Grizzlies Ink Brandan Wright to Three-Year $18 Million Deal

by July 02, 2015
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Free agent big man Brandan Wright is reportedly headed to Memphis—the Grizzlies have come to terms with the 27-year-old on a three-year pact worth roughly $18 million.

Wright played for the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns last season.

Per Yahoo! Sports:

The Grizzlies used their full midlevel exception to sign him.

 

At 6-foot-10, Wright gives the Grizzlies a long, athletic forward who should be an upgrade over Kosta Koufos. Wright delivers another frontline weapon with a lineup that includes Zach Randolph and the likely return of All-Star center Marc Gasol.

 

Wright is from Nashville, Tenn., and was the eighth overall pick of the 2007 NBA draft out of North Carolina.