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Wright ready to provide missing ingredient to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Brandan Wright remembers beating new Memphis Grizzlies teammate Marc Gasol for a Tennessee high school state championship. Now he's hoping the two of them can win a title together. The Grizzlies introduced their newest free-agent acquisition Friday, one day after the 6-foot-10 forward signed a three-year contract worth about $18 million. The 27-year-old Wright...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies announce signing of forward Brandan Wright

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Brandan Wright has signed with the Memphis Grizzlies to boost the team's frontcourt depth behind Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. The Grizzlies announced the addition of the 6-foot-10 forward Thursday as the NBA ended its free-agency moratorium on signing new contracts. Although the Grizzlies didn't release terms of the deal, The Associated Press previously reported...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Open To Kosta Koufos Sign-And-Trade

The Memphis Grizzlies have shown a willingness to participate on a sign-and-trade deal involving Kosta Koufos. The Grizzlies will not bring back Koufos as they agreed upon a deal with Brandan Wright. The Los Angeles Clippers figure to investigate acquiring Kofous with the departure of DeAndre Jordan to the Dallas Mavericks.
Via RealGM
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Grizzlies agree to three-year deal with Brandan Wright

Brandan Wright and the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to a three-year contract worth about $18 million.This, according to AP reports. Wright is a big man who's provided instant offense for the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns in recent years, and now he'll do it for Memphis behind Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.Wright's deal might also spell the end of Kostas Koufos' tenure in Tennessee...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Grizzlies agree to terms with Brandan Wright

A person familiar with the situation says the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Brandan Wright. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been formally announced. Yahoo Sports first reported the deal. With teams across the NBA spending or offering huge sums of money on the opening day of free agency, the Grizzlies' deal with...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Agree Upon Three-Year, $18M Deal With Brandan Wright

Brandan Wright has agreed upon a three-year, $18 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. Wright has the ability to play either big position. Wright played for the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns last season.
Via RealGM
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns ready to take another big swing in free-agent market

A year ago, the plucky Suns and their 48-victory revival were instigating high hopes galore. The highest of hopes was the inspired premise that restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe might coax super-friend LeBron James into ditching Miami for a powerhouse-caliber rebuild in Phoenix. But with Free Agency 2015 now on our doorstep and another failed playoff chase in the bank, Suns followers...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Which Free Agents Should Phoenix Re-Sign?

(Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Free Agents: Brandon Knight (RFA) Brandan Wright (UFA) Marcus Thornton (UFA) Gerald Green (UFA) Earl Barron (UFA) With only one restricted free agent and no team options, the Phoenix Suns ability to retain their free agents is based solely on how much money they will or won’t spend...
Via HoopStuff
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Five prospects the Phoenix Suns might draft with the No. 13 pick

The Phoenix Suns didn't catch any lucky breaks in the NBA Draft Lottery, as they'll have the 13th overall selection on June 25th.  Who could the Suns target with that pick? It's tough to say, as Phoenix has a strange combination of depth and needs as the offseason approaches. With multiple free agents on the roster (Brandon Knight, Gerald Green, Brandan Wright) and with Markieff...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Celtics Should Root For Timberwolves To Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

The Boston Celtics’ surge into the 2014-15 postseason guaranteed they wouldn’t be participating in the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be keeping a close eye on the ping pong balls, with a focus on one team in particular: the Minnesota Timberwolves. As part of a trade that sent forward Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

What do the Suns need in the draft?

Although the NBA Draft lottery hasn't taken place quite yet, the overwhelming odds are that the Phoenix Suns will have the 13th selection in the draft. With another potential roster shakeup on the way with Brandon Knight a restricted free agent and Marcus and Markieff Morris facing possible legal trouble, what are the positions of need for the Suns to address?Here's Gavin Schall...
Via Fox Sports
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandan Wright on Alex Len: "He's going to be a great player"

As the Phoenix Suns head into the offseason, General Manager Ryan McDonough will have to assess the areas of need for his young team. The Suns are expected to be a major player in both free agency and the draft after narrowly missing the postseason again.Internal development will also be a key to Phoenix's success going forward, and there's optimism within the organization that there...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

2014/15 Suns Recap: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Brandan Wright

PHOENIX, AZ – JANUARY 21: Brandan Wright #32 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game against the Portland Trail Blazers at US Airways Center on January 21, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Trail Blazers 118-113. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)   Another Phoenix Suns season has come to a close, prematurely once more.  Time to debrief and recap how all...
Via A Dry Heat
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns grind past wounded Pelicans

PHOENIX -- Brandan Wright scored 16 points and matched his career high with seven blocked shots, helping the Phoenix Suns to a sluggish, cold-shooting 74-72 victory over a New Orleans Pelicans team playing without star Anthony Davis on Thursday night. Davis rolled his left ankle in the team's shootaround earlier in the day and his availability for the game at Golden State Friday...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns survive for ugly win over Davis-less Pelicans

  Brandan Wright scored 16 points and matched his career high with seven blocked shots, helping the Phoenix Suns to a sluggish, cold-shooting 74-72 victory over a New Orleans Pelicans team playing without star Anthony Davis on Thursday night. Davis rolled his left ankle in the team's shootaround earlier in the day and his availability for the game at Golden State Friday was uncertain...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Amar'e Stoudemire to sign with Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of adding a big man to a needy frontcourt. According to multiple media reports, Dallas will sign former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks big man Amar’e Stoudemire for the remainder of the season. Stoudemire, a former All-Star, reached a buyout agreement with the Knicks earlier on Monday after both sides deemed it made sense for him to move...
Via Sportsnaut
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire’s Contract Bought Out by the New York Knicks

The New York Knicks and Amar’e Stoudemire have reached a buyout agreement, according to a report from Tim McMahon and Marc Stein of ESPN. “The Dallas Mavericks are considered the front-runners to sign Stoudemire, sources said last week. A source told ESPNDallas.com that the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns have also expressed interest.” It’s been reported for weeks now...
Via Crossover Chronicles
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire’s Contract Bought Out by the New York Knicks

The New York Knicks and Amar’e Stoudemire have reached a buyout agreement, according to a report from Tim McMahon and Marc Stein of ESPN. “The Dallas Mavericks are considered the front-runners to sign Stoudemire, sources said last week. A source told ESPNDallas.com that the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns have also expressed interest.” It’s been reported for weeks now...
Via Bloguin Best
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Miles Plumlee is on the trade block

Miles Plumlee was having a good year with the Phoenix Suns until they became a landing spot for Brandan Wright and now the Suns are actively shopping Plumlee to teams around the league. Plumlee has seen a dramatic drop off in minutes per game — 23.5 in November compared to 13.5 this month — because of the Wright acquisition and because Alex Len has finally started showing he...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Miles Plumlee is on the trade block

Miles Plumlee was having a good year with the Phoenix Suns until they became a landing spot for Brandan Wright and now the Suns are actively shopping Plumlee to teams around the league. Plumlee has seen a dramatic drop off in minutes per game — 23.5 in November compared to 13.5 this month — because of the Wright acquisition and because Alex Len has finally started showing he...
Via Bloguin Best
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns go long in victory over Timberwolves

PHOENIX -- Jeff Hornacek wasn't exactly giving up a trade secret. "Length helps in this league," the Suns coach said. And that's why those who revel in minutiae attached to the NBA Draft will memorize the glorious details of a prospect's reach and wingspan. Something that's not quite common knowledge around the league is that Phoenix is developing more than a Lilliputian backcourt...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking down an insane week of trades and moves by the Celtics, and a look at the rebuild thus far

A lot can change in a week, especially if you're Danny Ainge and the Celtics.In the last seven days the Cs have made four trades, diving further into the total rebuild that began with the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett trade, and went into overdrive when Rajon Rondo was traded last month. The Celtics are making moves at such a fast rate that Basketball Insiders, which is easily the...
Via Celtics Life
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandan Wright sticks to the pick-and-roll with Suns

PHOENIX -- Brandan Wright made an NBA career by accepting who he is. This isn't about Wright dealing with an existential crisis as a basketball player. It's about him succeeding with a basic economics lesson. Wright, acquired by the Suns this week in a trade from Boston, made himself into a commodity by focusing on what he does best. Screen, roll, maybe dunk. Sometimes use a short...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Boston Celtics’ January Trades

Teams in search of the playoffs and more benefit as the Celtics continue to acquire assets. The Boston Celtics made two trades this past week. First, they dealt recently acquired forward Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a 2015 1st round pick they owned from the Minnesota Timberwolves that is top-12 protected. Then on Monday, a three-team trade involving the Celtics...
Via The Lottery Mafia
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Brandan Wright Trade Grade

(April 19, 2014 – Source: Chris Covatta/Getty Images North America) Phoenix Suns: Brandan Wright Trade Grade By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Suns Trade: A Protected 1st Round pick Suns Receive: Brandan Wright As part of their recent string of deal-making, the Boston Celtics sent big man Brandan Wright to Phoenix for a 2015 first round pick (via Minnesota). With...
Via HoopStuff
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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