BRANDAN WRIGHT NEWS

Jazz-Suns Preview

The Phoenix Suns are well aware of their faint chances of reaching the playoffs but are holding out hope they can pull off an unlikely run. The Suns will have to get that started Saturday night against a Utah Jazz team seeking a fourth consecutive victory. Phoenix's pursuit of its first postseason berth since 2009-10 has all but come to an end with five consecutive losses. The latest...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

FanDuel NBA lineup for April 2

It’s FanDuel NBA Thursday with $175k up for grabs.  The entry fee for the $175k NBA Shot is $2 with $15,000 going to first place. NBA Shot 2 dollar entry There are three games being played Thursday in the NBA. FanDuel NBA lineup for April 2 Always double check before the games start that players are not “game-time decisions,” taking a day off for rest or got hurt...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns survive for ugly 74-72 win over Davis-less New Orleans

PHOENIX (AP) 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Thunder extend winning streak on the road?

We're about to find out if this newfound chemistry will work on a road trip. The Thunder are a perfect 4-0 since the All-Star break, have won seven in a row overall, but haven't been on an extended road trip since a five-game trip Jan 18-25.  Starting Thursday, OKC will begin a three-game, West Coast road trip against ninth-place Phoenix and then at fourth-place Portland before...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Thornton, Prince learned about trades on Twitter

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Celtics president Danny Ainge never had a chance to get to Thornton. He found out about the trade from a teammate who was also about to get shipped out — Tayshaun Prince. “Rumors, but I didn’t know until...
Via Red's Army
February 24, 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 Bloguin Best
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

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
January 26, 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

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

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
January 11, 2015  |  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
January 10, 2015  |  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
January 10, 2015  |  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
January 10, 2015  |  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
January 10, 2015  |  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
January 10, 2015  |  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
January 09, 2015  |  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
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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