back from a broken shoulder. No timetable has been set for the two. The Mavericks will be back on the court Wednesday at Oklahoma City.

Shane Larkin, Devin Harris and Brandan Wright sit out Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2013) The Mavericks ruled guards Shane Larkin and Devin Harris, and center Brandan Wright inactive for Saturday night against the Grizzlies due to injuries.

Larkin is working his way back from ankle surgery while Wright is working back from a broken shoulder. Harris is still recovering from toe surgeries. The Mavericks have not established a timetable for their respective returns.

Shane Larkin, Devin Harris and Brandan Wright not ready to return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) The Mavericks held out guards Shane Larkin and Devin Harris, and center Brandan Wright Friday night against the Rockets due to injuries. Larkin is working his way back from ankle surgery while Wright is working back from a broken shoulder. Harris is still recovering from toe surgeries.

The Mavericks have not established a timetable for their respective returns.

Brendan Wright avoids serious injury


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2013) Mavericks Brandan Wright was happy to find out that his latest left-shoulder fracture does not have anything to do with a more serious injury suffered back in 2009, the Dallas Morning News reports Monday.

Wright will not need surgery or a long rehab recovery process. Instead, the Mavericks and Wright will look at this as a week-to-week thing. That said, Wright claims it won't become month to month. 

"Not at all," he said. "We’ll take it day by day. With the bone, it’s just a healing process and when it’s healed, I’ll be fine."


Brandan Wright suffers fractured shoulder


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2013) Mavericks center Brandan Wright suffered a small, non-displaced fracture of left shoulder, according to the team's official website on Thursday.

Wright suffered the injury in practice on Tuesday and is not expected to have surgery, though he will be evaluated on a weekly basis. The Mavericks have not issued a timetable for his return, though it seems unlikely that he'll be ready for the team's season opener on Oct. 30 against the Hawks.

Wright averaged 8.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Mavericks last season, while starting 16 of his 64 games.

Brandan Wright adding bulk for new season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2013) Mavericks center Brandan Wright told ESPN Dallas that he added 15 pounds since last season with an intense weightlighting program and a strict diet. He's now at 240 pounds for training camp.

"I wanted to be able to take more of a pounding, be able to hold up against the bigger guys in the West, so I had to do things to be able to withstand a long 82-game season," Wright said. "I'm faster, bigger and stronger. I think the biggest change is I've seen is stamina-wise and I can move laterally better."

Wright is hoping to regain the role he had torward the end of last season as the team's backup center with spot minutes at power forward. He averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks on 57.8 shooting from the field while logging 23.7 minutes per game over the final 24 games of the season for Dallas.


Wright signs with Dallas for two years


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) The Mavericks announced their re-signing of center Brandan Wright to a two-year deal worth a reported $10 million Thursday. While averaged 8.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Mavericks last season, while starting 16 of his 64 games.

Wright heads into free agency


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2013) The last time Brandan Wright was a free agent, he was coming off a lackluster performance on a rookie contract that netted him just a minimum salary contract in the summer of 2011. Coming off a career year this time, Wright heads into free agency, and he closed the season with a flourish that could drive his price tag up. Wright averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game from March 1 on, when he was re-inserted into the rotation.