BRANDAN WRIGHT NEWS

Phoenix 106, Washington 98; 28 January 2015 (Washington 31-16, Phoenix 27-20)

Photo Credit: azcentral.com There’s a phrase frequent travelers use – “get-home-itis”. It describes a state of being where a person has been away from home for a while. As the go-home date arrives, the person may get a bit sloppy with the finer details of his or her job, thinking more of getting home than the task at hand. The Wizards’ four-game western road trip ended...
Via DC Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensive slip-ups follow Suns' focus to a 'T'

PHOENIX -- A Suns team that starts well-regarded defenders Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker and rim-protection apprentice Alex Len now checks in 20th among NBA teams for defensive efficiency. Phoenix is giving up 107.3 points per 100 possessions, which is higher than in three of the franchise's four full seasons under offensive mastermind Mike D'Antoni. With D'Antoni presiding over a team...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns-Grizzlies Preview

Though not a big name, newcomer Brandan Wright gives the Phoenix Suns a needed body down low. The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly close to adding a key piece, too. Wright could be in uniform as soon as Sunday as the visiting Suns try to snap a five-game losing streak against the Grizzlies. Phoenix (22-17) is allowing an average of 46.9 points in the paint and 11.9 offensive rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns look to get to winning in Memphis

While he isn't the biggest of names, newcomer Brandan Wright gives the Phoenix Suns a needed body down low. The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly close to adding a key piece, too. Wright could be in uniform as soon as Sunday as the visiting Suns try to snap a five-game losing streak against the Grizzlies. Phoenix (22-17) is allowing an average of 46.9 points in the paint and 11.9...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns look to get to winning in Memphis

While he isn't the biggest of names, newcomer Brandan Wright gives the Phoenix Suns a needed body down low. The Memphis Grizzlies are reportedly close to adding a key piece, too. Wright could be in uniform as soon as Sunday as the visiting Suns try to snap a five-game losing streak against the Grizzlies. Phoenix (22-17) is allowing an average of 46.9 points in the paint and 11.9...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy NBA Sleepers – Jan 10, 2015

    These five fantasy NBA sleepers are owned in less than 50% of Yahoo Fantasy Basketball leagues.  Go pick them up, NOW! Fantasy NBA Sleepers   Tyler Zeller – Boston Celtics – PF/C – Yahoo Rank – #57 What he gets you: FG%, FT% Points, Rebounds Who would have guessed that Tyler Zeller was a good fantasy NBA pickup?!  But it’s true, its true – he leads our fantasy...
Via Hoops Manifesto
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Someone decided to make a video tribute to Brandan Wright’s time in Boston

The Celtics just traded recently acquired center Brandan Wright to the Suns for a protected draft pick after playing eight games in Boston. And apparently Wright’s short tenure in Boston made such an impact on the franchise that someone decided to make a tribute to Wright for “all” he did for the franchise. You will be missed Brandan. All of Celts nation will be pouring one...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Someone decided to make a video tribute to Brandan Wright’s time in Boston

The Celtics just traded recently acquired center Brandan Wright to the Suns for a protected draft pick after playing eight games in Boston. And apparently Wright’s short tenure in Boston made such an impact on the franchise that someone decided to make a tribute to Wright for “all” he did for the franchise. You will be missed Brandan. All of Celts nation will be pouring one...
Via Crossover Chronicles
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Week in Review

The Boston Celtics went 1-3 during the week, with Jeff Green and Brandan Wright on their way to other teams. 
Via CLNS Radio
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics-Raptors Preview

As the Boston Celtics continue shipping key players out during their rebuilding effort, the Toronto Raptors patiently are awaiting the return of one of their stars as they fight through their toughest stretch of the season. The Celtics bring their further-depleted roster to Toronto on Saturday night looking to deal the Raptors a fifth consecutive defeat. Boston (12-22) is attempting...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Green-Less Celtics Fall Short Vs. Pacers As Trade Rumors Swirl

This embed is invalid" /> After learning Friday that Brandan Wright had become a Phoenix Sun and that Jeff Green more than likely soon will join the Memphis Grizzlies, the Boston Celtics still had a basketball game to play. The Celtics stayed within striking distance of the Indiana Pacers for the duration, and Avery Bradley buried a 3-pointer with less than four...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Celtics' stockpile of draft picks

The Boston Celtics' goal this season has been clear: Trade players to gain as many future draft picks and assets as possible. They traded Brandan Wright for one first-round pick on Friday, and reportedly are close to dealing Jeff Green for another. The Celtics own multiple first-round draft picks in each of the next four drafts. But with varying levels of protection on each pick...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Land Brandan Wright

The Phoenix Suns have acquired Celtics forward Brandan Wright via trade according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Yahoo Sources: Phoenix acquires Boston’s Brandan Wright in a trade. http://t.co/JNhiNJFvVB — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 9, 2015 The Suns sent the Celtics the their 2015 first-round draft pick (from Minnesota). The draft pick is protected from...
Via Crossover Chronicles
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Land Brandan Wright

The Phoenix Suns have acquired Celtics forward Brandan Wright via trade according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Yahoo Sources: Phoenix acquires Boston’s Brandan Wright in a trade. http://t.co/JNhiNJFvVB — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 9, 2015 The Suns sent the Celtics the their 2015 first-round draft pick (from Minnesota). The draft pick is protected from...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics send Brandan Wright to Phoenix Suns

Brandan Wright heading out after eight games with the Celtics. (Photo/Getty Images)Brandan Wright didn’t even have time to settle in after being traded to the Boston Celtics a few weeks ago. The forward is now being dealt to Phoenix Suns. The Celtics will in return get a future protected draft pick from the Suns. The pick is protected within the first 12 selections of the first...
Via Mill City Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns acquire Brandan Wright, send draft pick to Boston

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns made a move to beef up their front line Friday by acquiring Brandan Wright from the Boston Celtics for a protected first-round draft pick. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 7.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 35 games this season for Dallas and Boston. The former first-round draft pick is in his seventh NBA season. The draft pick, originally Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Trade Brandan Wright to Suns

The Boston Celtics have shipped Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns for a conditional draft pick, giving angry Boston sportswriters column fodder for the next month. The pick, acquired by the Suns from the Minnesota Timberwolves, is top-12 protected in both 2015 and 2016 – after that point, it turns into two second-round picks. Yahoo Sources: Phoenix acquires Boston's Brandan...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns trade Celtics first-round pick to acquire Brandan Wright

PHOENIX -- To add depth to their thin frontcourt, the Phoenix Suns sent a first-round draft pick to the Boston Celtics in exchange for forward Brandan Wright. The team confirmed the trade Friday afternoon. "We are excited to add Brandan to our roster," said general manager Ryan McDonough. "His length, athleticism and finishing ability make him a great fit for our style of play....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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