ESPN NBA writer Chris Haynes reported tonight that the Grizzlies and Forward/Center Brandan Wright are working towards a buyout to allow Wright to sign on with a contender.
Brandan Wright and Memphis Grizzlies are working toward a buyout, league sources tell ESPN. He’ll be coveted by contending teams.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 10, 2018
Wright has spent the past 3 seasons with the Grizzlies, averaging 6.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, and .9 blocks a game. However, Wright never played more than 28 games in a season with the Grizzlies as he dealt with a handful of various injuries. Wright finally got healthy towards the end of last season but found himself out of the rotation with Z-Bo being the only big off the bench in the playoffs. This season, Wright has dealt with injuries and has seen his playing time diminish as the Grizzlies have opted to give their young big men (Ivan Rabb & Deyonta Davis) more minutes.
It’s a little unfortunate the Grizzlies couldn’t trade Wright in exchange for a second-round pick like they were able to with James Ennis III. Look for Wright to latch on with a contending team in need of size and someone who can finish around the rim.