Mavs courting ex-lotto pick Brandan Wright
They could be saying hello to Brandan Wright.
ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reports that Wright tops the list of bargain-priced big men the Mavs are courting in free agency. The 6-foot-10, 210-pound Wright was the eighth overall pick in the 2007 draft, but he’s averaged only 5.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 114 career games.
This would the epitome of taking a no-risk shot on a talented young player, much like the Mavs did years ago with Brandon Bass. Wright’s career has been derailed by injuries, but he’s an athletic shooter who could be an offensive-minded backup for Dirk Nowitzki.
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Rick Carlisle joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss the latest Mavericks news, Dirk Nowitzki and much more.
Play Podcast ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett discuss the upcoming NBA draft and possible moves the Mavericks could make.
Play Podcast ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to talk about the NBA playoffs.
Play Podcast Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle gives his take on the contrasting styles of the Pacers and Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, Bulls-Heat, Tom Thibodeau, the state of the West and more.
Play Podcast Chuck Cooperstein joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to talk about who he would rather have if forced to choose between Dwight Howard and Chris Paul.
Play Podcast Tim MacMahon joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss the possibility of Chris Paul joining the Mavericks and break down what kind of pitch Mark Cuban would have to make to the NBA's best point guard.
Play Podcast ESPN.com senior NBA writer Marc Stein joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to touch on the storylines in the NBA playoffs and offer a Mavs perspective.
Play Podcast Rick Carlisle joins Chuck Cooperstein and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Mavericks' disappointing season and what needs to happen for them to get back to the playoffs.