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Brandan Wright was a key component coming off the bench for the Dallas Mavericks last season, but has yet to play this season due to a non-displaced fracture in his left shoulder on October 8. But Wright is hoping that he can return to the lineup on Saturday.As reported by Tim MacMahon at ESPNDallas.com, Wright feels fine physically, admits to being a bit rusty, but hopes to be back in the rotation as the Mavericks begin a 3-game home stand against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.“It’s a little bit off, but you only can get that back by playing,” Wright said of his rhythm. “It’s a perfect opportunity – three games at home in eight days and a lot of practice time in between. I think this will be a good chance to really get going.” The return of Wright will help solidify the Mavericks in the middle with the recent demotion of Samuel Dalembert from the starting lineup.  DeJuan Blair has started the last five games and center, and while giving maximum effort, he is an unders...
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