Brandan Wright Released by Houston Rockets
Brandan Wright was released by the Houston Rockets on Friday. Wright signed with the Rockets after being bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies and was immediately hit with a right knee injury. The former UNC big man underwent surgery on it and would not have been able to return this season, so he will rehab with the Rockets without officially being on their roster.
Sources: Brandan Wright to Rockets after reaching Grizzlies buyout deal
Brandan Wright will sign with the Houston Rockets after the coveted big man reached a buyout agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell ESPN. Wright, 30, was in the final year of his three-year, $18 million deal with the Grizzlies. Wright will become another lob target for Rockets duo James Harden and Chris Paul, providing depth for the team.
Grizzlies reserve big man Brandan Wright happier with role
There is no livelier body in Grizzlies training camp than Brandan Wright’s on the eve of the NBA regular season. Credit his improved health. Wright is entering the final season of a three-year, $18 million contract he signed before the 2015-16 campaign. The 6-10 forward/center recently turned 30 years old and feels no knee or ankle pain for the first time in a Grizzlies uniform.
Grizzlies' backup Brandan Wright unhappy with role on team
Grizzlies center Brandan Wright signed with the Grizzlies almost two years ago, expected to bring an athletic post presence. While injuries derailed the first year-and-a-half of Wright’s Memphis career, it was a coaching decision to keep him on the bench during the playoffs. Wright played just 12 minutes during the Grizzlies’ first round series against the Spurs.
Brandan Wright: ‘I know I can help win in a big way’
Brandan Wright will appear in a Grizzlies regular-season uniform for the 17th time Wednesday when they host the Phoenix Suns. Wright is back after overcoming ankle surgery. And when Wright’s teammates say they believe he’ll put them over the top, they mean it. “Brandan completely changes the game with his athleticism,” point guard Mike Conley said.
Grizzlies' Brandan Wright expects to make season debut Monday
Brandan Wright is slated to make his season debut during Monday's game against the Suns. Wright underwent ankle surgery in November and has spent the entire season up until this point recovering. After taking part in practice over the last week or two, he's now feeling good enough to take the court, so look for Wright to be available for his season debut Monday.
Brandan Wright Excited to Help Memphis Push for the Playoffs
Brandan Wright’s NBA career has been extremely consistent when it comes to production on the court. When he plays, he’s a true difference-maker. A versatile scorer who’s incredibly efficient in the post, Wright’s unique size and skill set make him a tough matchup for almost any forward in the league.
UNC Shot Chart Tidbits
Justin Jackson has made 9-14 (64.3%) 3-pointers from the left wing, but only 2-13 (15.4%) from the right wing this season. Isaiah Hicks is making 84.2% (32-38) of his close attempts through 8 games. The only Heel since 2005-06 to exceed 80% on close shots was Brandan Wright (84.5% in 2007). Tony Bradley’s at 78.1%, while Kennedy Meeks is converting 60.0% of close chances.
UNC-Hawai'i Postgame Notes
North Carolina’s bench made 9 of 19 shots from the floor and combined for 28 points. Tony Bradley had 10 points, Seventh Woods had seven, Kenny Williams had six and Brandon Robinson had five. Freshman Tony Bradley scored in double figures for the fourth straight game (most to start a career since Brandan Wright did it in the first 18 games in 2006-07).
Grizzlies' Brandan Wright has ankle surgery, reportedly out two months
Memphis Grizzlies big man Brandan Wright had surgery on his injured left ankle on Tuesday, the team announced. According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, Wright will be sidelined for two months. He has yet to make his regular-season debut, having last suited up for the Grizzlies on Oct. 6 in a preseason game.
Memphis Grizzlies 2016-2017 Player Previews: Brandan Wright
In addition to serving as a replacement for the starting front court, Brandan Wright needs to pay attention to maintaining his health. He has been cleared to participate fully in training camp, but last December he underwent microscopic knee surgery in his right knee, then came back for four games before straining an MCL in the same knee.
Michael Jordan, Other Former UNC Stars To Attend Tonight’s Title Game
It looks like some former UNC stars will be on-hand to take the national championship game. Harrison Barnes reportedly claims that Michael Jordan will be in attendance for the game. Barnes also said that Vince Carter, James Michael McAdoo, John Henson, Kendall Marshall, Reggie Bullock, Brandan Wright and Justin Watts will be there as well.
Grizzlies' Brandan Wright finding his footing
Brandan Wright set a season high with 15 points Wednesday night during the Grizzlies’ win over the Los Angeles Lakers. As easy as it is to be dismissive of performances against a discombobulated and downtrodden Lakers team, the Grizzlies are encouraged by Wright’s activity and competitive spirit early in his return from knee surgery.
Grizzlies’ Brandan Wright expected to miss 6-8 weeks with knee surgery
One of the best under-the-radar signings of the summer was the Grizzlies picking up athletic big man Brandan Wright. But Wright hasn’t played much this season, appearing in just seven games and not staying healthy. Now, he’ll be out for a couple of months after undergoing knee surgery. Wright has missed the majority of the Grizzlies’ games already, so this isn’t something that really changes things.
Brandan Wright has plenty of support in Grizzlies debut
As Brentwood Academy prepares for senior night against rival McCallie on Friday, one of its own celebrated a homecoming just two nights before. Former Eagles’ basketball standout Brandan Wright began the 2015-16 NBA season at home with the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he had plenty of support from family, former teammates and coaches.