Wright compiled 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and one assist over 13 minutes in Saturday's 107-90 loss to the Hawks. The veteran big man didn't let a move back to the second unit prevent him from another solid outing, his third straight with 66.7 percent shooting. Wright had started at power forward in the previous two games, but he gave way to JaMychal Green on Saturday. However, his allotment of minutes wasn't too far off the 18-and-15-minute tallies he'd seen during that pair of contests, so he remains a viable option for those in deep formats in need for some scoring and rebounding help at this stage of the season.
Wright will come off the bench in Saturday's game against the Hawks, Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer reports. Wright has started the last two games at power forward, but still never less than 20 minutes in each of the outings. The Grizzlies, in desperate need of a win, will go back to former starter JaMychal Green at the power forward spot, which will effectively minimize the role Wright will play in Saturday's contest.
Wright registered eight points (4-6 FG, 0-1 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals across 15 minutes in a 114-98 loss to the Clippers on Thursday. Wright was making his second straight start at power forward, but with the big man seeing less than 20 minutes in both contests and the Grizzlies losing streak now at four games, it may not be long until he heads back to the bench. If there's a silver lining for Wright, it's that former starter JaMychal Green hasn't made much of an impact off the bench in the last two contests, averaging 6.0 points and 7.0 boards in 24.0 minutes.
Wright (personal) will start at power forward for Monday's matchup with the Nets. Wright has missed the last two games for a personal reason and has made just nine total appearances this season, so Monday's start will mark his first of the 2016-17 campaign. It sounds like coach David Fizdale is looking for a spark offensively, so he'll insert both Andrew Harrison at shooting guard and Brandan Wright at power forward in the starting lineup, while bringing both Tony Allen and JaMychal Green off the bench. It remains to be seen if this is just one game experiment, but it still should provide Wright an opportunity to see added minutes on Monday.
Wright (personal) will be active and available to play in Monday's game against the Nets, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Wright missed the last two games while tending to a personal issue, but is back with the team Monday and should be available off the bench. That said, Wright has been restricted to minutes in the upper teens to low 20's at best on most nights, which severely restricts his fantasy upside on most nights. Over his last five games, he's averaged 8.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.9 blocks across 16.7 minutes per contest.
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