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Brandan Wright?
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:36:19 AM »
This guy is a free agent this off-season.  I'm not sure what Dallas' plans are for him, or how much he is likely to fetch on the open market.

I do know, that whenever I've seen him play for the Mavs this year, I've been impressed.  He's active, he rebounds, he blocks shots, and he's got some decent offensive skill.

Is anyone else interested?  Or have we all simply had enough of skinny bigs?
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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 09:47:37 AM »
I like him, but the Celtics need a bigger big. 


If they move Bass, I could see him as a good replacement coming off the bench. 


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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 09:58:20 AM »
I like him, but the Celtics need a bigger big. 


If they move Bass, I could see him as a good replacement coming off the bench.

I think we just need rebounding.

Dont think I can recall a ton of games where we got beat cause of tall people

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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 09:58:31 AM »
I like him, but the Celtics need a bigger big


If they move Bass, I could see him as a good replacement coming off the bench.

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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 10:12:17 AM »
I like him, but the Celtics need a bigger big. 


If they move Bass, I could see him as a good replacement coming off the bench.

I think we just need rebounding.

Dont think I can recall a ton of games where we got beat cause of tall people
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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 10:14:32 AM »
I like him, but the Celtics need a bigger big. 


If they move Bass, I could see him as a good replacement coming off the bench.

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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 10:16:52 AM »
I like him, but the Celtics need a bigger big. 


If they move Bass, I could see him as a good replacement coming off the bench.

I think we just need rebounding.

Dont think I can recall a ton of games where we got beat cause of tall people
Yup, I'll take a big that is Chuck's size, if he can rebound like him. Garnett can't do it alone anymore.

They need another talented big with size that can defend the paint when KG is not out there.


I am tired of seeing the two short PFs out there together putting no fear into the other team about attacking the middle.


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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 10:50:28 AM »
I thought he'd be better when he came into the league.  if they can move Bass for a decent backup center then Wright wouldn't be a bad backup for Sully
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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 10:52:15 AM »
I like him, but the Celtics need a bigger big. 


If they move Bass, I could see him as a good replacement coming off the bench.

I think we just need rebounding.

Dont think I can recall a ton of games where we got beat cause of tall people

  Defense from KG's backup is at least as important as rebounding.

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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 11:20:57 AM »
By all means. Another lottery pick who needed some time to bounce around and get his bearings in the league. He has value and should be had on the cheap. Much like T-Will, let's load up on guys like this.

He and Rondo would be magical together. We don't need to be pulling a Carl Crawford on Josh Smith.

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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 11:46:35 AM »
I like him, but the Celtics need a bigger big. 


If they move Bass, I could see him as a good replacement coming off the bench.

I think we just need rebounding.

Dont think I can recall a ton of games where we got beat cause of tall people

Yeah that's true. My maint point is I'm looking at quality and talent of the player not a guy needing to be 611 and up to "intimidate" people. I mean great, if we get a 7 footer who fits the mold that's perfect. But I'd much rather have a quality player then just picking up Samuel Dalembert or some crap like that



  Defense from KG's backup is at least as important as rebounding.

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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 12:00:57 PM »
Skinny and frail. Gets pushed around in the paint. A weak post defender and overall man defender. A good weakside shot-blocker but otherwise a fairly ordinary team defender. Doesn't organize others from the back. A below average rebounder despite his size and athleticism mostly due to a lack of attention/effort. A useful offensive player who finishes very well around the basket and has a solid short 8-14 foot jump shot.

Not skilled enough to play PF on most teams. Hasn't played much there in recent years from what I have seen. Not big enough, strong enough, defensively sound enough to play long minutes at the five. A tweener who is forced to be a backup center. Not a particularly good one. A journeyman type one. A middle of the pack to a bit below average. Probably somewhere in the high teens to early twenties (16-23 range).

Not really interested. I would like to pickup someone like Mozgov who has legitimate size and bulk to play behind Kevin Garnett. Someone who can play with physicality in the paint when KG needs a rest. Someone who can matchup physically/athletically against bigger centers.

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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 12:03:41 PM »
Is Wright not more talented than Mozgov?

I don't think we'll need to worry about the "bigger centers". Not in the East.

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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 12:09:07 PM »
For similar money, I would rather have Samuel Dalambert. Actually Dalambert might be cheaper.
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Re: Brandan Wright?
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 12:12:49 PM »
By all means. Another lottery pick who needed some time to bounce around and get his bearings in the league. He has value and should be had on the cheap. Much like T-Will, let's load up on guys like this.

He and Rondo would be magical together. We don't need to be pulling a Carl Crawford on Josh Smith.

this might be an accurate call. wright's limitations have never included physical ability and being a good enough athlete. it was always about motivation. a number of observers noted that intensity and effort are what limit his performances.

he was picked #8 in the first round of the 2007 draft and he just set career highs in minutes (18), points (8.5), and rebounds (4.1).

these are not exactly great numbers, but they are his best numbers after 6 years in the nba.

if if if if wright has decided to use his ability and play to his potential then he might be a great pick up for the celtics.

here is an interesting article from draftexpress about wright when he was in college.

"March 27, 2007
In what is usually the case for Roy Williams’ supremely talented youngster, Brandan Wright once again showed flashes of downright amazing ability against Georgetown this afternoon. ... But at the same time, there were also rough patches. He struggled to finish several times in the second half, and couldn’t contain Jeff Green to save his life... But the real problem came on the defensive end, where Green abused him in pretty much every imaginable manner. Whether it was poor awareness that led to backdoor cuts and easy points, [or Wright's] lack of foot speed on the perimeter, and absolutely no physical intensity or toughness..."

From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com#ixzz2SiaG26bE
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