Thursday, July 2, 2015

Grizzlies sign Brandan Wright to 3 year, $18mm deal

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 7:49 AM

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In a move that isn't surprising in hindsight but sure feels like a steal, last night the Grizzlies and big man (and Tennessean) Brandan Wright agreed to terms on a 3-year, $18 million deal.

Wright played for the Mavericks last year, and some suggested he'd be a trade target for the Grizzlies, but then he was dealt to the Celtics and subsequently to the Phoenix Suns, where he played out the year.

Wright has been a solid bench big for his whole career, and is very efficient. He excels as the roll man in pick and roll situations, and has a very high FG% at the rim, which, not coincidentally, is where he takes almost all of his shots. Alongside Zach Randolph and especially Marc Gasol (assuming he returns—the lack of news on that front is starting to get a little strange), Wright can do serious damage as an offensive weapon and he's a decent enough defender, too.

This is a great signing for the Grizzlies, considering some of the other larger deals that went down yesterday. Wright is basically taking a Tennessee Discount (though maybe not a very big one) to come play for the Grizzlies.



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