2014-15 NBA Preview: Dallas Mavericks

Dallas has rarely missed the playoffs in the Dirk-era, but they’ll have another tough fight on their hands. Dallas should be in the mix for one of the lower seeds and the fight is so close that one wrong move or one injury at the wrong time could knock them out. They’re bringing in a couple of big names, the Chandler guys, but with the pieces they’re losing like Vince Carter’s...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brandan Wright's Huge Block Helps Send Mavericks Back to Post Season

The 37 points that Monta Ellis had a lot to do with a much needed win over the Phoenix Suns Saturday night. In the end the most important play came courtesy of Brandan Wright when he got a hand on what would have been a game-tying layup by Eric Bledsoe with 12 seconds to go.Ellis made one of two free throws on the next possession for the Maverick to make the score 101-98. Markieff...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Brandan Wright Fly High For the Putback Dunk (Video)

The Dallas Mavericks' Brandan Wright with a sweet putback slam off a missed layup from point guard Devin Harris. Wright streaked down the lane with one thing in mind, finishing the play with authority. Wright contributed eight points and three rebounds in a Mavericks loss against the No. 1 seed San Antonio Spurs, 109-100. The post Watch Brandon Wright High Fly For The Put...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Mavs even up on home stand, look to finish season strong

The Dallas Mavericks had a chance to pull away from the competition. They had all the opportunity in the world, but didn’t take advantage of it. Then again, it wasn’t like the Mavs just rolled over and quit, but giving it their all wasn’t quite enough. Dallas just finished its franchise-record eight-game home stand on April 1 with a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Golden...
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs’ Brandan Wright Gets Way Up To Finish Improbable Alley-Oop (Video)

Mavericks forward Brandan Wright got way up to catch and finish an improbable alley-oop from Devin Harris during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Thunder. The post Mavs’ Brandan Wright Gets Way Up To Finish Improbable Alley-Oop (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nowitzki has 26 to lead Mavs past Grizzlies 110-96

Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points, Brandan Wright added 17 and the Dallas Mavericks used a second-half surge to grab a 110-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Nowitzki was 10 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc, to help the Mavericks win their third straight. Samuel Dalembert and Monta Ellis had 14 points apiece and Dalembert added 10 rebounds...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Mavs start key five-game stretch with well-rounded win

The Dallas Mavericks have had an up-and-down year. At 27-21, they were fighting off the red-hot Memphis Grizzlies for the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs. Even though there’s a second half to be played, the Mavericks can’t find themselves too far behind with so many good teams in the West. Entering Monday, Dallas had six games left before the 2014 All-Star break...
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs vs. Mavericks Behind The Box Score: Another inbound play failure dooms Cavaliers

After a very positive five-game road trip, the Cavaliers started their opportunity-ridden five-game home stand with a disappointing performance on Monday. Despite a furious second-half rally, they couldn’t quite get close enough and lost 102-97 to the Dallas Mavericks. Somehow, miraculously, after two missed Dallas free throws, the Cavs trailed by just three points with 2.8 seconds...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas center Brandan Wright sidelined

Dallas center Brandan Wright will miss the Mavericks' game Thursday night against the San Antonio Spurs because of an undisclosed illness. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Wright would be out, but starting center Samuel Dalembert would play even though he's fighting the same illness that has been going around Dallas' locker room. Wright, who missed this season'...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs beat Bucks 106-93 without Nowitzki, Carlisle

Brandan Wright led Dallas with 19 points in his season debut, Jose Calderon scored 18 and the Mavericks shrugged off the absence of Dirk Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-93 Saturday night. Nowitzki and Carlisle missed the game with an undisclosed illness. Carlisle has been fighting an upper respiratory problem since before a four-game road trip that...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavericks' Brandan Wright appears ready to return

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, Wright feels fine physically, admits to being a bit rusty, but hopes to be...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Heels in the Pro’s: NBA Recap… 10/19/13

Last night’s NBA schedule had five games in all, however all but one had former UNC Basketball players in them, a pair of those with head to head match ups. As we all know, be it one former Heel or all sixteen, if there is a game with players that once called Chapel Hill the next day there will be the “Heels in the Pro’s: NBA Style” recap. So, without further ado, let’s...
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks lose Brandan Wright due to shoulder fracture

The Dallas Mavericks will lose Brandan Wright for an indefinite period of time after Wright fractured his left shoulder in practice on Tuesday. As reported by Kurt Helin of, the Mavericks announced that Wright sustained a “small, non-displaced fracture to his left shoulder”.  The good news it the injury will not require surgery, but Wright will be checked weekly...
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October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks go 1-1 in preseason this week, but lose Brandan Wright

The Dallas Mavericks started their 2013 season with the beginning of the preseason, first facing off with the New Orleans Pelicans at home on Oct. 7 and then going to Memphis for a game with the Grizzlies on Oct. 9. The Mavs finished the opening week 1-1, but may have lost more than just one game. Backup center Brandan Wright was 7-of-8 from the field and scored 14 points in just...
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs' Wright out indefinitely

Mavericks backup center Brandan Wright is out indefinitely after injuring his left shoulder in practice. The team said he sustained a small fracture Tuesday but will not need surgery. He will be evaluated weekly and there is no timetable for his return. The 6-foot-10 Wright re-signed with Dallas in the offseason after averaging career highs of 8.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. He'...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs' Wright injures shoulder

Dallas Mavericks forward Brandan Wright has a small, non-displaced fracture to his left shoulder. The Mavericks said Thursday that surgery for the injury, which happened Tuesday in practice, is not anticipated at this time. The team gave no timetable for his return and said he will be reevaluated weekly. The 6-foot-10 Wright joined the Mavericks as a free agent in December 2011...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs' real concerns behind Brandan Wright's MRI

At this moment, Brandan Wright seems more concerned about chuckling about his new beard than he does about worrying about the MRI on his shoulder. But all yuks aside, the Mavs know there is an injury history there that requires investigation, caution, and yes, concern. Dallas Mavericks big man Brandan Wright has a new contract, 15 additional pounds of muscle, a sprouting beard that...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Pelicans beat Mavericks 94-92 in preseason

Reserve guard Brian Roberts scored all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter, including the winning jumper with 21.7 seconds to play, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 94-92 in a preseason game Monday night. Anthony Davis paced New Orleans (2-0) with 25 points and seven rebounds. Brandan Wright led Dallas (0-1) with 14 points while Monta Ellis scored 13 and...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Pelicans beat Mavericks in preseason

DALLAS (AP) -- Reserve guard Brian Roberts scored all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter, including the winning jumper with 21.7 seconds to play, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 94-92 in a preseason game Monday night. Anthony Davis paced New Orleans (2-0) with 25 points and seven rebounds. Brandan Wright led Dallas (0-1) with 14 points while Monta Ellis...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavericks re-sign post player Brandon Wright

Brandan Wright has re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks announced the expected deal with the center/forward on Thursday. The 6-foot-10 Wright joined the Mavericks as a free agent in December 2011. He has played 113 games for Dallas, and last season averaged 8.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks a game while shooting 60 percent from the field. While contract details...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandan Wright Agrees To Re-Sign With Mavericks On 2-Year/$10 Million Deal

According to Dwain Price of the Star-Telegram, 25-year-old center, Brandan Wright, has agreed to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks on a 2-year, $10 million deal. The Dallas Mavericks continued to shore up their front line Tuesday when they agreed in principle to a two-year, $10 million contract with free agent center Brandan Wright. In 64 games for the Mavs last season, Wright averaged...
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandan Wright Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Mavericks

Brandan Wright and the Dallas Mavericks have finalized a two-year deal worth $10 million. Wright's deal will include an additional $1.1 million in incentives.
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July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Mavericks Discussing $4M Annual Deal With Brandan Wright

The Dallas Mavericks are discussing the framework of a deal that would pay Brandan Wright somewhere in the range of $4 million per year, according to a league source. The Mavericks own Wright’s early bird rights, allowing them to go over the salary cap to re-sign him. Wright spent the past two seasons with the Mavericks, averaging 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 17.2...
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July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Magic pursuing Brandan Wright?

The Magic are reportedly in the running to sign Mavericks forward Brandan Wright, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas. McMahon reports the Mavericks hope to retain Wright, but the Hawks, Pistons, Raptors and Knicks have also expressed interest in the former eighth overall pick. Wright has bounced around several teams, but has found some footing with the Mavericks. He averaged...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavericks 107, Hornets 89

Shawn Marion had 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting, Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Hornets 107-89 on Sunday night. Brandan Wright and Vince Carter added 16 points off the bench for Mavericks, who reached .500 for the first time since they were 11-11 in mid-December. They had lost by double digits in their three previous chances to even their record...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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